[Samba] Excel opens files as read-only

Edvard Fagerholm efagerho at cc.hut.fi
Thu May 13 12:44:51 GMT 2004


A few users on my network has complained about Excel opening files as
read-only. What is weird is that the files aren't. I can open such a file using
notepad and write to it, but when the same file is opened in Excel, Excel says
it's read-only.

Anyone know what the problem is? Workstations run WinXP and office is 2k3.
These files are shared between many users, but I don't think it's a locking
problem, because I checked that no one else was accessing the files at the same


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