Access denied updating
As the title suggests I updated from Windows 7 to 10 (professional) and now I get "Access Denied" very often when i try something. In the first window click on Administrators (your computer name-PC Administrators). Along with this issue, files already present in these same folders were opening as read only files. The text is pulled from: Niranjan Manjhi replied on • Microsoft • Support Engineer Hi Olivia, Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
My account I'm using is administrator and I have AUC set to default (tried disabling it as well). I appreciate the effort made towards trying to fix the issue and I will be happy to answer your query. Press Windows key R and type control userpasswords2 and click OK Select the user name and click Properties Click on Group Membership Make sure Administrator option is selected Also, click the option Other and select Administrator from dropdown Click Apply and then OK Restart the computer and check If the issue still persists, enable the hidden Admin account and check.
Tried going in and changing permissions even though they were all at full control, no change.
No matter what I changed I still got the same "You don't have permission to save to this location." Finally just got fed up and did a clean install. This thread talks about how to set permissions back to default.
Click on Administrators (your computer name-PC Administrators) again. :)(quick note, cd'd to the root folder and I used wildcards (*.*) instead of the folder name, because when I tried to reset permissions on that directory it told me access denied.
If Apply is grayed-out, check a box in the Deny column. For me it was my Pictures folder on my account (and One Drive Picture folder) that was causing issues (i.e. After double checking all my NTFS user and group permissions and removing read-only from some folders, I can finally save files to my user folders (like Pictures) again after icacls command - great tip, thanks!
Obviously, this problem is occurring for many, but not all people who are upgrading.
Once I finally remember the time frame adjustment is under the Search Tools button, then maybe I'll find someone with the same problem.For example when i downloaded a zip file and tried unpack it in a folder in my documents, it gave me the error code "Access Denied" (using Win RAR). Press Windows key X and click Command Prompt (Admin) Type the following command and press Enter net user Administrator /active:yes To exit Command Prompt, type Exit and press Enter or simple click X on top right of the same window. Please feel free to reply in case you face any other issues with Windows in future.10 as well)Are you finding it's just the library folders such as Downloads, Pictures, Music etc it's happening to? Regards, Niranjan Manjhifor me (glotblot), setting my group membership to Administrator did the trick.Don't read the following, I'm just going to bitch for a bit...I'm a little irritated that i can't find the for this issue.
Also, why the hell did i have to waste an entire evening finding this solution?