My computer is one on a network, and all the users files are saved on the server. There is one file I often need to refer to and which is always in use by another network user meaning I cannot access it. Attempts to open it get the message "The document may already be open or it may be a read-onlydocument."
I do not need to see the 'current' version of the file - the file as it was at the close of business on the previous day will be adequate.
I thought there might be a way to create a batch file to run on my PC every time it boots up, that will save a copy of the file on the server to my PC that I can then access during the day. This will save me having to remember to do it manually since there is always a 15minute window between my booting up and the other user arriving at work and logging on.
Is what I plan feasible or am I way off the mark?
Any suggestions will be appreciated, and if I am basically correct maybe someone can direct me to a site with instructions on how to proceed.