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2931643 - Error: Cannot open the local document for writing - SAP PD


  • Error is raised trying to check out a project document.
  • The output displays:

Checking out the document 'MODEL'
- Error: Cannot open the local document 'C:\Program Files\SAP\PowerDesigner 16\' for writing.

  • There is enough free disc space.
  • It occurs for different target paths for the model files: the PD program directory, native c:\, the "home" directory of user represented by the windows variable %USERPROFILE%, a different network drive, etc.
  • User has administrative privileges in PD as well as on the Windows PC.
  • User has write permissions on all destinations - he is able to create and edit, e. g. a text file.
  • Checking out some other project documents to the same path is successful.
  • Project documents that fail to check out have no Relative path name in the Check Out Project dialog.



SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 16.6


SAP PowerDesigner 16.6


model, 821802, CR821802, CR#821802 , KBA , BC-SYB-PD , PowerDesigner , Bug Filed

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