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Have a Win2003 Server as a file server and multiple people connect to a mapped drive and save documents, mostly MS office (2007, 2003).  All of a sudden, many people are complaining that thier files are gone.  I notice that there are tons of XXXXXXXX.tmp files in all folders and the missing files are actually these files... if I rename one to XXXXXXX.xls, it's the missing file.  This server is 5 years old and never had any trouble.  There is nothing in the app or system logs...  Any ideas?

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No one recently changed the permissions on the directory to deny file changes did they?
I believe office uses *.tmp files while the user is actively using a document, then when they save, it removes the old file, and renames the temp file to the new name...
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No sir  But is seems like this coincided with upgrading from Office 2003 to Office 2007 on our Terminal server.
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Resolved. You were on the right track, Razmus, it was this issue related to office 2007 and users needing modify access to the folder. Never had this problem before upgrading from Office 2003 to 2007. I had to redo security on the entire folder structure... but it's fine now.
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