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Can't Save. I can type in a name, but everything else is disabled/non-functional.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Mr Hall, I experienced the same problem and thought it might have something to do with permissions. I opened a window in Finder, went to Applications > Affinity Designer, then command-i for info. At the bottom, sharing & permissions showed system: read and write, wheel: read only and everyone: read only. Normally it says (me), admin and everyone. I changed wheel to read and write, restarted the application and now am able to save again. Hope this works for you too : )

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I have stopped using this non-functioning app. The save or savs-as dialogs, except for the text-input field are not active (can not be clicked or interacted with).

This app is dead, since nothing can be saved.



Thank you for your suggestion. I tried changing all user-levels to 'Read & Write' but it did not resolve my issue. Thanks again.

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@Mr. HallWhich MacOS version are you running? 

Could you go to System Settings > Privacy & Security> Files and Folders then add Affinity Designer into that list and try to save again. 

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