We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion.

The problem we're having is every single time we open a file and then try to save it, we get the error

Could not save <FILENAME> because write access was not granted.

The easy work around is to do a save as. The weird thing is if you simply close the file without doing a save as, it disappears from the folder it was in.

I didn't set up our server, but I know we tried to enable all the permissions we could for every user. Thanks for your help.

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    Are the users network users or local users?
    – Matt
    Jul 18, 2012 at 10:59
  • In what programs is this occurring?
    – Andrew U.
    Feb 28, 2014 at 12:56

1 Answer 1


There are Apple-created bugs in OS X 10.5 "Leopard" client & server when copying files to/from AFP shared volumes.

See more detail in this answer:

No right to open file once copied on the desktop

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