Windows 10 – You don't have permission to save in this location; Office Read-Only Issue; Word, Excel

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hi in this video I like to address an issue that many people are having where for example opening Microsoft Office everything opens read-only they can't save files any longer you know whether they're Word or Excel files etc or they simply can't save anything to their user folder to my documents etc any system Drive they can save to an external drive right you know if they plug in a USB Drive they can save there but nothing saving so this is something that did work for one customer mind so I'm hoping that it's going to work for you folks so let's get started we're going to click on the file explorer on the taskbar there pull that up ok so what we're going to need to do let's go into view and go to options here change folder and search options ok and click on the View tab I just want to click on show hidden files folders and drives ok and I want to uncheck hide protected operating system files ok just click yes to the warned in there and click ok and that that way I know that you're going to see everything that you need to see etcetera so now you can go ahead and click on this PC on the left and I'm assuming that the issue is your your user folder etc so we're going to go into Drive see where that would normally be found go to users ok in this case my user name is owner so it's the owner folder if your user name is Jake or whatever you know it's going to be a Jake folder almost certainly unless it was changed it the folder you know if you've upgraded from windows 7 or whatever and initially say the user name was Kim and then you changed it to Jake the folder will still take him even though the user name is sound shaped so just be aware of that right you got you gotta choose the right folder but if we look inside that folder we'll see here's all the you know your Documents folder downloads favorites etc okay we can see app data other system files etc so but I'm going to hit the back button I wanted what we're going to do is we're going to work at this level of the the actual full user folder so let's right click on that and we're going to go to properties okay and we're going to go to security okay now this so this is the area that we're going to be working in so we want to click on the advanced button okay and we want to up here where it says owner system what I did was I clicked on change here okay and I put in the actual owner name right so let's um if you click on advanced there and find now you'll see a list of all the users you can you can pull this little edge there toad see the names fully but you'll see all the users all the valid users on your system ok so I chose owner ok and clicked ok and that puts this into the enter of the object name to select right and then when you click OK you're now the owner ok we want to not quite yet we have to apply it right but and then with what we want to do because we're not just wanting to effect this folder but everything under it we're going to say replace owner on sub container go into containers into objects and we're going to click OK ok so you may get a warning like this you do not have permission blah blah blah would you like to be granted permission etc say yes ok and then it's going to go through and it's going to take ownership of everything under that folder now you need to leave this whole week than before the next step you have to leave this dialog so you have to click ok again so that you're back at that initial space right I'm just going to close this user folder here let's just close right out and then go back in so we need to need to make sure that we've backed out ok so back into users ok now once again right click on your username and go to properties if we go to security and advanced we'll see that you are now the owner of that folder and everything underneath it right so so the next step is to make sure that the permissions for each user that are already set up that they have full control right this if that's not the case you can you can click on one of them like for example if owner didn't have full control you click on that click on edit and make sure that full control is checked off ok so the next thing we're going to do is we're going to add a new user ok so now we need to select a principle so it's the same same kind of thing like we'll go into here we're going to click on advanced and find now and then we're going to go down and we're going to click on everyone ok you can double click on that everyone will be placed into this field here we can click OK and then once again we want to make sure full control ok then click OK alright so it's everyone's been added to the list and then it's a critical step down at the bottom left you want to check off replace all child objects permission entries with inheritable permission injuries from this object ok now we're going to go ahead and but okay click yes to the prompt okay and it's going to go through and apply those permissions all right now when you click OK and close out in theory if it works for you the way that it did for my customer Microsoft Office will now be non read-only everything will be proper you can you can save files right and you'll be able to write to your user folders etc hopefully this helped you thanks for watching


Conax Liu · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

By default, each user's folder is only accessible by the user. If you grant Everyone Full permission to your user folder, whoever logs onto the computer will be able to modify your user folder and that can cause you major headaches down the road. But if you're sure that you will be the ONLY person using the computer EVER, that that's not so much of an issue, unless someone is able to hack into it from outside.

sudhir kumar · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

see this error tell me what to do further < failed to enumerate object in the container> acess denied

_Wasp_ _____ · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

nope.. didnt work for me

AFRICA FIRST. AF · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thank you but why changed the administrator as *everyone*In the last step?

Minitower · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

still didn't help

Debbie Burton · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Didn't work for me 🙁

agustin1200 · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

This ruined my OS.. thank

Shaban Khan · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Same problem but 9785342662 help sir

Daniel A · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

None of these fixes solved my problem of not being able to save files on my D drive for an ASUS ROG laptop. Microsoft tech help had me change users/administrators, formatted D drive, ran some tool to supposedly fix Windows 10 install. None of it helped. Unfortunately, I will never buy another ASUS. Sad because it seemed like a superior physical design and more durable than the plastic MSI I will now have to replace it with. Very VERY disappointing.

M · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

It's easy to scan your Drive if its read only

Kley Salacup · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

It didn't work :'(

calin puscas · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

just remove SYSTEM Full control on Permissions entries

Osama Ehab · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

I have an issue that Whenever I want to save game they game says : ERROR UNABLE TO SAVE GAME!!! Does this video solve my problem ?

zeejhay924 · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

This is the question about this issue. Why does Save suddenly pops up when attempting to save edited word document? It is already existing and not a new document. So that's why it end up with this error.

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Wioleta Kotwicka · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Unfortunately, it didn't help. 🙁 But still, great job, thank you.

whatevergong82 · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thank you!! This fixed an issue that I had with a Word 2010 file that I was saving on a flash drive using a Windows 10 Pro PC at a local library that I am currently at.

It's idiotic at this point in time that MS hasn't bothered to fix this issue.

Fredrick Kasanda · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

It worked, thank bro.

Starlight131 MSP · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Long story short, I bought a game from a game store and some files were wrong due to the creators messing up the version and it needed to change somethingbut since it was on system 32 everytime I tryed to save the notepad file it said "You dont have premmision to save at system 32 🙁

Kiwi · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

i have it set to everyone is that ok?

Antony A.V · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Don't follow this tutorial.. Here I am reinstalling windows because my whole fucking system broke. I don't understand very well why this tutorial is so damaging, but my geek friends had a good laugh at the stupidity of following the actions of such a moronic tutorial

Joakim AXIS · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

you kinda ruined my whole fucking pc
now all my games are "viruses" they got deleted wtf

Joakim AXIS · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

I have something when I try to create a new for example text file it says desktop cannot be located

Alvin Yang · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thank you.. Thank You… Thank you! This worked well. Stupid Microsoft!

Ellie W · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

This didn't work for me and it even locked me out of a lot of my programs, mainly Microsoft Office 365

SkyZ · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

What i need to do, when i cant remove read-only ?

Iram Shahzadi · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thankyou sooooooooooooo much

David Simmons · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

This worked for me! Thanks you for saving my sanity! Why does Microsoft always have to screw with a perfectly working good thing?!!? I just want to slap all of the programmers who worked on W10!

Anas Mohd · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

It’s really work thanks man 🌹

Aphotic · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

this ruined my windows…have 2018 latest windows version, i have literally no text shown on desktop, startmenu does not work, cmd does not show up fully & has no text, firefox has text, new win10 settings has text….system restore not working…one thing i did that this happened is to do the things in the video to my whole C drive not just Users…& i added everyone this happened but what does giving premissions to drive c & users have to do with everything's text & UI dissapear? i have laspersky updated & running … so no virus.

Ankur Singh · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Windows sucks

MES · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thank you, finally I got it fixed.

wempel drempel · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

if id have the resources to support you bro i would man ,your the best !

susant lenka · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Bro Esa Koi Tarika he folder ku Esa lock Karo Open Hoga But Copy Nehi Hona Chahihe

Dene Smulders · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

When doing the final step of replacing all child object permission entries, i get the pop up "an error occurred while applying security information. Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied"

Akeel Altaweel · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

Actually it is excellent explanation but unfortunately my computer still same

BeatsByDani · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

its working

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