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Windows 7: Cannot save file in C:/ drive, it say i am not administrater

10 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64
Cannot save file in C:/ drive, it say i am not administrater

Cannot save file and install software in C:/ drive, it say i am not administrator,but actually i am administrator.
What should I do?
Many documents and files got 'lock' symbol.

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10 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

You may want to try the special, hidden administrator
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I see you have shared the C (OS) drive. This is not usually recommended and may have created a problem with permissions.
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10 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Try opening the "locked" folders. (not the libraries, the actual folders) It should tell you that "you do not have permission" if you hit Continue, it will either UAC prompt for your password, or just do it, and then unlock it for you.

Also, I agree with pbcopter. No need to share your C drive. It's a security nightmare.
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10 Oct 2011   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Not sure I understand what <ou are trying to accomplish. Can you clarify.
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 Cannot save file in C:/ drive, it say i am not administrater

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