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    Personal.xls Read Only (2000)

    Help! I was adding a custom toolbar button to run a macro and got a gpf from Excel. It shut the program down and now when I try to reopen it I'm told that Personal.xls is locked in a read only format. I've tried saving as personal1.xls with the plan to delete personal.xls and then rename personal1.xls as personal.xls. But I can't delete or rename personal.xls. How do I unlock it?

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    Re: Personal.xls Read Only (2000)

    Have you tried rebooting?
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Personal.xls Read Only (2000)

    When rebooting is not an option--you have other work that you don't want to lose or stop in order to shut-down. Try Ctrl+Alt+Del, I usually find another copy of excel --that is the one that is hogging the personal.xls, while windoze is trying to open another copy of XL--lurking there and terminate it.

    But as soon as possible you should try to reboot, as there can be other applications and programs that also took a hit during the gpf.

    AJF

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