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Excel 2007 files show as "read only", can't save

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi Experts!

I'm troubleshooting an issue where a computer with an Excel 2003 is unable to save any changes made to the Excel 2007 files that are on the share drive. However, if I open Excel 2003 files from the same folder on the share drive, I can easily save any changes that I made. It seems that an issue only happens when I try to save changes made to Excel 2007 files...

I have already tried to install and re-install Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, but still having this issue.

Please help!
Thank you in advance.
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Question by:Kaptain1
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by:MINDSUPERB
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You may need to check for that particular file is being used by another user.

Sincerely,
Ed
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by:Kaptain1
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Thanks for reply. There are about a dozen of Excel 2007 .xlsx files in that folder, and they looks like they aren't open by anyone else.
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MINDSUPERB earned 500 total points
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Try to install the Office 2003 SP3. This might helps.

Ed
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by:royhsiao
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Hi,

You could try to install the Compatibility Pack
Here is the Lin=k:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en

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Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Scroll down to see instructions and system requirements.
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