Windows 10: Folder Permissions

Discus and support Folder Permissions in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I so badly need help with getting permissions on folders on my computer. I am the only person that has ever used this computer so there is nobody else... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by lilpitoa3, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. lilpitoa3 Win User

    Folder Permissions


    I so badly need help with getting permissions on folders on my computer. I am the only person that has ever used this computer so there is nobody else to even put in this scenario. There is only one account on the computer, my account. I have always had admin privileges. I am trying to delete a folder on my C drive but I am being denied due to not having permission. I have followed all the instructions I can find on this website, other help forums, and youtube videos and literally nothing is fixing my problem. I have gone into the properties of the folder, changed ownership over to my account, I have given myself full control over the folder. I am still being denied because I need permission from myself. I even went as far as adding every option available to the permissions section. Literally every possible account type has full control on this folder. I cannot give more people full control because windows has run out of options. I have tried giving myself administrator privileges through the command prompt but that didn't work either. I even tried to force delete the folder through powershell using "Remove-Item -path c:\locationoffile -force" I have full control over this folder, it can't possibly be anyone else. Why do I still have to give myself control over the folder in order to delete it?

    :)
     
    lilpitoa3, Sep 23, 2020
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  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, Sep 23, 2020
    #2
  3. No permissions

    Hi,

    I would suggest you to right click on the user's folder for your profile and check if the permissions shows as "read only'. If this is the case, it might be causing the issue. In this case, I would suggest you to go to C:\User folder, right click on the
    folder with your username and follow these steps:

    • Open the properties of the main user profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc).
    • Go to the Security tab and click Advanced.
    • Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.
    This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later. Try these steps and let us know the results for further assistance.
     
    Bennet Martin, Sep 23, 2020
    #3
  4. Kris Ver Win User

    Folder Permissions

    I dont get administrative permissions to a specific folder.

    Hi Nathan,

    Problems accessing files may be related to permissions. Permissions are rules associated with files and folders that determine whether you can access them or make changes to them. To check the permission of the file or folder, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions you have.
    To open a file, you need to have read permission. To change permissions on a file or folder, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the file or folder, and then tap or click Properties.
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions you have.
    • Click Edit, then select the check boxes for the permissions that you need. Tap or click OK.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Kris Ver, Sep 23, 2020
    #4
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