Windows 10: Can't create new file in Documents directory.

Discus and support Can't create new file in Documents directory. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi all, From some day weeks ago, I strangely found that I can not create new files in my Document directory and some other directories (e.g. Desktop)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by gwy15, May 16, 2019.

  1. gwy15 Win User

    Can't create new file in Documents directory.


    Hi all,

    From some day weeks ago, I strangely found that I can not create new files in my Document directory and some other directories (e.g. Desktop) using some applications. Check this screenshot out.

    Can't create new file in Documents directory. f47b4621-7d87-46c2-9fc7-4059185245bb?upload=true.png

    Here's some further information I can provide:

    • Creating new file (e.g. a text file) or directory from the right mouse button menu works fine. This only happens for some applications. E.g. Using python, vim, etc.
    • This only happens for some specific directory and deeper sub-directories. In my case, that refers to the Document directory and its children. Once I move the sub directory to another place, e.g., C:\projects, I can create files properly.
    • For an existing file, I do have access to it and can open it for reading or writing. The only problem is to 'create' a new file.
    • Running as administrator doesn't help. Still having this problem.
    • Running in WSL doesn't help. Still having this problem.
    • This problem came to me suddenly some day using Windows 10 1809. I upgraded it to 1903 today and it still remains unsolved, hence I come here to ask.


    Anyone got a clue how to solve it? Thanks a lot.

    :)
     
    gwy15, May 16, 2019
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  2. DianeMV Win User

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    DianeMV, May 16, 2019
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