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Affinity designer is not allowing me to export or delete a sample document!

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I recently downloaded Affinity Designer. On opening AD one is welcomed with some sample illustrations (Downloadable). I downloaded some illsutrations and modified them a little bit. When I closed the document I was not asked, what to do with the document. Now that I have downloaded a 311 MB illustration, I don't see the option to delete it nor can I find where is it stored on my mac. I would either like to export it (AD is not allowing to export since it's locked) or delete it which I can't!

So how can I remove this lock feature in order to delte or export the 311 MB illustration?

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Short answer is you cannot save or export the samples. They are really for seeing how they are made.


I don't know where they are downloaded to on a Mac. A search here should have a post to the location. It's been asked before. 

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On Macs, these samples are downloaded to a normally hidden system level private/var (variable) directory that is emptied whenever you restart your Mac. If you want to see that directory, you can use the File > Reveal in Finder menu item like for any other open file. If you want to delete it from there, you can do so but it would be a bad idea to do that while the file is open.


Much easier & safer just to not worry about it & from time to time do a restart to empty all the variable files in one go.

Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.1.2

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