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20-Aug-2007, 11:19 AM #1
Question Unable to save file in Excel /Word
I lost a few hours of work due to:
Suddenly unable to save a file in Excel. No warnings etc. Blissfully working (and saving) along but when I boot up again later I found the file 'not saved' but a random number file eg; BDF45000 in directory. Opens up in Excel but with only some data.

I did:
Run repair, Office 2003 Proff. (No change)
Check for 'read only' (Not the problem)
Use Reg Mechanic, cleaned up and defragged... (No change)
Save under different name. (No change)

I use AVG... could it be that a third party app interferes with a 'proper save'?.. or AVG interference whilst excel tries to save? I am a bit paranoid at this stage... not trusting the pc. Ideas?
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20-Aug-2007, 11:38 AM #2
I doubt AVG is your problem. Check out this link (you didn't include enough info that I could be sure this was related, however).
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165
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20-Aug-2007, 03:30 PM #3
Thx. Lets see what happens... Appreciated.
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22-Aug-2007, 04:13 PM #4
Thumbs up unable to save file in excel/ word
Solved. (Hopefully) Seems to have worked. Thank you.
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22-Aug-2007, 04:15 PM #5
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