Bug Save As Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac Version 15.13.1 2016 using network shares/volumes ( DELETES FILE ! )

Just trying to verify that this bug is reproducible. My team has lost documents because of this critical save-as bug in Powerpoint for Mac Version 15. 13. 1 (2016).

Here is a link to a video that outlines the issue/bug. 


Video demonstrates a catastrophic bug using the Save-As command in Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac Version 15.13.1 wherein Powerpoint is unable to overwrite/replace the open file and will discard and remove the file from its directory destructively if not re-saved before closing the document. This bug appears to be isolated to network volumes/shares in my testing and is not reproduced on local volumes. Apologies in advance for the **** audio.

Steps to Reproduce in Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac Version 15.13.1 (again only occurs with network volumes AFP and SMB share in my testing)

1. File - New Presentation
2. File - Save (Saving to a network volume)
3. File - Save-As (Saving to same network volume location with the intent of overwriting original presentation.
4. File - Close (File will be deleted from network volume directory).


Question Info

Last updated April 29, 2020 Views 4,730 Applies to:
That version was superseded some months ago. Please use Help>Check for Updates to get 15.25 and test again. 
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