Why can I not save stuff in my folders and desktop in Windows 7?

January 10, 2014
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I have windows 7 and I can not able to save something in my folders and desktop. My computer asks me for permission. What I can do? I can only save in the download folder.

  1. Jan F
    January 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Open an explorer window and go to C:Usersyourname
    Right-click the Desktop folder and select Properties.
    On the security tab make sure your user(name) has "full access".

    If that is not the case I would assume that the security settings for your users folder are messed up and you may have to repeat the step for other folders too.

    If your use does have full access it's most likely an issue with the application you are trying to save from. I would suggest remove and re-install it to see if that solves the issue.

  2. Hovsep A
    January 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    did you install any software just before the problem started?

    try this microsoft fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/system_maintenance_for_windows/en-us

    1) go to run and type cmd, right click and choose run as administrator
    2) on the black screen typ: sfc /scannow and hit enter, wait the scan finish
    3) type: chkdsk /r and hit enter, wait the scan finish
    4) reboot

    Turn User Account Control on or off
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7

    • mohamed mohamoud Ali
      January 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      yes there are some softwares that I installed before the promlem

    • Hovsep A
      January 11, 2014 at 8:47 am

      which ones? like antiloggers...

    • mohamed mohamoud Ali
      January 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Hi, I am back and thank you how to informed me to fix the problem but when I used as you suggested such like this:
      1) go to run and type cmd, right click and choose run as administrator
      2) on the black screen typ: sfc /scannow and hit enter, wait the scan finish
      3) type: chkdsk /r and hit enter, wait the scan finish
      4) reboot
      Turn User Account Control on or off.
      the cmd says: you must be an administrator running to console session in order to use the sfc utility, the first step when I hit sfc/scannow.
      however I tried but unfortunately I did not succeed yet.

    • Hovsep A
      January 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      when you type cmd on search box, then use hotkey Ctrl+Shift + Enter, you will get a message box (do you want to allow...) click yes and try the sfc /scannow.

      create a new profile and check if you can save files there, if yes then you can follow the below.
      Fix a corrupted user profile
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/fix-corrupted-user-profile#1TC=windows-7

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