30 martie 2011 13:27
I am trying to open my project in Project Pro 2010, but it says it will open the project in read-only copy as the project previous check in is not complete. It happened to me quite a few times. When I go in PWA > Project Center > Check-in my projects, the project is not there.
Just to give you more information, I am not the owner of the project but I am set up to have permissions to open and edit the project. Also, I am added as a resource in the project team. Also, if the admin tries to open the project, it works without problem. And after that I can open it quite a few times. But it gets locks again with the same issue described above at some point during the day.
Thanks for your help,
30 martie 2011 15:32Moderator
Browse to: %appdata%\microsoft\ms project\
Delete everything below that folder, which will delete the active cache, which is causing your problem. In the future, always use File > Close to close your projects. The most common cause is people shutting down the application without closing the project first. Also, make sure that your software is up to date with current patches.
Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
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30 martie 2011 16:50Thank you very much for your reply. I deleted the cache but it still doesn't work. This is very peculiar because the admin can open the project with no problem.
30 martie 2011 21:05Moderator
3 iulie 2012 14:00Anything new here? I'm experiencing the same issue. I'm an Admin and don't see any errors with opening the project, but the Status Manager of the project gets a 'read-only' message that says check-in not complete. Is there a 'best way' to open and close (check-in) the project? Open from PWA or from MSP?
3 iulie 2012 17:13Proprietar
As Gary says Katie, best to ensure the plan is closed using file close, before the application is closed, and even use File, Options, Save, View Cache Status to see updated messages about the check-in. And as a (very) last resort use his suggestion for deleting the cache. The risk here is that if you get into this habit one day the project will REALLY be checked out and deleting the cache will remove the only copy of someone's hard work. Any opening from PWA will not affect the check-in issues a user gets from Project Professional - the problem appears to be that it certain circumatances the message back from the server to the client that the check-in was succesful is not being received. If you have some very repeatable repro steps that get you into this situation then I'd suggest opening a support incdent and we can see if we can resolve or at least identify this problem.