Hi, we have an issue where we edit the project file which is stored in a sharepoint document library and then when we try to save it comes up saying the file is locked and cannot be saved, we then have to save a copy, this issue is intermittent but a nuisance...

We do not have the issue when editing in the office, only when connected through vpn...

thanks in advance

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Last Post by millieowen

Remember this bug has been kicking around for years.

Microsoft seems to think it's OK for systems to work 99% of the time (some say less.) There is a small clue in that search but I can't tell exactly what open options you have on Project.


I got same problem eith VPN but without VPN it is working. Sometimes, on VPN there is load balancing and your file divide and send to server and server did not permit it.


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Re-create a whole new file from the corrupted/bloated file:
1. Open a new blank project file
2. Go to Insert/Project and insert the problem file.
3. Select the first task which will be the insertion point summary line.
4. Go to Project/Task Information/Advanced tab.
5. Uncheck the "Link to Project" button and hit "OK".
6. If the file isn't already expanded, expand it.
7. Select all tasks below the top level summary line.
8. Outdent the selected tasks.
9. Delete the first task which previously was a summary line.
10. Save the resulting file.

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