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SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

nikkistork
I having a problem in SPSS 24, when I try to open my datafile I get the error
code "The document is already in use by another user or process. If you make
changes to the document they may overwrite changes made by others or your
changes may be overwritten by others"

Can someone please help me, and explain  step by step (in simple language)
how to fix this?

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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

Jon Peck
That message doesn't prevent you from opening the file.  You can open it and then save it under a different name or in a different location.  Sometimes this alert appears wrongly when you have already opened but then closed the file in the same session.  It's also possible, though, that you have a phantom Statistics session running that has the file open.  You can check this with the Task Manager or equivalent.  Look for stats.exe or spssengine.exe processes.  Or just reboot your computer.

Of course, it is also possible that if the file is in a shared location, some other Statistics session does actually have the file open.

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:35 AM nikkistork <[hidden email]> wrote:
I having a problem in SPSS 24, when I try to open my datafile I get the error
code "The document is already in use by another user or process. If you make
changes to the document they may overwrite changes made by others or your
changes may be overwritten by others"

Can someone please help me, and explain  step by step (in simple language)
how to fix this?

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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

John F Hall
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The file is probably already open.  Hover over the SPSS icon in your taskbar
to see which files are open and click there instead of on the file icon in
whichever folder you are working from.

John F Hall
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Subject: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or
process"

I having a problem in SPSS 24, when I try to open my datafile I get the
error code "The document is already in use by another user or process. If
you make changes to the document they may overwrite changes made by others
or your changes may be overwritten by others"

Can someone please help me, and explain  step by step (in simple language)
how to fix this?

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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

Mario Giesel-2
I get this message quite often.
The reasons are typically what Jons mentions:
- When you have already opened but then closed the file
- A phantom Statistics session running that has the file open.

Mario Giesel
Munich, Germany


Am Sonntag, 12. Mai 2019, 16:53:40 MESZ hat John F Hall <[hidden email]> Folgendes geschrieben:


The file is probably already open.  Hover over the SPSS icon in your taskbar
to see which files are open and click there instead of on the file icon in
whichever folder you are working from.

John F Hall
[Retired academic survey researcher]
IBM-SPSS Academic Author 9900074

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ife.html

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Subject: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or
process"

I having a problem in SPSS 24, when I try to open my datafile I get the
error code "The document is already in use by another user or process. If
you make changes to the document they may overwrite changes made by others
or your changes may be overwritten by others"

Can someone please help me, and explain  step by step (in simple language)
how to fix this?

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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

nikkistork
How do I close the phantom session?



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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

Jon Peck
As I said, you can just reboot your computer.

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 1:36 PM nikkistork <[hidden email]> wrote:
How do I close the phantom session?



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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

nikkistork
Thank you, I haven't tried that a million times already.

I even tried opening it on a different laptop with a newer version of SPSS,
made a copy of the file and tried to open that or change the filename.
Nothing works.



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Re: SPSS 24 Error "document is already in use by another user or process"

Bruce Weaver
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It appears you need help from someone local.  Are you at a university?  Or a
company with an IT department?  If so, I suggest you consult the IT dept for
help, and share this thread with them.  

HTH.



nikkistork wrote

> Thank you, I haven't tried that a million times already.
>
> I even tried opening it on a different laptop with a newer version of
> SPSS,
> made a copy of the file and tried to open that or change the filename.
> Nothing works.
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