PPT2000: File Being Modified Message Attempting to Open File

ID: Q197693

The information in this article applies to:


When you attempt to open a PowerPoint presentation from a network share on a Windows NT Server, you may receive the following message:

<Filename> is being modified by <Username>. Do you want to open it as read-only?
You receive this message, even though the domain user (Username) on your network, does not have the file open.


This error may occur if a third user, who has read-only rights to the share, opened the file as read-only and is viewing the file. PowerPoint sees that the file is in use and uses the name of the person who last modified the file.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: ppt ppt2000 ppt2k 2000 9.0 ppt9 powerpnt powerpt powerpoint nt nt4 4.0 domain user logged open read-only readonly read only locked blocked opening opened server shared permissions

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Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999