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Question: Pages saving garbage folders on network share

Hey guys,

I'm running into a problem again where Pages is creating a garbage empty folder on every save and/or autosave when working with files on a network share. This happened before years ago when Pages 5 first came out. Apple fixed it in subsequent updates but now that I've updated my computer to both High Sierra and latest corresponding Pages, the bug has returned (see screenshot). Has anyone else experienced this? I also upgraded my Mac server to High Sierra and latest version of the Server app.

If anyone has a solution to this I would be greatly appreciative.

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Nov 16, 2017 8:14 AM in response to Anna Beekman In response to Anna Beekman

Make certain that in Pages v6.3, that the following is selected:

File menu : Advanced : Change File Type : √ Single File

This will save files as zip-compressed documents, and not as folders. It is the default for Pages v5.5.3 and later. Only the Finder can present package folder documents to appear as regular Pages documents. If the bundle bit is damaged on a Pages package folder, then the Finder won't detect it as a Pages document, and will force it to appear as a folder. It will be useless as a Pages document.

How is that filesystem formatted that you show in your screen capture? Is it APFS, HFS+ case-insensitive (Journaled), FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, or some Linux format variant?

Also, if one double-clicks a Pages single-file format document in Google Drive, or on a Windows file system, it will unzip the document into a folder, effectively destroying the document for future Pages usage.

Pick one file. Rename it so that the extension is just .pages. Can you open it with Pages v6.3?

Nov 16, 2017 8:14 AM

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