Can't write to my C drive in Windows 10

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I have noticed since I bought my Windows 10 laptop, I can't store any files on  it - even though I have Admin privileges. Trying to resolve it with Google suggestions, I set my slider in the User Account area to minimum (all the way down) which didn't resolve anything. My next suggestion was to set a specific register key from 1 to 0 and reboot, I did, and it now allows me privileges to write to C, however, when I attempt to access the internet by clicking on the e icon, I'm told I can't access this app under the Admin account and to choose another account - which I don't want to do.

Suggestions, anyone?  All I want is for things to work normal as in Windows 7 or 8 i.e. access to my C drive and have all my other apps work!
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Need to clarify my statement above "I can't store any files on  it " I meant to say I can't store any files on the C drive
What error do you get when you try to write the C:\ ? Is this the root level of the drive?  Assume OS is installed here. Can you create a folder on C:\ ? What happens if you run CMD with elevated privileges or as admin and run mkdir test?
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Root access is forbidden, The only element you can create at the root level are folders and then files in them. It's a very sensible restriction. Also working with Administrator account is a no go.

Bye, Olaf.
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I agree with Olaf Doschke, you cannot save files directly to root drive. You will need to save into a subfolder.. which is why MS setup profile folders for users.

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Hmmm. well here's\my issue and it may not have anything to do with what we're talking about.
I'm attempting to install a program and during the process it opens the cmd area (black screen) and I see the attached screen with all kinds of Access Denied messages. When the install finishes, I get a message the process failed and I'm trying to understand why. This screen may indeed not have anything to do with the failure.

Are you saying I can't write directly to C but could write to a subfolder on C?
Install.docx
this has nothing to do with being able to write to the c:\. This is a patch that is trying to edit the host file to change the location of activate.adobe.com
Are you are trying to activate a "non purchased" adobe application.

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I have no idea.  I'm doing this for a friend who isn't here. All I know is he told me before he left for vacation it was an Adobe program he was having a problem installing and asked me to help.

Is that what all the lines of code where it's failing telling you?
The only purpose of the host file to change the location of URL's. When you edit it you can state www.domain.com now points to x.x.x.x IP address. The reason for this is to test things, or in this case to redirect the activate.adobe.com to the losthost IP address, 127.0.0.1 . The only purpose of this is to (attempt) get around the activate of whatever adobe program you are trying to activate.

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