1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    Question about saving to Documents and other folders

    Upgraded last night and am slowly working through minor issues.

    One thing that's confusing me - my username is supposed to be in the Administrator group on my computer, but my settings seem to be connected to the Home User group instead. I first discovered this when I tried to open Outlook and Outlook couldn't access my .pst file. I went into Security and gave the Home User group full access. Problem solved.

    Next, I found that I couldn't save to any of my Documents folders. I found that if I changed Security settings to full access on each individual folder, it would allow me to save, create new folders, etc. Now I'm wondering if it's possible to make this a more global change? Changing access to every stinkin file is pretty annoying and it seems logical that there should be a global setting to do this. (One more thing related to user issues: what's the use of being in an Admin group if you don't actually have Admin permissions to run things? The cmd menu won't allow me to do anything...)
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    Posting my solution just in case anyone else needs to know how to fix this: Go to Windows Explorer, then C:\Users\Username (left hand side of the window). Right-click on Username, then go to Properties, Security, Home Users, Edit. Grant Full Control to the Home Users Group (or whatever is appropriate). It will then go through the entire folder & grant access to a bunch of things. Not everything, but the things you don't get access to, you probably don't want access to.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    WIndows 10

    I guess no-one know for sure. I have the same problem. Might just go back to windows 8, at least it understands what an Administrator is
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