Windows 10: Can not control permissions in C:/Program Files

Discus and support Can not control permissions in C:/Program Files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am trying to install a plugin for Matlab, which is installed in C:/Program Files. I have done it on PCs running all OSs many times. A dialogue says I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by river251, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. river251 Win User

    Can not control permissions in C:/Program Files


    I am trying to install a plugin for Matlab, which is installed in C:/Program Files. I have done it on PCs running all OSs many times. A dialogue says I do not have permission. I go to the folder Program Files, right click, properties, security, advanced, click change permissions, and suddenly I just have add, remove, view, enable inheritance buttons, all grayed out. I have read a dozen threads on windows community, and at some point their steps diverge from what I see and I'm stuck.
    If I click Change at the top by "trusted installer" I get a dialogue box where I do not know what to do.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Windows 10 workstation, I am the only user and administrator.

    Thanks
    Jim

    :)
     
    river251, Apr 9, 2019
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  2. File mover program other than File Explorer

    Hi,

    I appreciate if you could answer a few questions to narrow down to the issue.


      • Which is the current build installed on the computer?

      • Are you the administrator of the account?

      • Is the computer connected to a domain?

      • Is the issue specific to a particular file type?

      • Did you make any changes to the permission settings recently?
    As an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if you are able to take the full control of the folder or files.

    • Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Under Group or user
      names
      , click your name to see the permissions you have.
    • The permissions for the selected user or group are shown in the lower portion of the properties dialog box.
    • Assign yourself “Full control” permission by checking the box for “Allow” for Full Control and check if you can access the drive.
    If the issue still persists, follow the below steps.

    1. Type UAC or User Account Access on the search bar.

    2. From UAC window, I suggest you to bring down the level to default and check if it helps.

    Hope the information helps in resolving the issue related to the folder permissions. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Apr 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Administartor rights lost in program file and program files x86

    Hi Luca,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with accessing the files and folders on Program file and Program file x86, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • Have you logged in as an administrator?
    • Is this issue specific only to the Programs file and Program file x86 folders?

    Step 1: If you have logged-in as an administrator, I suggest you to follow the below steps to give permission for entire system, so that you can access the specific files.

    • Right click on the folder and click on
      Properties
      .
    • Click on Security tab and select the
      group\user name.
    • Click on Edit option and check the option
      Full control.
    • Click on Apply and then on
      Ok
      button.

    Step 2: Try the following steps and check if it helps:

    • Right-click the C: Drive that you want to take ownership of, and then click
      Properties.
    • Click the Security tab, and then click
      OK on the Security message, if one appears.
    • Click Advanced, and then click the
      Owner tab.
    • In the Name list, click your user name,
      Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the
      Administrators group.

      If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, click to select the
      Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    • Click OK.

    • You may receive the following error message, where
      Folder is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of:
      You do not have permission to read the co1ntents of directory Folder. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press
      Yes.
    6. Click Yes.

    7. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and the folder contents.

    Hope it helps. Try the above and reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Apr 9, 2019
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  4. 95Viper Win User

    Can not control permissions in C:/Program Files

    95Viper, Apr 9, 2019
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