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Adding Folder to C:\Windows?

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    Adding Folder to C:\Windows?


    I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit installed on Fujitsu tablet (Q702). I want to install a folder in the Windows dir, but even though I am System Administrator, I can't do it. Permissions appear to be OK, but they are greyed out and cannot be changed. I have googled and searched, but nothing helps. I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks, Jim

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hawkeye,

    By default for security purposes, nothing from an external source can be saved directly into a system folder like C:\Windows.

    Instead, you could save it to you desktop, then move it to the C:\Windows folder, then approve when prompted.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Hawkeye,

    By default for security purposes, nothing from an external source can be saved directly into a system folder like C:\Windows.

    Instead, you could save it to you desktop, then move it to the C:\Windows folder, then approve when prompted.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Yeah, that works! I can't believe I didn't try that.

    Thanks, Jim
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Jim.
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