Windows 10: Changing the Owner of Windows PowerShell folder from TrustedInstaller

Discus and support Changing the Owner of Windows PowerShell folder from TrustedInstaller in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently purchased a Dell XPS 8940 desktop and installed Windows version 20H2 on it. After copying the "Windows PowerShell" folder---because Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by devnull, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. devnull Win User

    Changing the Owner of Windows PowerShell folder from TrustedInstaller


    I recently purchased a Dell XPS 8940 desktop and installed Windows version 20H2 on it. After copying the "Windows PowerShell" folder---because Windows wouldn't let me move the original---so that I could move the copy to a new user folder of my choice, I have the original "Windows PowerShell" folder still on my desktop.

    Though my _copy_ of the "Windows PowerShell" folder has the usual sort of permissions (SYSTEM, users, Administrators), the _original_ folder's permissions are special ones, such as "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES", "ALL RESTRICTED APPLICATION PACKAGES", and "TrustedInstaller", which is also the Owner.

    In the past, after making a copy with normal permissions, I've somehow successfully deleted this original "Windows PowerShell" folder, and I'd like to delete it again now, but first I have the following questions:

    • Although I've not experienced any trouble in the past from doing it, is it a bad idea to delete the original "Windows PowerShell" folder, which has those special permissions entries and the TrustedInstaller as the Owner?
    • If it's OK to delete the original "Windows PowerShell" folder, would the best way to do that be to take ownership of it, away from TrustedInstaller? I've tried deleting it in the usual way, but despite the fact that I'm an Admin account, Windows is preventing me ("Folder Access Denied") from doing it, and I'm unable to change any of the permissions in the usual way that would enable me to delete it.

    Thanks for any advice.

    :)
     
    devnull, Mar 29, 2021
    #1
  2. Anna Bol Win User

    TrustedInstaller, Windows 10, winSAT

    Hi Ron,


    To help resolve your concern, you have to first take ownership of the files or folders and then grant yourself full
    control permissions and rights. To do so, follow the steps on this link:


    • Open
      File Explorer
      and then locate the file or folder you want to take ownership of.

    • Right-click the file or folder, click
      Properties and then select
      Security
      tab.

    • Click the
      Advanced
      button and the
      Advanced Security Settings
      window will appear. You need to change the Owner of the key. Click the
      Change link
      next to the "Owner:" label


    • The
      Select User or Group window will appear. Type "NT Service\TrustedInstaller"
      as the new owner name.

    • Click
      OK to change the ownership and you are done.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Anna Bol, Mar 29, 2021
    #2
  3. NT SERVICE/TrustedInstaller - Can't change owner/Error message

    Hi F.Grobusch,

    It is still displaying with - unable to display current owner. Should it be saying TrustedInstaller.

    It seems the files have transferred back under TrustedInstaller. Can't be sure as I can't access the folder and don't want to change anything else.

    Thanks
     
    pinkraven22, Mar 29, 2021
    #3
  4. Changing the Owner of Windows PowerShell folder from TrustedInstaller

    Only "New folder" in contextual menu

    Cyril,

    In short:

    Change ownership of Program Files (x86) from TrustedInstaller to Administrators or your user account.

    Add your user account to the list, and add "Modify" or "Full control" permissions. (choose - This folder only)

    Reset the owner to TrustedInstaller (NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller)

    Can't post the exact steps for Windows 10 right now.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Mar 29, 2021
    #4
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