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Microsoft KB Archive/173319

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Changes to file are not saved in a consolidated project in Project

Article ID: 173319

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173319


In Microsoft Project, when you use an inserted project as a resource pool within a consolidated file, you will not be prompted to save changes to the resource pool. When the consolidated file is closed, the changes to the resource pool will be lost.

Also, the Update Resource Pool and Refresh Resource Pool commands on the Resources submenu on the Tools menu are unavailable.


If one of the inserted projects in a consolidated file is also a resource pool used by the consolidated file it will be opened read-only in a separate window and you will not be asked to save changes even though it has been opened as read-only. Any changes made to the resource pool file will be lost.


To save changes to the resource pool file, open it with read-write access, following these steps:

  1. Open the consolidated file.
  2. In the Open Resource Pool Information dialog box, click Open resource pool to see assignments across all sharer files.
  3. In the Open Resource Pool dialog box, click Open resource pool read-write so that you can make changes to the resource information.

NOTE: This will prevent others from updating the pool with new information.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.

Additional query words: PRJ2002 PRJ2003 PRJ 2007 prj2000 PRJ2007 PRJ2003

Keywords: kbbug kbpending kbusage KB173319