After saving this file, you've effectively removed editing restrictions, and the file becomes an editable document. How to exit Protected View mode If you download documents from the Internet and from other potentially unsafe locations can contain viruses, worms, or other kinds of malware that can harm your computer, to protect your computer, these files from these potentially unsafe locations are in Protected View mode. If I copy and paste the document to another location, I can open it for editing. Last time I had it was last week. What lies between the client and SharePoint? I would suggest as PaulE states above is to examine what is happening in the network traffic.
This step unlocks the document. Tips: Please keep a copy of this password to a save place, in case of forgetting it. You already know the best 3 methods to edit locked word document easily. For example, the owner file for testing. The file name extension is.
Join 711 other followers Sign me up! Although used for webdav, but worth a try. For example, select a block of paragraphs, a heading, a sentence, or a word. If you receive a message that states that the program is not responding, click End Now. Another suggestion I have is to create a new out of the box plain Web Application. If all goes to plan, the above steps will have resolved your problem, and you will now be able to edit the document. From my personal experience, I've found a combination of the first and third point above can recreate this error quite constantly.
Thank you Xue-Mei: Let me see if I understand this correctly. So, the both good and bad thing is, we are all stuck in this tech. Make sure to delete only one closing bracket per opening bracket. Now you basically want to crack the password protection for editing in Word or remove the read-only lock for the case that you cannot recover the password. Couldn't open file on a network share to edit. You will need to be able to see hidden files and folders, and also file extensions. Doing this immediately fixed our problem.
If Word asks you whether you want to load the changes that were made to the Global or Normal template, click No. Thus, this was the right way of locking a file. I cannot open them in word. For example, select a block of paragraphs, a heading, a sentence, or a word. So it has nothing to do with an Office version that was not build for SharePoint. Perhaps it was not configured properly initially? Try turning off the Indexing service I had this and resolved it by turning off Indexing Service in Windows.
Additional note for documents shared over a network: If there are multiple people that could be editing the doc, it can sometimes be hard to figure out who might have the doc open. When you are editing a document in Microsoft Word Web App you might see notification that others are working in the document too. So, we highly recommend you to go for Password Recovery Bundle as it is very effective and a proven way to get your Word file unlocked fast. It is an optional tab and can be left as it is. Thanks Microsoft, another 2 hours of value added to my day.
Thanks I'm still having this issue. However, my clients are not saying anything about Word or Excel crashing. It must look identical to the original Word document. The more people in our organization start using SharePoint the more often this is happening and the more I am getting yelled at by users. Doing so would require the password upon opening the document itself.
If like the first method only works if password for the word file is 3 character long and the second method; you might find it a bit complicated. Because of this Office 2003 does not have the proper mechanism to lock the files in SharePoint. It may help to give an overview of what happens during normal use of Word. Kindly do assist me if possible to do so. The screenshot for the same has been provided here. In Save as dialog, change the name of file, and then click Save.