Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

File already open (Error 55)

See Also    Specifics

Sometimes a file must be closed before another Open or other operation can occur. This error has the following causes and solutions:

  • A sequential-output mode Open statement was executed for a file that is already open.

    You must close a file opened for one type of sequential access before opening it for another. For example, you must close a file opened for Input before opening it for Output.

  • A statement, for example, Kill, SetAttr, or Name, refers to an open file.

    Close the file before executing the statement.

For additional information, select the item in question and press F1.