I can't Save Anything!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by no.1 Apple Fan, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. no.1 Apple Fan macrumors regular

    no.1 Apple Fan

    Jul 8, 2009
    In a pineapple under the sea
    Hi all
    When I updated to Mac OS 10.7.3, I started having an error where it won't let me save anything. When I try to save something, I get a warning that says "The document … could not be saved. You don't have permission. To view or change permissions, select the item in the finder and choose File > Get Info." It does it in every program that saves/autosaves. I have tried everything including restarting and trying some Terminal commands. Nothing has worked! Please help me!!!

  2. 4np macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    The Netherlands
    If sounds like your permissions are wrong, or you are trying to save outside your home folder (not advisable).

    Try 'repair permissions'...
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
  5. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I had a similar issue, I assume after updating to 10.6.8, where Word and Excel would just freeze up after I hit save, and I have to force quit them to do anything. Apparently there was a second update that fixed the first one, but I don't know what the issues where. I just did that update and now it is fine. Maybe you can fix it that way, too.

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