Monday, 17 November 2008

Vista Error - You can't save here. Please choose another location.

While working on some screenshots, there was a need to figure out what folder the current screenshot needed to be saved in.

In Windows Vista, the top right corner of the Save As dialogue box has the search function built in.

Once a keyword was punched into the search to verify that the right folder was selected, there were a lot of screenshots in the folder, the Save button was clicked on.

This is the error that came up:


Save As
You can't save here. Please choose another location

That was a pretty puzzling one at first.

After clicking the "X" to the right of the search term to eliminate the search results and clicking the Save button again and it worked.

A bit of a strange hang up, but it looks as though the search results eliminate any reference to the current folder the search was initiated in.

This hiccup happens in both the Save and Save As dialogue boxes on Windows Vista for any application that offers the search box in the top left corner and a search was initiated with the results showing.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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6 comments:

Janaki said...

You might have the saved the file name that contains a colon ' : '

When a colon is included in the file name, the error msg 'You can't save in this location. Please choose another location' appears

Laura said...

thanks alot!
my problem must be in the colon!
:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. I had the same issue and it was a colon in the filename. DUH!!! :)

Anonymous said...

thx...i had one of these ':' in the file name also

derm said...

thanks...i had the ':' problem too

Anonymous said...

Janaki - My sincere gratitude to you for this simple fix, which alleviated me having to perform numerous computer geekery steps as recommended by a Microsoft technician on their website for this exact issue.

I will reference you in a post to their site.