Auto Save files on my desktop?

Hi folks, I seem to be getting alot of auto save files on my desk top, then I try to delete them I get this message that i need admin approval???

I just started to turn off my auto save and will just save them as I go as this auto save is annoying and clogs up my desk top.

Should i be doing something else do you think? How do I delete these auto save files?

Thanks so much and it is probably something really easy I am missing?


I suspect that you might have not installed SketchUp correctly.
If you had these files would be within your control…

Here’s the only correct way to install/repair SketchUp on Windows…
Close SketchUp if it’s open.
Find the SketchUp installer exe file.
It’s usually in your Downloads folder.
If not, then you might need to re-download it ?
Select the exe file’s icon.
Right-click > Context-menu >
"Run as administrator"
When prompted, SketchUp is already installed choose “Repair”,
otherwise choose “Install”.
When it completes retry SketchUp.
If the Repair has not fixed it, then try Uninstall/Install…

An incorrect installation can cause all kinds of unpredictable and weird issues…
Double-clicking the exe or choosing to “Run” it, is NOT the same thing - even if you have admin-powers…

As for the files on your Desktop which do not seem to ‘belong’ to you…
Use Windows Explorer to access your Desktop folder:
Step up one level to:
Select the Desktop folder’s icon.
Right-click > Context-menu > Properties > Security [tab]
Select your UserName from the list > Edit
Ensure ‘Full Control’ is ticked…

If you don’t have admin powers you might need to login as an admin.

After the Desktop folder’s contents are ‘fixed’ you should be able to delete the unwanted files…

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