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Tonda

Both AD and AP: Opening files from locked media

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Hello everyone,

 

both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for Mac are not able to open their files if the files are on locked media (which of course includes optical discs like CD, DVD or BD discs). As a person who is used to backup finished work onto the BD-R discs, I am quite unhappy about this fact - most of time when I go to backups, I need to open old files only to check or print them and this means I have to always copy the file to the harddisk first.

 

To be honest, I don't understand this lock at all, because if you open the file from unlocked media, don't modify anything (just for example print it) and then close it, the file is not modified at all - so apparently when I would open file from CD and close it, Affinity apps will not modify anything too.

 

Besides, the error message is provided by Affinity apps and not the macOS, so apparently Affinity apps know which file is on locked media and which not - so if the problem is that something in the apps needs the file to be unlocked (tools, history...?), what about making these parts unavailable (disabled) when the app detects that the file being opened is on locked media? Or if it is easier to make, just open the file in separate window without any tools around, only with ability to print it? (If it would be possible to click on objects and copy them to the clipboard, it would be great too). 

 

I use many other Mac apps, but Affinity are the only ones where I noticed this lock - you can open even the files in apps like Pages, which has the for-user-transparent saving (the file from locked media simply opens as locked - you can view it and print it as much as you want, but if you try to do any change, Pages shows you message that you have to make a duplicate).

 

So is it possible to remove from both apps the lock for opening the files from locked media, please?

 

Thanks and have a great day.

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