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#1 Bar-none

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:36 AM

Since upgrading to Windows 10 I get the message when I try to save a Windows Excel file:   'UTILITIES.xls' is read only.  To save a copy, click OK, then give the workbook a new name in the Save As dialog box.

When I do that and give the file a new name I get this message:  Cannot save 'C:\UTILITIES2.XLS'.  The folder is marked as Read Only'.

 

Why does this not work and why do I have to rename it anyway?  I am using Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Windows 10.

 

 



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:07 AM

Hello Bar-none and :welcome: to Bleeping Computer

 

Save it to another folder. The folder you are trying to save to, it is read only so you can't put new files in there

 

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

+1 for CKing; it's best to not save data files in the C partition root directory.  In other words, create your desired data folders and save your data files in those folders.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:22 AM

You should probably save it to C:\Users\(name)\Documents or the Desktop folder

 

The root C: is not meant for storing files like @RonaldJS has said :)


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 05:46 AM

Didn't know it was going to be so simple.  Thank you all very much.



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 08:52 AM

Just FYI - Office 2003 seems to work with W10, but Microsoft hasn't certified it as compatible.
As such, strange errors may just be compatibility issues.

For example, newer versions of Office will automatically rename the file for you when attempting to save it.

And, as I recall, even the older versions will prompt you to rename if trying to save over an existing copy (don't know their behavior in W10 tho')


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