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26 Dec 2010   #1
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Sorry, more questions

I may become your most hated member in the next few days, but please bear with me, as the problems just never end. I knew the answer to this one the first time it happened but i cannot recall now. I open a txt file and edit it, then when i try to save it i can't. It offers to save it to the same location but as a different file. And if i try to just save it with the same name it won't overwrite the original. I just want to "save" and have it save the edit and close.


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26 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

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It is probably set up as read only
Read-only File and Folder Attribute
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26 Dec 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You are trying to edit a file that requires Administrative privileges correct? Either copy the file to your desktop, edit then move it back. Or open Notepad with "Run as..." then open the file though the open dialog.
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26 Dec 2010   #4
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Wait, are you saying i will have tyo do this with every file i ever try to edit?! Because thats ridiculous. If thats the case i'd definitely go back to XP. But it didn't happen before so theres gotta be some other reason.

Oh, and no, it's not read only. In fact, this file is on a storage drive and was editable last install. Speaking of last installs, this may be the last 7 install because i think i'm on the verge of going back to XP. 7 is just ridiculous. I mean, i understand the reality of this....i just have to know how to do things. But good god, i'm spending entire days just trying to make this crazy OS usable !
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26 Dec 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
Wait, are you saying i will have tyo do this with every file i ever try to edit?! Because thats ridiculous. If thats the case i'd definitely go back to XP. But it didn't happen before so theres gotta be some other reason.
No. Only files with in system locations, like in Program Files and Windows.

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Oh, and no, it's not read only. In fact, this file is on a storage drive and was editable last install. Speaking of last installs, this may be the last 7 install because i think i'm on the verge of going back to XP. 7 is just ridiculous. I mean, i understand the reality of this....i just have to know how to do things. But good god, i'm spending entire days just trying to make this crazy OS usable !
So you are working on a data partition that was part of another Windows installation? You must update the permissions of that partition then. The old permissions are being used on the drive.
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26 Dec 2010   #6
richc46

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26 Dec 2010   #7
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

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So you are working on a data partition that was part of another Windows installation? You must update the permissions of that partition then. The old permissions are being used on the drive.
No, it's a storage drive. And this file did not do this when i edited it before i reinstalled 7 this morning. Why now?
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26 Dec 2010   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
No, it's a storage drive. And this file did not do this when i edited it before i reinstalled 7 this morning. Why now?
Because the permissions are still set for that previous installation of Windows. You have to reset the permissions of that drive for the new installation.
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26 Dec 2010   #9
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

But like i said, it WORKED in the previous install ! In fact, i never had this problem with that same file or any other file in XP, or in the last 2 times i had 7 on this new pc. And every time that drive was just a storage drive, E:. (yes, this is my 3rd install of 7) So that doesn't make any sense.
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26 Dec 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why are you not listening to what I am telling you? Further more, this would have happened on Windows XP as well. It happens on all version of Windows that use NTFS.
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