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Question: TextEdit cannot save files

After recent High Sierra upgrade, TextEdit will not save files. I have tried changing extension from ".rtf" to ".txt" and various Preferences including reset to Default. I can't figure out what happened.

iBook G3 & iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.9)

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Mar 17, 2018 8:58 AM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

I create New Files in TextEdit and create a document. When I attempt to Name or Save the file, I receive an error message: "The document 'whatever I'm naming it' could not be saved as 'whatever'.txt' You don't have permission." "To view or change permissions, select the item in the Finder and Chose File -- Get Info." I'm unable to complete this process b/c there is no file to choose. I hope that makes sense.

Mar 17, 2018 8:58 AM

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Mar 18, 2018 4:44 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

This created a worse problem: I cannot login my Password for iCloud keychain. The iCloud dialog box is STUCK in the CENTER of the screen. Cannot Cancel it and cannot enter any Password that should work. Trying to Cancel it, creates duplicates and more and more of the same dialog boxes.

The message in the dialog box: "ProtectedCloudKeySyncing wants to use the 'Local Items' keychain. Please enter the keychain password."

No Password is working including the correct one to Restart iMac OS 10.13.3

Mar 18, 2018 4:44 PM

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Mar 19, 2018 10:38 AM in response to JoanneL3 In response to JoanneL3

Please do NOT download and run EtreCheck. That would be a waste of your time.


I suggest you contact Apple Support directly: Contact Apple Support


It sounds like you have multiple issues going on. You won't be able to resolve this in an internet forum. Apple connect to your computer and resolve the problem directly.

Mar 19, 2018 10:38 AM

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