Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....

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  1. Jkd
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Still no joy! All the permissions are checked for administrators except for advanced permissions. I can't see how to modify this, since it is greyed out. I've gone to 'advanced' and it is still greyed out.
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  2. Jkd
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #22

    My most recent idea was to reinstall Windows 10 again, but that has not helped. The problem persists. Thanks Ricorp for all your help. Do you or anyone else have any other suggestions?
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #23

    [QUOTE=ricorp;333734]You can just type: icacls "C:" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C
    But before you do and for peace of mind, double check first on the Security tab. That is...
    (this is basically the one described in Option 4)
    Step 1: right-click drive C and choose properties
    (no step 2 or 3, as shown in Option 4)
    Step 4: Choose the 'Security' tab and click the 'Advanced' button (somewhere below that window)
    Step 5: The 'OWNER' of the drive/folder will be explicitly stated there. If it does not state 'Administrators', then you have to change it.
    It's all there in Option 4, believe me. The one you tried is Option 3 and is more for the advance users who are comfortable with such.

    After the owner has been properly set, then you can 'play around' with the permissions per 'user profile' or 'user group' (in the box just below the 'Owner'.

    EDIT: There should be a backslash after the colon symbol but it just does not appear in my post. I tried to use putting 2 backslashes instead but the final post still did not show it even though it appears on the preview. *confused

    Reading your post, Okay, For the C drive, I went to advanced, security tab, and there are 4 different listings, highlighted is "administrator[WAYNELCHRISTIAN\administrators"...In the advanced tab at the top, there is: Name C:\, then under that is, Owner "trustedinstaller" with he Change option next to it. I cannot do anything, downloads, save photos, files, etc.... Please advise. I am familiar with using the registry to make changes, if that means anything. Thanks for your time. Appreciated.
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  4. Jkd
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #24

    chris1neji said:
    You are not able to save ANY file in ANY LOCATION? But you are able to view the contents of those locations? That's weird. You can always try formatting all the drives. On a more serious note please take a screenshot of your user folders, located under C:\Users\.
    What is your current user name?

    Please take a picture of the "properties" window for each folder I mention, I am interested in the security tab only. The folder: Users, your user that you are logged into, and the downloads folder.
    My user name is Jake as shown in the screen shot Capture and I've shown two of the others. The User one has my email on it, but is the same.

    Downloads also has my email on it. I'll send this blacked out if really needed.

    I have noticed that for Jake (user) and Public Properties, the ticks under allow are not greyed out, they are for Downloads and Default Migrated, not sure if this is significant.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-migprop.jpg   Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-pp.jpg   Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-capture.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       #25

    On the pictures that you just submitted, can you click on advanced button? I am interested in knowing the differences in your actual folders. Where we are having trouble saving documents. Take new screenshots. Black out the email that will be listed under OWNER, black out the emails listed under permission entries. Thank you for taking the time to uploading the images :)

    If you are unable to black out the names, you do not need to upload images.
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #26

    I have the same problem. I really do not want to get into all these option and configuration menus, so I followed the link at the beginning and installed the Take Ownership context menu entry.

    Properties > Security > Advanced already shows I am the owner of my files (at least the name is the same as my login name and MS account name), but even after running Take Ownership - which takes quite some time) I cannot save anything in My Documents.

    I hadn't noticed this problem until after I was asked to connect to my online account and now i need to use a password to access my computer while previously I never used any password. Not sure if this may be related in any way. I'd love to get rid of that as well.

    Update: I reverted to a "local" account - I don't need a password now. I have reaplied Take Ownership, but ot no avail. I have also tried Take Ownership on a single Word file in my Documents folder, but even after that it still opens as Read-only.
    Last edited by linmix; 12 Aug 2015 at 04:33.
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #27

    I read a few more threads about this subject and came across this post:
    Solved Windows 10 says I don't have permission to save anything. - Windows 10 Forums

    it solved all of my issues in just a few clicks.
    I didn't see my name under "Group or user names", but selected "users" anyway, after which it did show more clearly. Changing permissions to my user solved the issue.
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  8. Jkd
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #28

    chris1neji said:
    On the pictures that you just submitted, can you click on advanced button? I am interested in knowing the differences in your actual folders. Where we are having trouble saving documents. Take new screenshots. Black out the email that will be listed under OWNER, black out the emails listed under permission entries. Thank you for taking the time to uploading the images :)

    Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-advdefaultmig.jpgWindows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-advpub.jpgWindows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-advuserj.jpgWindows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location.....-advdload.jpg

    If you are unable to black out the names, you do not need to upload images.
    Thanks, these are the images from the advanced tab and I've blocked out the email, so all four are now here.
    Windows 10: You don't have permission to save in this location..... Attached Files
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  9. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       #29

    The owner for downloads on my system is not Administrator, this should be changed over to Jake on your end. Having it set to administrator will make it hard for anything to save documents there by default and will likely give you constant User Account Control popups. I can now say without a 90% certainty that your issue is related to permissions. Other 10 could be corruption, bad hardware or weird anomalies that happen on rare occasions. By default you are not administrator all the time in windows, you can switch back and forth between Admin that is the point of UAC.

    Please read option 4, especially step 8
    Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  10. Posts : 1
    Win 10
       #30

    Same problem here. Gosh this is such a fundamental thing: inability to access your own documents.

    Surely it's up Microsoft to fix this?
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