How to Fix Cannot Save files in OneDrive Documents Folder in Windows 10

It’s true that Windows 10 is a successful operating system when you compare with the earlier windows versions. I hope you might be aware that the earlier Windows versions (ie., Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1) are still eligible for Free Windows 10 upgrade. Although, the Windows 10 upgrade doesn’t go without any issues. The major issue that you Cannot save files in OneDrive Documents folder in Windows 10 after upgrading to Windows 10.

This tutorial helps you to fix if you cannot open or save any files in Documents folder or OneDrive after upgrading to Windows 10. We know that Microsoft always updating and fixing the operating system issues. One of the commonly reported issue in Windows 10 is ‘Read Only’ mode or cannot open or save error, “Can’t open or save files” while trying to save files in your computer. 

You might have seen other related errors in Windows 10 which include,- ” You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission regardless of the fact that the user is an Administrator or not.”

Cannot Save files in OneDrive Documents Folder in Windows 10

Cannot Save files in OneDrive Documents Folder in Windows 10

Before you start troubleshoot / read this tutorial, ensure that your Windows 10 computer has latest windows patches updated successfully.

How to Fix Cannot Save files in OneDrive Documents Folder in Windows 10 after upgrade ?

Generally, OneDrive and Documents are the folders which will have the issue – Cannot save or Open file in Windows 10 after upgrade.

1) Open Search box / Run box now, type %userprofile% into the Run box and hit Enter. Open the OneDrive folder now. If you are prompted to allow access to OneDrive folder, then click Yes to allow access. Now you should not have any problems saving files in OneDrive folder.

If it’s doesn’t work, then follow as below:

2) Now Right click on Windows 10 Start button and select Command Prompt (Open as Administrator rights).

Type the following command and press Enter:

cd %userprofile%

Now type the following command syntax and press Enter:

cd OneDrive

Next just type the following command shown as below and then hit Enter:

icacls %userprofile%\OneDrive /inheritance:e

If your case is Documents folder, then just type Documents instead of OneDrive.

If this has worked for you, great, else proceed to the other solution.

3) Verify the permissions and system owner settings are correct. To check or modify the permissions, by doing right-click on the problematic folder >> Properties and click on Security Tab. Then Click on Edit, and change the permissions wherever it is required.

Apply the changes and Save to take effect of latest changes.

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