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: Excel 2010 will not allow template to save due to not administrator

30 Aug 2011   #1
midlo mudder

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Excel 2010 will not allow template to save due to not administrator

I want to save a new template under excel office. The error message is "Progfile (X86)\microsoft office\office14\xlstart\book.xltx You dont have permission to save to this location. Contact Administrator to obtain permission."

I am the administrator. I am the only user account setup. What is causing this problem?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Enter the .reg key into your registry by double clicking on it and then navigate to the said folder or object you are trying to save to and right click on it and "take ownership" of the folder or object. Then try and save it again. Hope this helps,


Attached Files
File Type: reg Add_Take_Ownership.reg (1.2 KB, 42 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You probably need to configure your Trust Center settings.

Launch Excel and navigate to: File>Help>Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings.

You receive an error message when you try to open a file type that was blocked by your registry policy settings in Excel 2010, Excel 2007 or Excel 2003
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Oct 2011   #4

Win 7 Home - 64 bit
Excel 2010 modify Default Template for Win 7

Excel 2010 modify Default Template for Win 7
Create a new template as desired,
Save as, file type - Excel Template, file name - book.
you will see the default user directory,
click on the address bar at the top of the save as window, back space, type excel, navigate to
file name - book, save (.xlt is automatic do not add to file name)
Repeat to change default format of new sheets
save as file name - sheet
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Excel 2010 will not allow template to save due to not administrator

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot save excel files in a redirected folder unles I use save as
The computer involved is using Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Office Professional Plus 2010. I am having a problem I cannot find a solution to. I have one user at a clients location that has recently stopped being able to save excel files in their my documents. The my docs is being redirected to a...
Network & Sharing
Excel 2010 Template Issue
Hi, On one computer, when I open Excel 2010 templates it doesn't open it in Excel. It previews in my explorer window as shown in this screenshot but doesnt open but on another computer it will open as normal.
Microsoft Office
Excel 2010 emailed spreadsheet doesn't save/overwrite the orignal
I was recently upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Under my old version of Windows XP & Office XP/07, when I received an emailed spreadsheet & made adjustments to it, I was able to save it directly over the old emailed file. Now when I make any changes I am asked to save a copy of the file & to...
Microsoft Office
Changing Excel 2010 default save folder location
Hi folks, got a question re: Excel 2010, running on win7 Pro 32-bit (it's not the machine in my stats). I looked up tutorials to change the default save folder location for MS Office, and pretty much all of them reference MS Word 2010. Like for example the one in this forum,...
Microsoft Office
Excel 2010 save as issue
Hi, I have a user using Excel 2010 when he opens a Excel file in our sharepoint site and does a save as it does not go to the location the file is saved the path in the save as box is his local machine. All of our users that have office 2007 do not have this issue. I have configured his trust...
Microsoft Office
How can I make my Excel 2000 invoice template work?
I have put some serious hours into to trying to make this invoice template work with Windows 7. It came originally with Office 97 and Office 2000 and was designed by Village Software for Excel usage. What is nice about it is that it has a visual basic database attached to it to track fields of...
Microsoft Office

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 20:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App