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Network or File Permission Error: Writing to Redirected Folders

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User has a Win 7 64 bit PC, SBS 2008 server.  Word 2013 on the client.

User opens word, and under recently opened is a lot of this:

\\server\redirectedfolders\jsmith\mydocuments\filebig.doc
\\server\redirectedfolders\jsmith\mydocuments\elephants.doc
\\server\redirectedfolders\jsmith\mydocuments\overtime_pay.doc
\\server\redirectedfolders\jsmith\mydocuments\ambulance.doc

User clicks one, the file opens fine.  Change one character (or a bunch), then click SAVE.  We get:
"There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost."

If I attempt to save it as a new filename, the new filename is written in the shared folder, but has a size of 0K, and the Save As window pops up again.  Any attempt to save as ANOTHER name, produces the same results (0K size file written, Save As window pops up).

I found a document from MS that says to save to your desktop, or map a new drive, but this was working just fine a short time ago.

Would appreciate any help!
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by:Dhiraj Mutha
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Hope this helps you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291156

I had a similar problem, and this resolved it for me.
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by:Korbus
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Lets do a sanity check on your folder permissions:  Browse to the shared folder using windows explorer, then attempt to copy/paste a random file.  If this works it confirms your user account has full read and write permissions to the folder.  If this fails, we know to start looking at NTFS or share permissions.
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by:dougp23
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pspglb, how do this resolve the issue for you?  This is a classic MS "we don't know how to fix this, so just work around it" document.

Korbus, yes the user is able to copy and paste files into the shared folder.
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So the user can copy/paste file in the shared folder.
The user can save a file to his desktop with word. (right?)
But the user cannot save word to that particular folder.
So why is 1+1 NOT = 2?  

There must be some other factor in there (unfortunately based on the KB pspglb posted, I worry it's a bug).  

But lets not give up yet:  Have you tried disabling AV for a test (on server AND workstation)?

Oops! I forgot a part of the sanity check-  after copy/pasting a file-  confirm you can DELETE the original.

Does issue occur when saving a NEW file to the folder location with word? (I assume this will yield a 0KB file, like SaveAs?)

Does issue occur if user with the problem works from a different PC?
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by:dougp23
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Thanks Korbus for all the suggestions!   I did some Googling and found if I turn OFF "Offline Files", I no longer have the issue.  I assume this is because the shared folder and the local "My Documents" are one and the same, so must be some sort of synch issue.

I still want to test all of your suggestions, so I will award you the points!  thanks for the help.
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