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  • Question

  • There are specific Microsoft Word 2010 files I cannot delete or rename.  I get the following error message:

    The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Word

    Please help...../Bob

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 2:00 AM

Answers

  • Do you have the file open in Word?  Or is Word still running?

    Possibly the Windows lock file is not being deleted when the document is closed.

    If you following the steps in the article at http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm to delete those lock files, then you should be able to delete or rename the files themselves.

    -- Hope this helps.

    Doug Robbins - Word MVP,
    dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org
    Posted via the Community Bridge

    "Bob Ivkovic" wrote in message news:5ebc53cd-aeff-438c-9590-eddd40503c27@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    There are specific Microsoft Word 2010 files I cannot delete or rename.  I get the following error message:

    The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Word

    Please help...../Bob


    Doug Robbins - Word MVP dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:03 AM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:03 AM