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  1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 21
    windows 10
       13 Sep 2016 #11

    Haxcid said: View Post
    Enable the admin account and save them with it. This is a designed layer of security. Windows will save from most software that is cleared through smart screen filter (if enabled). Essentially it is trying to protect you from yourself. Think of the root dir as a holy place where you should not wander, it is why they gave you a profile and corresponding directory to run wild in. If this is something that all users on the machine needs access to then put it in the public profile.
    Please explain - "Enable the admin account and save them with it."

    I am the admin, no other users on this system but me. I gave all the file permissions to Administrators, Users, System etc.
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #12

    From personal experience, I don't adjust Windows Prime much, especially with permissions and normal operations; you might find yourself reaching for either Factory Restore or Windows install DVD, or in my case: restorable full image backup of OS partition. My data, being in a separate partition, was unaffected.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 14 Sep 2016 at 09:48.
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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #13

    fussybob said: View Post
    I gave all the file permissions to Administrators, Users, System etc.
    That was probably a mistake and will continue to cause you problems down the road - not to mention opening up your PC to malware.

    I may be wise to reset permissions to default (you could try Windows Repair Free)

    When it comes to saving to the root, in addition to copying or signing on to the built in Administrator account already mentioned you can run your program as Administrator. For example if you search for notepad.exe, right click and run as Administrator it will let you save to root of C. Any files you save will be owned by Administrators group however, not your profile. A better solution might be to make a single directory there (and give everyone full access to it if you want) and then use that.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,129
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       13 Sep 2016 #14

    fussybob said: View Post
    Please explain - "Enable the admin account and save them with it."

    I am the admin, no other users on this system but me. I gave all the file permissions to Administrators, Users, System etc.
    Not quite, you are an administrator (a member of the Administrators group) not the Administrator. That honour (and unrestricted access) belongs to the built-in Administrator account (which for good reason is disabled by default).
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       13 Sep 2016 #15

    The built in administrator account should be reserved for when you really need it. For most people that will be never. Using the account is a security risk and you will also find some things, such as modern Apps, will not work. This is by design.

    An added problem with giving other users access to the root of C is that it doesn't stop there. Any folders that are now added to the root of C will by default inherit these permissions, as will any subfolders and files. This is not a good thing. Any previously existing folders and files will be unaffected.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 1607
       13 Sep 2016 #16

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    The built in administrator account should be reserved for when you really need it. For most people that will be never. Using the account is a security risk and you will also find some things, such as modern Apps, will not work. This is by design.An added problem with giving other users access to the root of C is that it doesn't stop there. Any folders that are now added to the root of C will by default inherit these permissions, as will any subfolders and files. This is not a good thing. Any previously existing folders and files will be unaffected.
    Like I said, this is made that way to protect you from yourself. But if you have to absolutely save the file there then enable the admin account because yes even though your are an admin your are not THEE admin. Save the file then give your regular account read write modify permissions.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 21
    windows 10
       13 Sep 2016 #17

    All is fine now!

    I restored my C: drive to a backup that was done on 9-1-16 that has the Win 10 Anniversary update.
    Which reset all my security permissions back to Win10 defaults.

    I use Acronis TI2016 to perform backups. I exclude backing up the following files.

    hiberfil.sys
    pagefile.sys
    swapfile.sys
    System Volume Information

    After the restore these 4 files need to rebuild themselves.

    Well I can now copy/move any file to the C:\ root directory with ease, I get the popup window asking for administrator permission, hit continue, and the file shows up.

    Something got reset in the restore processs.

    All is good! Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
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