The error message ‘Word cannot complete the save due lớn a tệp tin permission error’ occurs while saving files in Microsoft Word. This error message can occur randomly as well as in targeted cases. This scenario is most common where the tệp tin came from an external source or if its tác giả is someone else rather than your computer.

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Word cannot complete the save due to lớn a file Permission Error

Permission errors have been there in Microsoft Word since they introduced tệp tin protection mechanisms. They are sometimes bugged or they are caused by genuine conditions. In addition, this error message is also caused by third-party Antivirus software who try to implement data protection on all Microsoft Office files.

What causes ‘Word cannot complete the save due khổng lồ a tệp tin Permission Error’?

The reasons why the error occurs in more detail are:

The document which you are trying lớn save is previously saved as ‘read-only’ or as a ‘template’.The location where you are trying to lớn save or the tệp tin you are trying to lớn access doesn’t have suitable permissions for your user account.You are trying khổng lồ modify a tệp tin from a network shared folder.Antivirus software on your computer is conflicting with the saving process.There is naming conflict of the file on your computer. This is very common especially for shared/already created files.

Before you proceed with the solutions, make sure that you have a valid copy of Microsoft office, an active mạng internet connection, & an administrator account on your computer.

Solution 1: Saving the document as a different name

This error message is mostly resolved in an instant if you change the name of the file when saving it. This is mostly valid in conditions where the document is not created by you or came from an external source; either from another computer or through the network. You might still get the error when you press ‘Save’. Instead, we will select ‘Save as’ & save the document with another name.

Press on File and select Save as.Saving document with a different name – WordNow select a location and change the name of the file. Type a number in front of it or change its name entirely.Changing name và location of document – WordThe tệp tin will be saved instantly & the previous tệp tin which you were editing will stay as it is. Also, make sure that you save the file to your local computer (for example in Desktop) instead of in removable devices.

Solution 2: Disabling Antivirus Software

There have been numerous reports that Antivirus software lượt thích Semantic or Norton causes the permission issue. These Antivirus software try to lớn protect your personal files và folders by making sure they are not changed by other software or users.

In some cases, they give a false positive & block access to lớn the document even if it can be saved logically. There are several features which Antivirus software implement such as file Protection in Semantic. McAfee even released an official documentation about this and claimed to lớn fix it in one of their updates. You should try updating your Antivirus software & if that doesn’t work, you can kiểm tra our article on How to Turn Your Antivirus Off.

Solution 3: Checking in Safe Mode

If both the above methods don’t work for you, we can move on & try starting Microsoft Word in Safe Mode. The Safe Mode disables all the add-ins loaded and starts the application with a minimal phối of drivers. If there is a problem with your profile or if any plugin is acting out, we can diagnose using this method.

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Press Windows + R, type “winword /safe” in the dialogue box and press Enter.Opening Word in Safe ModeMicrosoft Word will now be opened in Safe Mode. Click on File > mở cửa and navigate khổng lồ the file which you are trying khổng lồ open/edit.
Opening document – WordExecute your changes in this & try saving. If it saves perfectly, it probably means that either your add-ins are causing issues or your user profile is corrupt.To disable your add-ins, click on File > Options > Add-ins and click Go in front of COM Add-in.
Disabling add-insAll the add-ins will be listed here. Disable each of them one by one & restart Word. Check if the error message went away. This way you will be able khổng lồ diagnose which add-in is causing issues. If none of the add-ins are causing issues, you should make a new user profile on your computer và try editing & saving the document there.

You kiểm tra our article on How to Create a New User Account & Transfer all the Data to it?

Solution 4: Taking ownership of the file

If all the above methods don’t work, it is best lớn see if the tệp tin actually belongs to lớn you. If it came from an external user, the owner will be that computer & you may have limited access. This might be the reason why you are not able to lớn make changes lớn the document.

Taking ownership of document

You can follow the steps listed in our article Fix: Can’t Delete thư mục on Windows 10. You can replicate the steps listed here for your word document; the ownership process is the same whether you are taking ownership of a folder or a file.

Solution 5: Updating Windows & Microsoft Word

If all the above don’t work or you are greeted with the error time to lớn time, it is best to lớn see if there are any updates pending for your Windows/Microsoft Word. Each Windows update is usually accompanied with an Office security update in which bugs are removed & security methods updated.

If you are holding back from the update, we strongly recommend that you update everything right away.

Press Windows + S, type “update” in the dialogue box and mở cửa the Settings application.Once in Settings, click on Check for Updates.Updating WindowsThe computer will now connect with Microsoft servers and see if there are any updates available for installation. After installing all updates (including Windows và Microsoft Office), restart your computer completely and kiểm tra if the error is resolved.