Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error


I have a Word document on a USB drive. I can open the document, edit it, and save it to the hard drive. What I can't do is save it back to the USB drive. I get the following error message: Word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error. The drive is not locked. Document is not locked nor restricted in any other way.......I know of. There is plenty of disk space on the drive. Program is Word 2002 and operating system is Win XP. Any help would be appreciated.

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oops.. forget it, the KB applies to a Novell environment...

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What happens if you perform a "save as" of the same file under a different name on the same USB drive ?
 Since you have a safe copy of the file on another drive, did you try to delete it from the USB drive ? Does it work ? If not, what message do you get ?

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jhf1098Author Commented:
Hi vsg375,

Yep...deleting it off the USB drive and then saving it back works.

Many thanks,
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