Windows 10 You don't have permission to save

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  1. keland

    keland Well-Known Member

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    I was using win 8.1 on my Dell Laptop without any difficulty. I upgraded to win 10 Home without any problems or so it seemed. After the install reboot and signing onto my user account I began to work as usual. I needed to transfer some pictures from my camera to the Pictures folder on my "C:" drive so I plugged in the USB cable from my camera, selected the pictures and dragged them to the new folder under C\user\myname\Pictures. That is when I got a popup window which read
    "C:\users\myname\pictures You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the Administrator to obtain permission. would you like to save in the public pictures folder instead. Yes or No."
    I can only save to the public folders on this computer.
    I am the Administrator and I should be logged in as the Administrator. I have no other user accounts setup on this laptop and use a pin or password to get into my only user account. I have access to all the folders on my "C:" drive and I can open any file that was there before the upgrade. But I can no longer save anything to my user\folders. The same thing happens if I try to save a word doc to C:\users\myname\documents folder.
    I can move files to and from all folders both within my C:\user and to a flash drive plugged into a USB on the laptop.
    How and where in win 10 do I enable and give myself permission to save pictures or documents in my user account?
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    • Open an elevated command prompt
    • Type takeown /U %username% /F %USERPROFILE% /R /SKIPSL (You may also need the /P <password>
    • Once that completes type cacls %USERPROFILE% /T /E /G %USERNAME%:F
    This should force you to be the owner of everything in your profile and grant you full access
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Windows 10 has caused some changes to occur on what devices you can access normally. Right now, are you signed in with the PIN or Password. If it is a PIN, sign out and use the Password to sign in a see if it makes a difference.

    Are you sure your User folders still use the same name? Are you in a Microsoft or Local Account? Are you using OneDrive?
     
  4. keland

    keland Well-Known Member

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    I will try this in the AM. Thanks
     
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    I am signed into The Local Account. And Yes I do have did have OneDrive loaded on the Laptop when I ran the Upgrade. Thanks Ken
     
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    Come to think about it. User was Ken but now it is Kenneth.
     
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    keland Well-Known Member

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    How and where should I type the /P <password> ?
     
  8. Neemobeer

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    takeown /U %username% /P <password> /F %USERPROFILE% /R /SKIPSL
     
  9. angelsm9

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    I am having the same issue, except I upgraded from Windows 7. I tried typing both into Command Prompt and got these messages:

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    So, seeking another method, I just right clicked on my Pictures folder and clicked on Properties, then went to the Security tab.

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    As you can see, I have no permissions other than "Special permissions". So I clicked Advanced...

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    Under my account, I can only "Read & Execute" "This folder only". So I clicked Edit.

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    Here I clicked the drop-down menu next to "Applies to:" and chose "This folder, subfolders and files", then clicked the "Full control" box. Click OK.

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    As we can see, the changes have been applied. Click OK again.

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    Full control has now been restored. Click OK once more and you should be able to save. Repeat this process for any other folders giving you trouble on your computer. I haven't tried it with the entire C: drive just yet, but that's next on the list if it's even possible to do.
     
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  10. Neemobeer

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    It may not be expanding the %username% and %userprofile% variables, just replace them with the full paths. Example if your username is bob then replace %username% with bob and %userprofile% with C:\Users\bob
     
  11. davehc

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    You might be interested in adding the function permanently to a right click, on you folders and files.

    Unzip the attached file and run the two regs as appropriate,
     

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    #11 davehc, Aug 9, 2015
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