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Windows 7: is this common ???

03 Jul 2011   #1
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
is this common ???

hi,

today i noticed an issue... whn i tried to create a text document in drive c:, i cudnt, as i have only newfolder option. i cud create it in desktop and in my documents.... but i cant create it inside in drive c... is this common or somethin weird ??
but i can create in drive d, e, and f...




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03 Jul 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Yes, it is common. The root of the C drive is locked down.
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03 Jul 2011   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The c: drive is I assume the system drive.

The root of the system drive has special protection in win7 to actively prevent the user creating files here.

This is primarily a security measure against certain types of malware but is also good practice anyway
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03 Jul 2011   #4
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Yes, it is common. The root of the C drive is locked down.

thank u dear.... hav a great day......
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03 Jul 2011   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The c: drive is I assume the system drive.

The root of the system drive has special protection in win7 to actively prevent the user creating files here.

This is primarily a security measure against certain types of malware but is also good practice anyway

thank u again........
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03 Jul 2011   #6
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I don't think it's common. I CAN do new docs and every option of "create new" is working with me.
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03 Jul 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
I don't think it's common. I CAN do new docs and every option of "create new" is working with me.
You are running with UAC off or as the Hidden Administrator account?
Either way, what the original poster of this thread asked is common.

Why only a folder can be made is because it is specifically allowed.
Via Authenticated Users, Create folders / append data, Allowed, This folder only.
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03 Jul 2011   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The big question is, why would anyone want to create anything in the root of the C: drive? It's the single most illogical place to put anything on your computer.
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