I'm using my Mac to connect to an Active Directory drive.

When I was running on Leopard, it worked fine : I could open, modify and save files from the remote drive.

Last week I upgraded my computer to Snow Leopard (10.6.7) and since that, I'm having problems : I still can connect to the remove drives, I can open files, but when I want to save them I get the following error : "The document mydoc.txt could not be saved."

But if I do Save as and save the document under the very same name, then, it's working !

I have no idea what's wrong ! I tried to disconnect from the domain and reconnect, but I still have the problem.

  • Do you have an ACL on that folder? – tegbains Apr 26 '11 at 23:04

I found a workaround to the problem :

The path to the document was the following :


The problem was that I didn't have read/write access to the Personnel folder.

The administrator added read/write access to this folder and now, everything is working fine.

I agree that this is more a workaround than a real solution, but it does the trick for me !


I saw this posted on a Mac and Windows interop site, Snow Leopard and Active Directory Tips and Reports Try the following from the article:

Solution: In a long session of trial and error, I tried saving to the administrative C$ share on my Windows 7 desktop, which was owned by "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller". Creating a share on Win 7 had the same error behavior as before, when the shared folders owner was changed to TrustedInstaller, it worked fine. The following challenge was to port that solution to a XP/2003 environment, which doesn't have that account. My boss, out of a leap of logic, tried the "NETWORK SERVICE" domain account as the owner of the folder on 2003, and everything works. Obviously the sharing/ntfs permissions have to be set properly on top of that. I'm sure I'm not the only one that's had this problem, so I figured I'd toss it at you guys.


  • thanks for the answer. I tried the solution mentionned, but the problem remains. – Jérôme Apr 28 '11 at 7:33

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