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Windows 7: Limited admin rights? - access denied


05 Dec 2009   #1
jmj

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Limited admin rights? - access denied

Hi.

I am running windows 7 ultimate and I have only one account (admin).
I have no trouble installing programs, running programs or copying files from different locations on my hard drive, but if I try to save a file in a program, I get the message, that I do not have permission to save in that location and that I have to contact the administrator to get permisson - but am I not the administrator?

E.g. I tried to save a document from word, but couldn't - I could only save it in my Documents folder... In some locations I got the message, that the client didn't have the neccesary rights to save the file in that location (I'm using danish language pack, so one of the pictures might not make much sense, but I've attached both messages anyway - the danish message says: C:\test.docx
The client is missing a neccesary right.)

I haven't had this problem all the time since I installed windows 7 ultimate, as far as I recall, so might be an update or something that is causing the problem, I don't know.

I have read some threads concerning admin rights, but haven't found anything that got rid of the problem, so hope someone can help me.. It is very frustrating not being able to save documents etc...




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05 Dec 2009   #2

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Hi jmj

This is windows Default location, Doc's to My doc's, Pic's to My Pictures, Video's to My Video's
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05 Dec 2009   #3
jmj

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, well in case I would like to save files in other locations on the hard drive, shouldn't I be allowed to do so? E.g. I edited a txt. file in a subfolder to Program Files, but cannot save the changes I have made - the silly thing about this is, that i can save it to another location, like Documents, and then copy it from that location, but i cannot save it directly.
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05 Dec 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jmj View Post
Yes, well in case I would like to save files in other locations on the hard drive, shouldn't I be allowed to do so? E.g. I edited a txt. file in a subfolder to Program Files, but cannot save the changes I have made - the silly thing about this is, that i can save it to another location, like Documents, and then copy it from that location, but i cannot save it directly.
Hi

Take look at this:

User Folders - Change Default Location
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06 Dec 2009   #5
jmj

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you, that pretty much solved the problem for me
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06 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jmj View Post
Thank you, that pretty much solved the problem for me
Glad to hear your problem is solved. Just remember the the root folder of your system drive (C:\) is protected, so you shouldn't be saving anything there anyway. "C:\Program Files (x86)", "C:\Program Files" and "C:\Windows" are also protected, and should not be used for saving files.
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