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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Problem with saving in Lion

I recently bought a new MBP with Lion installed. Having never used it, the new file system is a bit tricky to me.

My current problem: I have a JPG that I've copied from DropBox onto my desktop. I opened it in Preview, cropped, and tried to 'Duplicate'. It just says "The operation could not be completed". I then tried to "Save A Version", which gives me "The file XYZ could not be saved".

I copied and pasted the actual file as a different file name, to no avail. The same problem persists.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Is your problem the first step "I copied the file..."? Maybe you need to open it where it sits, duplicate it, then manipulate the duplicate and save it?

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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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Is your problem the first step "I copied the file..."? Maybe you need to open it where it sits, duplicate it, then manipulate the duplicate and save it?
Just tried the original file - same problem.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Command i on the file to get info. Make sure under "Genreal" that the file is not locked. Under Sharing and Permissions ensure that you have permission to Read & Write the file.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Command i on the file to get info. Make sure under "Genreal" that the file is not locked. Under Sharing and Permissions ensure that you have permission to Read & Write the file.
Yep! This info is often in the window title bar as well. The files I have opened in Preview usually include the term 'Locked' in grey at the top of the window. Once duplicated, the duplicate file is not locked and can be manipulated as expected.
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Old Jan 18th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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Just tried the original file - same problem.
1. open file in contained in your Dropbox using preview; it will be locked.
2. duplicate the file; it will not be locked.
3. close the original (locked) file.
4. manipulate the duplicate (not locked) file.
5. Save As what ever you want.
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Old Jan 19th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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Hey everyone - I did as you instructed, to no avail. Still gives me this prompt, despite duplicating, closing original file, ensuring permissions are good, and making sure it's unlocked:

http://i.imgur.com/x9r6p.png
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