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P: Save For Web error A write permissions error has occurred Photoshop 22.1.1

New Here ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Hello,

 

I am using the PS 22.1.1 version and when I try to save for web I get the error. "Adobe Save For Web Error A write permissions error has occurred " 

 

Any help?

 

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Adobe Employee , Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

Hi there,

Welcome to the community!


Sorry to hear about the permissions related error when you're trying to save a file using the Save for Web option in Photoshop.

Thanks for sharing the version info. Could you please let us know the macOS version you're working with?

Could you please try granting Read and Write permissions to the Adobe folder at the locations mentioned in the link: Required permissions for Photoshop

If that doesn't help, then try creating a new user account on the Mac & let us know

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Community Beginner , Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

Hello,

 

I just solved this problem on my Mac by doing 2 things. Unfortionately I don't know which one solved the issue, but you can check individually if you have this problem.

 

I disabled Dropbox Backup (Documents and Desktop) und uninstalled GoodSync. Now I can use 'Save For Web' again!

I have a feeling Dropbox Backup Desktop was the issue. Have a try.

 

Hope I could help....

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Community Beginner , Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

You are completely right, I was the one that said the problem originated in Dropbox. If anyone does not know how to unsync the backup from dropbox, here's the procedure:

Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). 
Click your profile picture or initials.
Click Preferences.
Click the Backups tab. (Previously Import tab)
Click Manage backup. 
Uncheck the folders you’d like to remove from Dropbox or toggle all files to Off. 
Click Save.

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New Here ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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This worked for me. Couple extra steps but at least it's a workaround. Thanks for the reply.

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Explorer ,
Feb 27, 2022 Feb 27, 2022

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Thank you for this workaround. I'm having the same problem. I hope they don't take away 'Save for web' 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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Alas, no joy.

 

But Jorge Fdz.'s workaround "click on the preview button, it will open the image in a web browser and from there you can save the image." gets the job done.

 

Unfortunately I can't spend anymore time on this today, I'm up against a few deadlines.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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Any update on fixing this bug?

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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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I keep running into this error using the latest version of Photoshop running on an M1 Macbook Pro, when I go to export for web, no matter the location I choose, it tells me 'Could not complete this operation. A write permissions error has occured'. 

I've reboot the system, tried multiple things and always the same result, has anyone else seen this?

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Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about the permissions related error when you're trying to save a file using the Save for Web option in Photoshop.

Thanks for sharing the version info. Could you please let us know the macOS version you're working with?

Could you please try granting Read and Write permissions to the Adobe folder at the locations mentioned in the link: Required permissions for Photoshop

If that doesn't help, then try creating a new user account on the Mac & let us know if the app works properly or if you still get the same error. You can check the steps here: Set up users, guests and groups on Mac

Let us know how it goes.
Regards,

Akash

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New Here ,
Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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I'm not creating a whole new user account just so I can make a GIF!? Can you fix it please? I have gifs to make. 

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New Here ,
Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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I have the same issue but with OneDrive, turning it off for a moment did the trick. This will probably work for Dropbox and other backing up tools as well.

 

Hope this helps.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I am experiencing the same issue, attempting to export slices with PS 22.2.0 on OS 11.2.1. All permisdsions are enabled.  Using multiple profiles for a simple task is not a suitable workaround.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I could not agree more. It's an absolute pain, I've been using Adobe since Indesign 1.5, and I've never encountered something quite so frustrating.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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It's an asinine "workaround". This is an issue that is being experienced by a fair amount of people and it doesn't matter HOW many times someone posts:

 

"...Could you please try granting Read and Write permissions to the Adobe folder at the locations mentioned in the link: Required permissions for Photoshop

 

it isn't addressing the problem. 

seems like it would be an easy thing to investigate and resolve.

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I've seen that article before but no instructions on HOW to set the read and write permissions for those folders on Mac OsX

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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To edit the Dropbox preferences as described by Slim Media, you don't need to find any folder. Click on the Dropbox icon on topp of your screen, click your Avatar icon (to the top right) > preferences > backups (tab) > and click on "configure" in the first "box", from there you should uncheck all backups of "desktop/compiuter, and Documents. (I could add screendumps, but theyre in norwegian..)

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Explorer ,
Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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Greetings fellow Photoshop users experiencing "Adobe Save for Web Error". I have tried all those suggestions. I have also tried swearing at the computer and banging my head. They don't work either. I strongly NOT recommend the latter solution. What I DID find worked for me (on my Mac desktop, Big Sur OS) is uninstall Photoshop AND remove the icon/alias from your dock. Install the latest version of Photoshop. Open it. Then save the "new" icon/alias to your dock. It worked for me. MY guess is that the old icon/alias is connected still to the older/corrupt version of Photoshop.

 

Let me know if that works for you also.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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This is THE SOLUTION, I did it and it worked! Thank you b.diskin.

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New Here ,
May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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THIS WORKED FOR ME! >> So I did the lazy mans version of what b.diskin just suggested. I really didnt want to uninstall PS. This is the steps that I just did and it worked for me! I had a document open in PS, I grabbed the PS icon on my dock and removed it (it will still stay until you close PS and then dissapear), closed and exited photoshop (icon goes away now), then just reopened PS. Thats it and I was able to save for web! 

 

TLDR:

1. Removed PS icon from dock with Photshop open (icon disapeares on next step)

2. closed & exit Photshop completly

3. Restart Photshop an try saving for web again. 

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New Here ,
Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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I think I have found a solution to this issue on accident as I was trying to resolve another similar issue running a script in After Efects. My Dropbox preferences were set to Backup my Desktop and once I turned off (unchecked) that setting now Save for Web is now working just fine. 

 

Dropbox > Preferences > Backups > Uncheck "Desktop" (and I also unchecked Documents and Downloads while I was at it)

 

I'm curious if anyone finds that this resolves their issues with Save for Web too?

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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YES!  This worked for me.  Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Unfortenately the trick didn't work for me. On Big Sur 11.4 and latest photoshop version.

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May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021

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Screenshot 2021-05-31 at 12.46.06 PM.png

 

Hi, may i know is this correct? this is under Application folder 

I still cannot save for web

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New Here ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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I had a similiar issue before that was cause by a backup or sync i had set up. When that didnt work this time I tried the PS icon undocking that I posted above. However, if the undocking PS method didnt work for you, maybe you could try stopping any file sync or backup going on and then restart your computer. Sometimes that will reset the permission issues. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Same issue here. Big Sur 11.2 and PS 22.1.1

I was exporting images, tried with my next folder, and it gave me the error. Googled this and obviously it's a bug. 

Using the globe to save for now, but what a pain. 

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New Here ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Same issue here. No other software affected so won't be setting up a new profile to make it work. The preview workaround is helpful but this bug needs to be sorted 

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Hello,

 

I just solved this problem on my Mac by doing 2 things. Unfortionately I don't know which one solved the issue, but you can check individually if you have this problem.

 

I disabled Dropbox Backup (Documents and Desktop) und uninstalled GoodSync. Now I can use 'Save For Web' again!

I have a feeling Dropbox Backup Desktop was the issue. Have a try.

 

Hope I could help....

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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THANK YOU!

Disabling Dropbox Backup (Documents and Desktop) indeed did the trick!

 

 

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