Wordpad.exe May Delete a File With Read Only Permissions While Saving a File With Save As

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Symptoms
When you attempt to save a document in Wordpad using the Save as command, the file may be deleted without being saved if the current user only has read-only permissions to the file.
Cause
This problem occurs because the exception handler that was registered for the open dialog box was inadvertently handling the exception by deleting the file.
Resolution

Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
Properties

Article ID: 231855 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 02:52:15 - Revision: 4.0

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