Cannot now save documents to Pen Drive

  BernardG 12:49 25 Apr 2009

I have in the past successfully saved docs from a PC using W98 for subsequent use in another with XP
I have now got a message "Word cannot complete the save due to file permission error" and then quotes the object drive letter with the file name.

Other doc files now result in the same error message but I have been able to use the ark system (floppy drives) to achieve my objective of transfering files.

I have performed a thorough scan on the pen drive and that has not cleared it.

What else do I need to check through?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give

  rawprawn 13:05 25 Apr 2009

Check the Properties of your pen drive and see if it is Read Only

  BernardG 13:19 25 Apr 2009

In properties I do not see the usual tick boxes. There are tabs for 'general','autoplay','Tools', 'hardware' ( which enables the view of all the drives) & 'Sharing'.

Where should I be looking ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:26 25 Apr 2009

get everything off the drive you need then format it in the win 98 PC.

  BernardG 11:24 26 Apr 2009

Thank you

That seems to have sorted the problem. At least I can now save to the pen drive & extract from it on the other PC. It still fails to show the box as to read status but I can live with that.

Thanks again

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