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Windows 8.1 not allows files to be saved?

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Windows 8.1 not allows files to be saved?


    I have windows 8.1, which is not allowing me to save files any files except to the desktop, my documents, downloads, pictures, music, and video!

    Do other windows 8.1 users have this issue to where files are not able to be saved either?

    I think I found the culprit in the security tab about preventing files from be saved, however, I do not know how to fix the issue in security tab?

    How is the issue to be fixed to where I am able to have control and save my files?

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!


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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mancala,

    By default, Windows (since Vista) will not let you save anything from an external source directly to a system folder. You will only be able to directly save to one of your folders in your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Afterwards, you will be able to copy/move the file from that location to a system folder if you like.

    This is done as a security measure to prevent malware from being able to easily directly access Windows system files and folders.
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