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Could not save as because of a program error.

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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I'm getting this Could not save as "file name" because of a program error everytime I try to save. Any known fixes as this is getting frustrating payingfor software that dose not work. My Mac is brand new so I know its not the problem.

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Community Beginner , Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
I figured out the problem with online chat. It was an external harddrive permissoions issue.

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Please let us know which program you are having problems with. Someone will be along to move this post to the appropriate product forum, where you are more likely to get an answer to your question.

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Photoshop 22.2.0 release

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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I figured out the problem with online chat. It was an external harddrive permissoions issue.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I was wondering how you fixed the harddrive permissions issue. I've granted full disk access and am still having the problem. Can you assist?

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Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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I want to follow up with the same problem on vrs 22.3.0 in MacOS 11.2.3 

I've made sure Full Disk Access is allowed on both Lightroom Classic 10.2 and PS, It will allow me to save once(in .tif) but any more saves I get the response of "Could not save "file name" because of a program error".

It will allow me to "save as" under a different file name.

Any ideas?

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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I'm guessing , based on the fact that there is no response to this message from April 15th , that I won't get a response either. 

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I have this exact same issue and it's driving me crazy. The Adobe help suggested rolling back to a previous version of Photoshop, which I did, and the problem was still there. Someone above (Starwhale) suggested it was an external hard drive permissions issue. I'm not sure what that means but I figured I'd let you know. Good luck!

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Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Hi, If I save a file and then decide to change something and then save again to replace the previos file I get the "can't save because of a program error" I am using PS 22.4.2

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Same here!

 

MacOS Big Sur 11.4

PS 22.4.2


Has anyone figured something out regarding this error?

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Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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Anyone?? I just upgraded to PS 2022 and the problem is even worse! Used to just happen when adjusting a jpg then resaving, but now it is also happening with layered .psd files!! Where are the external harddrive permissions instructions? Please help!

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Hey everyone,

 

I know this isn't a solution, but I've just been having to save a copy to the Desktop, then drag/drop that file into the harddrive to replace the file that won't save there. Crazy that this is still an issue in the current version.

 

Pretty annoying, but I hope this helps someone!

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