FAQ

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Knowledge base article 175

Crash on saving/opening a file

Symptom: Write cannot open or save files - typically the program will crash on open/save.

Possible cause: Windows defender has been setup to prevent Ability from accessing the Documents folder.

Solution: please allow Ability programs to access the Documents folder.

For instructions, please see this Microsoft advisory:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-exploit-guard/customize-controlled-folders-exploit-guard#allow-specific-apps-to-make-changes-to-controlled-folders

If controlled folder access is On please use the Add an Allowed app and select Ability Write (and other Ability applications).