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Windows 7: I am newly told I don't have permission to do simple things

26 Oct 2015   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I am newly told I don't have permission to do simple things

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. I am the administrator (although an admin. password was never set up). For no obvious reason I am now often told I don't have permission for simple operations such as moving a file from one folder to another. Then I get a momentray black screen then "Do you want this program to alter your computer". After that sometimes I can carry out the operation, sometimes I am told I don't have permission and must abort the operation. This happens with other operations which I can't remember at the moment.

Word is a particular nuisance. If I open and amend a Word file and try to save it under the same name by pressing CTRL + S and it saves immediatley. Abnormally, instead of the save being carried out, I am offered a Save D. Box with the file name in it. If I then choose Save I get the error as in the attachment to this post. I must assign another name which I do. The save is then successful. But then I can't delete the old file ("You do not have permission"). This happens every time. My machine is getting littered with un-deletable Word files. (No problem with Notepad nor, I think, with other programs).

I have User Account Control Settings set at default ("Always norify..."). (In any case, that just involves changes being made to Windows.)

How can I get back to normal please?

Thanks.

EDIT: In one folder, (not others) when trying to delete a Word file, I get a D. Box that mentions networks. I am not on a network! (Please see second attachment.)




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26 Oct 2015   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What is "This New Computer"?
Is this the name of your computer?

What was the last program you downloaded?
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26 Oct 2015   #3
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

This has also happened to me. Extremely frustrating.
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26 Oct 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

A solution might be to download Windows Repair (All in One), boot into Safe Mode with Network, accept defaults and add items #26 & 27. Restart once or twice, let things smooth out. That often worked for me to restore Windows' internal operations, and the way explorer.exe plays nice with office suite.
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27 Oct 2015   #5
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What is "This New Computer"?
Is this the name of your computer?

What was the last program you downloaded?
Last program was a recent auto Windows 7 update. When the problem arose shortly after, I returned to a Restore Point a couple of days before the update but no improvement. When trying to return to the current R. Point, W7 said not possible (no explanation). I then went to the MS site and (re)downloaded the updates.

Its a standard 6 months old Windows computer built by my computer shop. 800 GB RAM, Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H motherboard, C: is on a 256 GB SSD. Separate internal rotating HD: 1 TB. Backup and Restore set daily.

In the folder holding one of the troublesom Word files are 5 Word files "~WRD0000.tmp to ~WRD0004.tmp" and "~WRD1322.tmp", all dated yesterday when I opened one of the troublesome files.

EDIT Added "before the update"
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27 Oct 2015   #6
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
A solution might be to download Windows Repair (All in One), boot into Safe Mode with Network, accept defaults and add items #26 & 27. Restart once or twice, let things smooth out. That often worked for me to restore Windows' internal operations, and the way explorer.exe plays nice with office suite.
Thanks.

https://youtu.be/yrjaZoEZXIQ

is a video of that tool. It lists only 23 tools after clicking on the right hand tab "Start Repairs".
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27 Oct 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
A solution might be to download Windows Repair (All in One), boot into Safe Mode with Network, accept defaults and add items #26 & 27. Restart once or twice, let things smooth out. That often worked for me to restore Windows' internal operations, and the way explorer.exe plays nice with office suite.
Thanks. https://youtu.be/yrjaZoEZXIQ is a video of that tool. It lists only 23 tools after clicking on the right hand tab "Start Repairs".
Did you get Windows Repair (All in One) directly from tweaking.com?
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27 Oct 2015   #8
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'd like to know why the dialog saying you don't have permission to do that is also indicating that the drive X is a network drive?
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27 Oct 2015   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

My 10 cents,
That X drive (this new computer) is your internal TB storage device, which obviously has different permissions/privaliges, but only for Word, Dont use it myself but this info might point someone else in the right direction.
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27 Oct 2015   #10
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Torchwood, that X drive should not be referred to as a network location if it is a local disc on the new computer. That in my opinion is possibly the root of the whole problem.
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