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Download: MS Excel Sharing Violation Hotfix

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This is the official hotfix from Microsoft that fixes the sharing violation problem that user’s experience when saving an MS Excel 2007 workbook that’s stored on a network drive.

The issue is discussed in this article Microsoft Excel 2007 Sharing Violation Error When Saving.

This download is provided free and without any guarantee that it will solve your problems.  You may however use it as you wish and distribute it freely to your friends and colleagues if it’s of some use.

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  1. lakhan says:

    no boss this is not working

  2. David says:

    The described hotfix did not solve this problem in our environment. This is the second of two hotfixes that were reported to have solved this issue; neither have done so.

    I am beginning to believe this is actually a bug in Internet Explorer’s download mechanism in that it fails to release the lock on a downloaded file even after it is passed to the appropriate Office program for opening (at which time I believe a copy is opened anyway). When the user requests a save from the target Office application, the file reference is actually mapped to that stored in the Temporary Internet Files area of the system, where IE has not yet released its lock on the file, thus blocking the save attempt.

    Two other pieces of evidence support this: If the file is loaded into the target Office application, (Excel in this case), and Internet Explorer is closed, saving the file in Excel works immediately. Second, the “sharing violation” behavior does not occur when another browser (FireFox) is used against the same site, downloading the same file. TO me, this strongly suggests an IE issue.

    1. Andy says:

      you can solve this problem in Windows 7 by turning off ‘Windows Search’ in ‘Program and Features’

  3. Chris says:

    Not solved and now new problems have begun. When I download this file it says that this file doesn’t affect any of the installed products even though I have Excel 2007.

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