Studio 2011: Failed to open the file, the file is locked or open in another application
Thread poster: Cris_Pa

Cris_Pa  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 00:00
English to Spanish
Jan 3, 2013

Hi,
I have to translate a small Word document and when I try to open it in Studio 2011 the following error message appears: 'Error de detector de archivo para el tipo de archivo Word 2000-2003 v 1.0.0.0. Failed to open xxx.doc, the file is locked or open in another application.' The document is not open in any other application, so there must be another issue.
Never happened before, that's why I'm asking.
Thanks in advance for your comments.


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felicij  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:00
German to Slovenian
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try saving as docx Jan 3, 2013

Open the document in word and save it as .docx or .rtf. That should do the trick...

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 04:00
English to Czech
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winword.exe? Jan 3, 2013

Launch the Task Manager, switch to the Processes tab and look for winword.exe. If it's there, kill it and try to open the DOC file in Studio again.

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Miguel Armentia
Spain
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Thanks, Stanislav! Feb 11, 2013

It worked for me!

[Edited at 2013-02-11 13:48 GMT]


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Nina Delaye
Belgium
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English to French
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And thanks Felicij Feb 28, 2013

your advice worked for me!

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Conor Murphy  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2010)
German to English
Thanks, Stanislav! Part 2 Sep 3, 2013

Worked for me too!

Many thanks, many months later.


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Mari_aka_Shkoda
Local time: 10:00
English to Russian
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Thx, felicij! Sep 23, 2013

felicij wrote:

Open the document in word and save it as .docx or .rtf. That should do the trick...


Thank you! Resaving doc to docx helped me.


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Egor Armianinov
Kyrgyzstan
Local time: 09:00
English to Russian
Thanks, felicij! Sep 30, 2013

felicij wrote:

Open the document in word and save it as .docx or .rtf. That should do the trick...


Thanks a lot! Resaving doc to docx helped me too.


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Tetiana Antoniv
Germany
Local time: 04:00
English to Ukrainian
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Thanks a lot, Felicij! Jan 20, 2014

felicij wrote:

Open the document in word and save it as .docx or .rtf. That should do the trick...


Thank you for this idea, Felicij, it actually worked!


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TRANSLATIX
Local time: 20:00
English to French
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Save as DOCX works! Feb 20, 2014

Thank you, Felicij!

Saving as DOCX works like a charm!

I had other issues, so I had to close Studio 2011 too, before starting the new project!

livier

Studio 2011
Word 2007
Windows 7


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Translator_time
Luxembourg
It worked! Aug 30, 2014

Thanks a lot for the suggestions! They both work just perfect for me!

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gauri tembe
Japanese to English
Saving as docx worked! Sep 28, 2015

This solution helped me as well. Thanks a lot felicij!

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