LT Spice help. Contact the administrator, I am the admin!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jmoffat, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. jmoffat

    Thread Starter Member

    Jul 18, 2012
    I recently upgraded my computer from XP to Windows 7. Now when I run LT Spice and try to save a schematic to the default location LT Spice informs me that I do not have permission. I can save it elsewhere but not in the default locale. The program tells me to contact the administrator. How do I tell the program that I am the administrator?

  2. djsfantasi

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 11, 2010
    You are supposed to know what to do, if you are the administrator. So telling the program won't help; it already knows.

    Make an LTSpice folder in your My Documents library. Then, use "save as" to save your files in that location.

    It is also possible to give your account specific permission to write to the default folder, but I can't do it here as I no longer have a Win7 machine to test and develop a procedure for you.
  3. Alec_t

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 17, 2013
    Win10 here. I got round that issue by installing LTspice in a User directory rather than in the default one.
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  4. BReeves


    Nov 24, 2012