You don’t have permission to save in this location error message

If you receive a You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission error message in Windows 10, when you try to save Microsoft Office files, then this post may be able to help you. This issue particularly occurs when you try to save Office 2010 or Office 2007 documents in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7.

You don’t have permission to save in this location

You don’t have permission to save in this location

Many Windows 10 users have been facing this issue. If you too see this error message, you can do the following:

Right-click on Start button to open the WinX Menu. Select Run to open the Run box.

In the Run box, type netplwiz and hit Enter to open the User Accounts settings box.

Now select the user account that is giving you this error message.

Click on the Properties button. A new box will open.

Now press open the Group Membership tab.

Here you can set the level of access that you want to give the user.

Select Administrator and click Apply/OK and exit.

If you are unable to make the changes, you may have to sign in as an administrator or request your administrator to do this.

Restart your Windows 10 computer and see if it has helped.

Go here if you cannot save files in OneDrive folder after upgrading to Windows 10.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.