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I have created and saved layer styles, not recently I admit but have done in the past. For some reason or other I just don't seem to be able to save any new ones in QGIS. No file is created. It does not even save changes to existing ones, even though it says I am replacing it. I surely must be doing something wrong, but don't know what. I can make the changes in the style and that's fine, it just won't save.

I'm running on MS Vista.

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What version of QGIS are you using? Have you changed versions since it last worked? – Darren Cope Apr 29 '13 at 16:40
I'm using 1.8 and it is the same version I used initially. I've searched for others with the same issue but found nothing. I've tried new projects, completely new styles. – Peter Cornelissen Apr 29 '13 at 21:44
Do you have write access to the drive/folder you are trying to save the styles to? – Darren Cope Apr 30 '13 at 1:57
Yes, I have access and tried other directories to save as well, but always the same problem. – Peter Cornelissen Apr 30 '13 at 14:02
I just tried here as both .sld and .qml and it worked fine. Can you try in 1.9 and/or an older version? Does it work on another computer? – Darren Cope Apr 30 '13 at 17:28
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It seems like there is a problem with the settings on the PC, probably due to some windows update. I now have a new one and will install on there. It would have been good to know exactly what caused the problem in the first place though!!!

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