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Windows 7: Cannot save files to desktop, permissions problem?


15 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Cannot save files to desktop, permissions problem?

Hi all,

A peculiar problem with Windows 7 x64 that only began occurring about 3 weeks ago. I'm using RC build 7137. Using any application, often when I try to save a file to the desktop it refuses to save with the error message: "You don't have permission to modify files in this network location. Contact the administrator per permission to make these changes."

Problem is I am using an admin account and all my permissions seem to be in order... what is this about my desktop being a network location - does this make sense to anyone? Any ideas? It's driving me nuts...

Thanks!


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15 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I have a good idea why it may be happening. So that's why I say you should simply make a new folder somewhere on the hard drive and point all apps to save to it there.

You could put a shortcut folder to it on the desktop if you want. If if you're running Rocketdock, you could put a shortcut on there instead. complete with fancy download icon.


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15 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Do you know why this is happening though? I can't seem to get my head around it. I don't want to stop saving to my desktop!

Cheers,
G


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I have a good idea why it may be happening. So that's why I say you should simply make a new folder somewhere on the hard drive and point all apps to save to it there.

You could put a shortcut folder to it on the desktop if you want. If if you're running Rocketdock, you could put a shortcut on there instead. complete with fancy download icon.
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15 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You could probably take ownership of the folder that houses your desktop icons.

C:\Users\{your user name here}\Desktop

and/or

C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

Alternatively, you could use the takeown /F command on it from elevated command prompt.

My first suggestion is probably the much better way, though.
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
No luck

Hey,

Tried taking ownerships of my desktop and Users directory also but same thing occurs. My situation differs from most permissions related saving problems because Windows 7 sees my desktop as a "network location" and I have no idea why! Oh well, I'll put up with it until my next reinstall. thanks for the help :-)

G


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
You could probably take ownership of the folder that houses your desktop icons.

C:\Users\{your user name here}\Desktop

and/or

C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

Alternatively, you could use the takeown /F command on it from elevated command prompt.

My first suggestion is probably the much better way, though.
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