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Error: Unable to save. Check to make sure you have write access...

Error Message

The following error may occur when opening an MXD document:

"Unable to save. Check to make sure you have write access to the specified file and that there is enough space on the storage device to hold your document."

Cause

One or more images referenced in the layout were removed, or moved from their original location.

Solution or Workaround

There are two possible solutions.

  • Open the MXD and remove the reference to the image.
  • Restore the image to the original location for the MXD to access.