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Windows 7: Enable standard user to save file in C drive

07 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Enable standard user to save file in C drive

Dear all,

I need a help regarding allowing standard user to save file in C:/ drive.
We bought a HRM system that will save the report in C as PDF file.
Can somebody guide how may I possible to do it?


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08 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit

Do you have any problem saving the report in C: ?

You can do it normally as you would in any folder,just when it prompts for administrator permission,click Yes.
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08 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Standard User saving a text file in C:
I can save it since I have administrator access.
I am talking about other normal user that do not have administrator access.
Are there a way to just allow them to save in C: without giving administrator right?
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08 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Stop trying to save it there. That is your best course of action. Save it in a more sensible location, like a designated network share or folder.
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08 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Best practice on the NT platform has always been to store files in folders with none in the root except for specific system files that must be there. And they all have restrictive permissions. It seems to me that any software from a reputable supplier (would you really want to use any other?) would accommodate this. Your best option by far would be to create one or more folders and give them the necessary permissions for standard users. The system was designed for that.

Is this just one file involved and must it really be in the root of the drive? If necessary you could have the file created by an admin and then set permissions so it could be updated by a standard user. That would avoid the need of opening up the entire root of the drive with all of it's attendant security risks. But either of these options are viable only if there is no reasonable alternative.
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