Microsoft Office Excel cannot access the file in a directory

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I have deployed my application in a 64 bit OS and got the following error at the time of uploading an excel file.

Microsoft Office Excel cannot access the file ‘c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Download\mahedee.xlsx’.

There are several possible reasons:

  • The file name or path does not exist.
  • The file is being used by another program.
  • The workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook.

Solution:

  1. Create directory “C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\Desktop ” (for 64 bit Windows) or “C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop ” (for 32 bit Windows)
  2. Set Full control permissions for directory Desktop (for example in Win7 & IIS 7 & DefaultAppPool set permissions for user “IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool”)

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