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When you save a Microsoft Excel workbook file on a network drive and you do not have both Modify and Delete rights for the folder where you are saving the file, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
This issue occurs if Excel cannot delete the original file or cannot rename the temporary file so that the save operation cannot successfully finish. If Excel cannot delete the existing file because you lack Delete rights, both the original file and the temporary file remain in the destination folder. If Excel can delete the existing file or if you are saving a file for the first time, but Excel cannot rename the temporary file because you lack Modify rights, only the temporary file is saved in the destination folder.
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.
To resolve this issue, notify your network administrator that you need Delete and Modify rights for the appropriate folder on the network drive. You must have Delete and Modify rights to save an Excel workbook file with the correct file name to the folder.
To temporarily work around this issue until you have rights on the destination folder, try the following methods:
For more information about the way that Excel saves files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
814068For more information about how to troubleshoot errors that you receive when you save files in Excel, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/814068/ )Description of the way that Excel saves files
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/271513/ )How to troubleshoot errors when you save Excel files
Article ID: 813973 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 6.2