Xcode error: Unable to create snapshot Unable to write to info file ‘<DVTFilePath: ~~~~~ info.plist’>’.
Xcode has been tossing this error at me for over a year now. This problem has persisted across multiple versions of Xcode and OS X. Whenever I open an older project (from a previous version of Xcode), it often suggests some updates to the project and offers to create a snapshot of the project before continuing. It always fails with an error similar to this. Manually initiating an Xcode snapshot from menu FILE | Create Snapshot results in the same error.
It hasn’t been real issue for me, I use GIT for version control and have never relied on Xcode snapshots. It’s only been a minor nuisance, but I’m procrastinating on some other work and this seems like a good time to investigate the problem.
Quite a few web posts indicate it has something to do with corrupted .DS_Store files and/or conflicts with GIT and the location of the .git folder relative to the Xcode project.
To test those ideas, I tried deleting those files… it didn’t work. Also tried creating a new project without using GIT at all. It still failed with the error.
Creating a brand new directory, verifying permissions, and changing Xcode preferences to use that directory for snapshots didn’t work either.
For now, I’m stumped on this one. Next step may be to try running clean copy of Xcode and OS X in a VM and see if the problem shows up there. Maybe I’ll find something later… if I do, I’ll post an update.