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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 not allowing save to certain folders in admin account


    Hi! I'm not sure if others have posted about this issue before so sorry if this is repetitive. :-/

    I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and have been running into an issue regarding permissions when I save files. Although my account is an admin, when I try to save files from Chrome or any microsoft office 2013 application, it forces me to try to save to the User folder and won't let me access the "My Documents" or "My Pictures folder. It pops up with a message saying that I need permission from an admin. Which... my account certainly is...

    So I originally had a Microsoft ID account but I have switched it to a local account hoping that that would solve the issue. Well. It didnt. I have also painstakingly added my account to the permissions on each of my folders (even though i should have access under the Administrator local group, right?) and set that to full control which has solved the issue for a tiny bit. But now it is back and i cannot save into certain folders but permissions says that my account still has full control. I can save into a different location and drag and drop but that is quite annoying...

    Another issue (though probably less important) I ran into is that when the games I play have a save file that needs to be added or something... well it just doesnt save

    Anyone else have this issue? or does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks! and any help would be appreciated!
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  2.    12 Aug 2015 #2
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    Hi Yaoza,

    I had/have the exact same problem. I think the solution is to right click the folder that you are having trouble with, click on properties and click on the "Security" tab.

    Under should be a list of users that can access the account. My theory is that when you upgrade to windows 10, it duplicates the users rather than keep them, so there are now two administrators. Click Edit and then just click the one that does NOT have "Full Access" checked and check it. For me it was HomeUsers (.....PC\HomeUsers). Apply, OK and then see if that works. It seemed to work for me.
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  3.    12 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 113
    Windows 10

    As posted by You:
    1. Right click an affected folder.
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click the Security tab
    4. Click the "Advanced" button.
    5. Click "Change" next to Owner.
    6. Type your username, click the "Check Names" button, then click OK.
    7. Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" under the owner's name.
    8. Click OK again. If you get a message saying "Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you full control?", click "Yes" and you're done.
    9. Click the "Edit" button.
    10. Click on your username from the list.
    11. Check "Full control" underneath it.
    12. Click OK.
    13. Click OK again.

    Repeat with all of the problematic folders.

    You may also have to add a new user (your username) to the list of users that have permission if it's not already there. The above instructions worked for me on all the users folder except for the Pictures folder, and a couple days later of mulling it over I noticed that my username wasn't even listed in the list of users that had access to the Pictures folder even though I was the "owner" of the Pictures folder. Adding my computer username and it fixed it up in the last of the User folders.
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #4
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    Windows 10

    Tried this over and over again. Every time I reboot, it goes right back to the Read Only status.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traijan View Post
    As posted by You:
    1. Right click an affected folder.
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click the Security tab
    4. Click the "Advanced" button.
    5. Click "Change" next to Owner.
    6. Type your username, click the "Check Names" button, then click OK.
    7. Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" under the owner's name.
    8. Click OK again. If you get a message saying "Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you full control?", click "Yes" and you're done.
    9. Click the "Edit" button.
    10. Click on your username from the list.
    11. Check "Full control" underneath it.
    12. Click OK.
    13. Click OK again.

    Repeat with all of the problematic folders.

    You may also have to add a new user (your username) to the list of users that have permission if it's not already there. The above instructions worked for me on all the users folder except for the Pictures folder, and a couple days later of mulling it over I noticed that my username wasn't even listed in the list of users that had access to the Pictures folder even though I was the "owner" of the Pictures folder. Adding my computer username and it fixed it up in the last of the User folders.
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by harley309 View Post
    Tried this over and over again. Every time I reboot, it goes right back to the Read Only status.
    If you right click the app you're trying to save in E.G. Notepad, Chrome, etc, and choose "run as administrator" you should then be able to save files.

    This has to do with the built in admin account being an elevated admin account and all other admin accounts being non elevated accounts. However I'm having trouble figuring out how to always run Chrome as an admin. Logging on as the built in admin account still won't let me set the shortcut to run as an admin automatically.
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #6
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    So this is just another work around.

    The other work around that I have found is just set all the properties to full control for the User and Admin and System and just let the notebook sleep instead of having to reboot all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by drewtopian View Post
    If you right click the app you're trying to save in E.G. Notepad, Chrome, etc, and choose "run as administrator" you should then be able to save files.

    This has to do with the built in admin account being an elevated admin account and all other admin accounts being non elevated accounts. However I'm having trouble figuring out how to always run Chrome as an admin. Logging on as the built in admin account still won't let me set the shortcut to run as an admin automatically.
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  7.    17 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by harley309 View Post
    So this is just another work around.

    The other work around that I have found is just set all the properties to full control for the User and Admin and System and just let the notebook sleep instead of having to reboot all the time.
    Actually with how little power my desktop uses and with how fast it loads out of sleep I've started to do this regardless that I don't have this issue anymore, now I can start from sleep in nearly 2 seconds. Heck the computer comes out of sleep faster than the monitor can actually turn on.
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  8.    19 Aug 2015 #8
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    Toronto, Canada
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    Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by drewtopian View Post
    If you right click the app you're trying to save in E.G. Notepad, Chrome, etc, and choose "run as administrator" you should then be able to save files.
    Thanks Drewtopian, this worked for me in the two programs where I was having this problem. I have noticed that it doesn't happen in all programs, so maybe some open by default with the permissions Windows 10 wants to see.
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #9
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    These are still just "workarounds"...Microsoft should really fix the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmark View Post
    Thanks Drewtopian, this worked for me in the two programs where I was having this problem. I have noticed that it doesn't happen in all programs, so maybe some open by default with the permissions Windows 10 wants to see.
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  10.    20 Aug 2015 #10
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    For those of you having this permission issue, are you using both onedrive and homegroup (or either of them)?
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