Quick launch links to documents, can only save the document once RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have a problem in SharePoint 2007.

    We have some links to documents in the quick launch menu. First, these were opened as read-only per default.

    This was fixed by adding file:// instead of the http://

    Now we can save the document/excel/... once, but when clicking save a second time, office gives a non-informative error: 'The document was not saved.' with a link 'Was this information helpful?'. So it doesn't save either. This is verified, because when I close the document after this, it asks to 'save as' to another location.

    This is tested with a bunch of accounts, also DC admin accounts, which have full control over sharepoint.

    When opening the documents in the library, there is no problem. It's only the links in the quick launch that don't respond as required.

    Hope someone has a workaround for this.

    Kind regards,


    Monday, May 26, 2014 1:57 PM

All replies

  • Just use again the http:// hyperlink and reconfigure the browser settings correct!

    File links are not made for use with SharePoint even the file links are not 100% supported in a web browser... 

    • Proposed as answer by Michiel Hamers Friday, October 3, 2014 8:40 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014 8:06 AM