Archive for December, 2008


You don’t have permission to save in this location

A problem we’ve been seeing when a hard drive is formatted in Windows XP and now running a Vista upgrade is:

You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in the documents folder instead?

The solution is to format the drive again. Big effort and requires recover and restore of all your files.

An easier solution /workaround is to locate the executable (.exe) file inside the programs folder for example, right click this executable, choose the compatibility tab, in the lower section you will see “run as administrator”. Check this box to always run this program as administrator.

You should now be able to save the document in the location.