Windows 8-Can’t create file in the C drive root directory


LUA

In Windows 7 or 8 (may be Vista), users (even administrators) are not allowed to create files in the C drive root directory, otherwise, an error message like “A required privilege is not held by the client” or “access is denied” will be prompted.

To fix it, just turn off the User Account Control (UAC). In Windows 8, do not turn off the UAC via control panel, it must go through the registry.

  1. Press keys “Windows Key + R”, type regedit
  2. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA
  3. Update the EnableLUA value to 0 (turn if off)
  4. Restart Windows.

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