When I open the program, I get several error messages saying it "Cannot Create" a user dictionary "USER_US.LXA."
Once I'm in the program and try to save a file, I get an error message saying "Error Unable to Rename." ... "Error #0"
And after that, I get a third error message: "Error Creating..." "File Access Denied."
Error #0 implies Screenwriter does not have the proper permissions/privileges to write to your computer. If this is a recent installation, then it's likely that Screenwriter was not given administrator privileges.
To set (or check) Screenwriter's administrator's privileges:
- Exit Screenwriter if it is running.
- Right click on the Screenwriter icon under Start > All Programs > Screenwriter 6 or on the Desktop alias if you created one there.
- Click Properties.
- Click on the Compatibility tab.
- At the very bottom, check the box labeled Run this program as an administrator.
- Click Apply.
- Click OK.
If that does not work, the next likely problem is that you have Windows Defender, or some other security software, that prevents Screenwriter from writing to your computer. The solution is to whitelist Movie Magic Screenwriter. For Windows Defender, make sure that the Screenwriter exclusion is for the 'process' -- Defender's term, not ours -- to exclude Screenwriter from the security protections.
If you any other type of antivirus or security software, you must add Screenwriter to their 'exclusion', 'exception', 'allow'. or 'white' lists.
If that still is insufficient, right-click on Screenwriter's installer (MovieMagicScreenwriter6.exe) and choose the Run As Administrator option, choose Uninstall, then reinstall it to give it the proper privileges.
For example, here is what Windows Defender looks like:
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