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Can't save changed PDF to system i IFS folder

I'm using Acrobat XI Pro on Windows 8 Pro, have unchecked the "Enable Enhanced Security" and have turned off Windows Explorer preview option.  
The scenario is this:  
I open a PDF generated by a system i (AS/400 or i Series) application.  
I place a dynamic java script stamp on the document and attempt to save.  
I receive the following message:  
"The document could not be saved.  The file may be read-only, or another user may have it open.  Please save the document with a different name or in a different folder."
I can't save the updated PDF or do a "save as".  I get the same message in both cases.  I can save the document to my windows desktop no problem.
I'm a domain administrator and "own" the IFS folder....  any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.
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AlexiosCommented:
Hello
Where is IFS folder located?
The path
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
QDLS/reports/etc../etc..
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AlexiosCommented:
Before QDLS?
full path please
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
Nothing is before QDLS.
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AlexiosCommented:
The files are saved directly to windows system or access them via network path?
\\AS400\QDLS\PUBLIC\REPORTS
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
Okay - now I understand what you meant by full path...  The REPORTS folder is shared so the path is \\AS400\REPORTS\etc.\etc.
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AlexiosCommented:
Ok nice

Have you tried to copy the pdf as is, to desktop let's say, before placing the java script stamp, and then change it?
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
Yes I have done that.  I am able to copy the pdf to my desktop, apply the stamp and save the changes to my desktop however I'm unable to moved the changed pdf back to the IFS folder.
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AlexiosCommented:
Try to create just a simple folder or file directly to the IFS folder.

What the result?
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
I figured it out.  With previous versions of the OS (pre V7R1) I was able to define a "share" and then any subfolders would be accessible from the Windows OS.  Apparently that's not longer possible.  Once I  created a share for the exact folder I wanted to save updated PDF's to, I was able to save the changed PDF.  I inherited a system that has been saving PDF's to subfolders under QDLS and I know that's not recommended so, as you hinted at, we'll be migrating away from the QDLS file structure and creating locations under root.   Thanks for your input.  Regards -
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for AirVentIT's comment #a39187372

for the following reason:

I figured out the solution on my own.
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AlexiosCommented:
Normally I deserve the points, because my direction, as seen from the solution, was a permission-security matter
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AirVentITAuthor Commented:
honestly I don't care one way or the other.  

You're welcome to the points.
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