File is not saved, permissions are not recognized

I have granted all permissions. However, the app does not recognize this and always gives the error that it does not have write permission. The file cannot be found on the device either. Nevertheless, the text can be read. Why and where is the file. I’ve tried every scope. No file is saved anywhere. My blocks:

Your file is in the ASD, you can find if for example using Total Commander…

Ask for permission in Screen Initialize event
You only have to ask for write permission

Further things to try:
set the Default File scope in the Screen properties to Legacy and the file scope of the file component to App, also remove the / of the filename


I tried. No file is written to the SD card. I get error 908 when asking for permission. If I omit / , the file is always saved in the app storage, isn’t it? It will certainly also be saved there, because the success message will appear and the text can be read out.

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I have to add that the error comes directly when writing and no query appears.

delete all files and directories inside the ASD of the companion app (alrernatively uninstall the companion app, then reinstall), remove those 2 blocks and try again


I tried it, same result. No file is saved to the SD card. The error is still displayed.

which Android version are you using for your tests?

Android 13

you get that error, because the file component does not declare storage permissions anymore in the manifest, see also

which means, do not ask for permission and it works for newer Android versions…

FileSave.aia (2.1 KB)


Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to work on my project for a long time because of my work. Luckily that has now changed again. Thank you for your help so far. I would like to save a file in my mobile phone’s download folder. So not only in the private memory of the app. But that doesn’t seem to be working

You might want to provide a screenshot of your relevant blocks


The code is still the same as on my last sent screenshot.

If you want to store in folder /Download, then you should use this filename


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I was using File Scope Legacy and getting the 908 Permissions error as always. But it was queried beforehand and I confirmed it.

Try the MFile extension


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I tried.

But here the file is only saved in the App folder. Not in a normal public folder. I’ve tried a lot with the extension, unfortunately nothing has led to success.

Are there any other solutions? Haven’t you had any problems with it yet?

show us the Do it result


Here is the result:

as you can see yourself, you are storing the file in ASD…
what about using the path /Download/Test.txt to store it in shared storage /Download?