I recently bought a Buffalo network drive so I can access my files from both
my laptop and desktop. This works perfect for my Word documents and even my
Outlook PST. The problem is when I try to save an Excel (2003) file to the
network drive I get a message like
File xxx.Xls is possibly changed by an other user since you last saved it,
do you want to overwrite it or to save with another name.
(My Office version is not in English so this is my
translation of the
This only happens if I open an existing file, it happens even after I try to
save it immediately after opening. I can overwrite it so the file is not
locked (what would surprise me because there nobody else on the network)
It happens when saving files on both
desktop or laptop.
The only way I found so bypass this message is to make every workbook shared
but that way I loos functionality.
I there a way to be able to save Excel files to a network drive without make
the Work book shared?
PS. I'm using Win Xp Pro on Desktop and laptop