1.    27 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    UK
    Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Administration Rights


    I am the sole user on my Windows 10 Pro installation with Administration rights, so why do I see this when I try & save to Windows folder:

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    However, I can save to a different location & copy the file to the Windows folder albeit with the following prompt:

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    If I try & change permissions to include Administrator I get this:

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    with no ability to add the Administrator.

    Why can't I change things as I like to be in control & not have to work around restrictions such as this.
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,641
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Windows will not let you save directly to protected system folders for security purposes.

    You will only be able to directly save to a user folder location first. Afterwards, you will be able to copy/move to a system folder location.
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Windows will not let you save directly to protected system folders for security purposes.

    You will only be able to directly save to a user folder location first. Afterwards, you will be able to copy/move to a system folder location.
    I understand what you are saying as this has been my experience but how does saving to a different location & copy/moving to Windows make Windows any more secure than saving it directly to Windows in first instance.

    Surely, it defeats the security objective - just a thought.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,641
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Even when you copy/move to a protected system folder, you have to approve it first, so it's still using a security feature.

    It's all designed to help prevent users and/or malware from being able to modify or replace system files/folders without your approval first. This at least helps to give you a fighting chance if malware tries to.
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    UK
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Even when you copy/move to a protected system folder, you have to approve it first, so it's still using a security feature.

    It's all designed to help prevent users and/or malware from being able to modify or replace system files/folders without your approval first. This at least helps to give you a fighting chance if malware tries to.
    Noted.
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