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Excel auto save problem

by gkk28 / January 15, 2009 5:50 AM PST

I am using MS Office 2007 with Windows Vista.
It seems to me that both Excel and Word has the problem with auto save. I seem to be activated, but it is "grayed out" therefore I can't make any changes.

Every couple of hours I get a below message.

"An unexpected error has occured. AutoRecover has been disabled for this session of Excel".

Had anyone seen this error or have a solution?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2009 6:10 AM PST

But I'm still looking at possible causes. My guess is user account and UAC issues because it never happens with UAC disabled.

Given the price of this product please call it in. We don't because we don't care if UAC is on or off.

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Done that...
by gkk28 / January 17, 2009 4:14 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

Thanks for the tip...

I disabled several UAC functions without permanent sucess. After UAC was re-enabled new documents would have autosave while older documents don't. This doesn't make much sense; it should either work or don't.

I like the UAC functionality and I don't want to disable it permanently...

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Sounds like a permissions issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2009 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: Done that...

Yes, I wish it was binary in action (works or doesn't.)

Does Control+S work as expected?

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