Sometimes when saving any files in the browser, editors and other programs in Windows 10, after specifying the location of the files, you may receive an error message "You do not have permission to save files in this place. Contact your network administrator for permission. ” In this case, the file is not saved to the network drive, and you are the administrator of the computer.
In this instruction, what causes the message that you do not have permission to save files in this place and what to do to correct the situation.
Why there is no permission to save files
The reason for the error "You do not have permission to save files in this place", provided that you are an administrator, and it is not about the local disk of a computer or laptop, is that someone has restricted your rights, everything is simpler.
The error appears if some program launched without administrator rights (i.e. on behalf of a regular user - that is how most programs are launched for security purposes, even if you have an administrator account) tries to save the files to a protected folder , to save to which you need administrator rights.
The simplest example is the root of drive C (and you can save files without restrictions to non-system folders on the same drive). If in Windows 10 you download a file or save a document and simply specify the C drive to save, you will receive the error in question.
What to do to fix the error "You do not have permission to save files in this place"
To fix the error, you can do one of the following:
- Just do not save files to system locations. If you need to place the file in the system folder, you can first save it, for example, to the desktop (or another non-system location), and then transfer it to the right place in Explorer: you will be asked for administrator confirmation and the file will be saved in the right folder successfully.
- Run the program from which you are saving to the system folders as administrator. For a single start from the administrator, you can find the program using the search in the Windows 10 taskbar, right-click on the result and select "Run as administrator".
- If you need to constantly run the program from the administrator, open the properties of its shortcut, then on the "Shortcut" tab, click the "Advanced" button, select the "Run as administrator" checkbox and apply the settings. You can get access to the shortcuts in the start menu by right-clicking on the program - Advanced - Go to the file location.
Another method that I would not recommend when it comes to system folders is to change the rights to access folders so that all users have access to them, not just the administrator. If the folder is not a system folder, open its properties and on the "Security" tab, change the permission for the "Users" group to "Full Control" to be able to save files to this folder.
In case your situation differs from that described in the article, let me know the details in the comments, I will try to help with solving the problem.