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Best Answer JohnGo , 27 September 2018 - 08:43 PM

dmccoy  Thank You very much for working this problem out for me, I really appreciate the help! JohnGo. Go to the full post »


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Dell Inspiron 5555; Win 10 Home, OS

 

A few days ago my laptop stopped allowing me to save a file from installed programs (Photoshop, SoundForge, etc) to the folder where they are normally stored.  When I attempt to save a file this error message appears: 

 

C:\Users\John\ Music\(file name)\.mp3. File Not Found.  Check the file name and try again.

 

 

I've researched online for a solution and see that it occurs often in Win 10. I have not been able to find anything that works for me.

Thank you for some help here.

 

John Go


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Will it save to Desktop or Download folders? Does the C:\Users\John\ Music\ folder exist on your computer.


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The C:\Users\John\ Music\ folder does exist.  I can "save as" to Downloads, but not Desktop.


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Okay try one more thing. Can you save to any folder in c:\users\john\


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  • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Advanced menu
  • Select Windows Powershell (Admin) from the menu
  • Copy and paste the commands below in the code box and press Enter
  • This will open the results in Notepad
    Copy and Paste the results to your reply.
    cd users\john
    get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
    start notepad "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
    

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I tried saving a file to the following folders in c:\users\john: Pictures, Documents, Videos, and Favorites.  None would save.

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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> cd users\john
cd : Cannot find path 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\users\john' because it does not exist.
At line:1 char:1
+ cd users\john
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\users\john:String) [Set-Location], ItemNotFoundExce
   ption
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand
 
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
out-file : Could not find file 'C:\Users\John\Desktop\file.txt'.
At line:1 char:16
+ get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
+                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (:) [Out-File], FileNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FileOpenFailure,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutFileCommand
 
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> start notepad "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"

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Please verify this is the correct name of your user file - cd users\john. If not change to appropriate name. Nevermind I found the problem.

 

Try this command

cd \users\john
get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
start notepad "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"

Edited by dmccoy, 26 September 2018 - 11:49 AM.

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Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> cd \users\john
PS C:\users\john> get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
out-file : Could not find file 'C:\Users\John\Desktop\file.txt'.
At line:1 char:16
+ get-acl | fl | out-file "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"
+                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (:) [Out-File], FileNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FileOpenFailure,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutFileCommand
 
PS C:\users\john> start notepad "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\file.txt"

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I am not sure why the command is not working I tested it on mine and it worked correctly. Try copying and pasting one line at a time in powershell if that does not work we will try another way.

 

Okay try this I think it is the same issue you are experiencing and will not let us copy to the desktop

 

cd \users\john
get-acl | fl | out-file c:\file.txt
start notepad c:\file.txt


Edited by dmccoy, 26 September 2018 - 12:11 PM.

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If that still does not work then try as follows

 

cd \users\john

get-acl | fl

 

This will output the results in Powershell windows.

 

Select all the results and copy and paste to your reply.


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Windows PowerShell

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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> cd \users\john
PS C:\users\john>
PS C:\users\john> get-acl | flcd \users\john
flcd : The term 'flcd' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check
the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:11
+ get-acl | flcd \users\john
+           ~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (flcd:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
 
PS C:\users\john>
PS C:\users\john> get-acl | fl

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These are two seperate commands: 

 

not like this: get-acl | flcd \users\john

 

1. cd \users\john

2. get-acl | fl


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If you cannot get that to work then try the following

 

type cmd (which switches from powershell to command prompt)

type or copy and paste: dir c:\users\john /Q > 0 & notepad 0 (zeros)


Edited by dmccoy, 26 September 2018 - 12:58 PM.

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Windows PowerShell
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(#1)  PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>
 
 
 
 
 
(# 2)  Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
          PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-acl | fl
 

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Windows PowerShell
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(#1)  PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>
 
 
 
 
 
(# 2)  Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
          PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-acl | fl
 

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