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I was using Wroclaw 1.7/GDAL 1.9(earlier release)/Grass 6.4/GSL 1.15-2 and started getting the following message when saving any item to esri format.

"Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of layer failed (OGR error:Failed to open Shape DBF file `/Users/jes....dbf)" And when I look for the file/sibling files, the dbf is not there.

I just updated everything QGIS 1.8/GDAL 1.9 (December, 3 2012)/Grass 6.4.2. Still getting the same message with any feature that I save.

What can I do to fix this asap?

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Its almost definitely got something to do with writting permissions i'd say. Thats why your file isn't there and creation fails –  U2ros Dec 27 '12 at 19:16
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Save it to somewhere else, the default is inside QGis installation directory and Windows will not allow this. –  A.R Dec 27 '12 at 19:19
    
I've tried saving to different location. Same issue. –  JHH Dec 27 '12 at 19:44
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Check security settings on the different location. Also, have you tried running the program "As Administrator" –  MLowry Dec 27 '12 at 20:21
    
does your original shapefile have dbf,shx and shp files in its folder? –  vinayan Dec 28 '12 at 14:30

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