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Windows 7: Don't have permission to modify files in this network

09 Jan 2010   #1
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Don't have permission to modify files in this network

About four out of five times when I try to save a file from any program (I see it with Firefox and Photoshop the most because I use both programs often), I get the message:

You don't have permission to modify files in this network location. Contact the administrator per permission to make these changes.

After I agree to that message and try again, it will always work the second time (I do have to overwrite over the file that was created when the message came up; the first file is always empty, but it does sit at whatever folder location I am saving a file to).

I tried all the methods of this tutorial and it did not work. My UAC is currently set to the lowest bar (so it isn't on), and I am on the only user account and am sure that it is set to have full privileges.

This has been the case since I started using Windows 7 (I made a clean installation; had Windows XP previously) when it was first released.

Any thoughts? I have searched on Google.com at least 20 times over the last few months, and have tried a lot of different things, to no avail. In one search, I found out that someone else has the exact same problem I do, as described at http://www.smartcomputing.com/QABoar...p&qapg=1&guid= - I also get the same iTunes error message).

Thanks,
Vic


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10 Jan 2010   #2
SARRAS

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

There is a workaround: when you get to the location you're saving to, pause for a second, then hit save. The problem doesn't happen then. It seems to be some sort of delay in permissions - so the pause solves it.
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11 Jan 2010   #3
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for replying! I tried waiting (from one second to three to more than 20 seconds) and still have the same issue, unfortunately. Any other thoughts? Thanks.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
SARRAS

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VicVicVic View Post
Thanks for replying! I tried waiting (from one second to three to more than 20 seconds) and still have the same issue, unfortunately. Any other thoughts? Thanks.
Hmmmm - that's all I have - have you tried running the 'Take Ownership' dingle thingy on the affected locations? Its the only other thing that occurs to me at present.

see here: Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7

its a stretch but it might help
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13 Jan 2010   #5
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for following up. I've tried that as well (from the exact same site, actually; I found it via a Google search) and the problem still persists.

This issue is prevalent on both my computer and my girlfriend's. Thanks.
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13 Jan 2010   #6
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

What program are you trying to save the file from?
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13 Jan 2010   #7
DBAMeister

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Saving a File

You may have to change the UAC (User Access Control) Setting in the registry. This setting defaults to asking your permission in all folders except those normally used for saving files.
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14 Jan 2010   #8
SARRAS

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBAMeister View Post
You may have to change the UAC (User Access Control) Setting in the registry. This setting defaults to asking your permission in all folders except those normally used for saving files.
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Instructions please!
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14 Jan 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

VicVicVic, can you elaborate a bit more about where do you save the file? Example: "I save a test.psd to my Desktop when that occured" or "I save a test.psd to E:\Data, and then it threw that error".

zzz2496
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14 Jan 2010   #10
VicVicVic

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The error has occurred as long as I have had Windows 7 when it first came out. I only save files to My Documents and the Desktop, and the error occurs approximately four out of five times in those two places. I have not tried saving files elsewhere, but I can try that and report back.

Thanks.
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