Windows 10: Can't open files as administrator, can't give self permissions

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  1. LaikeW. Win User

    Can't open files as administrator, can't give self permissions


    Hi, I'm at my wits end here with my/my friend's computer and am really hoping someone can help as we're not very tech savvy.. We've tried every resolution we could find online and nothing has worked :/.


    She's running Windows 10 Home Edition and can't delete files en masse without being blocked by a pop-up reading "access denied" due to not being an Administrator. Her account however is definitely Admin and she can log in. She's also the only acc on the computer.


    We've tried:


    1. Going into file permissions > security > changing the file Admin owner to her username / account


    2. Entering net user administrator active:yes into the terminal it stays at no and can't be changed due to "not being an admin"


    3. Deleting antivirus software.


    These are all the options we've found online; unfortunately again, nothing has worked, and at this point we can't even open certain files due to this issue.

    I apologise if any of this isn't clear enough please let me know as I'm not super tech savvy; if anyone knows more and could help please let me know !!


    Thank you in advance <3

    :)
     
    LaikeW., Feb 28, 2021
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