Windows 10: Can't save word possessor docs.

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    Can't save word possessor docs.


    When I create a doc in MS Word 2013, WordPerfect 12 or Open Office 4.1.1 and click "Save As", a small screen pops up and says "You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact administrator to obtain permission. Never had this problem in transitions with 95, 98, XP or 7.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Open File Explorer and try to navigate to the path/folder you wish to save in. It may be you do not have permissions to access that specific folder. If that is the case, navigating through File Explorer and double clicking the folder should prompt you to gain access to the folder.

    Please respond if this works or not
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Solidcancer07 said: View Post
    Open File Explorer and try to navigate to the path/folder you wish to save in. It may be you do not have permissions to access that specific folder. If that is the case, navigating through File Explorer and double clicking the folder should prompt you to gain access to the folder.

    Please respond if this works or not
    Thanks for the idea Solidcancer07, I tried what you suggested. No problem accessing that folder (or any of the others for that matter). Any other ideas?
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Ok lets see. Two things come to mind:

    1. Right click the folder you are trying to save in, and click Properties. Under Attributes in the General tab, make sure and try to uncheck the "Read Only" option. Try saving in your Word again then.

    2. Again right click the folder and click properties, and then click the Security tab. Click your username, and then click Edit next to "To change permissions, click Edit". Try changing the permissions to see if this helps (though it already seems your permissions are fine)

    Does this occur when saving in a specific folder (e.g. your Documents), or is it system wide? What if you try to save to a USB Flash drive?

    As a random diagnostic test, make scribble in paint and try to save that in your folder
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5

    Solidcancer07 said: View Post
    Ok lets see. Two things come to mind:

    1. Right click the folder you are trying to save in, and click Properties. Under Attributes in the General tab, make sure and try to uncheck the "Read Only" option. Try saving in your Word again then.

    2. Again right click the folder and click properties, and then click the Security tab. Click your username, and then click Edit next to "To change permissions, click Edit". Try changing the permissions to see if this helps (though it already seems your permissions are fine)

    Does this occur when saving in a specific folder (e.g. your Documents), or is it system wide? What if you try to save to a USB Flash drive?

    As a random diagnostic test, make scribble in paint and try to save that in your folder
    That seems to work but files revert to Read Only when I turn my computer back on in the morning. It is the same in Apache and Word and is a brand new and very irritating trick that has started with Windows10.
    Any idea on how to get a permanent fix? And please be easy with me as I am certainly not a techie.
    Thanks, Don
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