Windows 10 users are facing a problem in which they can’t save documents and files in their PC after upgrading to Windows 10. They see a popup saying “You don’t have permission to save in this location. This problem stems from file and folder permissions, because folders are set to Read only mode and don’t allow changes to the hard disk. Here are some effective ways to solve You don’t have permission to save in this location in Windows 10. If you are facing this problem after upgrading to Windows 10 or just facing it from scratch, these solutions mentioned below will take care of the issues.
Fix You don’t have Permission to Save in this location in Windows 10
1- Writing on and saving files in Windows 10 is all about permissions. You need to have the permission and credentials to write and save on disks. Make sure that the folder you are saving to is owned by you. There is a difference between being an “Owner” of the file or folder or being an “Administrator”. Check this link (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3587-owner-files-folders-change-windows-10-a.html#option4) as it details all the methods using which you can change the ownership of files or folders to fix you don’t have permission to save on this location in Windows 10 problem. One of the ways to change ownership is given below.
Right click on the file or folder for which you want to chance the ownership and click on ‘Properties’ and then go to “Advanced” and then click in front of the button called “Owner” and click on “Change”. Type your username and click on “Check Names: button and then click on OK. Now check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” under the owner name and click on OK again. You’ll probably see a message saying “Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you full control”. Just click on Yes. Click on Edit button and then click on user name from the list. Now check Full Control below the list and click on OK. In the access tab, the user account should have “Full Control”.
2- Many users were able to fix You don’t have permission to save on this location error in Windows 10 by getting rid of OneDrive. OneDrive share folders seem to cause issues in file permissions. Disable OneDrive and then un-sync and uncheck all the synced files and options. Restart your computer and if it asks you to recreate OneDrive files or folders, just click on NO. For OneDrive “Shares”, select “Stop Sharing”.
3- Launch Run and write the following command and execute it.
The command will open User Accounts settings box. Now select the user account on which the error is coming. Now click on Properties button and open Group Membership tab. Here you can grant privileges to the user account which is currently barred from writing or saving files. Just Select Administrator and click Apply/OK and exit.
4- The best way to change ownership is to do it for the User account folder. This will make the changes system wide. Just go to the C drive and find “users” folder and right click on it. Now go to Security and Advanced and repeat the same process of changing the user account and granting ownerships. If you are confused, here is a nice video showing all the process. This will fix You don’t have permission to save in this location in Windows 10.
5- You should turn off and disable all the antivirus software and firewalls because these programs are known to cause issues in file permissions. You can fix Windows 10 permission problems by disabling antiviruses.