Windows 10: Permission to open and edit files

Discus and support Permission to open and edit files in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am the only user of my home laptop. I log in as Administrator and want to open files I set up as User but am denied permission. How can I gain... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Lindsay Reed, May 7, 2019.

  1. Permission to open and edit files


    I am the only user of my home laptop. I log in as Administrator and want to open files I set up as User but am denied permission. How can I gain permission to view and edit them as Administrator?

    :)
     
    Lindsay Reed, May 7, 2019
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  2. Eric Ber Win User

    Editing permissions

    Hi ejmw,

    Issues that you experience when you try to access files and folders may be related to permissions. Permissions are rules that determine whether you can access or change files and folders. To check permissions on a file or a folder, follow these steps:

    • 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 change the permissions of a file or folder, follow these steps:

    • 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.

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

    Should you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get back to us.
     
    Eric Ber, May 7, 2019
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  3. 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, May 7, 2019
    #3
  4. Permission to open and edit files

    "Photo Gallery can't open this photo because you do not have permission to access the file location."

    Hello Robin,

    We regret the inconvenience. let me assist you.

    I suggest you to open Advanced User Accounts Control Panel to check if the user account you are referring to has administrative rights.

    Follow the below steps.

    • Press the Windows key and R from the keyboard to open the Run Command Dialog Box.
    • Enter netplwiz. The following window lists all the existing user accounts along with the designated privileges.

    You can make changes to the user accounts (including editing permissions).

    Note: You will need to have admin permissions to perform editing of user profiles.

    Also suggest you to go through the article and follow the steps given. Here is the link for your reference.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

    (Steps relevant for Windows 8 also applies to Windows 10)

    Kindly keep us posted on the status of the issue, for us to be able to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, May 7, 2019
    #4
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