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Administrator Rights Issues As I Am the Administrator (and only user) and can't save working files from Microsoft Office. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I never had this issue until I used the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I am the only user of my PC. I work with Microsoft Office 2007. When I open Microsoft Word, Excel or any other program in the suite I have no problem... not until I try to save the file I'm working on. For example I open up Microsoft Word and work on a file. I go to save it and I get:

    You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission.

    Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?

    It was the documents folder that I was trying to save it in, in the first place.

    I can open up any of the Microsoft Office programs by right clicking, and opening the drop down menu, and scrolling down to  "Run as administrator".

    I want to be able to open the program without right clicking (to Run as Administrator) to save whatever I'm working on. I never had to specify before the upgrade. I forget to right click on that, for the drop down menu, than I'm stuck trying to figure out another way to do it without losing all my work.

    How can I make this right without downgrading back to Windows 7? The only thing I haven't liked about the free upgrade is the administrator rights issues.

    Thank you!

    Matthew

    Friday, October 30, 2015 11:35 PM

Answers

  • You need to seize ownership of the problem folder then give yourself full access rights - see here:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727008.aspx
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:39 AM