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I created file LinuxNotes.odt some time ago and yesterday I edited that same file at my work place and I was in Guest account when I edited that file.

Now whenever I open that file any where else Ubuntu slap me with Document in Use error Message.

What's the cause?

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There should be a hidden "lock" file created by LibreOffice and, for some reason, not automatically removed when the document was closed.

Open the folder where the document is located and press Ctrl+H to show the hidden files, then search for a file with a name similar to your document file name, but starting with ".~lock.". Remove that lock file and you're done.

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Hahahhaha great what a hidden protection thanks for the help . Now goto this link and help me out.. link –  OmiPenguin Sep 1 '12 at 19:57

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