I recently installed OSX Yosemite 10.10 on my Macbook Pro and ran into a The file pages couldn’t be opened error each time I tried opening a pages document stored on iCloud.
After Googling a bit I discovered that this error “The file pages couldn’t be opened” and a similar problem with Numbers documents has been plaguing many people.
First I tried some of the fixes suggested in the Apple Discussions forums which involved signing out of iCloud then signing in again – this didn’t work for me and I continually got “The file pages couldn’t be opened” each time I tried to open a Pages document from iCloud.
My fix for how to solve The file pages couldn’t be opened error with Pages documents in iCloud:
After checking I was all up to date with my software (I’m running Pages 5.5.1) I tried the old faithful Repair Disk Permissions in Disk utility
I still had the “The file pages couldn’t be opened” error…
However, after a restart the error went away
I’d be curious to know if anyone else has success with the same procedure, let me know!
I am a high school student and I use my computer to do everything. Lately it’s been showing me errors like ‘This file could not be opened”, and ‘This file could not be saved”. This was highly frustrating, and I was considering factory resetting my computer(which would have been terrible, but better than not being able to access my school files). I tried everything on apple’s forums with no luck. Then I stumbled upon your article. This was a life saver! Everything works perfectly now! I can’t thank you enough for your help.
I think this is helpful for me.