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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

Answers

  • 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.

     

    Sincerely

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