XL97: File Level Permissions Are Lost After You Save Workbook

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When you modify and save a Microsoft Excel 97 workbook, Excel overrides the file permissions explicitly granted to the file with the permissions of the parent folder.


This problem occurs if you are running Microsoft Windows 2000.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time      Version      Size       File name     
   12-NOV-2001  17:46:16  4.71.1015.0  2,871,520  Xlqfe3950.exe
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date         Time      Version      Size       File name     
   06-NOV-2001  22:59:50   5,621,008  Excel.exe
This is a post-Service Release 2 (SR-2) hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 300953 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition, when used with:
    • the operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000
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