Windows 10: I don't have permission to move files even though im the admin

Discus and support I don't have permission to move files even though im the admin in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; It started happening around when I changed my computer account from local to microsoft account. I tried making me the owner of the folder which seems... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/trobot2, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. I don't have permission to move files even though im the admin


    It started happening around when I changed my computer account from local to microsoft account. I tried making me the owner of the folder which seems to work for other people but it did not work for me, and it actually seems like the more I try to solve the issue the less permissions I have, because before I tried solving it I could move files to most folders except one. But now I can't move files to any folder, or paste a file either.

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    /u/trobot2, Oct 17, 2020
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  2. louhoang Win User

    File permissions to delete file

    You can try the steps below

    1. Right click the file to that you don’t have permission to access. Vlick Properties.
    2. Go to Security tab and select Edit.
    3. Select Add button
    4. Type Everyone then select Check Names. Click OK to save changes.
    5. you will be back in the previous window, under Group or users names, choose Everyone then check mark Full control.
    you can refer more: Fix: You dont currently have permission to access this folder in Windows 10
     
    louhoang, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. Scoka Win User
    File permissions to delete file

    I am trying this, but it's taking a very long time.
     
    Scoka, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Hydrate Win User

    I don't have permission to move files even though im the admin

    File permissions to delete file

    Windows is extremely confusing in its permissions and file ownership.*Sad

    If Taking Ownership of the files does not work, then the ACL and permissions are misconfigured.

    Permissions precedes the ownership, you can have ownership but incorrect permissions in accordance with the ACL Access Control Lists (Windows).

    Microsoft - How Permissions Work

    I suggest that you open powershell (Search > type powershell > Right click > run as admin) and execute this command:

    Code:
    This command restores permissions to default for all files contained within C:\ quietly.

    Followed by this command once completed:

    Code:
    This command restores full permissions to the Administrators on the computer, which I presume you are an Administrator.

    And reboot the computer, and finally attempt to delete the file after attempting to retake ownership.

    If that does not work, then I suggest using a third party utility known as UnlockIT:
    Downloads - UnLock IT

    And download, install. Ensure you select customized installation.

    Right click the folder that contains the files or the files individually that you would like to delete, and follow as here:



    I don't have permission to move files even though im the admin wrqPMO6.png


    Then this should delete all files you right clicked upon after restarting the system.

    You should not run into issues regarding permissions after this, and if you do, post again and I'll look into it.

    Side note: often times malware tends to hijack a system and fluff itself in permissions that benefit itself.
     
    Hydrate, Oct 17, 2020
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