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Old July 22nd 05, 10:50 AM
MCR
 
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Default XL doesn't save changes


When I make changes to an excel document and save it, it doesn't
overwrite the file, but instead creates another file with only numbers,
that cannot be deleted or renamed. The second file's icon is changed
into a "file" icon instead of showing an excel "file" icon.

This is an XP workstation, using office 2000, security on file is ok,
user is included in this file's security. I do get an error msg that
there is not enough space on disk, but file is on server with 7TB free
(file = 315kb).

I've searched the windows office knowledge database, but cannot find
any link to this problem.

Someone has an idea?

Thanks,

MCR


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Old July 22nd 05, 03:28 PM
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MCR,

When Excel saves, it first saves a temporary copy with a name like you
describe. When that is successful, it deletes the old file, and renames the
temporary file. This is to keep your original file from getting trashed
should the save not be successful. It sounds as if the process isn't
finishing for some reason. Try turning off your antivirus scan for a
moment.
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When I make changes to an excel document and save it, it doesn't
overwrite the file, but instead creates another file with only numbers,
that cannot be deleted or renamed. The second file's icon is changed
into a "file" icon instead of showing an excel "file" icon.

This is an XP workstation, using office 2000, security on file is ok,
user is included in this file's security. I do get an error msg that
there is not enough space on disk, but file is on server with 7TB free
(file = 315kb).

I've searched the windows office knowledge database, but cannot find
any link to this problem.

Someone has an idea?

Thanks,

MCR


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