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Windows 7: Annoying permission errors when saving images

10 Mar 2010   #1
andexls

Windows 7
 
 
Annoying permission errors when saving images

Sometimes, when I save a image from Firefox to my Desktop, an error appears, saying that I don't have permission to save the file, and to contact the computer administrator or something like that. However, a 0 byte file with the name is created, and if I try to save the image again over the old one, it always succeeds.

I know it's not a big deal, but it's annoying. I wonder if anyone else has this problem? Before someon ask: there's only this user account on this computer, with full administrator rights, and no network computers.


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10 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Does that only happen when you are saving to the desktop, or is it the same when you save to another folder?
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10 Mar 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And how are you trying to save them?
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10 Mar 2010   #4
andexls

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Does that only happen when you are saving to the desktop, or is it the same when you save to another folder?
Now you got me. I'll start saving images in My Documents and see if the problem persists. I'll report here tomorrow.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
And how are you trying to save them?
Right Click > Save Image As...
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10 Mar 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Some images are basically a direct connection from your computer to the web site. Security is probably doing what it needs to do.
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10 Mar 2010   #6
andexls

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Some images are basically a direct connection from your computer to the web site. Security is probably doing what it needs to do.
I can't believe that, a simple download can't be a direct connection between me and the web site. Also, how can Security be blocking this, if when I just try to save the image again, I always succeed?

By the way, I've noticed that this happens when saving in any location, from any program. Just happened in Photoshop CS4. Image refuses to save with a permission error - 0 byte file is created - Try to save again, overwriting - Successfully saved.

And this is not recent, that has been happening since the installation of Windows 7. I have it for 4 months now, but it was such a minor thing that I didn't bother asking around.
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10 Mar 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are your folders shared with another OS. E.g. I have all my folders on a seperate data partition and share them between Vista and Win7. Once in a while i run into similar permission problems because when I use them from one system for a while, the other system loses permissions. It's easy to fix in properties > security tab.
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11 Mar 2010   #8
andexls

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are your folders shared with another OS. E.g. I have all my folders on a seperate data partition and share them between Vista and Win7. Once in a while i run into similar permission problems because when I use them from one system for a while, the other system loses permissions. It's easy to fix in properties > security tab.
No, there's only Windows 7 installed on this computer.
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02 Nov 2011   #9
danparker276

Win 7
 
 

I seem to be getting the same error when getting pictures from an iphone. Even if I save it as, and then try to manipulate and save over it, it gets a permission error. And it only happens on some batches of imports.
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02 Nov 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Copy/Paste.
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