Can't seem to change permissions on folders


  1. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't seem to change permissions on folders


    I keep getting a "Permission denied" error when trying to save stuff in the "My Documents" folder. The folder seems to be set to "read only", which is pointless for that folder - not even sure why it's been set to that.

    Any suggestions? I have tried to untick and "apply", but then it tells me that I need admin access (even thought I am logged in as the primary user, who has admin access)

    Mmmm

    TIA
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  2. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Read only attribute can be ignored since it is for Documents folder. It only matters when Read Only attribute is applied to a file. In this case it is not.

    You are looking too much into the wrong tab take a screenshot of security tab, so that we can know what went wrong. We may need to take ownership for that specific folder if you are for some reason not the current owner. It may just be a simple thing like just elevating your controls if they were decreased for any specific reason or unknown reason.
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  3. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ah, that was it. I changed the "normal" user permissions to allow all access, and it works fine now. Was driving me nuts that I couldn't save into that folder!

    Thanks for your help :)
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