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    Delete file opened in another program

    I tried to delete a template in "My Templates) in "Word". It would not go the the recyle bin as a file was opened in another program.

    I discovered that when I went Word I get Document 1.
    I then click the Office Button.
    Click on close and get a faded screen.
    Click the Office Button again and the only options are:
    Open
    Open from Office Live
    Save to Office Live

    Is this the open file? If it is how do I delete it?

    If not can anyone solve my problem?

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    You will need to completely close Word for you to be able to delete anything to do with Word. But to make sure it is gone, boot into Safe Mode (Getting into Windows Safe Mode - ignore the 'Not able to boot into Windows', that is not your case. Go to the section below the first picture. That is how to boot into safe mode.) and then delete your file (Don't open Word at all).

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    To lil domii

    I went to Safe Mode. Where do I go from there? How do I find the open file? I do not know the name of it. I went through the procedure to delete the template and got the same response.

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    If you navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates while in safe mode, you should see your template. Delete while Word is closed.

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    To lil domii

    Sorry to trouble you again. I am an novice on the computer.
    What do I do to navigate to C:/ProgramFiles/MicrosoftOffice/Template?

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    Click on computer (on desktop), then click c drive and so on. You will see the possible files that are availabe at each step.

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    To richc46

    Sorry to be so thick.

    I clicked on Computer. Then right clicked on C drive. Clicked on Open then I got lost. No instructions. Help please.

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    No problem every member will help as much as they can

    Go to computer on desktop

    double left click You will see a number of files listed, click on the one that you want to go to.

    left click on c drive

    This will show many available files, left click on the one that you want. Contiune process until you are done.

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    If the problem contiunes, just repost, I and every other member will help as much as they can.

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    Re: Delete file opened in another program

    I tried to follow your instructions and got lost again. I am using Vista.

    I double clicked on computer in safe mode and got a screen showing hard drive disks. No files listed. I then left clicked on C Drive and got a list of folders.

    Where am I going wrong.

    Also: How do I know where the file is. The template says Blank Document and file is opened in another program.

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