Save button does not work with "restored" data xml file. gnucash-2.4.11-1.el6.x86_64

Jean-David Beyer jeandavid8 at
Fri Nov 23 07:46:01 EST 2012

On 11/23/2012 04:27 AM, GCMAB wrote:
> Jean-David Beyer-2 wrote
>> If I open
>> that with Gnucash, it comes up just fine. But when I go to hit the Save
>> button, the button is grayed out. If I select File, Save is also grayed
>> out, but I can write if I use the Save AS button to a new file.
> _
> _*Just to rule out the obvious*, you have made changes have you? Not just
> opened it up to check there are no problems? When no changes have been made
> the "save" functionality is 'disabled' whether accessed using the button or
> the menus because it isn't needed. Obviously "save as" is available to allow
> you to make a copy of the file with another name. I'm sure that would have
> been the first thing you thought of but include it just in case.
Thank you. It was not obvious to me. It worked anytime on the old 
version of gnucash I was using so I never thought about that.

This morning, when I was more alert, I made a test gnucash setup as 
myself (I had  been working as another user) from scratch, and it would 
not save either until I *changed something*. I assume that will fix the 
real accounts too.

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