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Windows 7: Permissions

08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro

When I use PaintShop Pro to edit an image, I get the following caution when I try to save it.


I have taken ownership of all the files for my images but I don't understand how to get permission for files and directories.

At any rate it will not save when I edit an image.

How do I go about getting permission in this case?

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08 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi huffman, Generally that error means that the file you are trying to edit is not in a folder you have permission to write to. Does this happen on all images?

Few things to try:
1.Right Click the image you want to edit>Properties>permissions>everyone>full access>allow this:Take Ownership Shortcut take ownership of the file, then do the above steps.
3.Run PSP as Administrator (NOT recommended)
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08 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks for the response severedsolo.

I had already taken ownership of the folder G/Pictures. From the below image this is what I had done:


First let me say within the folder G/Pictures, there are 41 subfolders of images collected or the last 15 years. Some are from photoes I have taken and others are images from the internet. I have no idea exactly how many images there actually are (thousands to say the least).

I had set the permissions for every category of user to maximum permission within G/Pictures. I had thought that would give me permissions for all the subfolders and images. I guess that is NOT true.

After reading your response I went back and gave the maximum permission for the particular folder I was using at the time. That seems to have done the trick. I can now edit and save any image within that folder.

I also think that the version of PSP I am using is part of the problem. It is an older version of PSP that is not really compatible with Win 7 although it seems work fine. I can NOT run it as the Administrator even if I wanted.

To sum it up, I may have to give permission to each of the folders within G/Pictures if I want to edit them. At least for the time being what I want to do is working.

Thank you again.

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08 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Your welcome Incidentally, somewhere in the permissions (under advanced probably) there should be a button that says "apply to all subfolders"

If PSP is not really compatible with Win 7, is XP Mode not an option for you?
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09 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro

there should be a button that says "apply to all subfolders"

Thanks again I will keep that in mind.
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09 Jul 2010   #6

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Older versions of PSP will have problems with Win 7, I found that, so I upgraded to PaintShopPro X2.

Works perfect.

Theres an X3 out now.
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