1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 4
    Win 10 x64
       24 Oct 2016 #1

    Getting error: "We couldn't set your default save location"


    I just reloaded Win 10 Preview Build 14951. I'm trying to set my default save locations (Settings, System, Storage) but the only two that I can change are Apps and Maps. The others give me error 0x80070005. Is there a registry location I can change to do this rather than using the Settings menu?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,322
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       24 Oct 2016 #2

    Toml12953 said: View Post
    I just reloaded Win 10 Preview Build 14951. I'm trying to set my default save locations (Settings, System, Storage) but the only two that I can change are Apps and Maps. The others give me error 0x80070005. Is there a registry location I can change to do this rather than using the Settings menu?
    Hi Tom....No need to alter Registry.....in All Settings click on Privacy then Location....by scrolling down you can cover all eventualities.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 4
    Win 10 x64
       24 Oct 2016 #3

    Toml12953 said: View Post
    I just reloaded Win 10 Preview Build 14951. I'm trying to set my default save locations (Settings, System, Storage) but the only two that I can change are Apps and Maps. The others give me error 0x80070005. Is there a registry location I can change to do this rather than using the Settings menu?
    Those don't seem to be the locations I was talking about. I mean the locations where files are stored, not the location of my PC.

    Tom L
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,107
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Oct 2016 #4

    Tom, are you using the Windows built-in administrator account? As that is only meant to be used for administrative tasks, not as a normal user profile for daily use, there are some restrictions. You cannot use UWP apps (so called Store apps), you cannot change storage locations of personal folders and so on.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 4
    Win 10 x64
       25 Oct 2016 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    Tom, are you using the Windows built-in administrator account? As that is only meant to be used for administrative tasks, not as a normal user profile for daily use, there are some restrictions. You cannot use UWP apps (so called Store apps), you cannot change storage locations of personal folders and so on.
    No, I'm using my Microsoft account (which has administrator rights) but not the actual administrator account.

    Tom L
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