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    Sep 10, 2013
    Image cannot be opened - no permission to open
    Hi folks,

    I have recently come up against a problem opening images in Preview on a Macbook Pro I have had for around 12 months. I'm not sure what's wrong and when I view 'get info' cannot see a reason why I cannot open the images.

    Every image show me as having read and write permissions. I am therefore confused.

    Here's the error message:

    "The file xxxxxxxxx could not be opened because you do not have permission to view it.

    To view or change permission select item in Finder and choose File > Get Info."

    When I do this I cannot see any reason for the problem. The info says I have read and write access and that the image will be opened in Preview'.

    Any ideas what could have cuased this to start happening on seemingly every image I now try to open?

    Thanks :-)

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    Jul 07, 2008
    Winchester, VA
    2015 rMBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 8, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and two MacMinis
    Have you tried Disk Utility to repair permissions recently? Sometimes permissions get messed up and need to be repaired.

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