Can't save to c: root

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  1. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #21

    I think the ultimate solution for this, for all systems running 10, especially laptops with only one HDD, is simply create a small partition, maybe 10-20Gb and then set up a share for Networking. Then, you can just dump whatever you need there, and use any hand device's LAN browsing app (FileExplorer/ES Explorer) to move it elsewhere.

    It's why I always get high capacity hand devices, most Androids allow a 32gb SDcard to be added. You'll note that those devices also strictly forbid you from dumping files into the root folders, even if you are rooted. But there is a nice "downloads" folder that shows up and you can put them there, then you can move them out using the same method and/or using the USB mounting option from said device.

    :/ :\
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  2. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #22

    First, to all of you people who feel the need to tell others how to manage their computers, would you also tell them that they shouldn't make a change to their house that you don't think they should make? Answer the question. If you can't or won't, quit wasting people's time.

    THE SOLUTION TO SAVING A FILE TO THE C: DRIVE:

    I have full admin rights on a Windows 10 Home laptop. For a work-around to program, I needed to save a text file to the C: drive. Do get around the permissions issue I simply created the file in a folder within the C: drive, then in Windows Explorer, simply copied the file from that folder to the C: drive. A message popped up saying I needed to provide administrator permission to move the file. I clicked on the Continue button with the shield on it and it moved the file. DONE.

    So to all of you people that clogged up this thread spouting your holier-than-thou "This is how you need to manage your computer" advice,
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  3. Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #23

    capella said:
    First, to all of you people who feel the need to tell others how to manage their computers, would you also tell them that they shouldn't make a change to their house that you don't think they should make?
    Of course. If they come here asking how to rewire their electricity circuit breakers we will tell them not to and seek professional help. The same applies here. I'm not going to tell a user to mangle the security, or permissions just so they can continue their bad habits.

    As such the original poster that asked, was trying to create documents, pictures in places they shouldn't. We have a user directory for a reason, it is our place to do whatever.

    Look the number one flaw of Windows though out the years of Windows always cited was, it is insecure. You know why? Because of us the users. We would run Windows with god level power all the doors unlocked, we gave every application the keys to the kingdom they could do anything, everything. Even the Internet connected applications, our browsers had full access, so did their exploits and the malware, viruses, etc. We didn't care we wanted to run as Administrator we wanted to have access to everything just because. However, this model is no longer viable in an internet connected world.
    Last edited by logicearth; 03 Feb 2017 at 15:17.
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  4. Posts : 1,983
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       #24

    I am going to break the mould here.

    If I want to write and then place a batch file in the root directory, I open an admin command prompt, and enter notepad. An admin elevated notepad opens, and I type my batch file, and save to c:\mybat.bat with no problem.

    If I want to put an image file there, instead of notepad, I use MSPaint.exe, again opened with elevated privileges.

    If I use Word to put a copy of my will in a nice safe place, where one of my nosy heirs will find it in the future, I'll open Word with an elevated command, and Bobs your beneficiary. :)
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #25

    Hi, I have set all my permissions to full control/administrator and it is still not allowing me to save to Programs or Programsx86. This is a massive nuisance when I'm downloading (surprise!) program files and end up with the installers all over my desktop instead of in Programs where they belong. It's a brand new Acer AspireS13 with Win7/Win10 upgrade.
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  6. Posts : 24,665
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #26

    Guin said:
    ... it is still not allowing me to save to Programs or Programsx86. This is a massive nuisance when I'm downloading (surprise!) program files and end up with the installers all over my desktop instead of in Programs where they belong.
    Welcome to TenForums @Guin,

    Downloaded installers don't belong in Program Files!

    The install package should be downloaded somewhere else, Downloads is the usual default location, but the Desktop will do. Wherever you have downloaded the installer, when it is run it will have the required privileges to unpack and created the required folders and files within the Program Files folder.

    Once properly installed you could delete the installer, its job has been done. Or better, move it and keep it somewhere safe in case you ever need to reinstall it.
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  7. elf
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7, 8, 10
       #27

    gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

    find and disable: User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 8
       #28

    capella said:
    First, to all of you people who feel the need to tell others how to manage their computers, would you also tell them that they shouldn't make a change to their house that you don't think they should make? Answer the question. If you can't or won't, quit wasting people's time.
    ...So to all of you people that clogged up this thread spouting your holier-than-thou "This is how you need to manage your computer" advice,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you capella for a simple solution that quickly solved my problem! I fully agree with your comment that wasting time preaching to the choir is pointless! I needed an XML file in the root directly because the poorly written application that I am forced to support requires that I have this XML file there. Not doing this would require a rewrite which currently is not possible. Easy for the holier-than-thous to criticize but sometimes you have to do what you have to do! Thanks for helping me get "DONE" in minutes and move on to more important things!!!
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #29

    wodzilla said:
    Thank you, thank you, thank you capella for a simple solution that quickly solved my problem! ... Thanks for helping me get "DONE" in minutes and move on to more important things!!!
    Glad I could help!
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professional
       #30

    elf said:
    gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

    find and disable: User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode
    So this should allow access to root of c:\ ? The reason I ask is for a customer recently upgraded to new Windows 10 computers but their Access database program was written 15years ago and exports files to c:\ by default. While they have a new program in development they have been told by the devs it's still a couple of months away and they still need to carry on with their business.
    Or should I tell them just to set one of their old computers up in a corner and use that until the new software arrives?
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