Excel Lock Files
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Excel Lock Files ( " … is locked for editing by …" message)
Excel Lock files begin with a "~" and then the filename of the XLS (X) file.
For instance ~$filename.xlsx
The general advice is to delete the lock file.
- The lock file is a hidden file.
- The lock file may be found in a Shared Folder.
- Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
- Windows Server 2012
- Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management