Bug report #19837

Unable to create shapefile layer

Added by Tony Burgess over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:3.2.2 Regression?:No
Operating System:Mac 10.13.6 (HS) Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:27661



Did a clean install of QGIS 3 (latest version) with no issues on both desktop and laptop. I'm the only person with access and I do so with admin permissions. I'm able to open and edit shape files I've imported from ArcGIS, but when I attempt to create a new layer I get the following warning (under OGR):

2018-09-13T10:25:55 WARNING Creation of OGR data source Shelters.shp failed: Failed to create file Shelters.shp: Permission denied

Looking online for solutions, I found this: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/282434/permission-denied-when-creating-shapefile , but this person received professional help.

As my project is in its early days. it would not be a problem to re-install, but would need to know what to do differently in order to avoid this problem reoccurring



#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 4 years ago

Check the location you're saving to - it's probably a location without write permission

#2 Updated by Tony Burgess over 4 years ago

Thanks Nyall, that's all it was. Many thanks for the speedy reply

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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