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    Default Power failure

    Experienced a power failure while Open Office was open. Now I get a message "Document file 'xxx.ods' is locked for editing by: Unknown User. Open document read-only or open a copy of the document for editing. "Properties" shows the normal user entries. I just cannot find anything that will show what is locking the document.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Power failure

    johnmidl wrote:
    > Experienced a power failure while Open Office was open. Now I get a
    > message "Document file 'xxx.ods' is locked for editing by: Unknown User.
    > Open document read-only or open a copy of the document for editing.
    > "Properties" shows the normal user entries. I just cannot find anything
    > that will show what is locking the document.
    >
    > Any ideas?


    google openoffice lock ?

    The first hit for me is

    http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum...p?f=15&t=56537

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    Default Re: Power failure

    On 2012-11-19 17:36, johnmidl wrote:

    > Any ideas?


    If you look at the directory you will probably find a hidden lock file.
    Delete it (make sure the main file is not opened).

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    Default Re: Power failure

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-11-19 17:36, johnmidl wrote:

    > Any ideas?


    If you look at the directory you will probably find a hidden lock file.
    Delete it (make sure the main file is not opened).

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    To add: if locked file XYZ.odt is in ~/Documents, look for .lockXYZ.odt (notice the period before lock) Set your filemanager to show hidden files.
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