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PUB2: Error When Saving to a Different Floppy Disk

PUB2: Error When Saving to a Different Floppy Disk


The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Publisher for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a


You cannot open a publication from one floppy disk, then replace the
disk with another and save the publication to it. If you remove the
original floppy disk and attempt to save the file to a different
floppy disk, one of the following messages will appear

   Disk is full trying to write A:\FILENAME.PUB. Save on a different
   disk and/or drive.


   Can't read A:\FILENAME.PUB. Press Retry to try again. Cancel closes
   Publisher and loses all changes.


   Can't find FILENAME.PUB. Insert in <drive> and retry.

Where FILENAME.PUB is the name of your file and <drive> is your floppy disk


If you get the second error message, Publisher will not be able to
read the file even if you immediately put the original disk back in.
To exit from the error message, you will need to choose Cancel, and
Publisher will close. As the message indicates, all changes to the
file will be lost.

If you get the third error message, insert the floppy disk that contains
the original file or press CANCEL and lose any changes you have made to the

These messages appear even if the destination floppy disk is empty and
there is plenty of space to save the file.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed
at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Publisher for
Windows 95, version 3.0.

More Information

If you are trying to save the file on another removable disk of the
same drive designation, you will need to save the file on some other
drive, (preferably your hard disk drive) and then copy it to another floppy

To copy a publication that is on one floppy disk to another floppy
disk, use one of the following methods:

 - Open the publication from the first floppy disk and save it to the
   hard drive. Insert the new disk and save the publication to it.

 - Copy the publication to the hard drive. Insert the new floppy
   disk and copy the publication to it.

 - If you have more than one floppy drive, copy or open and save the
   publication from one floppy disk directly to the other.

Note: This same error message may appear when you have opened a
Publisher document from a floppy drive and attempt to save it to the hard

For more information about errors when saving after the floppy disk is
removed, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q142891
   TITLE     : PUB: Problems Saving Publication After Floppy Disk Removed

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