“Grant access” problem when trying to open Word docs

If you're trying to open a Word doc, and it keeps saying you don't have permission (even when you own the document), asking you to grant access to the document, and then still not giving you access; then just quit out of Word completely, and then launch it up again. The document should open fine after that.

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  1. Thanks so much. I spent many hours following advice from other sites then I FINALLY GOT TO YOUR SITE!!!!!!!! Jesus so simple solution. Quit word and re-launch. Ditto, problem solved. Thanks again,
    Angel Fani

    1. After trying so many other suggestions online, this one actually worked. Thank you!!!!!

  2. Hello Everyone, Yes it works but what is happening after an hour out two it goes back to the same issue. Uninstalling and reinstalling office resolved the problem, oddly this is happening on 3 computers for no reason. And does not happen to every document.

  3. It’s also useful to restart your computer and clear your cache. This is a REALLY ANNOYING quirk of Word and it enrages me every time.

  4. Thank you very much. Great and the easiest solution. I was trying many solutions but this is the best one.

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