Because the hard drive icon has no real destination to save the document!I figured it out. I was trying to save to "Macintosh Hard Drive" icon. When instead I saved it to the "Documents" icon everything went fine.
[doublepost=1488711875][/doublepost]Out of curiosity, why won't it let me save to the Hard Drive icon?
"Macintosh HD" should only have four visible folders:Thank you. When I moved my files (including about 10,000 pictures) from my external hard drive it took about 3 to 4 hrs. Unfortunately I placed them on to the Hard Drive icon and hence my problem with trying to save "Pages". Thus, should I now move all my files from the Hard drive icon to "Documents"? Then, should I send to trash these same files from the Hard Drive icon?
Aliases have little arrows on the icon, or you can right click to bring up the contextual menu list which has "get info" which will say if it an alias, or "show original" for aliases.did what Mike suggested and worked fine. I have 3 icons on my desktop-the icon of Macintosh HD, Lightroom and another photo app. The last two I downloaded from the internet. Are these just "aliases" such that I can drag them to the trash bin to clean up my desk top, without having to worry about altering the underlying files/applications?
One last thing. Now that my files are in the Documents folder is there a way to move or put an alias of the Documents folder on my desk top so I can quickly open it up?