Folder Permissions in Windows 10 When Copying and Pasting
“Hi Wally, I have been experiencing this problem since I started using my Windows 10 PC. I’m trying to save file, but it seems that I don’t have permission to save it in C:\ drive. I’m assuming that this is due to not having enough privileges. I’m the only user of this computer. How do I get the proper permission settings? Thank you” – Robert M., USA
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Wally’s Answer: It can be a bit surprising when you’re trying t paste a file somewhere on the hard drive and it refuses to let to paste it there. Or, if you’re trying to save a file or extract a compressed file and the software gives you can error message instead, saying that it can’t process your request because you don’t have enough permissions.
The user is not able to copy and paste a file to a certain location on the hard drive.
Windows makes sure that people are not able to change the contents of the system partition (where Windows is installed).
This is because virus and malicious software tries to change the contents of these folders and cause harm. This is why proper permissions are out in place.
Here are some ways to fix the Permission issue in Windows 10:
Permissions When Copying and Pasting Files
What happens when we try to copy a file in a folder on the C: drive? (If Windows is installed in the C: Drive).
We have a folder in the C: drive right here:
When you try to paste something here, a box should appear. Simply click Continue and your file should be paste successfully.
Same thing happens if you try moving a file from the C: drive to another partition.
Permissions When Saving a File By Using Software
There are many cases in which Windows will deny you access and prevent you from saving in the C: drive
This can happen if you’re editing a text file, converting a video (or audio) file, or if you’re extracting a compressed file in a folder on the C: drive. The software will generally give you an error saying that it could not be written or that the process failed, etc
You can fix this problem by doing something very easy. Simply Right-Click the executable file which launches the software, and click Run as Administrator as shown below
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