Unable to Save Files in Desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JamieYeap91, May 7, 2011.

  1. JamieYeap91 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've been facing this problem for quite some time already. Usually I'll save documents or pictures i found online where I will be using for a short while in desktop but now I cant.

    Whenever I click my save target as Desktop, it will prompt me that unable to open target file for writing. What should I do? What causes this? Did I accidentally click on anything?

    Please Help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    #3
    go into your home folder and right click on the desktop folder - get info

    unlock at the bottom
    in the users box, click on your name and in that drop down change to read/write, and then click the gear box down below. select "apply to enclosed items, press OK and you should be good to go
     
  4. JamieYeap91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I've tried but it's not working. :mad:
     
  5. JamieYeap91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's already in read/write status. i tried changing to others like writing only but to no avail. I can't even play with the changes. :confused:
     
  6. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    #6
    go to applications/utilities and open disk utility. Repair permissions from there and report back
     

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