Resolution for Excel’s " … is locked for editing by …" or "locked for editing, open as read only" messages
Excel Lock Files
Excel Lock files begin with a "
~" and then the filename of the XLS (X) file.
The general advice is to delete the lock file.
The lock file is a hidden file.
The lock file may be found in a Shared Folder.
Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management