M$ Word Won't Save to External Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Moof1904, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    Whenever I try to save a document from MS Word to my external drive, I get an error message (pictured). This only seems to happen when I save an existing file, not when I save a file for the first time. (Oddly, sometimes it saves the file even when telling me that it cannot.)

    This external drive is shared with other macs on the network and I have "Ignore Ownership on this Volume" checked so that others don't have issues with permissions on the volume. Is that messing Word up? If so, must I uncheck this "Ignore Ownership..." checkbox to make Word work? If I do that, won't that mess everyone else up when they try to save to the drive across the network?

    How can I make Word happy and still keep this shared network drive accessible to everyone?

    Thank you for your thoughts.
     

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  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    This doesn't really help your situation any...but I once had that message come up when trying to save on ANY drive....of course I had a lot of work I had done on the document....THAT sucked. Luckly, when I force quit the application, it was able to recover most of it from the auto-saves.

    Unfortunately I can't think of anything that will help your issue. Sorry.
     
  3. Moof1904 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nonetheless, it's good to know that I'm not totally alone in seeing this behavior. Thanks for the response!
     

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