powerpoint read-only issues..

Posted on 2013-06-03
Last Modified: 2013-06-25
I have had 3-4 times this morning an error message when saving a ppt document. It then reverts to read only and I have to save as a new version.  This has happened to me before with other files. It is not critical as I just save it under a new name, but is a bit annoying, and probably bad for storage limits as it means I often end up with 5-6 versions of same file.
Question by:ProjNet
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Expert Comment

ID: 39216862
What is the error message?  Also, is it being saved to a network or shared drive?

Author Comment

ID: 39218349
No error message that gives me any information:

but yes all saved on a network share.

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thelug earned 500 total points
ID: 39218853
Ok.  Give this a shot and let us know how it goes.  I've seen several incidents with files on a shared or network location that have had issues, that have been fixed by turning off the details pane in explorer (for some reason...)

1) Open Windows Explorer
2) Select Organize | Layout and un-check the Details pane option
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Author Comment

ID: 39219235
thanks for this, I'll let you know how I get on

Expert Comment

ID: 39222175
Thanks.  That would be much appreciated.  Please remember to assign points if my solution worked.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39274130
Thanks :)

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