Error: Warning: ArcView cannot save or create this file
Clicking the Make Default button on the Customize dialog box returns the following message.
Warning: ArcView cannot save or create this file.
You don't have permissions to create a user default project.
Solution or Workaround
- Determine how ArcView sees the $HOME directory. A. Open a new view.
B. Select Add Theme from the View menu.
C. Replace the path in the Directory field with the environment variable, for example $HOME
D. Press the Enter key.
The Directory field will now show the actual path.
- Make sure you have write permission to the $HOME directory.
- Examine the $HOME directory for a file named default.apr. Make sure this file is not write protected.