Quicktime permission error when exporting video

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ben1l, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    Whenever I open a video (i've created) in quicktime and try to export it, I get an error message saying...

    "You don't have permission to save the file "..." in the folder "desktop". You don't have permission"

    Any ideas why this happens or how to fix it?

  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Right click your desktop, click 'Get Info'.

    Under sharing and permissions, click the padlock at the bottom-right and enter your password to unlock. Ensure your username's privileges are set to Read & Write. If not, or you don't see your user listed, click the + icon at the bottom-left and then add your user in as Read & Write.

    Should work now?
  3. tmcalister macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2014
    Sorry to hijack someone else's thread, but I recently encountered the same issue. My user account has R&W permissions but Everyone has 'no access'.

    I launched a VM of 12.2.2 (to check defaults on a fresh installation) and Everyone has R&W permissions. I can't find an answer yet as to if that's the correct defaults. I don't want to have to create yet another test account user but I might have to, ugh.

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