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After Effects file saving error

Community Beginner ,
Mar 10, 2019 Mar 10, 2019

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I keep getting this error when trying to save my after effects project.  I type command + F, choose my location on my HD, and save it as an .aep (the default setting) and this is the error i get - "After Effects Error: File couldn't be opened for writing: "(name of project).aep". (3 ;; 0)


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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 10, 2019 Mar 10, 2019
Did you try to save in different location? to save on desktop directly or different HD if you have 

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Mar 10, 2019 Mar 10, 2019

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Did you try to save in different location? to save on desktop directly or different HD if you have 

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Mar 10, 2019 Mar 10, 2019

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thank you.  This worked.

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Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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You're my Guardian Angel, buddy! ❤️

Thanks a lot!

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Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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It's also possible that the folder you're trying to save it in needs Admin. permission. 

Save the preset in an other location like Desktop, then manually in the Finder or in Documents Window drag the .ffx file to the Presets Folder.

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Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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What do you mean by this? I keep getting "error with file" after effects and premiere pro

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Hello. I justa had that same exact issue, and i spent this whole afternoon with a big frustration. But i finally figured it out. I do not have a lot of free space in my HD, so i think that's the reason why.

 

Just go to preferences and delete de Cache from AE, and i think that is it.

 

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