Error "could not save as because write access was not granted" in Photoshop 2020 and macOS Catalina

Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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When I try to save an image in Photoshop I get a message

Could not save as “IMG_9257.tif” because write access was not granted.

I also get "file could not be written" when I try to save in Lightroom Classic

Can any body help me I am running the very latest Catalina update on a Mac and the latest update of Photoshop.

 

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Community Beginner , Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy tab > Full Disk Access > check box for Adobe Photoshop

This fixed the problem in Big Sur and probably works for Catalina as well.

Good luck.

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New Here ,
Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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thank you that worked

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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thank you! worked

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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If that can help... I work on photoshop 23.4.1. None of the advices worked for me (full disk access, reset preferences...), until I stop the deskop folder backup I had with dropbox ! It works like a charm now.

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Having same issue, but with Surface Pro - Windows 11. Any help here? 😞

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