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I can't save directly to my hard drive from Paint.net

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Back in July/August, I received the free upgrade to Windows 10. Before that, I had Windows 7, and Paint.net worked like a charm on it.

While Paint.net still works well, for some reason I can not save onto my hard drive (such as the Pictures folder) anymore. Yet I am still able to save onto my Microsoft OneDrive folder and then move pictures to my hard drive from there (as long as I'm doing it from file explorer and not Paint.net).

Is there any way for me to fix this? I've tried looking in Control Panel on my computer, and I simply can't find how to fix it. I also tried reinstalling Paint.net and that didn't fix the problem.


When I try to save - http://prntscr.com/9gv82n

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Can you use any other application to save into that folder? Like, say, Notepad? Can you save from Paint.NET into another location, like say onto your desktop or into the Documents folder?


It is astronomically unlikely that this is something wrong with or specific to Paint.NET. Paint.NET is just reporting the error that Windows gave to it.

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You may need to edit the permissions for the folder you're saving into. From File Explorer, right click on the folder then select the security tab. Edit the permissions to allow Full control.

Ref: http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/11394-windows-10-says-i-dont-have-permission-save-anything.html

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Glad to hear it :D

Win10 takes a bit to get used to. This issue was a point of frustration for me for a few days until I figured it out.

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