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Saving files in Win 10

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#1 smarn


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 03:35 AM

I have upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10 with the free version and quite like the system. However, since doing this I've been unable to save files or changes  on the hard drive. The message I get is "The path you have chosen is not available please check and try again". The only way I can do this is to save onto an external device.

Any clues.


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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 04:16 AM

G'day smarn, and Welcome to BC


If you were to READ HERE , it will give you all the information needed to change the default save location.


Bear in mind that in the event of a serious crash or hard drive failure, if your files are on the same same drive as your operating system etc, they could be lost forever......so saving to an external HDD is a good idea.

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#3 rp88


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

If you don't have an external HDD, or if you do have one, save files to some USB sticks and cd/dvd discs as well. The commonly quoted statistic is that "data which exists in less than 3 separate places is as good as lst already", so make sure to have, at the very least, a copy on your computer, a copy on an external drive and a copy on another external drive, ideally also have a copy off-site somewhere.

Edited by rp88, 20 September 2015 - 11:55 AM.

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My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB

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