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Windows 7: Can't move "note pad" files to desk topo folder.

09 Jan 2011   #31
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
Yes, Mike I get that. But when I hit save nothing happens.
When you click that save button, is there a filename filled in? What file type is shown below the filename? What folder is chosen on the left side of the screen? Can you give us a screenshot of that same scenario from your system?


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09 Jan 2011   #32
stonehorse

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Moving and Saving. Sometimes, like right now, I can't save. And never can I move to my desk top folders.
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09 Jan 2011   #33
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
Those statements are correct. At this time.

Sometimes I can create a note pad file and save it to the documents library.

I can click and drag those files from folder to folder within the documents library.

But I cannot move a notepad file from the documents library to any folder on the desk top. Not by click&drag nor by cnrl+C, etc.

OK. Go to "programs" --> "Accessories" --> Notepad, and <Right-Click> on it with your mouse



Choose "Properties"

And in the popup box choose "Security"



Do you have the same permissions as shown in that box?

Do the same thing for Wordpad, the permissions in the Wordpad security box must be the same as those in the Notepad box. If they are not, you do not have the correct permisssions in Notepad, and that is preventing you from doing various things.

That has nothing to do with moving files however, text files with the file extension .txt are identical regardless of which program created them, and if you can not move text files created or edited with Notepad then you have a system defect or a virus.

Get back to me with the results of the above...........

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #34
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
Moving and Saving. Sometimes, like right now, I can't save. And never can I move to my desk top folders.
Folders? There is only one desktop. Are you trying to save the file on the desktop or to a folder on the desktop?
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09 Jan 2011   #35
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

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09 Jan 2011   #36
stonehorse

windows 7 home premium
 
 

My note pad is just like yours.

But my wordpad iis different. Under group or user names mine has a different icon highlighted. This one is labeled "Everyone".

And under permissions only "Read&Execute" and "Read" are checked "Allow". There are no checks under the "Deny" column.

Are we on to something?
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09 Jan 2011   #37
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
My note pad is just like yours.

But my wordpad iis different. Under group or user names mine has a different icon highlighted. This one is labeled "Everyone".

And under permissions only "Read&Execute" and "Read" are checked "Allow". There are no checks under the "Deny" column.

Are we on to something?
Possibly. In the context menu for Notepad ( <Right-Click>menu ) you just looked at, click on
"Run as Administrator", and then try to edit and save a file with notepad. What are the results?

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #38
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The permissions on a program don't determine where it can save files. Only the permissions on the folder itself do that. If you can save, say an Excel or Word or Wordpad file on your desktop, then you can save a Notepad file there too.
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09 Jan 2011   #39
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
The permissions on a program don't determine where it can save files. Only the permissions on the folder itself do that. If you can save, say an Excel or Word or Wordpad file on your desktop, then you can save a Notepad file there too.
You may well be aware of a lot of things, the gentleman asking for help is not, or he would not be asking.

You are not helping by injecting such comments.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #40
stonehorse

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Didn't work, Mike. Here is what I did. I created a file in notepad.
I hit "save as".
scrolled down and double clicked the folder into which I wanted to save the file.
named the file xyz*.txt and hit "Save".

Nothing happened.

Tried again and tried to save it into the default location. Still nothing happened.
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