Windows 10: Don't have permission to save files
Don't have permission to save files
Hi, I did try searching for help with this but it wasn't working for me so I wonder if anyone can help.
I recently installed an SSD and cloned my previous C drive to it. Everything works fine. Except that I cannot save files in Program Files or Program Files x86 on the drive.
I get this message: https://i.gyazo.com/ea5465173975313eeee794c1015ed4e6.png
"You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission."
Now I only have one user on my PC. It has administrator privileges (obviously).
I haven't changed anything since moving Windows to my new SSD so I don't know how to fix this.
Any help would be great, thanks.
You have to save the file in a location where you do have permission, such as Documents. Then you can cut and paste or copy and paste it from that folder to Program Files or Programs Files X86.
or, "Run as Administrator" whatever program it is that is creating the file that you need to save in Program Files
I just tried saving a simple text file created in Wordpad and got the same results you did and both the solutions above worked.
OK well that does work, it just asks me to confirm as the admin that I want the file moved there. But that's a pain in the butt. Why wouldn't I have permission to save to my program files folder? And how do I give myself permission?
As I said this was not a problem before. although I can't remember the last time I saved something to program files on my C drive which is a drive i never use
Microsoft put that protection in place to keep malware and viruses from inserted malicious code into the programs without the user's knowledge.
User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10
I take ownership of the object(s) and the prompts go away.
So does any protection you had against malware inserting itself there.
Oh so this is normal? Weird. I'm sure when I install programs they go to program files without any problems...
How do I do that?
Same tool I use. Also used it on W7. You can also rescind the ownership with it. I use it to take ownership, do what I need to, and put ownership back.
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