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__Error - "cannot be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BigHaus, Dec 16, 2007.

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  1. BigHaus

    BigHaus Thread Starter

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    When downloading files, I currently get this error message.

    "cannot be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder"

    How to fix?
     
  2. AlecStaar

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    Is the folder (or file in question) write protected (i.e.-> Does it have the +R attribute set on its contents_?

    (Right click on the folder &/or file in question to see, near the bottom of the PROPERTIES tab when it pops up by using the PROPERTIES rightclick popup menu item).

    Do you, as the currently logged on user, have administrative capabilities?? If so, you can check the ACL rights on the folder & files as well (via right click on folder/file, & check the SECURITY tab's PERMISSIONS set, to which users can access the folder & to what levels (this varies, widely)).

    APK
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Where are you downloading files to?
     
  4. BigHaus

    BigHaus Thread Starter

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    downloading to C drive, my music folder
     
  5. BigHaus

    BigHaus Thread Starter

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    Thanks for this. Yep, I'm the admin. The "read only" area was shaded green but not checked. I selected the box to unshade from being green. Me thinks that was the problem, tho not sure how that happened.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Shaded means that there are some with and some without inside the folder.
     
  7. AlecStaar

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    Oh, you're welcome man... &, I suppose it doesn't matter HOW this happened, but what matters is, you were able to FIX it... right?

    Enjoy!

    APK
     
  8. AlecStaar

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    Mark as solved?

    APK
     
  9. Elvandil

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    The OP's mark the threads under normal circumstances. That way there are fewer misunderstandings about whether the problem has been solved to the satisfaction of the poster.

    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
  10. AlecStaar

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    Naw... I don't feel it's my place, as I am relatively "new" here & all that stuff. Plus, imo @ least?? The ONLY GUY who can mark this solved???

    Is BigHaus... not I.

    APK

    P.S.=> Thanks for noting policy on that here... every mod & every forums are way, Way, WAY diff. in their culture & mores (as well as faux pas' too)... so, I watch it for a bit, & "get the GOOD WORD" & on that/this type of issue/stuff... thanks for that much! apk
     
  11. zabusant

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    Yup, that's what Elvandil said - you can mark your own threads as solved (the person who starts the thread, not you in this case).

    Have a nice one!:)
     
  12. Elvandil

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    (y)
     
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