• Subject: Re: File in use error
  • From: Carel Teijgeler <teygeler@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 22:38:58 +0100

mkrouse@co.ottawa.mi.us wrote:

> We have several users sharing Lotus 1-2-3 files stored on the AS/400 by
> using a mapped drive.  These are both QDLS and IFS type files.  If they
> have a file open and their PC crashes (which is not infrequent), the next
> time someone attempts to open the file, they get the following error:
> The file you tried to open is in use.
>  TESTEST.123
> Open the file with read-only access?
> Does anyone know of a way to close the file so it is again available for
> read-write access (short of an IPL, which does seem to fix it, but is not
> the most desirable solution)?
> Thanks.

The only thing I can think of is to save the file under a new name.

Hope this helps.

Carel Teijgeler

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