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    Temp files during save (Excel 2002 (xp) SP2)

    I keep getting periodic reports from several of my users (a small percentage) regarding what appears to be corrupted Excel files. These users create a worksheet, save it, close it. When they reopen the worksheet, it remains fully functional, but they cannot save any changes they make. They cannot even delete the file from Explorer. In all instances, there is a temporary file that has been created in the same folder with the name formatted as: <font color=blue>Book1.xls~RFe825d71.TMP</font color=blue>. The string after the tilda varies, but is always equally cryptic. I've never seen this type of temp file before. Sometimes, the temp file can be deleted and sometimes not, but deleting it does not affect whether the original file can be save over or deleted.

    The problem does not occur with all worksheets they create. Some users, like me, have never encountered this behavior, but the ones who do have seen it more than once. Has anyone else seen such behavior?

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    Re: Temp files during save (Excel 2002 (xp) SP2)

    Sounds to me like an addin doing something. Check their add in list and see which are checked.
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    Re: Temp files during save (Excel 2002 (xp) SP2)

    Hi Jan I am new to the Lounge and a user that experiences this problem quite often. I also have users that have this happen to them quite frequently. I checked my add-in list and here is what I have: Analysis ToolPak, Solver and Client Access Data Transfer. I would like to add that we only see this occur with users in XP and not in Windows 2000.

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    Re: Temp files during save (Excel 2002 (xp) SP2)

    All I could find was this knowledge base article, which is of little help:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;214073
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