8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2013 5:16 AM by Eichkater
Lovedup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For whatever reason I can not save or save as any Logic Pro 9.1.8 projects I've been working on?? I've tried many forums with no luck. Any suggestions?? I am running Mac OSX 10.8.4 in conjunction with Logic Pro 9.1.8 as well.


Logic Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    Do you get an Alert or is it plainly refused by the OS, also where to do you want to save your project, internal or external drive. Aren't there any read/write problems on your system other than Logic?

     

    Regards.

  • Eichkater Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This problem turned up on me yesterday aswell.

     

    It´s OS X 10.7.5 with LP9.1.8 on a 2009 iMac 24" with M-Audio Fast Track Pro.

     

    All out of nothing, Logic cannot even save new project files: the dialogue pops up, I´ll give it a name, LP9 creates a folder and in the very same moment it cannot save the project-file inside the folder due to permissions. (Same goes for existing projects: I´ll open them, can work with them, but I cannot save or save as - no matter where.)

     

    I´ve googled, I´ve repaired permissions through disc utilities and with ONYX, I´ve changed permissions manually. I only work on the internal harddrive. There were no other applications opened at that time. I´ve got loads of free space on the hd.

     

    It´s not a problem with core audio or any template. It´s Logic itself.

     

    If I try to save any other document (open office) inside this (or any other given) folder, it´s not a problem.

     

    I don´t recall any major update since my last session on Logic - no OS update, no PRO APP update, no driver update for my sound card

     

    Did you solve your problem?

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    It sounds like you'll have to fix your OS Owners Permissions, nothing to do with logic as such! If you're not sure how to proceed let us know.

     

    Have a nice day

  • Eichkater Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    kcstudio, thanks.

     

    I had my owner’s permissions repaired on start up (through pressing "shift", the local Apple guy told me to do so). The problem is still there.

     

    Now, I just created a new user on my mac, and everything´s fine there... Logic will save there etc etc etc.

     

    Any idea how to proceed?

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    Well, open your project and save to the new location then!

    And I think you misunderstood the advice given by the apple person.  To get acquainted with permissions repair read this:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1452

     

    Another important factor in your case could be the configuration of read/write permissions in general:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6732

     

     

    Cheers!

  • Eichkater Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No other location will work with my main-account. Logic simply won´t save/save as/save copy as.

     

    I´ve been already through all permissions I know of (manually, disc utility, onyx, terminal, ... you name it). On the Logic Application Folder, permissions are "drwxrwxr-x"", same as with a friend´s. I guess that should be fine?

     

    On the other hand, working/saving documents with any other app (open office) just works. Anywhere. No Problem at all. It´s Just Logic Pro 9.

     

    Meanwhile, I´ve gone through un-installing and re-installing Logic, it still won´t work. I´m facing setting up the whole system from scratch, so I kind of hope there may still be some other way. I´m sort of desperate here

     

    Still wondering how the threat-starter Lovedup solved his problem.

     

    (And no, I don´t think I misunderstood my apple person: press "shift" on start, the machine will boot into safe mode. There´ll be a progress bar visible, thats when the system will check and repair permissions. fwif: It´s been the last thing I tried after the before mentioned things I tried. )

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    OK, as a last resort effort, your problem is very much related to privileges which are not administered correctly by the OS as discussed here


    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3198307?start=45&tstart=0

     

    I know it's a Lion discussion but still very much present in MountainLion believe me!

    Have you ever tried to press cmd-i on the volume you're not allowed to write to and then

     

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    choose the command >Apply to enclosed items....< for the volume and all visible Folders?

     

     

    Eichkater wrote:

     

    (And no, I don´t think I misunderstood my apple person: press "shift" on start, the machine will boot into safe mode. There´ll be a progress bar visible, thats when the system will check and repair permissions. fwif: It´s been the last thing I tried after the before mentioned things I tried. )

    Very poorly phrased by myself, I'm sorry......what I tried to comunicate was that the apple person did not give you the whole picture of permission and privileges handling.

     

    Have a nice day and good luck with your problem!

  • Eichkater Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    But... but... I am on Lion, not Mountain Lion. (See my first Post )

     

     

    So, you pointed me towards my solution . I was able to reset my ACL and Home Folder File Permissions. And in a matter of 3 minutes my problem was solved.

     

    Logic works and saves as it used to.

     

    This link explains how to get to that menu and how to reset ACL and Home Folder Permissions for 10.7:

    http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_to_resolve_user-level_permissions_iss ues_mac_os_x/

     

    Thanks kcstudio!