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Saving files and folders - problems

by doowopper / May 15, 2010 10:24 PM PDT

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium in a Toshiba NB305-N410BL Netbook. Sometimes when I try to save a file in certain program subfolders, I cannot do it. Instead I get a message box, "You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Save in My Documents instead."
When I go to Control Panel>User Accounts, it shows only account - mine, and I am the Administrator.

1) What could be causing this problem - the inability to save files in certain folders?

2) How do I solve this problem - the ability to save files in whatever folder I want?

3) How do I obtain permission from the Administrator? I am confused since I am the Administrator.

When I try to move a folder, sometimes a message box appears stating that I need to provide administrator permission to move this folder. If I then click on the "Continue" button, I am still able to move the folder in spite of the message box.

4) Why does this message box appear and how do I prevent it from appearing?

5) How does one provide "Administrator permission?"

Thanks.
Richard

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Windows 7 annoyances
by Steven Haninger / May 15, 2010 11:08 PM PDT

I'd visit the user access control function and either turn it off or to the least intrusive setting. I'll suggest creating your own data folders rather than using program sub-folders but, if you still want to do this, you could see if Windows would let you take ownership of it or at least give yourself full control. Even XP was somewhat protective of the programs folder.

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Saving
by doowopper / May 17, 2010 12:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 7 annoyances

I am saving the files to separate subfolders named, "Downloads" under the appropriate program folder. Typically those "Download" folders are not deleted when I uninstall a program. I still have the problems mentioned in my first post.
Thanks again.
Richard

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Saving files
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 8:33 PM PDT

As has already been suggested, we don't normally save files within a program's own folders system. It is unsafe, especially if the program fails at any time and you have to uninstall and reinstall it. Such saved data files can be deleted inadvertently.

Make your own data folders for such files, and save the files there.

That 'prevention' message you are getting may be Windows way of preventing unauthorised access to program files, not necessarily by you, but by 3rd party intruders, like malware.

Mark

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Working from a standard account?
by CassandraF_WinTeam / May 17, 2010 1:52 AM PDT
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