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Windows 7: Problems saving .doc and .txt files to my desktop

27 Jul 2014   #1
pheonix73

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 
Problems saving .doc and .txt files to my desktop

On my Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) I recently started receiving an error when trying to save a document (.doc, .xls, etc) or text (.txt)file to my desktop. The error is as follows:

"C:\Users\John\Desktop\(FILE NAME).doc
You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.

Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?"

I am the only user profile on this computer and it is set as administrator. I currently have all security permissions set to "Allow All" and I have no password set, so what is going on and how do I fix it? If I select "Yes" to save it to My Document, then move the file to my desktop, I am only able to open the file in a non-editable mode/version.


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27 Jul 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Something is def odd there. Certainly not normal.

Try to take ownership of your profile folder under C\users

Take Ownership Shortcut

Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
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27 Jul 2014   #3
pheonix73

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Something is def odd there. Certainly not normal.

Try to take ownership of your profile folder under C\users

Take Ownership Shortcut

Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
"Take ownership" doesn't show up in any of my context menus. I do have full permissions set in the properties>security menu, though. (First link you provided)

"C:\Windows\System32\secpol.msc" can not be found by my Windows system. (Second link you provided)
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27 Jul 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Read the directions at the Take Ownership Shortcut andrew posted. That shows you how to add Take Ownership to your right click Context menu.
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27 Jul 2014   #5
pheonix73

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Read the directions at the Take Ownership Shortcut andrew posted. That shows you how to add Take Ownership to your right click Context menu.
I downloaded, and installed, Add_Take_Ownership.reg, but as I said before, "Take Ownership" does not show up in my context menu for the desktop.
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27 Jul 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You need to right clik on something you want to take ownership of (folder or file), then it should show.
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27 Jul 2014   #7
pheonix73

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You need to right clik on something you want to take ownership of (folder or file), then it should show.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonix73 View Post
I downloaded, and installed, Add_Take_Ownership.reg, but as I said before, "Take Ownership" does not show up in my context menu for the desktop.
As I said, "Take Ownership" does not show up in my context menu. The only way to get to that context menu IS to right click on something.

Here's a screen shot:
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27 Jul 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Go to Local disk C\ users Right click on your user profile folder

Does take ownership show up now?

Did you try restarting? If it still did not show up, that is very odd. Works everytime on every pc I ever tried it on.
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27 Jul 2014   #9
pheonix73

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Go to Local disk C\ users Right click on your user profile folder

Does take ownership show up now?

Did you try restarting? If it still did not show up, that is very odd. Works everytime on every pc I ever tried it on.
OK. It worked on my user profile folder. Will that correct the issue I am having (not being able to save created documents to my desktop)?
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27 Jul 2014   #10
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It should.

If it continues let us know.

I also suggest this:

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them
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