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Windows 7: Unable to save files to any folder other than downloads.

05 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Unable to save files to any folder other than downloads.

Hello, I have come across a slight problem, I use Google Chrome to download pictures, videos and such, I've set the default location to download said files is the "My Pictures" Folder, but when I choose to save a picture to the file it just says that I cant save it there, and to choose another location, It does it with every other main folder except "Downloads" folder, anything can go in there. I have ran AVG and Malware bytes to see if it could possibly be a virus, but no luck.

This problem hasn't been around long, and I'm already pulling my hair out over it, I was able to do it before, but unable now.

I have also attached a picture as evidence.

I am running Windows 7 x64, and still haven't made a backup

Thanks in Advance

Hazzy.



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05 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Have you tried doing the same with IE ?
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05 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't have IE, but It doesn't stop at downloading from the Internet, It also says that, when i try to save an image I make in Photoshop, or even a Word Doc.
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05 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't have IE? Are you using some kind of nLite'd version of Windows?
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05 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Also, have you tried selecting an actual directory instead of a library location? In other words, navigate to a directory and try to save it there.
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05 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

you mean IE as in Internet Explorer? I uninstalled it awhile ago, I much prefer Google Chrome,

and like i've said, I can only save either on my Desktop or my downloads folder... I've tried navigating to a directory, I still get the same message
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05 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You don't have IE? Are you using some kind of nLite'd version of Windows?
no this windows is Genuine, I bought it in November 2011, practicaly Brand new, I'm sorry, my last post was abit stupid, I thought I had uninstalled IE, Its still on the system, I've just gotten rid of it so i dont see it, Silly me.
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05 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you remember what you did immediately prior to this problem starting? Did you install/remove/download anything? This sounds a lot like a permissions issue.

Are you using the standard naming convention (no special characters, just letters and numbers) for your files?

Have you tried 'sfc /scannow' from a cmd window that's been run as the administrator? That will find, identify, and attempt to repair any system problems.
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05 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hazzy125 View Post
This problem hasn't been around long, and I'm already pulling my hair out over it, I was able to do it before, but unable now.


Hazzy.
I would try a System Restore if it is a recent problem. Restore to a point before the problem started and see if that does the trick.
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06 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It happened shortly after I Activated Maya 2012, because my Photoshop encountered an error and would close after opening, so I guess that's when it all started.
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