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  1. Those are helpful suggestions, I tried some of them, but the problem wasn't completely solved. Here's something I noticed, I usually open a file, work on it, save it, and close it and then open another file. After five or six times, the problem presents itself. However, I've noticed if I just leave the files open, and open another file, when the problem happens, if I close one of the files, I then can open one more file. Then if I try to open another file, I get the error message again, but again, closing one of the open files lets me open one more file. Does that still sound like a user account issue?
  2. I created a new user and opened about 15 files. I was unable to re-create the problem with the new user. Please do not suggest that I use a new user for Affinity Pro. I am not having an issue with my user account and any other program on the Mac. Just Affinity Pro. That would not be an acceptable solution.
  3. I am still having the problem described here after two years. I am currently using version 1.7.3.This is super annoying when I am working on a lot of files.: To recap the problem. When I open a file, about every fifth time I try to open the file (not always the fifth time, the amount of times varies), I get the permission error above. If I close Affinity Pro, and re-open it, I can open the file normally. This happens sometimes when trying to export a file as well. This happens with files stored locally on the Mac, or on files on a network drive. It doesn't seem to matter. Suggestions I've tried from other threads that did not work: Pruning the number of fonts active on my machine, giving Affinity Photo Full Disk Access in Security and Privacy.
  4. I am still having this problem. It still behaves exactly the same way even with the latest version of Affinity Pro and the latest version of MacOS. Has anyone discovered a way to fix this yet?
  5. I have also found the new version to be very sluggish with the brushes. There is a real delay that makes it hard to work with. I also have issues where the application itself does not render properly, in the section on the right with the adjustment, layers, effect tabs, etc. I used Time Machine to restore back to 1.6.7, but left 1.7 on the machine as well for now. I still have the old issue with getting the access denied message opening files which is supposedly because of too many fonts on the machine (down to 139 fonts). I was hoping 1.7 would fix that but it didn't.
  6. I cut down to 139 fonts, still having the problem. And no, I get that message regardless of if I open a file from the local hard drive or a network drive. I’m usually opening the files from my local drive.
  7. How many fonts do I have to trim down? Looks like there is 245 on my machine now.
  8. Why on earth should the number of fonts affect an image app, and why should it give a permission error? I shouldn't have to delete fonts in order to open an image file. (FWIW, I didn't go out of my way to install fonts, they either came with the OS or were installed by other programs). This is the only program I have that has this issue,
  9. I am having the same issue. It will open and save files for first few times, but after working on a number of files I get the "Failed to Open File" message box saying that "The file could not be opened because permission was denied". If I close Affinity Pro, and re-open it the file opens correctly. I haven't been able to figure out any sort of pattern as to how many files I can work on before getting the message, or how long the program is open. I tried the steps outlined here for cleaning the font cache but it did not solve the problem. I don't know why fonts would have anything to do this anyway. This seems like a problem that should be fixed by the developer.
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