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Thread: Administrator Permission Error - Cannot save anything Windows 10

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    renowayne is offline New Member
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    Cool Administrator Permission Error - Cannot save anything Windows 10

    I am the Administrator of this machine. However, I cannot save anything to file because I keep getting a pop up error saying, "You need administrator permission to access or save this file to this location". I cannot save photos, links, downloads, or word files, nothing. I keep getting that same window. I tried to right click on the C drive went to properties, and then advanced, but I do not see "Owner" anywhere. Tried to insert an image of the window I was working with, , but there is no Browse command to get to the file in question. Thanks. I am running Windows 10. On an HP 15-1039wm.....

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    jcgriff2 is offline Microsoft MVP
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    Hi.. .

    Activate the Hidden Administrator user account and see if the same problems exist under the Admin user account.

    Bring up an Admin CMD prompt and type/paste:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    Log on to the admin user account and see if you can save pictures, documents, etc...

    To re-hide the admin account, log onto your user account and copy/paste into an Admin CMD screen:
    net user administrator /active:no
    Regards. . .

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    Kapil Arya is offline Microsoft MVP
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    Seems like you've lost admin rights, please refer this fix:

    Lost Administrator Rights in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

    Hope this helps, Good luck
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