Writing on Partition C:\

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    MyDigitalpoint

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    It was brought to my attention that the recovery partition d:\ being very small compared with the size of partition c:\ let me write down over it and manipulate files.

    I have tried to copy a file to the root C:\ and it says access denied.

    I tried to copy this same file to any of the directories in there, and the message remains, but I realized that I can create a directory and copy files into it and write down into that newly created directory.

    Could someone explain me if this is a "normal" behavior in Windows 8?
     
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    I can only imagine windows creates a list of specific protected directories. The root of c is one of those, so you can not write files into it.

    However creating a folder must be allowed, and then that folder wouldnt be listed as protected, so you can write to it.

    Im probably way off, but that sounds about right to me.
     
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    I would check the permissions for that drive, and the folders within it, to see if you need admin access to make changes. Is the user account you are using set as an admin account? If you are not trying to access these folders as an admin that could be why you are unable to make changes.
     
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    Ah, that's it!

    No, I'm using a personal account to get into, but just switched to the admin account and now I'm able to access such folders I couldn't.

    Thanks for the heads up :)
     
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    To avoid the problem in the future set your user account as an admin account.
     
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    Yea i always make myself the admin and password protect the account. Noone else really uses the computer except my fiancé (rarely). In the unlikely even i let someone use it, theres a guest account for them.
     
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