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Every now and again, a user will call in to find out who has a file open from a network share, effectively locking everyone else out from making edits to that file. Here’s how:
- Assuming the file is on a remote server, log in to the remote serverAssuming the file is on a remote server, log in to the remote server
- Right-click the computer icon, and select “Manage computer”
- Click “Shared folders”
- Choose “Open files”
From there, simply find the file in question. You do this by right-clicking the file, and selecting “Close Open File”.