Error on opening an opened Excel file

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I was working on a project in MS Excel.

There are various open files on my task bar so I did not notice that the file I was trying to open is already opened.

When I clicked on the file that I am trying to access, this error appears:

Windows cannot find

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Answered By 0 points N/A #100550

Error on opening an opened Excel file


Hi Arlene,

Have you tried to close all excel files opened then try again?

If you are still getting the same error that means that the file may have been locked. It is because you have tried to open it when it is already opened. Try to restart your computer. If you are still having the same issue after restart, try to right click on the My Computer icon then choose Manage. On Manage, go to Shared Folders then Open Files. It should display all files opened and locked on the computer. If you see the excel file on the list you may then right click then disconnect the file.


Answered By 0 points N/A #100552

Error on opening an opened Excel file


That may be a temporary problem that is occurring as a result of running the same file multiple times in an instance. To resolve that you will simply need to close all the windows that you have opened on your computer and the open the files that you want. In case the system freezes when you try to close all the windows then you will need to use the task manager to close them. Just press control+Alt+Del and then start the task manager. Close all the applications that are running.

Once you have done that you can go back and open the file.

-Lee Seen

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