Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502538
Open Office fails to remove lock
Last modified: 2009-05-26 03:44:51 EDT
Description of problem: OpenOffice hung on me and I had to force-quit it. After that, it decided that the file I was editing (on my USB Flash drive) was "locked for editing by: Unknown User". This despite the fact that the lock file on the Flash drive is owned by me, and I am currently logged in as me. I also have write permission on it (but Group and Other do not have write permission). Restarting the computer didn't help; OO still insists the file is locked, and it doesn't know who has it locked.
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Steps to Reproduce:
http://specs.openoffice.org/appwide/fileIO/File_Locking.odt is the spec for the new 3.1 app-level locking
As OOo crashed, manually remove .~lock.* in the directory where the document is saved and it should be read-write openable again