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  • Question

  • When I try to save my documents in word I created a new folder to save in then when I tell it to save I am told I don't have permission to save there contact administrator. I am the administrator. HELP

    Monday, September 7, 2015 11:30 PM


  • Hi,

    Regarding of the issue, please provide us more information to assist you better.

    • May I know the whole error message?
    • Which operation system and Office do you use? Windows 10 & Office 2013 or other?
    • Where did you create a folder? Root folder of the drive.

    You may try the following suggestions one by one to check the issue.

    Suggestion 1: Use your local admin account to test.

    Suggestion 2: Temporarily disable antivirus program

    Suggestion 3:

    • Navigate to the directory above the one you're having trouble with.  (For example, to remove the limitations to your Desktop - navigate to c:\users\<usernamehere>.  Then you'll see "Desktop" listed.)
    • Right click on the directory you want to "unlock". 
    • Select "Properties", then un-check the "Read Only" attribute.
    • Click "Ok" - and if appropriate, tell it to apply to all files, folders and sub-folders. 

    Suggestion 4: If you use Vista & Word 2007, please see this KB:


    Hope it's helpful.


    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

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    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:42 AM
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:20 AM