Windows 10: Permissions - Basic Questions

Discus and support Permissions - Basic Questions in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; 1) Has Microsoft changed the names they use for Principal in WIndows 10 versus Windows 7? 2) The following file (see original and new) -- prior to my... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by dw85745, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. dw85745 Win User

    Permissions - Basic Questions

    1) Has Microsoft changed the names they use for Principal in WIndows 10 versus Windows 7?
    2) The following file (see original and new) -- prior to my messing with editing permissions --
    had a line for "Trusted Installer". After playing with permissions I attempted to put "Trusted Installer" back as Owner. It appeared to succeed but did NOT show in the Principals list.
    (a) Does "Trusted Installer" only exist as a Principal if no one edits permissions?
    (b) Was "Trusted Installer" automatically renamed to SYSTEM?

    dw85745, Dec 1, 2019
  2. ryanleeh Win User

    Basic Question about User Permissions

    Hi Andre, thank you for your reply. I did not apply write permissions but I did apply the three permissions listed in my original post.
    ryanleeh, Dec 1, 2019
  3. No permissions


    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, Dec 1, 2019
  4. Permissions - Basic Questions

    Restore Security Permissions

    Hello Deepak,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you have cancelled the security permissions while setting it to folders and you are trying to restore back. We will help you.

    • Which folder are you trying to set the permissions?
    • What are you referring to " files is affected "?
    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Open the file explorer and select the destination folder
      for which you wanted to revert back the permission changes.
    • Right click on the folder. Select the Previous versions
    • Select the previous version in the below list and click
    • Check if the issue persists.
    Keep us posted to help you better.
    Sachin Venkatesh, Dec 1, 2019

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