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What causes "report could not be opened for writing . . ." message

"This report could not be opened for writing.  Any changes must be saved to a new file."  The version is CR 2013 SP1.  Win 7 Pro.  I'm new to CR and can't figure out why I get this error.  I've verified all Windows permissions.  It's an SAP error message - not a Windows message.  Thanks in advance.


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Hi Rd,

Per SAP Note 1911880, this has been identified as a Bug in CR 2011. Since CR 2013 is just a rebranded version of the same tool, the SAP Note should apply to CR 2013 as well.

For CR 2013, the issue has been resolved in FP3. I would suggest you to upgrade to the highest available version for CR 2013 and see if it works.

Another workaround could be to right-click the CR Designer exe > Run as Administrator > Log-in with Admin credentials > try opening the report.


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