Excel file busy in Office 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Excel file set to allow changes by more than one user at the same time.  When trying to open it, I get a dialog box that tells me that the file is busy.  

    Related problem:  when I do manage to open the file, I can edit and save multiple times, but at some point changes will not save because the file is busy.  Excel won't let me close without saving, won't let me X out. 

    The remedy to both seems to be to shut down Windows 7 and re-start it. 

    Suggestions for trouble-shooting this problem?


    Friday, January 28, 2011 12:35 AM


  • Hi,



    Excel can't  run properly if another application is accessing  Excel.


    You could kill all excel processes running from Task Manager and restarted it from Start menu.



    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Tuesday, February 8, 2011 5:20 AM
    Monday, January 31, 2011 4:59 AM