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Drawing file is write protected.

A - answer Error when saving your DWG file on a network - Drawing file is write protected.

AutoCAD uses a special file locking for its drawing files. So if you are using a non-standard file server (Novell, Linux...), or when there are timing problems on your LAN (overloaded network, overloaded server, HW error of your LAN card or a faulty active LAN element - hub, router), you may get false "write-protection" errors when working with drawing files stored on a network server.

Save your drawing locally (the SAVEAS command).

Of course you cannot save to a CD or to a write-protected folder.

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14.1.2009    44174×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10828:How to control download and installation of updates in Autodesk Desktop App?
Tip 10383:The shortest path between two points on a network.
Tip 9829:DrGrid - parametric grid for AutoCAD drawings.
Tip 9276:AutoCAD reports some xrefs as "Unresolved".
Tip 8778:How not lose edited DWG drawing even when closed without saving.

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