_______ could not save ________ because its location could not be determined.

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  1. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    When I try to save a file in TextEdit or Pages after a pause between last save, it fails due to that error. "Pages could not save example.pages because its location could not be determined." This just started recently, and is annoying.
     
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  3. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've tried restarting.

    The exact error message is:

    "The location of the document “Research Paper” cannot be determined.

    You can specify where to save it."

    It says this in every new file created, but not in old files.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I think you are going to have to give the precise steps you took from beginning to end to repeat the issue before anyone can help.
     
  5. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Simple:

    1. I hit "Save" or press cmd-S.
    2. The following message appears:
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Your still not giving the entire story. Beginning means the beginning, not when you saw the problem. How did you create the file? How did it get it's name?

    Since you said it happened in pages, I started pages, created a new file, hit cmd-s - it then popped up a dialog with a place to enter a new filename and choose a location.
     
  7. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That would be how I did it. It is not only pages though.

    1. Open Pages/TextEdit (Only programs I have tested this with
    2. Type
    3. Save using cmd-s or cmd-shift-s
    4. Type more
    5. Hit save again using cmd-s
    6. That message appears
     
  8. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Tried to repeat that here. I saw somewhere that the message is possible if the file is moved between the two saves, but in my case the software is able to follow the move. Perhaps you are running a different version that I.

    Sorry I couldn't help you. Maybe post your issue at the apple support forums.
     
  9. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    If you are using the new Squeeze app then you might see this problem. But only if you used it on your Applications folder. I noticed this being discussed on MacUpdate.

    Edit.. just thought I'd pop in the MU page for Squeeze so that you can read about it there: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33585/squeeze
     
  10. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did use Squeeze, but do not keep it running all the time, nor use it on my Applications folder. I'll look into that though, thanks
     
  11. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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  12. mahfrot macrumors newbie

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    I was also having this problem, and have been using Squeeze. I had added my Documents folder, and then the problem started. Took my Documents folder off the list, and presto - Pages behaves normally again.

    -Rob
     

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