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Vista error saving to USB drive
Microsoft Article ID: 931277
In Windows Vista, when you try to save a file to a hard disk or to a USB Flash device, you may receive one of the following error messages:
X:\Folder\FileName You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?
Access to X:\Folder\FileName was denied.
This problem occurs if the hard disk drive or the flash device was formatted in an earlier version of the Windows NTFS file system. For example, this problem occurs if the drive or the device was formatted from Microsoft Windows XP.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps to format the hard disk drive or the flash device in Windows Vista:
If a scenario exists in which you cannot format the hard disk drive or the flash device in Windows Vista, you can work around the issue by using one of the following methods.
Method 1: Run the program that you use to save the file as an administrator
Method 2: Save the file to the Documents folder and then move it to the destination folder