- When you save a new workbook file to the network drive, you receive an error message that is similar to the followingYour changes could not be saved towhere
'BOOK1.XLS', but were saved to a temporary document named '4CCA4100'. Close the existing document, then open the temporary document and save it under a new name.
4CCA4100 is a random eight-character alphanumeric string, and BOOK1.XLS is the name of the file you are saving.
- When you save an existing workbook file to the network drive, the file appears to be saved with the name you typed in the
Save dialog box. However, when you open this file again from the network, your changes do not appear in the file. The file is actually saved to the network drive with a random file name that contains numbers and letters, such as 4CCA4100.
Note Third-party antivirus and replication software may also cause this issue. To verify that you do not have the rights on the network to modify or delete a file, try to rename or delete the file on the network drive from Windows Explorer. If you cannot rename or delete the file from Windows Explorer, you cannot save a file to this drive from Excel.
- Save your workbook files to your local hard disk, or to a folder where you have Modify and Delete rights. You may then be able to copy the file to the network drive where you do not have Modify or Delete rights.
- If you have an antivirus program installed either on your computer or on the network server, turn off or remove the antivirus program, and then test to determine if the issue still occurs. Some antivirus programs may interfere with the save process in Excel.
Note You may want to contact the maker of your antivirus program to see if an there is an updated version that resolves the save issue in Excel.