Excel file locked for editing by “Another user”

Users have reported that Excel files are being locked for editing by “Another user”. This is a known Windows 7/Office 2010 issue and can be solved by unchecking the details pane in Windows Explorer:

Open Windows (File) Explorer > navigate to Organize > Layout and uncheck the details pane.

unlock details pane

5 Responses to Excel file locked for editing by “Another user”

  1. David Johnson

    wow. non-obvious solution but it worked for me 🙂 thanks

  2. Maria

    Works!!! THANK YOU!!! I’ve been pulling my hair with this thing!!!

  3. Chrisalis

    I’m astounded! This issue has been “bugging” me for years.

  4. David

    Fantastic – thanks!

  5. subburaj

    super!!! its working. Thank u so much…:)

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