Unable to create or save files in "Documents" and "Pictures" folders

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows10
       #21

    Thank you!


    Thank you very much, figment. At least I have now found them (though I will continu to miss the immediately accessible button that used to be there on Windows 8.:)
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  2. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       #22

    songbird said:
    Thank you very much, figment. At least I have now found them (though I will continu to miss the immediately accessible button that used to be there on Windows 8.:)
    There are a couple of things you can do...search for "desktop icons" in settings and check the boxes for those you wish to appear. In the start menu settings there are switches for folders to show on the start menu. When viewing in file explorer, right click on the folder and select "send to desktop (create shortcut)".
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #23

    How do you disable One Drive?


    Bell98 said:
    Thanks guys so much. I think I'm a lucky one. I've disabled OneDrive and done nothing else and I have my computer back. I can save things - open Thunderbird etc. etc. I was tearing my hair out, I'm not going to do the advanced user stuff as I'll only do more damage.
    Well done.
    I went to Properties of One Drive, but could not figure how to disable it.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #24

    On the lower right corner click on the up arrow for "Hidden Icons" then right click on the cloud, then on settings and un check the box run one drive at start up
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  5. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
       #25

    Looks like the last update rollups MS issued on Friday Aug 29th fixed this issue. I can now start OneDrive again and sync my folders without it messing up my documents and pictures folders. Make sure all 3 of the updates issued on the 28th/29th are installed. I am still not too happy that I have to have all my files from OneDrive on every computer though. It worked fine the way it was just pulling the file I wanted when I wanted it.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #26

    BonsaiGuy said:
    On the lower right corner click on the up arrow for "Hidden Icons" then right click on the cloud, then on settings and un check the box run one drive at start up

    Lower right corner of what screen?
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #27

    to the left of the date and time
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #28

    Check your virus software - in my case, Bitdefender was the culprit


    Ever since BitDefender added the Ransomware feature, it won't let ANY "NEW" PROGRAM (a program BitDefender does not recognize) write to any of my folders. I had to go into the "Programs I trust" area of BitDefender, add the name of the .exe program I was running to the list of "trusted programs", and Voila!, no more blocking of my attempts to write to a folder. (I hope I'm writing this is the right space. This is my first use of this forum. I thought you might find this useful)


    Tailsy said:
    Hi, as with many I have upgraded to Windows 10 today and it is going well except for the fact I am unable to save any files or create new ones in the Documents and Pictures folders or any sub-folders within these folders, and I have no idea why it is doing this. For instance, I tried to save an image created in paint and attempted to save it in the Pictures folder, it gave me the error message seen in this picture below:
    Attachment 26646
    Note, I am the only user on the system, and also the admin account so I do not know why it says this. Clicking Yes on the box does nothing and the same thing still occurs afterward. In addition, bringing up the right click menu and going to new only allows me to create a new folder, and the windows admin shield icon appears next to it. Deleting files also prompts me to ask for admin permission but in that case I can simply click the continue button and it goes through. Any advice?
    I
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  9. thh
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #29

    I found the problem in _Windows Defender_, blocking all apps (also all windows apps) from storing to disk.
    Fix: Turn off the protection preventing "harmful apps" to write to disk.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #30

    i'm trying to save pictures on firefox and i have windows 10, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't
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