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Windows 7: Problem with MS 2003 and Windows 7

04 Jan 2011   #1
Allenf

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
Problem with MS 2003 and Windows 7

For some years I have been running my small office using a Mesh computer with MS Office 2003. Files have been stored on the internal hard drive and automativally backed up on an Iomega external hard drive.

I have just moved on to a new computer running Windows 7, 64-bit.
I have loaded MS 2003 and it seems to work well (to an extent)
I have created a new set of folders applicable to the business.
I have transferred the files from the old Mesh computer by moving the Iomega drive over and dragging the files to the now computer.
All well so far !
However, when for example I create a new Word file (only file created so far) and then attempt to save it in the newlt created folder I get a message come up saying that it cannot be saved as the disc 'may be full, write protected or damaged'.
However again, I can store the file on either a CD or a Memory stick and then drag it into the appropriate folder.

What can/should I do ?

Thanks,

Allen


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04 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Allen,

How old is this Iomega drive? I'm wondering whether its a driver issue (specifically x64), but I'm not entirely sure.

Can you also try this please:

1. Open Notepad
2. Type some text
3. Try save the file directly to the folders on the Iomega drive (the same way to tried with Word)

What happens?

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #3
Allenf

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

I tried what you suggested but got a note come up saying that I didn't have permission to store to that folder.

The Iomega HD seems to work fine . I couldn't get the auto-backup software lpoaded as it said it was 32-bit and my system was 64-bit. However, all filed dragged across okay and can be opened okay. The problem lies with saving directly on the C drive.

Thanks,

Allen
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm....I wonder if its a permissions problem.

Can you please try the following for me:

1. Follow this tutorial to take full ownership of the C:
Take Ownership Shortcut

2. Follow this tutorial to change the permissions of the drive (you only need to perform Step 1):
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Once you have done that, repeat the exercise using Notepad, and post back here.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #5
Allenf

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Golden, definitely !!!

I followed the links you suggested and my computer now stores the files.

Accept my sincere thanks,

Allen
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04 Jan 2011   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No worries at all Allen - its a pleasure to be able to help you
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