Hiding a drive seems to prevent saving to another partition RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm configuring up a build of XP SP3 , on a dell laptop, I've split the hard disk into two partitions, the idea being that the users can save word documents to the d drive for. I hid the C drive and found that when I saved a document I got the following error "Word cannot save or create the file. Make sure that the disk you want to save on is not full, write protected or damaged". I created another test account and modelled all the settings to be the same with the exception of hiding the c drive, I was then able to save to the d drive. As a further test I then hid the c drive for the test user and was unable to save files.

    have now unhidden the C drive and am still unable to save. Can anyone suggest how to fix this. In an ideal world the C drive has to remain hidden, the user should be able to save to the root of the d drive.



    Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:41 PM


  • Hi, after checking your issue, it seems the problem related with Windows XP, I suggest you posting to Windows XP Forum for further help:



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    Monday, October 25, 2010 1:16 AM