Below is a question I asked yesterday and marked as
a hard. Someone else with the problem found a solution
(at least temporarily): Delete the .pwl file for my account.
I needed to reenter all my passwords, but the problem
I'm re-entering the problem with this introdiction because
I would like some insite into what is going on. What
caused the problem? Will it happen again? What tools
can affect this behavor?
When I try to save a file download from a browser
(Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 or Netscape 2.02)
I get a message of:
This network file does not have modify privileges.
Ask the network administrator to change this setting.
After I started having this problem I installed Notepad+
), and now it gets the
same error whenever I try to use it to create a new file.
As the network administrator, how do I find out what to
Here's the full background:
Running Windows 95 (installed January 1996), I had
previously installed a DUN upgrade. I had disk problems
a couple of weeks ago and re-installed Windows 95.
I then installed DUN 1.2. Now I get the message above
when I click `save' to the `Save As' box from a `File Download' box. A
zero-length file is created. If the file
already exists (e.g., second try) and I choose `replace
existing file' I get a popup that says
`Cannot create or replace .....: Cannot find the specified
file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename.'.
Notepad+ works slighty differently from the browsers: After
the first failure, trying to save (overwrite) the same file name
I've looked through all the dial-up networking
documentation and option screens, and every other option
screen I can think of. I looked through the policy editor
and nothing seemed appropriate. I looked a few places in
the registry and didn't see anything strange.
I searched on the web and usenet and all I found was
other people who have the same problem and don't know
what to do. A response to someone elses usenet question
suggested not using a LAN connection, but I can't find
any sign of a LAN connection on my machine. One
person I contacted said that the problem went away after
some number of software installs, but he wasn't sure
what did it. (This is a hard problem to search for as the
words in the error message are all common words.)
What trick have I missed?