How do I get rid of “File Permission Error” on MS Word?

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I have a big problem. I am unable to save files on Word. I am using Windows XP. It says some file permission error. What can I do to solve this error?

This machine is my home PC. I create and save word documents as I am a writer. I never got such error earlier. My machine is a Dell Latitude one with Windows XP. This is the error I get when I try to save word document.

“word cannot complete save due to a file permission error (C:… name of document .docx)”. Sometimes this message is followed by “saving auto recovery file is postponed for {file name}”.

I tried using a different name too, anyhow it saves a blank word document except my data.

If you want any more details on this case I can provide them, but I think these are enough for now.

Please give me your help to fix this error.

Thanks a lot everybody.

Answered By 5 points N/A #130321

How do I get rid of “File Permission Error” on MS Word?


Hi Madmoore,

Some times the Windows Search Service is what is causing this problem. To solve this you simply disable the Windows search service from the services menu of windows. To disable it follow these steps:

1- Go to Start –> Run –> in the open box write services.msc to open your services window.

2- Find your Windows Search service and right click it and choose properties

3- In startup time choose Disabled.

4- Now open your Microsoft Word again and try to save again and it should work.

Hope this helps.

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