"Word cannot open the existing global template. ()"
I can't seem to save either a template or a new Word doc I've created anywhere on the hard drive (I can save a doc to a thumbdrive though). When trying to save to anywhere on the hard drive I get one of the following errors;
"Word cannot save or create this file. The disk may be full or write-protected. Try one or more of the following: Free more memory. Make sure that the disks you want to save the file on is not full, write-protected, or damaged ()"
"Word cannot create the User Templates folder where you have selected. Please try another folder location that has write access and does not contain a folder named Templates."
"Word cannot save your global template because you are running Word from a read-only folder. Would you like to create a folder on your hard drive to save this? If you choose No, Word will be unable to save any default settings."
When I try to save a template (in Word), most directories (including Downloads, Documents, etc) there is a red circle with a slash through it for almost all directories. There is no mentioned circle on the "Shared" folder icon, but I still can't save a file or template to that folder.
That kind of implies that most of the hard drive is read-only, but Word is the only App that I am having problems with. Excel and Power Point have no problems.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.