Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Administrator Problem In Windows 7

11 Apr 2015   #1
dakshjain

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Administrator Problem In Windows 7

A few days ago I noticed a problem in my windows 7 computer. I wanted to download something from my browser and I got the following message, "You don't have the permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission."
However, I can download it by running the browser as administrator.
On spending some hours in finding and trying the solution, all the methods failed. I also tried the following method which was the most popular.
I went to the drive properties and in that, I went to security tab and then denied and allowed the permissions for administrator and users. I get the message that said that an error occurred while applying security information to some folder. It did not work.
However, I noticed something. In the control panel under user account and also in the start menu I could see my username and 'administrator' beneath the name. But when I went to the drive properties and then to security, I found a different name beside Administrators.
To see if it was some problem, I checked this in my laptop and found the username were same in both the places in my laptop except that the letters were in caps in the security tab in properties.
I have also posted the screenshots.
I think this is the problem.




Attached Thumbnails
Administrator Problem In Windows 7-img_20150411_172513.jpg  
Attached Images
Administrator Problem In Windows 7-capture.png Administrator Problem In Windows 7-capture1.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Apr 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dakshjain View Post
I wanted to download something from my browser and I got the following message, "You don't have the permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission."
However, I can download it by running the browser as administrator.
Your whole post talks about Administrator this and Administrators that, but in actual fact, the permissions the Administrators group has on this D drive of yours is the least relevant piece of information you can possibly provide.

Here's a hint, to avoid the message, "You don't have the permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission.", focus on giving access to the Users group.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2015   #3
dakshjain

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Tried with users also but same message pops up "an errror occurred while applying security information to..."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Apr 2015   #4
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

ACL changes may still take place despite that error message.

Are you able to save to D drive without any problems?

If not, would you like to open a command prompt and post back the results of the below command,
Code:
icacls D:\
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2015   #5
dakshjain

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No, I am not able to download now also and it happens in other drive also.

Here is the result of CMD:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>icacls D:\
D:\ NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users: (OI)(CI)(F)
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM: (OI)(CI)(F)
DELL-PC\Daksh: (OI)(CI)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators: (OI)(CI)(F)
BUILTIN\Users: (OI)(CI)(F)

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

C:\Windows\system32>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2015   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dakshjain View Post
[...] it happens in other drive also.
If it's happening in multiple locations it may suggest that it is your application, your browser that is at fault. Have you tried Internet Explorer? Do you get a similar error message when you download from that browser?


Permissions on your D drive look good. It could be the folder you are trying to save to that the permissions aren't right.

Where exactly are you trying to saving to? Would you be able to run the same command as above but instead for the folder you attempted to save to when you received the error message described in your OP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2015   #7
dakshjain

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dakshjain View Post
[...] it happens in other drive also.
If it's happening in multiple locations it may suggest that it is your application, your browser that is at fault. Have you tried Internet Explorer? Do you get a similar error message when you download from that browser?


Permissions on your D drive look good. It could be the folder you are trying to save to that the permissions aren't right.

Where are exactly are you trying to saving to? Would you be able to run the same command as above but instead for the folder you attempted to save to when you received the error message described in your OP?


It is happening in Internet Explorer also. I have tried to place the download both in a folder and outside the folder (in the root) but the same message occurs.
Here is what you asked for:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>icacls D:\Songs
D:\Songs BUILTIN\Administrators: (F)
DELL-PC\Daksh: (OI)(CI)(NP)(F)
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users: (I)(OI)(CI)(F)
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM: (I)(OI)(CI)(F)
DELL-PC\Daksh: (I)(OI)(CI)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators: (I)(OI)(CI)(F)
BUILTIN\Users: (I)(OI)(CI)(F)

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

C:\Windows\system32>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2015   #8
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Very, very odd. You have full access to this location yet your browsers deny you from saving to it?

There is indeed an 'Administrator Problem' going on.

Dakshjain, hold on and I'll see if I can call another to help you with this issue you face...

In the mean time, would you be able to post a screen capture of Disk Management as it may help others better locate the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2015   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Are you able to create new folders (using Windows Explorer) and files (any programs except your browsers) on the drive?

Have you tried running sfc?

Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
Type:
sfc /scannow
Tutorial
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2015   #10
dakshjain

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I can create new folders and files using windows explorer.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\Windows\system32>^A^A
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Administrator Problem In Windows 7




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"run as administrator" problem, on windows 7
on a user account, i installed a firefox with "run as administrator" and it installed succefully. but the user account cannot see or use it. How can i assign the application to the currect user? thanks, han
General Discussion
Administrator Problem
Have a new personal ThinkPad with Windows 7. Tried to set up Normal.dot in Word and was directed to Documents and Settings, but found it had become hidden (I had seen it in a prior session). When I typed in the name, I was told it was available only to the Administrator - which of course is me. ...
General Discussion
Administrator problem
I am running Windows 7 and I have done many clean installs over the years so I feel pretty comfortable with it. For some reason, on the most recent install, I cannot open the Documents and Settings folder. Now, I've always been able to open this folder by doing all the Admin tricks available...
General Discussion
administrator problem
OK this is the problem: I have 2 accounts on my computer, one has admin privilages and one is a regular account. I used regedit to hide the administrator account on the log in screen. But in order to un hide the admin account you have to use regedit again, but in order to change anything in the...
General Discussion
I think I have a problem with my administrator account
As I'm the only one using my PC, by default I have an administrator account. However, it looks that still I cannot access some parts in Windows 7. It's like I need some " higher clearance" or something. After doing some reading on the web I've confirmed that this "default" administrator account...
General Discussion
Strange freezing problem and administrator problem
Hi all, I'm new on the forums. Best Windows 7 forums btw, have helped me a lot. So I'm having two different or same kind of problems. I really need help to solve these! Problem number one:I'm having a strange freezing problem. Sometimes randomly my desktop freezes. I can't right-click any...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App