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    Excel – Vista problems


    by fcampos_z ·

    Hi all,
    I have a strange issue with vista and Excel. I have a user with a PC with Vista Business and office 2003 sp3; and I have a shared folder in a W2003 R2 server.
    When she try to save an excel workbook receive a message of ?Sharing violation? and Excel creates another file instead of save the changes.
    All the XP user don?t have any problem and if she log in on a XP machine doesn?t have the problem.
    Just for test I make her owner of the workbook and gave her full control over the folder and still the same problem.
    Ideas? suggestion? please? 

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      by fcampos_z ·

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      Try this for your problems with Excel.

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Excel – Vista problems

      To test for and to rule out the chance that a third-party Excel add-in or file is causing an Excel save issue, start Excel in Safe Mode. To do so, follow these steps:
      Quit Excel.
      Click Start, and then point to Programs.
      Hold down CTRL while you start Excel, until you receive a message that is similar to the following:
      Excel has detected that you are holding down the CTRL key. Do you want to start Excel in safe mode?
      Click Yes.
      Try to save a new Excel file, and then resave the same Excel file again.
      If the file saves correctly, a custom add-in or a file that is located in an Excel startup location was most likely the cause. You must locate and remove the add-in or the file to rule out the problem. After you determine the add-in or the file that caused the problem, contact the vendor that designed it. The vendor may have additional information about this issue and an update that does not cause the issue.

      For more information about Microsoft Office Safe Mode, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type office safe mode in the Search for box in the Assistance pane, and then click Start searching to view the topic.
      More info here:

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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