Shopify: An error prevented any liquid file from being saved

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Have you encountered an error in Shopify when you wanted to save the liquid file and all of a sudden you were getting “An error prevented any liquid file from being saved” even when you add space character. You would have searched online and found out that people were experiencing the similar issue and they reported that after some time, the issue would have been resolved on its own. If you are under tight deadline and want to resolve it quickly, here is a trick.

  • Close the browser. Now login again and try to make the change and see if it resolves.
  • If not, contact Chat Support and they will “flush front end cache”. Once done, you need to close the browser, login again and try to change and save the liquid file.

Key information needed by Chat Support

  • Operating System
  • Browser
  • Any change to Add-on/extensions or computer.
  • How long you are facing the issue
  • and if you want to be over-smart, ask them to “flush front end cache”. 🙂

Approximate time to get Chat Support online: 10 minutes

Approximate time to resolve the error: 5 minutes



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  1. karan says:

    product.liquid not accept this code error to save file .product.liquid
    this code {% section ‘related-products’ %}

    1. Hello Karan,

      What you mentioned is a generic error. Without details it is not possible to help you but check if you have the named section available within your Shopify.

      Vishal Monpara

  2. Priya says:

    Hello Sir,
    I faced issue of theme.js.liquid file didn’t save.
    Please Help me.

    1. Hello Priya,

      Whatever the changes you have made, you want to save those changes locally on your computer and discard all the changes in Shopify. Clear all sessions, cookies and close browser. Login to Shopify, make those changes again and try to save it.

      Vishal Monpara

  3. Paul Hildebrandt says:

    Thank you for your help. I kept staring at my code trying to see the problem. I even reverted and still, nothing worked. Sure enough, just closing the window and reopening it did the trick.
    Thanks much!

    1. Hi Paul,

      I am glad it worked for you.

      Vishal Monpara