Can't open file already open

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Gavin, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    Have a small network with XP and Vista machines.
    If an excel machine has say myFile.xls open and another XP machine tries to
    open this file they receive the message "File already open, do you wish to
    open as read only".
    Whereas if the Vista machine tries to open this file it just hangs and will
    not open unless the first machine closes the file. No advice that the file
    is already open etc.

    How do I diagnose this problem.
    Gavin, Jan 25, 2008
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    sr_sparky Guest

    This is happening to me also. I am running both 2003 and 2007, although
    it also occurs on machines only using 2003.
    sr_sparky, Mar 4, 2008
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