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    File Delete/Save problems (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR1)

    I am using Windows 2000 and Office 2000 and trying to save the files in a folder on a drive so that all users are prevented from being able to delete files except the administrator. No problems with setting the permissions and sure enough when copying and pasting files using explorer the deny delete works.

    The problems arise when a file is created new in Word and 'saved as' in the protected folder before continuing to edit. When finished with the file and I try and save it, because the system tries to delete the hidden temp file, I get the error telling me that the folder is read only and the file cannot be saved. I have remove all autorecover settings in word options. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to protect the files in the folder from deletion while at the same time being able to save files. Similarly the same problem occurs if I re-open a file from that protected folder to re-edit it.


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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: File Delete/Save problems (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR1)

    This is a documented issue: WD2000: Windows NT Network Privileges Required to Run Word (Q244728).

    There might be a way to configure Word to save its temp files somewhere other than in the same folder as the document. However, I'm on a particularly slow connection tonight, so can't research it. Sorry.

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