Problem Deleting File


J

John S

I am trying to delete an Excel file, but receive the
following error:
"Cannot delete abc.xls: there has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use."

If I attempt to open the file I receive the following
error:
'abc.xls' is being modified by John Doe
Open as read only or choose Notify to be alerted when it
is availble.

The thing is...John Doe is not and has never opened this
file.
When I go into System Tools|Shared Folders|Open Files
the file doesn't show as being open.
Any suggestions?
Thanks, - J
 
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A

AJD

Maybe try and go to the properties of the file, then
change the owner to you. See if you can delete it then.
Otherwise a reboot of the machine that holds the file
should fix it.
 
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