I was trying to save a file on my Mac and it said

The document could not be saved. You don't have permission

I have papers to write and recover because they decided to delete themselves

How do I fix this "You don't have permission" error when using Pages on OS X?


Sometimes the System and or User permissions need cleaning/Repair

To fix the System level permissions:

Open Disk Utility and repair the permissions.

To fix the user level permissions

Restart while holding the cmd-r.

The select reset password (you will NOT be resenting the password)

Instead use the restore ACL's on that screen,

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