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

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  1. Jkd
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #41

    ricorp said:
    There's something wrong with your Win10 installation. That behavior is not what I see on my Win10 laptop.
    (I currently do not have my Win10 laptop with me but I'm pretty sure that is not how my installed Win10 behaves.)
    OR
    The changes you've made previously might have caused this scenario. Better start with a 'fresh set' if possible.
    All sorted now, a microsoft technical person took over the computer, removed the corrupted account and set it up again uncorrupted
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
       #42

    My OneDrive problem is solved


    Jkd said:
    Unfortunately....... it didn't work. I created a new folder as you suggested, then checked its properties to make sure it didn't have the problem all the other folders have i.e. that it was tagged Read Only for all files and contents that would be put there. But sadly it too was tagged Read Only. When I unchecked the read only box, a pop up asked for confirmation which I duly gave. Then I closed properties. but on re-opening properties everything is tagged Read Only again.

    All the files in my computer and External HDD are tagged read only except those on desktop. If I plug the HDD into another computer they are not read only, so it is something that Windows 10 is doing.

    Any other thoughts?
    I had same problem but I think I solved it.

    I found out that OneDrive permission keep resetting itself is because I have Homegroup network. My other computer without HomeGroup network doesn't have this problem. Once it's set, the permission doesn't change back.

    So, for those with Homegroup network, you'll find in Sharing tab of folder properties 2 entries: one is Homegroup and the other is the owner.

    Just change the permission level of Homegroup to Read/Write instead of Read only.

    Also in my settings, OneDrive is owned by my userid, with SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATORS, and Homeusers have all FULL CONTROL.

    I realized that permission kept resetting is because my computer is considered to be part of Homegroup network, which only has Read-only access.

    If you want to check if it works or not, just right click inside OneDrive folder, choose NEW. IF you only see FOLDER, then it's read-only. If it shows other file types, then it's solved.

    I've been resetting my computer a few times and working with files inside OneDrive and I haven't encountered OneDrive problem yet.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Win 7
       #43

    thanks


    rbeff said:
    I had same problem but I think I solved it.

    I found out that OneDrive permission keep resetting itself is because I have Homegroup network. My other computer without HomeGroup network doesn't have this problem. Once it's set, the permission doesn't change back.

    So, for those with Homegroup network, you'll find in Sharing tab of folder properties 2 entries: one is Homegroup and the other is the owner.

    Just change the permission level of Homegroup to Read/Write instead of Read only.

    Also in my settings, OneDrive is owned by my userid, with SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATORS, and Homeusers have all FULL CONTROL.

    I realized that permission kept resetting is because my computer is considered to be part of Homegroup network, which only has Read-only access.

    If you want to check if it works or not, just right click inside OneDrive folder, choose NEW. IF you only see FOLDER, then it's read-only. If it shows other file types, then it's solved.

    I've been resetting my computer a few times and working with files inside OneDrive and I haven't encountered OneDrive problem yet.
    Thanks rbeff - lifesaver. This worked for me after going round in circles. I had reverted to Win 7 but the problem was still there. Your fix is the one that worked for me.
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  4. Posts : 171
    Win 10-
       #44

    ricorp said:
    Make sure that the OWNER of the folder is your 'user profile' OR the 'Administrators' group. Then assign the proper permissions per user group or per user profile.
    Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    What kind of nonsense is this?
    It is MY PC & NO ONE-Should be able to tell me that I can't save to anywhere on my computer.
    What nit-wit thought this one up? I know they will say it is for my protection! RIGHTTTT!

    Tully
    Been with Microsoft since MS Dos 1


    I know this will be deleted, but I am getting tired of MICROSOFT trying to tell what I can do & what I can't do.
    Also requiring m me to sign into my account before proceeding with certain things!



    Tully
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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro
       #45

    This is the strangest problem. Like most others, my computer, running Windows 7 Pro, was working smoothly. I updated to Windows 10 Pro and I have mixed results with saving and accessing folders. I can't remember all of the problems, but, for example, I tried to save a new Excel file to a folder and got the message that the folder was Read Only. I then thought I removed the Read Only from the folder Properties, but that didn't work. But I was able to save the same file to the Desktop. What is happening and is there a fix? Is there some way to globally make remove Read Only from all document and picture folders?
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
       #46

    I think most problems is because the document folder is inside OneDrive which will be sync automatically with cloud. This shouldn't pose a problem if we don't have Homegroup created. We assumed that since we owned the computer and we were the administrators then we should have complete access. Turns out this is not the case. The network setting takes precedence over our ownership. And I think this is the problem since Homegroup setting of Read/Write just take over whatever permissions we (as owner) have.

    So, either we remove the Homegroup and use Workgroup instead, or change Homegroup setting making sure that it's shared Read+Write. Personally, I'd prefer to use Workgroup in my network, even though it means i have to setup each user in each computer.

    As for saving the documents in other folders than OneDrive, I have no problems. So, I'd suggest to remove Homegroup, or just use Workgroup first.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #47

    I have had this problem since I installed Win 10 two weeks ago, and I have studied all the solutions hoping to find one which will help me. Unfortunately I am not that confident of delving too deep in case I mess up irrevocably, so the most I dare do is change the permissions in Documents to give my username full access to everything, then go back and remove 'Read Only'. This usually works (although sometimes it takes a couple of goes) unless I reboot when I have to do it all over again, and it is getting very tedious. I was so pleased to see this post about changing the settings of Homegroup and went off to do it straight away, only to be told that there is no Homegroup set up for this machine so I am still no further on. It's really annoying as I like Windows 10, but this problem is spoiling it.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro
       #48

    CarolynB said:
    I have had this problem since I installed Win 10 two weeks ago, and I have studied all the solutions hoping to find one which will help me. Unfortunately I am not that confident of delving too deep in case I mess up irrevocably, so the most I dare do is change the permissions in Documents to give my username full access to everything, then go back and remove 'Read Only'. This usually works (although sometimes it takes a couple of goes) unless I reboot when I have to do it all over again, and it is getting very tedious. I was so pleased to see this post about changing the settings of Homegroup and went off to do it straight away, only to be told that there is no Homegroup set up for this machine so I am still no further on. It's really annoying as I like Windows 10, but this problem is spoiling it.
    Can you create a workgroup instead? When you right click on "This PC", choose properties, and change settings on "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings". Then choose Network ID, and select "This computer is part of a business network..."

    Also, when you change ownership for Documents, if it's in OneDrive folder, make sure that OneDrive has the same ownership as Documents (yours). If it's different, change ownership to your user. If you don't want to mess OneDrive ownership, just make sure you disable inheritance for Onedrive.

    The idea is to remove anything that can overwrite your permission of documents folder or at least change it to your username.
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #49

    rbeff said:
    Can you create a workgroup instead? When you right click on "This PC", choose properties, and change settings on "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings". Then choose Network ID, and select "This computer is part of a business network..."

    Also, when you change ownership for Documents, if it's in OneDrive folder, make sure that OneDrive has the same ownership as Documents (yours). If it's different, change ownership to your user. If you don't want to mess OneDrive ownership, just make sure you disable inheritance for Onedrive.

    The idea is to remove anything that can overwrite your permission of documents folder or at least change it to your username.
    Thank you very much for your help. I will try your suggestions. Many thanks.
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  10. Posts : 29
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #50

    "Can you create a workgroup instead? When you right click on "This PC", choose properties, and change settings on "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings". Then choose Network ID, and select "This computer is part of a business network..."

    Then "Is your company network on a domain?"
    I guess the answer here at home is NO...correct?

    Well it didn't work, I cannot file a simple paint file on the same PC....
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