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When I try to save a Final Draft file on Mac, I get an error message saying that the file name is invalid.

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When I try to save a Final Draft file on Mac, I get an error message saying that the file name is invalid.

Answer

The problem is that there is an invalid character in either the file name or in one of the folder / sub-folder names. The most common scenario is a slash in the file name for the date, like this:

Casablanca First Revision 7/12/10

Do not use slashes; use dashes instead.

If the file name does not have any invalid characters, check the path (the line of folders and subfolders) where you're trying to save the file. For example,

Macintosh HD > Documents > Projects/Scripts

is not a valid path because of the slash in the last folder name. Remove any non-alphanumeric characters from any folder or subfolders to which you want to save your script and you should not receive further error messages.


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Views: 9426 Created on: Mar 09, 2010
Date Updated: Jul 02, 2014
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