xl save error message

  conrail 19:13 10 Sep 2012

using win 7 64 bit sp1 with ms office xp, just opened an XL document to update it and when I try to save it I am getting the message: 'C:\Users\my name\Desktop\mfc.xls' cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be trying to access a read only location, Or, the server the document is stored on may not be responding. this is when trying to save to my C drive, I can save no problems to my other internal hd or to my external hd This is the first time I have come across this and I update the file at least twice a week, all suggestions and help appreciated,

  difarn 21:47 10 Sep 2012

This may be because you are trying to edit and save a document that is in "read only" mode - this could be because when you saved the last edit in save as you opted for the read only mode when re-opening.

You may be able to change this back by..

Make sure that the file is not open in Excel. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer. In the Exploring window, open the drive or folder that contains the file. Click the file name. On the File menu, click Properties. Click the General tab. Clear the Read-only check box

Another alternative is to save the edited document under another name making sure that you do not choose the read-only option.

  conrail 15:38 12 Sep 2012

thanks difarn, much appreciated

  difarn 21:57 12 Sep 2012

You're welcome.

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