afox1998 asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

edited document changes to Read only Document?

I am on Vista. When I try to access a Word document on a shared folder it says that the file is "read only" by xxxx. I check with that person and they are not in that file anymore, but I still get the 'read only" message. I log off and log back in and can access and modify the word document without any problems? What is causing the issue and how, with it being "read-only" after the person is not using the document and me having to log off and back on to fix it?

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    1 decade ago
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    Hi afox,

    It sounds like the issue is not because someone else is in the file, rather it is that you do not have permission to view the file. You will need to ask xxxx (who is likely in an administrator account) to grant you permission to view and edit the shared file.

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,

    Cassandra

    Microsoft Windows Outreach

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