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Trouble Shooting MS Office: “No Access Privileges”

Dear readers, hopefully this tip can help you too Smile

Some time back I could not open a Word file. I can’t remember the exact error message.
All I remember is it was because I types some math equation in it.
The next day, I could not open it.
Of course, I google-d the solution and tried different tips the forums suggested.
However, the solution turned out to be quite simple: get the latest update from Windows.
Or, you can find the link here:

Recently, I have been having trouble with opening Word file due to access privileges.
Funny. This is my own laptop.
After trying this and that advice in forums, it turns out that the solution is as follows:

1.) Right click the file. Go to Properties.
2.) Under Security tab, choose Edit.
3.) Click Add then Advanced.
4.) Under “Select Users or Groups” window, click Find Now
5.) Under “Search Results”, choose “Everyone” then OK.
6.) Then OK again.
7.) Check “Allow” and “Full Control” box.
8.) Then Apply, OK then OK again.

Mine is Vista. Hopefully it works with other Windows too.

Posted June 30, 2012 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in MS Office