[OpenAFS] excel 2003 and readonly afs directories

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:21:22 -0500


With Excel 2003 on Windows, if a directory is readonly
(say via acls), Excel cannot open the .xls document. The error is "Cannot
access the file "filename". The file may be readonly or encrypted."

Now, if I copy the file to the desktop or make the directory rw, excel can open
the file.

Mac Excel / Openoffice Windows & Linux do not seem to have this problem. So,
the problem seems to be w. Windows Excel.

Any thoughts as to what Excel is trying to do that's failing and any


David William Botsch
CNF Computing