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

09 Jan 2011   #41
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
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
I am attempting to steer the conversation away from a pointless investigation of permissions on the program itself. Again, those permissions will not control where the program can save a file.


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09 Jan 2011   #42
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
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.
Get rid of the '*' and try again
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09 Jan 2011   #43
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
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.
Don't use * in file names you want to save. It wont work, it is a universal variable which can represent anything at all.

Try again with a name like Test.txt.

Once again running the program as administrator.

You can't use any of the following characters in a file name: \ / ? : * " > < |

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #44
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Also, I am pretty sure we just found at least one major problem. If you have been using file names with forbidden characters then the system doesn't know what to do with them, and you get very erratic behaviour.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #45
stonehorse

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I think that was it! I renamed the file and was able to save it to the default folder and copy to the location in which I wanted it.

My undying gratitude Mike and ie9 for your patience.
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09 Jan 2011   #46
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
I think that was it! I renamed the file and was able to save it to the default folder and copy to the location in which I wanted it.

My undying gratitude Mike and ie9 for your patience.

Not a problem

Glad to hear it's sorted out!
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09 Jan 2011   #47
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
I think that was it! I renamed the file and was able to save it to the default folder and copy to the location in which I wanted it.

My undying gratitude Mike and ie9 for your patience.
Our pleasure. Nice to get positive feedback.

You might want to look at this;

File names and file name extensions: frequently asked questions

and this is more comprehensive;

Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces (Windows)

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #48
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
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
I am attempting to steer the conversation away from a pointless investigation of permissions on the program itself. Again, those permissions will not control where the program can save a file.
Under a number of circumstances they will, but that is not why I asked him to do it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Jan 2011   #49
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You have to 'name' the notepad.txt that you're trying to save. If you don't give it a name, then it won't save where you want it.
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