Bug report #6709

Creating a shapefile fails silently when you don't have permissions (should have an error message, consistent with other actions)

Added by Alister Hood over 7 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15874


- Right click on a vector layer and choose "save as". Try to save it somewhere you don't have permissions (often C:/ on Windows). You will get an error message saying to contact the administrator to get permissions.
- Click "Layer>New>New Shapefile layer" and try to save it to the same place. The file will not be saved, but there will be no error message. (and anyway, is there a reason why the QT save dialog is used in this case instead of the native Windows dialog? I think it might be needed to provide that encoding option, but I can't remember for sure).

Only tested on Windows.

Associated revisions

Revision 71c15f06
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

show failure to create a new shapefile on message bar and point to message log (fixes #6709)


#1 Updated by Alister Hood over 7 years ago

Also tested in 1.8

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category set to GUI

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