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Sharepoint issue - The workbook is currently open by 256 users.

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by ThrottleWorks, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. ThrottleWorks

    ThrottleWorks Excel Ninja


    My office mate is trying to access a particular excel file from SHAREPOINT.

    However, he is getting below mentioned pop-up while trying to open the file.

    The workbook is currently open by 256 users. A maximum of 256 users can have a shared workbook open at the same time. The workbook will be opened read-only. You can try again later when one or more users have closed the workbook.

    Only 5 users have access to this file and none of them has opened this file, yet issue persists.

    Can anyone please help me about this issue.

    PS – Not sure about where to post it, that is posted in this section.

    Apologies if rules are violated.
  2. bobhc

    bobhc Excel Ninja

    The first thing I would do is the check the SharePoint permissions to see if anything has been scrambled.
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  3. ThrottleWorks

    ThrottleWorks Excel Ninja

    Hi @bobhc sir, thanks for the help. Have asked friend to check as advised.
    Good night. :)
  4. NARAYANK991

    NARAYANK991 Excel Ninja

  5. ThrottleWorks

    ThrottleWorks Excel Ninja

    Hi @NARAYANK991 sir, thanks a lot for the help. Good night. :)
  6. Chihiro

    Chihiro Excel Ninja

    Also, for SharePoint site, it's good idea to enforce check-out when someone is editing the document. This will ensure proper versioning of documents.
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