PUB2000: Cannot Save Publication After You Lose Network Connection

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Symptoms

If you open a publication from a network drive, and the network server fails or the network drive is disconnected, you may receive the following error message when you try to save the publication:
The disk is full trying to write "X:\Filename.pub". Please save this file to a different disk and/or drive.
After you receive these error messages, you cannot successfully save the publication. Even if you can reconnect to the network drive, you will receive an error message similar to the following each time you try to use the Save or Save As command:
The disk is full trying to write "X:\Filename.pub". Please save this file to a different disk and/or drive.
If you open a publication from a network drive, and the network server fails or the network drive is disconnected, you may receive the following error message when you try to save the publication:
Publisher cannot create a temporary-working file.
This error message may be repeated and be followed by an error message similar to the following:
The disk is full trying to write "X:\Filename.pub". Please save this file to a different disk and/or drive.
After you receive these error messages, you cannot successfully save the publication. Even if you can reconnect to the network drive, you will receive an error message similar to the following each time you try to use the Save or Save As command:
The disk is full trying to write "X:\Filename.pub". Please save this file to a different disk and/or drive.

Resolution

Once you encounter these error messages, the only way to salvage your changes is to copy the pages you have changed to a new publication. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Switch to a page that you have changed.
  2. Click Select All on the Edit menu.
  3. Click Copy on the Edit menu.
  4. On the Windows Start menu, start a new session of Publisher.
  5. In the new session of Publisher, click Paste on the Edit menu.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for each changed page.
  7. Save the new publication.
  8. Exit the old publication without making changes. You can open it again and use your new publication to restore the changes.

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Article ID: 198244 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbprb KB198244

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