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Filename cannot be created on this disk error

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Hello,

On Windows XP Pro computers:

I'm trying to combine a Filemaker PO  database with another, (5 file) Filemaker PRO ver 6 PO database. I am able to export the file fine into a .csv file or an .xls file, and even Import the data back into Filemaker Pro. However, - when I exit out of Filemaker Pro; I get the following error.
"PO Export.fp5 could not be created on this disk. Use a different name, make more room on the disk, remove the write protection, or use a different disk."

I tried deleting all of the .tmp files. I also tried changing the file name, (I searched for that file name and there wasn't one on the hard drive.

Immediately after receiving that error, I also get the same error except with the filename: "PO LI Export.fp5

Any help, advice, or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Could this be something that I need to do with  ScriptMaker?

Thanks in advance.
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lesouef earned 125 total points
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there is probably a script which is automatically run at close time (edit/pref/doc) which is trying to export on a volume which does not exist, thefore the reported error is slightly wrong. disable that for a test.
I suspect this to be a backup script which was making a copy using the same name on another volume. you have to know that if this volume does not exist anymore, fm will use the current folder, and then try to overwrite the current file if the script is using the same name
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Thank you very much for that response. That makes a great deal of sense. Under Filemaker 6 in XP, - can you tell me how to disable the script?

Thanks again for the help.

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File/Edit/Preferences/Document: execute upon close (approx translation, my fm6 is french)
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The other possible cause of this error is if at the time you are writing to a filemaker database that specific database is open by a client you get the same error...
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