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Solved: Permission to Save? Change Defaults?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Brookston, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. Brookston

    Brookston Thread Starter

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    Hello my friends:

    I don't know if this is a Vista issue or a MS Word issue:

    I tried to "save as" a document specifically to my personally named user folder and got an error message that said:

    // "C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Forex\Forex newsletter.docx
    // You don't have permission to save in this location.
    // Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
    //
    // Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?"

    I am the administrator and I don't know what's going on with this! I'd give the permission if I knew how!

    Is this related?
    I've noticed that I have inadvertently been using the "user/documents" path for some saves and I've wanted (still do) to STOP using that and make my own, named folder the default.

    How do I stop getting these messages and how to I change the default save to the folder I really want to be using?

    Sometimes I feel that Vista is an example of over-improvement and is less easy to use...like now. I *hate* having to waste precious time with little, diddly-squat issues like this one!

    Soapbox:
    It seems to me that good software ought to seem "invisible" to the user and the tasks for which it is used (like a good sound system should be invisible to the music it conveys). I don't think Vista is really terrible, but I just wish programmers would know when to stop being overly helpful.
     
  2. slurpee55

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    Are you logged in as Paul=Admin or as something else? And frankly, why don't you just save it to My Docs and then move it?
     
  3. DaveA

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    What version of Office (Word) are you using?
     
  4. Brookston

    Brookston Thread Starter

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    I'm using Office Word 2007.

    And yes, I'll get around to moving things, but I wanted clear knowledge about the current error message situation first.

    The issue was raised about how I was logged in. Since a recent trip to the computer repair shop, I've had a bit of a long haul getting back to normal since the repair people "re-imaged" the machine (I didn't know they were going to do that!)

    NOW that you mention it, I went back to check and I see that I get logged in as the plain vanilla "User" (not like I had my machine set up before the great "re-imaging") so that's most likely the problem.

    I just now changed the user name (and icon) to my own name. I'll try saving some files tomorrow and see if that change eliminates the warnings. It appears I WAS logged on as User/Administrator. NOW, I'll be logged on as Paul/Administrator.

    When I take it on a shakedown cruise tomorrow, I'll come back with a full report. If it performs as hoped and expected, I'll be able to mark this one "solved." Until then,

    :) THANKS EVERYONE.
     
  5. slurpee55

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    I hope it is as simple as that - sounded like a permission problem. (I admit to usually log in in as Admin, but I am single and no one touches my PC - if I had a family, I would use user accounts, just to keep the kids from messing with my account. Had to help too many friends who had kids that totaled their PCs!)
     
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