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    Question Sharepoint problem: can't save to shared folder

    I connect to a shared folder on a sharepoint site for the company I do consulting work for from my personal laptop w/Xp and vpn. They didn't send me directions at first for a spreadsheet with macros and I can't submit it. I think what I did wrong, now that I have the instructions is that I saved the spreadsheet to my desktop instead of the shared folder. I deleted it and followed the instructions but now, I can open the spreadsheet and all the macros work until I try to submit it and the app just hangs until I force Excel to end. I tried opening excel and then open the spreadsheet and I get a message that says the spreadsheet has been repaired and wants me to save it. I'm not supposed to save it but I can't delete it either. I turned off auto recover but that hasn't helped either.
    The company's tech team hasn't been able to come up with a solution. One other person connects the way I do and she is not having a problem but someone from there set up the shared folder for her. I really think it has something to do with me saving it the first time and there is some simple thing I'm missing.
    Any suggestions?

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    I'm still trying to figure this out. Someone at the company thinks it's my internet speed but I have high speed DSL and it worked from someone else's who had it. Now they sent me an e-mail that said to add EID for WEB vpn to and it gives an ip address. Anyone know how to do that?

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    Hopefully by now you requested and received complete instructions. It's appalling that you just got some acronyms and were expected to decode them yourself and then figure out how to get to the next step.

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    If you try to save the spreadsheet via Excel you may need ACL authority to EXECUTE code within the shared folder and so you are blocked.
    You may have better luck if you close Excel and use Windows Explorer to copy and SAVE the file to the shared folder.

    * ACL see
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_control_list

    also
    http://ss64.com/nt/icacls.html

    WARNING ONLY LOOK - DO NOT TOUCH.
    You are likely to lose your job if you attempt to alter the ACL settings on some-one else's shared folder.
    I only give this to show that "Execute" is a capability to either permit or deny, as per
    "RX - read and execute access"
    "R - read-only access"
    Last edited by alan.b; 2011-10-20 at 03:30. Reason: EXTRA INFO

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