File is supposedly "in use" by Word Perfect, except it isn't, and can't open or delete it



I use WordPerfect. There is a file that inexplicably (literally in the last couple of hours after I tried to send it to someone) produces an error message - "File is read-only, or is in use by another program, you may edit it, but you must rename it." or words to that effect.

Apparently the computer thinks the file is in use by Word Perfect itself, so it won't let me access, open, or delete it. The file is NOT in read only status - I checked that. I have restarted the computer, and downloaded a copy of the file from my backup, which opens perfectly.

How do I access or delete the file?


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