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When you try to open a Microsoft Word document, you receive an error message similar to the following
where file name is the name of the document that you tried to open.
The document file name is locked for editing by another user. To open a read-only copy of his document, click...
This behavior may occur if Word determines that the owner file for the document already exists. This may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
To resolve this issue, first confirm that another user on the network does not have the document open. If the document is in use, open the document as read-only. If it is not in use, quit all instances of Word, and then remove the owner file. To do so, follow these steps.
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Word creates an owner file when you open a previously saved Word document. An owner file is temporary and holds the logon name of the person who opens the document.
For additional information about Word temporary files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632/EN-US/ )WD: How Word for Windows Uses Temporary Files
Article ID: 313472 - Last Review: January 7, 2006 - Revision: 2.2