Q192448: WD97: Errors Saving and Opening Files on a Novell 4.11 Server
Article: Q192448 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta word97 Last Modified: 14-NOV-2000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you attempt to save or open a document on a Novell 4.11 server, the document may fail to save or open, and you may receive an error message. NOTE: In the following two cases, assume that you have mapped the root of drive H to the following Novell network server folder: \\srctc_ss-d\sys\it\alliance\product conversion\project\teamwork\attribution Case 1 ------ When you attempt to open a document (for example, Test Methodology.doc) on a mapped root drive, error messages similar to the following may be displayed: The document name or path is not valid. Try one or more of the following: * Check the path to make sure it was typed correctly. * On the File menu, click Open, search for the file using this dialog box. (H:\It\Alliance\Productc\Project\........\Test) NOTE: The folder names and file names in the path may be truncated as in this example error message. This is due to Novell OS/2 Namespace truncating the names to eight (8) characters. When you click OK, the following error message is displayed: This file could not be found. Try one or more of the following: * Check the spelling of the name of the document. * Try a different filename. (Methodology.doc) For example, you open a document that contains spaces in the folder name or in the file name, and the document is located in a subfolder several levels under the map root of the drive. NOTE: The document may open from Windows Explorer or when you browse to the root of the NetWare volume and then browse down to the folder that contains the document. Case 2 ------ When you attempt to save a document to a subfolder located on a map root drive, an error message may be displayed and the document may not be saved. For example, when you try to save a document with an 8.3 file name (such as Test.doc) to the "Qa\Qafiles\Planning" folder, the following error message may be displayed: The folder H:\Qa\Qafiles\Planning\Test.doc isn't accessible. The folder may be located on an unavailable volume or protected with a password. NOTE: The "Qa\Qafiles\Planning" folder is a subfolder of the map root drive. CAUSE ===== These problems may occur in Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 when you are using Novell Server 4.11 and the Novell IntraNetWare 2.2 client. NOTE: The Novell IntraNetWare client is the replacement for Novell NetWare Client 32. RESOLUTION ========== To correct this problem, install the Novell Netware 4.11 server patch (Mixmod4.exe). For more information about this patch, please refer to the Novell Technical Support Knowledge Base article titled "Error saving files in MS Word" (Document #2952055). For information about how to contact Novell Technical Support, click the appropriate article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K Q60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P Q60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z WORKAROUND ========== To Open a Document ------------------ Use one of the following methods as appropriate for your situation to open a document on a Novell 4.11 server: Method 1: Map Root to Only One Long File Name Folder: Map root only one Long File Name (LFN) connection in your login script, or use a map root connection that contains 8-character folder and file names. NOTE: Multiple LFN map root connections seem to cause this problem; however, map root connections that contain a path of eight or fewer character folder and file names do not seem to have this problem. Method 2: Use Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks: Uninstall Novell IntraNetWare 2.2 client and install the Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks. For additional information about how to install the Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q150925 How to Uninstall Novell's 32-Bit Network Client To Save a Document ------------------ Use one of the following methods as appropriate for your situation to save a document on a Novell 4.11 server. Method 1: Navigate to the Subfolder: Before you save a document with an 8.3 file name, browse to the root of the map root drive, and then browse down through the subfolders. Then save the document. Method 2: Save to Local Drive: Save your 8.3 file to your local drive, and then copy the file to the server folder. STATUS ====== This problem occurs when you use Microsoft Word 97 for Windows and Novell IntraNetWare 2.2 client. MORE INFORMATION ================ For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q122379 WD97: Error Saving Document: "Network or File Permission Error..." Q163367 WD97: "Network or File Permission Error" Saving Document Additional query words: maproot ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb =============================================================================
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