Did you ever try to save a file in a certain location and were denied permission by your computer? That might be one of the most hurtful and misleading errors, but there is always a rationale behind such messages. At times, upon saving, you might be prompted with the following error, You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission.”
The issue may revolve around the version of Windows you have or even the word processor you are using. Worry not, as there is always a solution to such minor errors and bugs.
“You Don’t Have Permission to Save in This Location” Error | How Does This Error Occur?
The presence of an error which says, You don’t have permission to save in this location, upon trying to save a file may be due to the incompatibility of Microsoft Office with the version of Windows you use.
The error usually comes about in Windows 10 and is also present in Windows 7 and 8 which have the versions of Microsoft Office 2007-2010 running on them. However, nowadays, mostly users of Windows 10 have been facing this issue and have been sharing their concerns.
What to Do?
In order to try and fix the problem at hand, you can follow a series of steps and rid your computer of the error message. Begin by right clicking on the start menu/button, and click on the WinX menu. Now, hit run in order to open up the run box.
Within the run box, go ahead and type “netplwiz” and hit enter. You will now enter a window where the settings of the user accounts would be on the screen. Now, go ahead and select the user account which is trying to disturb you with this error message. This could be the administrator or some other user account.
Hit the properties button which will lead you to another window. Then go ahead and locate the “group membership” window. This will display the level of accessibility each user is privileged with.
Now, in this window, hit the administrator button and click okay to set the settings of the user account to the maximum. This will allow you access to save a file in any location you wish.
Once you have made the selections, click okay and close all the windows. Go ahead and restart your windows to ensure that the changes are applied. If you still face issues in saving a file, you may require the assistance of an administrator to make this change for you. You could log in from their account or ask them to help you out.
Either way, this should do the trick and avoid any messages that look like, You don’t have permission to save in this location.You would be free to save anywhere at any time!