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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 10, 2008
    File Reservation
    I have an .xlsx file I am trying to edit. When I open it it says that it is being modified by me, and wants me to open as Read-Only. I do not have it open anywhere on my network and have rebooted my machines but still get the same message. I did a search but could not find anything. Can anyone help me with this? I have recently upgraded to Snow Leopard. Could this be the cause?


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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The file appears to be an Excel file created with either Office 2008 for the Mac or Office 2007 for Windows. (Using the newer XML format.) Have you tried to right click, get info, and then change permissions on the file? You may have to click on the small lock and enter your admin password.


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    Member Since
    Jul 10, 2008
    The file has full read/write permissions. The problem is that when I open it, it thinks that it is opened somewhere else by me as well and will not let me alter it.

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    Member Since
    Jan 10, 2011
    Excel file problem
    I am having the same problem. Did you have any luck with a solution?

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    yogi's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2005
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7+, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    What kind of network are you on? A private home or a uni/office?


    Ok I'll guess home network from the opening post. Try disconnecting totally from the network. What happens then? Also, is your copy of office legit (sorry to ask, but network issues in office often stem from having a pirated copy).


    Wow, I just saw this post was dug up from 2009. I feel stupid.

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