I am a Windows XP user who just got a new computer with Windows 7. I seem to be having trouble understanding how to do some things I was doing in XP. I think it may be security-related, but being new to Windows 7, I could be wrong.
I regularly download ********s in .jpg format from a web site. I select the ******** and click the Save button on the web site. I get a Save As box where I select where to save the file, and save it. In XP, I had setup a folder on the C: drive specifically for these files. I created the same folder in Windows 7. I went through the same process and selected the folder in the Save As process, but got an error "You don't have permission to save in this ********....Would you like to save in the My Pictures ******** instead?". I clicked Yes. When I opened Windows Explorer and looked at My Pictures, the file wasn't there. I went back to the web site and saved the ******** again. However, the file appeared in the Save As box, and I was asked if I wanted to overwrite the file. Again, when I looked in Explorer, it didn't show the file. I even tried searching the entire C: drive, it says the file doesn't exist.
I am the only user account on my machine and have Admin privileges. I use IE8 with security set at medium-high. UAC setting is one below Always Notify. I looked at the properties on the folder I wanted to use, my Admin account has full rights. I set my regular user account to have full rights, but this did nothing to fix the problem.
This is extremely frustrating because it's a function I use regularly and I can't do it with Windows 7. What am I missing? Is there some security setting I'm missing? The computer seems to look at these files as web *******, if that means anything. Any help would be appreciated.