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Microsoft Office Word

This file is in use by another application or...

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  Microsoft Office Word 

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  This file is in use by another application or user. (path )

This error is commonly encountered when a read lock is set on the file you are attempting to open. This can be caused by:
Another user has the file open either on the same computer you are using or on another computer.
Word crashed at some point in the past and left a read lock on the file.
Another application has an exclusive lock on the file, which would not allow Word to open the file.
A custom application is running and has opened this file (possibly on another user's computer). It may have opened the file using an incorrect method.
To correct this problem, close all applications, restart Word and try to open this file again. If this does not work, examine the properties of the file to determine if someone else has it open. Occasionally a phantom process (dead or disassociated program) may have a lock on the file, and the only means of clearing it is to restart your computer.

Typical location
  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\

Issued By

  Windows XP

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Last update: 30-Aug-2012 12:30 am