Unable to create or access workbook cache. Excel Services Application is unable to function without a workbook cache Event ID 5226

This SharePoint tutorial we will discuss, how to resolve an error which says: Unable to create or access workbook cache at c:\Windows\Temp\Excel Server\FileCache\\Ranges. Excel Services Application is unable to function without a workbook cache.

The error looks like below:

Unable to create or access workbook cache

The account that runs the application pool in which Excel Services Application runs might not have permissions to create a directory on the Excel Services Application server computer.

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To fix unable to create or access workbook cache SharePoint error, follow the below steps,

Go to your server and navigate parent folder %windir%temp folder

Right-click over temp folder select properties and select security Tab over the properties dialog box

Find WSS_WPG(server\WSS_WPG) by Scroll down group and usernames

sharepoint 2013 unable to create or access workbook cache

Click on edit and select WSS_WPG(server\WSS_WPG) and give full permission which has read and execute permissions on the Temp folder.

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Give OK and close that, now the problem will get fixed.

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This SharePoint tutorial, we learned how to fix an error Unable to create or access a workbook cache. Excel Services Application is unable to function without a workbook cache.

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