I can not save a file to the same location that I got it from. I get error messages saying: can't open the .lck file and 2. that I don't have permission and yet I can save other file formats perfectly well. I can save the FM files to a different location, for example my desktop.
I installed some Windows updates earlier on. I'm using WinXP SP3.
I'd like to know if there is a known reason for this?
You shouldn't be trying to open the .lck file - you should be opening the regular file and getting a message that someone is still working on it and if you know that no-one is, then you can override the warning. Your problem may also be that the file itself has gotten set to view-only within FM - you can reset it. Check the Help file or the forums for view-only - there are instructions out there for doing it (I just can't remember off the top of my head).
Thanks Jeff. I'm not trying to open the .lck file but the message I get when I try to save says that the .lck file cannot be opened. I was working on the files in this book yesterday with no problems whatsoever so I'm puzzled to say the least.
I will try looking for the reset to view only.
I have noticed in Explorer that no .lck files are created when I open the main files as usually happens.
I found that too but when I click it asks me to make files/ book view-only so they are already fully accessible. I don't know, it must be something on my PC that's preventing folder access but I can't find it. I moved everything to another location and reconstructed the book and TOC/ LOF/ Index and the files save properly to this new location.
Thanks for your help.
Have restored my PC to a point before the latest Windows updates and the file saving is working normally again. It was only happening to the local C: and D:drives on my workstation.