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Excel 2007 issue opening or saving file

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I have a user running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and Excel 2007 (no service packs on Office).  The issue she's having is if she opens Excel and tries to save a file to a newly created Share she get told "Access Denied".  However, if she opens the same folder in Windows Explorer and creates a new spreadsheet or copies files to the folder she has no problems.

Is the fact that she doesn't have Office service pack 3 installed the issue or is it something else?
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What's a newly created share?
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A folder on our department file server that she has Modify access to.
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Is this only a problem in one folder?
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by:sisiliano
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Is this person the only one having the problem? Is she trying to save a particular file or any new file that she creates is throwing the access denied error?
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So far it's only her.  If she tries to create any new file from inside Excel and save it to that folder she gets the error.

If she opens the folder from Windows Explorer and right-clicks and creates a new spreadsheet that works fine.
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if she opens an existing file in that folder, can she save?

what about save as?
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If she opens the file in the folder she can click the Save icon and it works correctly.  If she clicks Save As and tries to navigate to the shortcut for the Shared Folder she's told Access Denied.
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What about Word, PP or any other files? Can she save any to that folder?
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It happens with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint too.  She'll open an existing word document or power point file and try to save it to the folder and it will tell her access denied.

If she copies the file to the folder with Windows Explorer that works.  If she opens the file inside the folder, makes changes, and clicks Save it works.

She gets the message when she clicks Save As and tries to open the folder to save the file in it.
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sisiliano earned 500 total points
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Does the user have Access to delete the file at the shared folder?

 When she tries to save the file it must be replaced (deleted) in order to be saved with the changes. I would say is a permission thing. Check that out.

Best regards!!
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Why dont you check this link.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_28094803.html

And see if it Works for you.
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It was an access issue.  The folder one level up from the folder in question was Shared, but the users had no Security access to it.  I changed their access to Read-Only and they were then able to get into the intended folder and Modify it with no issues.
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I'm Glad you solved it.

Thx
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