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Security permissions problems for system drive

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    Security permissions problems for system drive

    I can't create a simple text file and place it on my C: drive in Win 8.1 - says that I don't have permission. The properties of the drive show that I do - full control, every class of user. Am I missing something really simple?

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    Nope, it's by design. Best to just make a folder and then create the text file in that.

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