The file “Untitled.rtf” couldn’t be opened. – TextEdit

If you encounter this error, you’ll find various other solutions on the web…

But the solution that worked for me was simple:

1. Open System Preferences (click the Apple icon at the top left, then choose System Preferences…)

2. Choose Internet Accounts.

3.  Choose iCloud on the left, then scroll down to Documents & Data. Uncheck it!


6 Responses to “The file “Untitled.rtf” couldn’t be opened. – TextEdit”

  1. Nathan says:

    I did everything but there is no Documents & Data box.

  2. nico147 says:

    didn’t work on OS X Yosemite –> even unchecking “textedit” from the “Internet Accounts/iCloud/Options” system preference

    • nico147 says:

      found a solution myself :-) –> add a “d” to signifie it’s a rich text document with possible attachments (eg images, animations).

  3. votermom says:

    Thanks! Textedit stopped being able to save any type file – unchecking iCloud seems to work. (El Capitan 10.11.6)

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