Unable to save figures from figure window in matlab R2016b

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I am new to matlab and I am using R2016b. Everytime I plot a figure and use the figure window to save the figure or use anything in the figure window like zoom tool I get error messages Error using fullfile (line 43) String input not supported.
Error using fullfile (line 43) String input not supported.
Error in filemenufcn>localUpdateNewMenu (line 136) if exist(fullfile(matlabroot,'toolbox/simulink/simulink/open_system.m'), 'file')
Error in filemenufcn (line 37) localUpdateNewMenu(hfig)
Error while evaluating Menu Callback
Error using fullfile (line 43) String input not supported.
Error in filemenufcn>localSaveExport (line 341) filename=fullfile(newpath,newfile);
Error in filemenufcn (line 56) localSaveExport(hfig, false)
Error while evaluating Menu Callback

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Vandana Rajan
Vandana Rajan on 28 Feb 2017
Hi,
One potential cause for this issue is if there are built-in MATLAB functions that are being overridden by the user code. To check for this, we can use the function "which x -all" where x is another function name. In this scenario, it is a good idea to check the following:
>>which fullfile -all
>>which string -all
>>which isstring -all
to see if any of these are being overridden.
Please take care that you do not use names of built-in MATLAB functions for your variables or user-defined functions.
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Dan Levenstein
Dan Levenstein on 8 Aug 2017
I seem to have a similar problem with isstring, however, my only conflict is as follows:
>> isstring('test')
ans = 0
>> which isstring -all built-in (/Applications/MATLAB_R2015b.app/toolbox/matlab/strfun/isstring) /Applications/MATLAB_R2015b.app/toolbox/matlab/codetools/@mtree/isstring.m % more method
both of which are built-in functions... any suggestions?

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