User is Unable to save .txt file to c:\ drive

February 10, 2011 at 08:05:54
Specs: Windows 7
Windows XP-Unable to save .txt file to c:\ drive. FYI: “User has Admin rights”
Thank you for your time.
T.

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#1
February 10, 2011 at 08:15:33
With XP you should be able to save to the root of C if that's what you mean. Can the file be saved to other places, such as My Documents?

What actually happens? if there are any error messages let us know exactly what they say.

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#2
February 10, 2011 at 08:27:31
Hi, Thank you for your time.. The user need’s to save a new “Text Document” to there “C Drive” but receives and error something about not having write access to the “C Drive” The user did not have Admin rights, so I assigned Admin rights to the user to see if that fix the problem but no luck.

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#3
February 10, 2011 at 12:14:39
Sorry, I've no definite ideas but if you can get the "exact error message" it might help me or others. Again, when you say the C Drive is this the actual root of C (ie the drive itself) that the user is trying to save it to, and if so does the same thing happen if they attempt to save it to a sub-folder instead, such as My Documents?

Vista and Win7 don't naturally let you save to the root of C but I have no difficulty doing it on XP and don't recall making any special arrangements either.

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#4
February 10, 2011 at 12:39:35
How is the text file saved? As a result from drag-and-drop, or from "copy con file.txt", or from some software such as Notepad or MS Word etc.?

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#5
February 10, 2011 at 18:17:36
Try applying this to the exact location on the C Drive that you are trying to save to:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
This is why I was asking whether it let you save it to a sub-folder on the C Drive.

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#6
February 12, 2011 at 02:15:36
nyg, sorta 'off the wall' thought, but it's happened to me. Take a look at the document he's trying to save and make sure he's entering a filename. On mine, Wordpad puts 'txt.' in as the filename by default, but it won't save. Suspect it registers as a null? Enter a filename and all's well.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#7
February 13, 2011 at 17:07:33
Did you manage to fix it?

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#8
April 3, 2011 at 12:58:09
save on to desktop then drag and drop in C:\ - works for me in Wnidows 7 :)

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