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Some Excel 2003 files "locked for editing...."? Suspect Google Desktop

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    Some Excel 2003 files "locked for editing...."? Suspect Google Desktop

    Hello,
    Some Excel 2003 files “locked for editing…….” They would only open for a few minutes after a reboot. Found no posts of help, so I thought I’d post this and save someone 2 days of character building.
    I tried the recommend solutions - clearing Temp files; saving under a different name, changing My Computer >Preferences>Change Preferences to “No, Do not enable indexing service”.
    Then I found Unlocker Assistant: (http://www.jwrmedia.com/reviews/soft...removable.html)
    (http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/). This will identify what is locking your file. (this is shareware… if you use it send a donation.)
    Unlocker identifies the perpetrating files, and allows you to remove them.
    But in my case they reappeared.
    So I used Msft’s Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx) to identify that Google Desktop was parenting the remaining perpetrator (rundll.exe). Seems that after working well for 3 years, G Desktop began locking some files after indexing.
    I uninstalled Google Desktop and all is well.
    PHSTOL
    Last edited by phstol; 10-29-2009 at 12:03 PM. Reason: typo in Title, changed filed to files

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    Re: Some Excel 2003 files "locked for editing...."? Suspect Google Desktop

    That's very thoughtful of you to post. Process Explorer is a neat tool. Thanks.
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