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Fix that you do not have permission to save in this location: If you encounter this error, it means that you cannot save or modify files and folders on your PC. The main cause of this error appears to be that the hard drive was formatted in an older version of the Windows NTFS file system and you have not formatted the drive since. Anyway, now it is not possible to format the entire hard drive, so we have found workarounds that seem to fix this problem. This error appears out of nowhere while working on your PC, you may find the error saying:

C: N-File of pirates.jpg You do not have permission to save in this place. Contact the administrator for permission.

Would you like to save to the public photos folder instead? Yes or no.


When you try to save a file to a hard drive or flash drive you will get the above error and it is literally very annoying not being able to save a file to the desired location on your own PC. Even taking ownership of the files doesn't seem to help much

You do not have permission to save in this location [SOLVED]

Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Grant Administrative Permissions on Group Membership

1.Press Windows key + R, then type "netplwiz" (without quotes) and press Enter to open User Account Settings.


2. From the list of user accounts select the one that gives the error.


3.After highlighting the user, click Properties.

4.Now in the new window that opens, switch to the Group Members tab.

5.You will see three options there, namely: Standard, Administrator and others. Make sure to select the check box next to Administrator and click Apply and then OK.


6.This will grant you full access to save or modify all files and folders with Administrator permissions.

7. Close everything and this would fix that you don't have permission to save to this location, so try saving the file again.

Method 2: Change permissions

1.Navigate to C: drive and then right-click and select Properties.

2.Switch to the Security tab and click the Edit button.


3. Make sure to check Full control for home users and Administrator.


4. Click Apply and then OK.

5. Again, right-click the C: drive and select Properties.

6.Switch to the Security tab and then click Advanced.


7.Now in the Advanced Security Settings window click Change permissions.


8.Select the user account that gives this error, and then click Edit.

9. Make sure to select "Full Control" in the basic permissions and then click OK.


10.Then click Apply and then OK.

11.Close everything and then restart your PC to save the changes.

This step seems to fix that you don't have permission to save to this location but if this doesn't work for you then don't worry, we have a solution that will allow you to save the file to the desired location.

Method 3: Workaround

If you don't want to try any of the complex methods mentioned above, you can simply try this alternative method which will allow you to save the file anywhere you want.

Right-click the shortcut that starts the program, and then click Run as administrator to start the program. Once you are done with the program, save the file to the desired location and this time you will be able to do it successfully.


Method 4: Format the drive as NTFS

Make sure you don't format the drive that contains Windows, as this will delete everything from the drive.

1.A Windows File Explorer by pressing Windows Key + E and navigate to this PC.

2.Select the drive that is experiencing the problem, and then right-click to select Format.

Note: Make sure not to select the local disk (C :) as it contains Windows.


3. Next, select the NTFS file system (default) from the list.


4.Click to select the Quick Format check box, and then click Start.

5.Close everything and try again to save the file in the desired place.

If you are still facing the problem, even after trying all the steps above, you should format the entire disk using the NTFS file system (default) and then install Windows to fix the problem permanently.

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That is all you have successfully fixed. You do not have permission to save to this location. Contact the administrator for permission. But if you still have any questions about this guide, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section.