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    Unhappy Win 7 Home - Still More Frustrations

    I am still battling the problem of getting Win 7 to let me select where I want to put downloaded files. Win 7 keeps telling me I have to get the 'Administrator' to let me put things in disc partitions and folders (directories) of my choice. Well, I am logged into Win 7 as an 'Administrator' when I get these messages but apparently that isn't enough.

    Is there some 'super administrator' buried somewhere within Win 7 that I haven't found? Alternatively, has Win 7 somehow piled so many bureaucratic security controls into its innards that a user - even if an 'Administrator' - isn't allowed to do anything?

    Alternatively, could this be some kind of 'security' nonsense that one has to undo on a disc partition by disc partition or folder by folder basis?

    Help! (and thanks, in advance, for any assistance).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik37 View Post
    I am still battling the problem of getting Win 7 to let me select where I want to put downloaded files. Win 7 keeps telling me I have to get the 'Administrator' to let me put things in disc partitions and folders (directories) of my choice. Well, I am logged into Win 7 as an 'Administrator' when I get these messages but apparently that isn't enough.

    Is there some 'super administrator' buried somewhere within Win 7 that I haven't found? Alternatively, has Win 7 somehow piled so many bureaucratic security controls into its innards that a user - even if an 'Administrator' - isn't allowed to do anything?

    Alternatively, could this be some kind of 'security' nonsense that one has to undo on a disc partition by disc partition or folder by folder basis?

    Help! (and thanks, in advance, for any assistance).
    I run Windows 7 as a standard user, and I don't have any difficulty putting things where I want them, with the exception of within the Windows folder, or the root of C: drive. But I can get there, also, by invoking the Administrator.

    I have a 110GB partition dedicated to downloads, and a couple or three dozen folders and subfolders. I'm not sure I understand what's going on. What is the wording of these messages from Windows?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    bbearren, it might be that his choices might not be allowable under Windows. Another similar post had a person wanting to download into one of the child-directories under Windows or was it into Program Files directory, I can't remember which.
    I created on my cdrive a "Downloads" directory and oneByone pointed my programs to that directory. I completely left alone the default My Documents confederation, I simply do not use it.
    I also have icons pointing to the MS default download directory as well as my own, side by side, 'cause some programs insist on using that MS default directory.
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