You are working on a word file or a jpg file or any other file and upon saving your work to a particular folder or a drive, you receive an error message. The error message says that “You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in documents folder instead?” So you are forced to save the file to documents folder and then you can copy and paste it to your desired location. If you can do so much labor, then you should not read below to find the solution to this windows permission error. This can happen in any windows OS but for reference, I will be using the windows 10 and the solution applies to all versions of windows (7/8/10)
This error is much related to the permissions assigned to the user via which you are logged in. You might not be having a full control over the files. To edit the permissions of a particular user, go to the particular folder or the partition on which there are restrictions to save the file.
Now right click on the folder or partition and click on properties and in the next window, open security tab. Here you will see a number of users that include system, administrators or the name of the user through which you have logged in. Click on the user-name and you will see that full control permissions are not ticked.
Next, click on edit. In the next screen select both the full control and modify permissions. Click Apply and OK.
If the above method fails to save the file at your desired location, follow this step. Again open the properties>security and now click on advanced.
Now you can see on the top that administrator is the default owner. You need to change the ownership from default user to the current user. So click on change.
In the next window, click on advanced and then Find now. In the following screen, you will see a list of the users. Select the user via which you login to your system. Finally, click OK and the ownership will be changed to your current user.
Copy C:\users in the explorer bar and press enter. You will see the different users including default user in the window. Right-click on the current user name and click on security. Now click on advanced and in the next window-screen, select the current user and click on enable inheritance.
There is another way to resolve this permissions issue in windows 10,8 or 7. With whatever app or software you are facing this error, open its file location and find the executable file. Now right click on the file and select Run as administrator. Now you can save the file wherever you want to. This works 100% without any failure.