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Thread: Office 2007 .tmp files cause access denied error when saving file.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Office 2007 .tmp files cause access denied error when saving file.

    We have some folders , they have reading and writing rights due to security reason. However, there is some problem with Office 2007. Due to some reason, we are not able to save files, actually the saving process doesn't gets completed as we are not able to delete the .tmp file. We get access denied or other errors as we don't have delete access permissions.

    I want to know if there is any other way of getting rid of the .tmp file so that saving process gets completed without any issue??? any idea? any one?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Just go through below article to get better idea of the possible workarounds.

    Word creates a new file on save by renaming the temp file and deleting the original. It's the way it's designed.

    The autorecovery feature in Word can be something you're running into as well

    The specified permissions are included in

    I also wanted to add that if your folders are on a network then you can use the setting in Word 2007 Advanced options (Alt, F, I, A) in the Save subsection for "Copy remotely stored files onto your computer, and update the remote file when saving"

    You can try using script or macro for copying your work folder and saving it to some location.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Re: Office 2007 .tmp files cause access denied error when saving file.

    Have you tried to turn off the Scan Network Drives option in any third party antivirus with Office 2007. To do that go to Options > Trust Centre > Trust Centre Settings > Trusted Documents, and here you can see an option for Trusting Network locations, just untick or tick the check mark over there, what ever works. Also see to it that the user has Modify permissions for the target save location.

  4. #4
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    May 2009

    Re: Office 2007 .tmp files cause access denied error when saving file.

    It looks to me that it is making a new temporary file. The file might be getting created under a temporary name and if it is renamed once and saving and updating completes it. You can use this safe way because it wont overwrite the original file unless its sure the new content has been properly saved. But if the folders are locked down then it will not work.

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