Excel - Delete a "locked for editing file by..."

Asked By a on 02-Mar-08 05:07 AM

I have a File.xls.
I would like delete it but when I try, return the message:

File.xls is locked for editing by 'an'.
How is possible delete it, please?

Thanks in adavnca.

Dave Peterson replied on 02-Mar-08 10:22 AM
A couple more things to try:

Both from Debra Dalgleish's site.

If that file is on a network drive, you may have to ask your IT folks to reboot
that server.


Dave Peterson
a replied on 02-Mar-08 02:14 PM
Ok, DP.

Problem solved in PC.
Trank you very much.
Dave Roberso replied on 24-Sep-08 01:22 PM
I have the same problem with some (not all) .xls files opened in
compatibility mode from Excel 2007. After they have been re-saved once on our
Server (Windows Server 2003 R2) they are locked and cannot be modified or
deleted. The only work around I have found so far is to save the file with a
different name and reboot the server, after which the files can then be
deleted. We have checked these files on the server and they do not show that
they are open or protected in any way. Is this a bug in the compatibility
mode for Excel 2007? Is there any other solution other than rebooting the
server? Has this problem been reported to Microsoft?