Windows 10: Do not have permission to open/change files

Discus and support Do not have permission to open/change files in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello Everyone; I am using Windows 10 Home and recently I have faced a problem. When I try to make a change a file or folder I have received a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by rain2005, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. rain2005 Win User

    Do not have permission to open/change files


    Hello Everyone;

    I am using Windows 10 Home and recently I have faced a problem.

    When I try to make a change a file or folder I have received a message that says " You do not have permission to open this file. see the Owner of the file or an administrator to obtain permission."

    But I am owner of this file , basically I am owner of this Computer.

    When I am creating a new file or folder and I am going to save my work , it does not let me to choose saving path either.

    How can I fix this issue ?

    Please let me know if you can help me as soon as possible.

    :)
     
    rain2005, Mar 23, 2020
    #1

  2. Folder won't open due to permission issue

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft community. I understand your concern. Let me help you.

    I suggest you to sign out from the current account, restart the computer and log in with Administrators account and

    check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to refer to the steps below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.


    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then click
      Properties.

    • Tap or click the Security tab.

    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.

      To open a file, you have to have the Read permission. To change the permissions of a file or folder, follow these steps.

      Important you must be logged on as an administrator to change permissions on files and folders.

    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then tap or click
      Properties.

    • Tap or click the Security tab.

    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.

    • Tap or click Edit, tap or click your name, select the check boxes for the permissions that you must have, and then click
      OK.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us with more information and we’d be happy to help.
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Mar 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Unable to open documents due to permission error

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, I would like to know whether you have signed in to the Administrators account.

    I suggest you to sign out from the current account, restart the computer and log in with Administrators account and

    check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to refer to the steps below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then click
      Properties.
    • Tap or click the Security tab.
    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.
    To open a file, you have to have the Read permission. To change the permissions of a file or folder, follow these steps.

    Important You must be logged on as an administrator to change permissions on files and folders.

    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then tap or click
      Properties.
    • Tap or click the Security tab.
    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.
    • Tap or click Edit, tap or click your name, select the check boxes for the permissions that you must have, and then click
      OK.
    For the Printer issue: I suggest you to run printer troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click Printer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    • Check if issue persists.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Mar 23, 2020
    #3
  4. tom acito Win User

    Do not have permission to open/change files

    how to change folder and file permissions in windows 10

    this is for a file... how for a folder and ALL subfolders and files

    thanks.
     
    tom acito, Mar 23, 2020
    #4
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