Fax Error: The message could not be sent. The media is write protected.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by jgarman, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. jgarman

    jgarman Guest

    This solution worked for Vista 32 Ultimate 32-bi

    I've seen several solutions on the web for this error; none worked o
    my machine.
    Apparently the solution to the Vista "media is write protected" erro
    in sending a fax is in the registry

    Open regedit (back it up via export
    Go the key
    Click on "ArchiveFolder" in the right pan
    Verify its content is "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WindowsNT\MSFax
    If it is not, change it

    That's what fixed it on my machine (solution from Microsoft "chat

    They said this solution is in the KB article 005075, but I certainl
    couldn't find it
    jgarman, Nov 7, 2008
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  2. You didn't quote any posts and you started a new thread. To what problem is
    this a solution? My Archive Folder setting is:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax and everything works fine.
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Nov 7, 2008
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  3. jgarman

    jgarman Guest

    In running Vista's FAX service (not available in all versions of Vista)
    several folks have run into the error message which is the title of the
    thread and been unable to send faxes.

    All other threads mentioning this error were closed, so I opened a new
    jgarman, Nov 9, 2008
  4. I see. Thanks. Steps to repro the problem or quotes from other posts would
    help us put this in context. I've never seen the issue reproduced.
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Nov 9, 2008
  5. jgarman

    jgarman Guest

    Next time... perspective is everything
    jgarman, Nov 10, 2008
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