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Cannot Save Files in my C drive

I have windows 7 premium in my computer it works fine, the problem is that I can only save things in my document folder. When I try to save something in my C drive it says that I do not have permission to save in this location.

It is frustrating that I cannot use my own C drive to save files. Any easy to follow suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

PachecoPrimo
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
This is one of the changes made to the OS back in Vista, in order to further help protect from malware, since the root directory of C: is a favored place for files to be stored by such programs.  Read this:

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-management/163950-cant-save-root-directory.html
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mast3rma5on7Commented:
Add yourself (user account) to the local administrators group and that should take care of it.  reboot after you do it.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
If that does not work, add your USERNAME specifically to the security list - adding yourself to the admins group is not always sufficient in Windows 7.
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mast3rma5on7Commented:
that will work too.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
PachecoPrimo, any feedback?
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