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Windows 7: Administrator problem in Win7 Home Premium for certain programs

06 Oct 2013   #1

Windows Sevenn Home Premium 64-bit operating system
Administrator problem in Win7 Home Premium for certain programs

A digital artists nightmare!
Hi, I've searched numerous places and did loads of Googling but cannot find a proper solution to this problem I am having:

I am using Windows 7 Home premium. I have had it for two years. For the past three weeks or so I have been having this Administrator problem affecting certain programs that were once working fine. These are programs that I use frequently but Windows is no longer recognizing my administrative rights and not allowing me to perform simple tasks like saving new files into my own folders. I am the only one who uses this computer. I do have administrator privileges. I have gone over the security details of the files and programs in question and my administrator rights and full access are all checked off. I have even checked the administrative rights of my Windows account! Yet still, no matter what happens I continue to get errors such as:

You do not have permission to save in folder

Contact the administrator for permission. Would you like to save in the MyMusic or MyPictures (depending on the file) instead?

Here are the things that I have tried doing:

I have tried using the hidden administrator account on windows to correct the problem. But the administrative settings did not help me here. I tried opening up the programs themselves with Run As Administrator by right-clicking. This did not help me fix the internal errors. I swept the computer for viruses, nothing.

I am out of ideas. And while I may be slightly above average in how to work computers, I'm no expert so I'm very wary about trying the more technical things on my own.

I do have anti-virus software installed:

I am using Panda Cloud Anti-virus software. It is a trial version, not full. i never upgraded to Pro/full version. And I did try turning it off and I even tried turning off the firewall to see if any of that would help. Once again, nothing. i am still not allowed to save files that I create in any of my own folders.

No idea what to do anymore. And I'm really concerned about this denial of administrator rights affecting my other more heavily used programs. Help?

The programs that are not working properly are Flash, RpgMakerVX Ace and strangely enough, when I tried to upload my resume in search of a job, the damn error popped up again and would not let me upload my resume to a site! I had to copy and paste my resume. This problem is getting out of control.

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06 Oct 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Try changing to Microsoft Security Essentials after uninstalling Panda.

Try Take Ownership Shortcut to see if it resolves problem as you go.

Try creating another Admin-level User account to see if the problem persists. Some programs may need to be reinstalled but it's worth seeing if it resolves the problem. If not move your data over until ready to delete the old User account.

Compare the install you have to the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
If it doesn't measure up then I'd consider investing now in a perfect install to enjoy Win7's true native performance. With backup imaging you never have to reinstall again.
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06 Oct 2013   #3

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
System File Checker

Have you tried running sfc?

Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).

Type: sfc /scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Oct 2013   #4

Windows Sevenn Home Premium 64-bit operating system

Thanks, I will keep these things in mind for trying later today. Just woke up but will be spending time on these things. I gotta get this stuff fixed.

EDIT: I Started with what would be the quickest suggestion, the SFC Scan. This is what I got:

"Windows Resources Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.log windir/logs/CBS/CBS.log for example."

Alright, I tried to check the text document when I got to my CBS Folder but access was denied.
How do I check the files then?

Oh in case anyone asks, yes I did try uninstalling the programs that was causing me trouble and reinstalling it. This too did not solve my problem. Forget to mention in my main post

I FIXED IT. After a month of problems, removing Cloud Antivirus has solved teh problem. I can now save files into folders again. The reason I ruled out Panda early was because I had tried my programs with Cloud supposedly turned OFF. But it still had some effect I see. But it is gone now. And Microsoft Essentials has taken its place. Things are looking better on the computer so far. I can get back to serious work!
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