Q: Why do I get an error when trying to enter or change the information in MacGourmet?
A: On rare occasions the database gets locked by the file system, and doesn’t unlock normally. When this happens you’ll usually see an error like:
unable to open database file
database is locked
attempt to write a readonly database
To resolve the problem, try the following:
With MacGourmet not running…
- Select your MacGourmet3Database file in Documents and choose Get Info. (If not in Documents, you can find your database file by choosing the "Where is My Database?" menu item from the Help menu within MacGourmet).
- In the window that is displayed, look at Ownership & Permissions and make sure “You can” says Read & Write
- If it already does, then with the MacGourmet3Database file still selected, right-click, or control-click on the file and choose “Show package contents” which will open a window. Now, select the MacGourmet.mgdb file and choose Get Info, and make sure “You can” says Read & Write for that as well.