[Solved] .odt filess locked by unknown user

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[Solved] .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby Oscur71 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:06 pm

All my .odt files are locked. If I edit and save a copy, it's locked. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Open Off.
I've chosen to have hidden files displayed but there are no lock. files in the folders.
Please help.
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Re: .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby Gusjones » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 pm

I start a spreadsheet in ods and type along. If I don't save it every thirty seconds, it goes into some recovery mode and box. So I try to recover it, but it only saves up to my last save, So I spend more time recovering than doing my spreadsheet. It does this over and over.??????? help.
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Re: .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 pm

Check that Windows 10 is fully updated, and update your OpenOffice to 4.1.6.
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Re: .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby Bill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm

@Oscur71: Check the settings of any anti-ransomware product you are using.

[Solved] At long last "Locked by Unknown User"

@Gusjones: Is your problem related to files being locked by an unknown user or is it different?
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Re: .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby Oscur71 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:13 pm

It was indeed, my Avast Ransomware Shield. Thanks Bill
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Re: .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby Gusjones » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:03 pm

Bill wrote:@Oscur71: Check the settings of any anti-ransomware product you are using.

[Solved] At long last "Locked by Unknown User"

@Gusjones: Is your problem related to files being locked by an unknown user or is it different?

My work goes to "recovery" every 2 or 3 minutes, and I lose all work up to my last save.
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Re: [Solved] .odt filess locked by unknown user

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Do you have any form of continuous backup utility running? OpenOffice does not like its open files being touched by anything; I have a memory of one such utility for Windows, can't remember its name other than that it began with a "C", being reported some years ago as causing such a problem.

A quick test is to start Windows in Safe Mode, then run OpenOffice. If OO runs stable while Windows is in Safe Mode, then the problem is caused by some program or driver that runs in Windows normal mode.
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