You receive a "<Filename> cannot be accessed...may be read-only" error message when you attempt to save a file in Excel 2000
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When you try to save a file, the following error message may appear:
Filename cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be trying to access a read-only location. Or, the server the document is stored on may not be responding.
is the name of the file you are attempting to save.
NOTE: This error does not occur when you originally create the file or click
; it only occurs when you modify the existing file and then click
This error message appears if all of the following conditions are true:
You are saving from a computer running either Windows NT 4.0 Workstation or Windows NT 4.0 Server. -or- You are opening and saving an Excel workbook directly to a network share on a computer running Windows NT 4.0 Server. -or- The Windows NT Server computer is running Inoculan for Windows NT 4.0 from Computer Associates. -or- Inoculan is set to "Monitor Outgoing Files" or "Monitor Both Directions".
If you are experiencing this issue, there is an update available from Computer Associates. Please refer to the following Web site for more information about how to obtain this update:
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Article ID: 265103 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 20:36:14 - Revision: 3.1
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