Microsoft KB Archive/58880

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WinWord Err Msg: Cannot Create Work File PSS ID Number: Q58880 Article last modified on 07-14-1994

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c


The Word for Windows error message

“Cannot create work file”

occurs if Word cannot create a temporary work file for storing editing changes.

This error can occur for the following reasons:

  1. A “SET TEMP=” variable has not been set. Add the command "SET TEMP=C:" to the AUTOEXEC.BAT on the hard disk.
  2. The disk temporary files are written to (where SET TEMP= is set to) is full. Remove unnecessary files to free up hard disk space.
  3. If running on a network, verify that the network drive you write temporary files to is connected and that you have write privileges.

Additional reference words: w4wother 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 2.00a winword 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c


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