Word 07 "permission error" forces you to rename a file to access
On some inexplicable circumstances a Word 07 file cannot be saved because of some "permission error;" forcing you to rename the file before you can access it again. What is a "permission error," why is this happening, occasionally, and how can it be corrected, other than by renaming the file. Thank you.
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The easiest way is to run the diagnostic check in windows office 07 tools. There is also a office live update page here, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA101687261033.aspx ,that should fix any windows error that you are getting, it may take a while, and sometimes they have to analyze the data, but it's your best bet.
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I think either the file and/or the directory are read-only. In the File Explorer, right clicking on the file will give you the properties including a box indicating if the file is read-only. A quick possibility is to save the file to a new location (with read/write permissions).
If you are the administrator of the computer (or the owner of the folder/file) you can change the status to allow for write privileges by changing that setting in the Properties.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (if you recently upgraded your OS or transferred the files from one computer to another, the file might not be "yours" to modify. I know that you can reset the permissions and change the owner but I don't remember the specifics. If you need more information, I can find my reference books if you tell me which OS you are using.)
I would try a few things before reinstalling although reinstalling really is not such a difficult process. first try the detect and repair command or simply renaming the file as a RTF and seeing if you can close and reopen it under the rich text format. if so, then On the security tab, under "Group or user names", Administrators, SYSTEM and your Name (an administrator) are listed. The permissions for all of these names are; Full Control, Modify, Read &Execute, Read and Write
"The Microsoft Jet Database Engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'"There are several causes for this error message:
The account that Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) is
using (which is usually IUSR) does not have the correct Windows NT
permissions for a file-based database or for the folder that contains
The file and the data source name are marked as Exclusive.
Another process or user has the Access database open.
error may be caused by a delegation issue. Check the authentication
method (Basic versus NTLM), if any. If the connection string uses the
Universal Naming Convention (UNC), try to use Basic authentication or
an absolute path such as C:\Mydata\Data.mdb. This problem can occur
even if the UNC points to a resource that is local to the IIS computer.
error may also occur when you access a local Microsoft Access database
that is linked to a table where the table is in an Access database on a
Check the permissions on the file and the folder. Make sure
that you have the ability to create and/or destroy any temporary files.
Temporary files are usually created in the same folder as the database,
but the file may also be created in other folders such as the WINNT
folder. For additional information about how to identify which folder
does not have the correct permissions and how to configure temporary
files, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft Access 97 database connectivity fails in Active Server Pages
If you use a network path to the database (UNC or mapped drive), check the permissions on the share, the file, and the folder.
Verify that the file and the data source name (DSN) are not marked as Exclusive.
"other user" may be Microsoft Visual InterDev. Close any Visual
InterDev projects that contain a data connection to the database.
Simplify. Use a System DSN that uses a local drive letter. If necessary, move the database to the local drive to test.
Follow the instructions in the following article to work around this problem:
FIX: ASP fails to access network files under IIS 4.0 and IIS 5.0
Office 07 default to 2 new extensions instead of the old .doc extension. 07 uses .docx or .docm (m is for documents containing macros).
If the document is just a standard one, you can go into file save as in 07 and save as.. 2000/03 compatible. 07 then saves the document with a .doc extension (this loses some of the nicer formatting 07 introduces but still looks ok). Then you can open the document at home.
If you cant rename the file as it is locked or something, then go here >
Try renaming the install directory. Normal install is located C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. Rename office12 to office12bak (just in case you need to put it back again). This will normally allow you to reinstall office again.