Windows 10: Cannot remove group from folder security

Discus and support Cannot remove group from folder security in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hi all, First-time poster here. I am administrating the server where I work now and am attempting to restrict user access to specific folders. We use... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Tanuki, May 21, 2018.

  1. Tanuki Win User

    Cannot remove group from folder security

    Hi all,

    First-time poster here. I am administrating the server where I work now and am attempting to restrict user access to specific folders. We use a ReadyNAS Pro 2, which has a configuration for user and group accounts. Everyone's assigned to the same group.

    To restrict permissions to a folder, I have attempted to navigate to it in File Explorer (Windows 10), right-click on the folder, go to Properties, and click on the Security tab, where I see the groups and users with assigned permissions to that folder. By default, it shows two groups called "Everyone" and the main group configured on the ReadyNAS, as well as what appears to be a user with the name of the Share as defined in the ReadyNAS admin panel. I click on the Edit button, add myself as a user with "Full Control" permissions, and remove the groups that were there before.

    However, when I click "Apply", one of two things happen. Either I get a error message that says,"An error occurred while applying security information to: [folder path]. Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied" OR, with other folders, instead of the error message, the groups I deleted is repopulated.

    Can someone please advise what I could be missing? I have no formal training with network administration, and this very well could be a novice-level question. But so far, I have not been able to find an answer through my normal means of Googling.

    Thanks in advance!

    Tanuki, May 21, 2018
  2. Alexcs165 Win User

    Folder group removal from This PC

    I want to remove the folders group from My PC and not show anyting else that the partitions and the drives. How can I do this?
    Alexcs165, May 22, 2018
  3. Folder Permissions Remove System


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Let me answer your query on Windows 10.

    Please be informed that you cannot remove the system entry, However you can add/remove permission for a particular user.

    The Group or user name section lists all the accounts on the computer. If you want to prevent a user to accessing the folder, you may deny/remove all permission for that particular user.

    The system account and the administrator account (Administrators group) have the same file privileges, but they have different functions. The system account is used by the operating system and by services that run under Windows.

    I suggest you not to remove permissions for SYSTEM entry.

    Hope the information helps, do reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
    Deepak Kodi, May 22, 2018

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