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Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby Isabel on Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:30 pm

My gut feeling is that there is something we should be made away of to delete, like emptying our cache on web browsers.

Is that the clue?

I closed everything down and then reopened just sublime and was able to save my simple html file, but if that is the procedure that is totally unacceptable and I want my money back.

I just bought the program a few days ago on the recommendation of TeamTreeHouse learning videos, and while I am learning I have their web page open and watching their videos and interacting with the courses, I have sublime open and inputting, I have the html page I'm working on open, and I am also taking notes as I go through the course.

My computer can handle it but can sublime?

I just can't believe it! There must be something I don't know I'm suppose to be doing!

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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby adzenith on Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:14 pm

Does something else have the file open, maybe? I think if you get Process Explorer you can inspect the file to see if another program is using it.
Good luck!
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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby tossi on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:10 pm

I had the same issue lately (on Windows XP I could not save a file to the original place from where I had opened it on a Samba share).
The strange thing was that other programs ('Editor', 'Notepad++') were able to open and save the file at the same time when I tried them with the buffer still open in sublime_text. On the next day I could save the same file w/o problem from within sublime_text.

I assume that sublime_text is using system functions for saving that are more picky of 'clean' conditions (which is good in principle to prevent loss of data), but fails to inform the user about the actual root cause, or give the user a manual override button.
Or the preventing conditions are cached and not updated before a new attempt to save is made?

Anyway, if I had to fear this could happen again, it might prevent me from using sublime_text at all, which I start liking a lot otherwise (just starting to evaluate on different OSs).

So the root cause of this odd behavior should be documented here and fixed.


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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby attanze on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:41 am

No SAVE (unable to save "filename.extension") on Linux Ubuntu 12.04. I want to save some files that are requiring elevated privileges but insteat to receive a dialog to enter the root password, I get only a window that informs me that simply I can't save the file, and thats it!

Please correct this very nasty bug. We need to save modified files that require elevated privileges.
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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby richardcd73 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:04 am

Yikes. I just had this problem on Mac OS 10.7.5 using the latest version of Sublime Text 2. Over half of my buffers were unable to save. Is there any fix in sight for this?

Fortunately, I found a workaround. I have to "Save As" for all of my buffers. It's painful, but it works.
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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby HappilyUnstuck on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:42 pm

Can I also report the same thing on Windows 7 (edit file, refresh in browser edit file, then Unable To Save) it's such a shame because the thought of going back to my previous text editor makes me want to cry :cry:

If it's any help this doesn't seem to happen when editing 'tempory' files through ftp, only when working on local files in the browser.

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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby qgates on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:38 am

Most likely the file is locked by another process, or if the file is open RO in another process space and it may be that Sublime is being more fussy than other programs when it detects this to be the case.

It would be nice to see this investigated, but in the meantime, the workaround seems to be to save files under another filename/directory.

It would also be helpful to find a repeatable workflow to reproduce this error (haven't seen it myself). Hopefully Jon will chime in then.

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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby bloodylyons on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:45 am

Any news regarding a fix being pushed out for this?
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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby pzula on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:52 am

I also cannot save on Ubuntu 12.10 -- in particular the user settings file

apparently this is because I used this tutorial to install sublime
http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-insta ... -04-unity/

if you used that, please instead refer to http://askubuntu.com/questions/172698/h ... ime-text-2
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Re: Unable to save -- I see no answers

Postby somewhatjaded on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:45 pm

Noticed that S2 couldn't save when editing .html files on win7

I had S2, folder of files, and browser open.

fix: in file explorer folder window, hide the preview pane. This seems to unblock the process, and S2 can save just fine.

May also work in other (mac/*nix) OS.
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