Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker
A different drive should be okay, I do that all the time.
Can you be more specific though, provide a specific path? Maybe that will help?
I've just been trying to recreate the situation & couldn't. However it's happened several times & I had to save whatever it was to my documents & then cut & paste it in the folder/drive I wanted to put it in.
Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
The drive is probably setup for your previous OS. You need to adjust the permissions for the new system.
It's a new HDD that doesn't & never did have an OS on it. Often under permissions the allow & deny columns are greyed out so I wasn't able to alter them. If I select admin under permissions it often shows that it/I (?) as admin have "full rights".
I'm still not clear how if I'm the only
user on this system and labeled as admin
why there would be any difficulties. IF I was a user & there was a separate admin "account" I could understand it.
Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85
Most likely it's due to the UAC thing new in Vista. It basically tries to protect you by making everyone a standard user. So, Windows in fact lies to you when it says you're an admin, in fact you only become an admin really when the elevation prompt is confirmed, and only in that program.
By default, standard users have permision to write to it's profile folder (anything in c:\users\<youruser> and subdirectories) and a few more places depending on each system. But saving to, say, the root C drive, windows folder or program files will fail as you say.
Yes, this is what I've read. There's a way to be the "real" admin of the whole system so to speak but it was complicated to do so I didn't try it. Since I started this thread I've opened several programs with "run as admin" & the little admin icon stayed on the programs shortcut which I guess indicates it will "run as admin" all the time now when I click on their shortcuts (?). This doesn't seem to work w/ Windows programs (i.e., notepad, etc).
I am trying to save most things anywhere but
the SSD which has the OS on it. I did the tweak that "directs" the my documents to
this new location on my 2nd HDD - which I thought would prevent any difficulties of where things could be saved. etc.
IMO the Libraries set up just adds another "layer" of complication on top of the up-to-this-point simple "save as" function & put it wherever you want. Instead of having it in "2 locations" - the library and
it's actual/real location on whatever drive or folder you put it.