Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to MA2011)
Relaunching the finder works for me when I save the files to my desktop. When I save my files to the documents folder the problem does not exist.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 9:25 PM (in response to mberardinelli)
The sudo rm -f command worked for me!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to MA2011)
The disk permissions repair seemed to work for me too (so far!). On a lighter note, it definitely must be Microsoft's fault, since it also happens with Preview, OpenOffice Spreadsheet, and Openoffice Document files. Microsoft's dev team must have really gotten on board with the opensource community lately! Couldn't possibly be an issue with the way Lion (or previous versions) manages file permissions, eh? Hehe. Always cracks me up. The files are no longer appearing on the desktop in any case.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 5:22 PM (in response to chrisfromames)
Force Quit... select Finder => problem solved. Thanks for the simple advice Chrisfromames!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to MA2011)
Happened to me and force quitting Finder also solved the problem for me. Bring up Finder, click the Apple in the top left, press shift (notice that "Force Quit" menu option changed to "Force Quit Finder"), click it, then restart Finder. Should be off the desktop now.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to chrisfromames)
Thanks, relaunching the Finder worked for me using Force Quit.
OSX 10.7.5, Excel 2011.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2014 8:36 AM (in response to MA2011)
Force-quit and restart the finder. No need to go into Terminal etc. That what works for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2014 7:40 PM (in response to mberardinelli)
Thanks mbernardinelli, I had the same and apparently it's gone.