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Fix: You Don’t Own the File and Don’t Have Permissions to Write It – Preview Mac

Fix: You Don’t Own the File and Don’t Have Permissions to Write It – Preview Mac

When trying to edit a picture in Mac OS X Preview, you may receive an error message that you don’t have permission to edit the file. This seems to be a bug in Preview.

 

You don’t own the file “” and don’t have permission to write to it.





You can duplicate this document and edit the duplicate. Only the duplicate will include your changes.

 

The quick fix is to click cancel, close the file, and re-open it. You should be able to make edits to the file in Preview again.

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Aly on Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:11

Hi, I'm having this problem, and closing the file and opening it again is not helping. I just get the same message again. Any other fixes I can try?

Hi, I'm having this problem, and closing the file and opening it again is not helping. I just get the same message again. Any other fixes I can try?
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