Document could not be saved. The file doesn't exist


#1

A user in my office has now received this error message, which was reported earlier by another user, three times. Jim said that this is not a Panorama generated error. The user had recently added a record to the database, when the menu bar displays a the words “Not Saved” after the file name. From that point, the file cannot be saved and recent changes are lost. I am at a complete loss for how to resolve this. The user after the second failure and before the third upgraded her computer to OS 10.13. I have the identical file on my computer and have never seen this message. I would be happy to hear any suggestions for troubleshooting this issue, and I plan to expand the search to other troubleshooting sites.


#2

I believe there is another topic on the forum about this. If you google the exact error message you’ll see that this can occur with any Cocoa app. I think it is a permission error, the location where the document is cannot be saved there any more (it’s now read only, or even deleted). As I recall, a solution is to save as to a different location, which you can do by holding down the Option key and using the File menu.


#3

Or you might be able to use the Move To… function in the File menu. That would not make a duplicate file, so you would not end up with a bunch of orphaned files in your storage.