Article ID: 130494 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q130494
When you save a shared workbook, you may receive one of the following error messages.
where user name is the name of another user who has the file open for editing.
This file has been locked by user name for saving. Please try again later.
where numchar is a combination of numbers and characters such as 0ae06000 and filename is the name of the file you are saving, such as Book1.xls.
Document saved as 'numchar'. Cannot rename to 'filename'. You must close this document.
NOTE: Microsoft Office 2000 has built-in functionality that allows you to get more information about difficult-to-troubleshoot alerts or error messages. If you want to enable this functionality for this and other error messages in Microsoft Office 2000, please download the Microsoft Office 2000 Customizable Alerts file from the Microsoft Office Update Web site at the following address:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8FBEE1D3-C5BB-4A36-A2F7-DC63DE2A818CNOTE: If you reached this article by clicking the Web Info button in an error message, you already have Customizable Alerts enabled.
This behavior occurs when you save a shared workbook while another user is also saving the same file. This behavior occurs because the workbook is locked during the save process and cannot be saved by another user until the save process is complete.
To work around this behavior, wait a few minutes (depending on the size of the file) until the save process is complete, and then try saving the file again.
This error message may appear when you save a file immediately after another user saves the same file. When you save an Excel workbook file, the following process occurs: