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Windows 7: I can't save to the root of C drive and J drive

11 Feb 2012   #1
yeabuddy

windows7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 
I can't save to the root of C drive and J drive

Ok so i have 3 partitions C,D,J and for some reason when i tried to save to J it tells me tha i
dont have permision to save there and to contact the administrator but i am the administrator
and it tells me the same thing when i tried to save on the root of C drive too.
But the funny thing is tha i can copy and paste to both J drive and C drive i just can't save there.But i can paste and save to D drive.


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11 Feb 2012   #2
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Where are you trying to save it to?

You probably need to Take Ownership of the location your saving it to.

Unlocker may also help.

Additionally you may want to try an SFC Scan
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12 Feb 2012   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Where are you trying to save it to?

You probably need to Take Ownership of the location your saving it to.

Unlocker may also help.

Additionally you may want to try an SFC Scan
Taking ownership of the C drive is not recommended.
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12 Feb 2012   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Where are you trying to save it to?

You probably need to Take Ownership of the location your saving it to.

Unlocker may also help.

Additionally you may want to try an SFC Scan
Taking ownership of the C drive is not recommended.
I don't mean the whole C Drive, I mean the location to where he is trying to save it to, unless he is actually trying to save it to C itself.
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12 Feb 2012   #5
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi YeaBuddy.
So far that I know, C root is protected by the system. It is actually good to keep the root is clean and clear from unnecessary files being dumped to it. But, you can actually save your work to C root by running the program as a real administrator (right click the program, and choose run as administrator and you are prompted as usual). But you have to take a note that your files will be saved as read only files. It means if next time you open the files you will see it opened as [read only], unless you open it by the same way (as administrator, and again you are prompted to open it as read only, or not).
But, if you really need to have some file saved to drive C, then create a folder in it.

I have no further explanation why it happened to your other drive.
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12 Feb 2012   #6
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have a look here. 3rd post down. Though I don't know why you would want to do it, also check permissisions.
Can't save a file to C: root - Tech Support Guy Forums
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12 Feb 2012   #7
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I am not sure how I did it but I have managed to save a file (.bat) to root on C: - I run as administrator all the time I might add.

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12 Feb 2012   #8
yeabuddy

windows7 sp1 home premium 64bit
 
 

I can understand not been able to save to C drive for security reasons .But what about D: drive
i should be able to save their with out running a program as admin ?
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14 Feb 2012   #9
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you show us a screenshot of your drives' status from drive management.

[right click Computer] -> [manage] -> [storage] - [disk management]
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