Windows 10: Problem with permissions

Discus and support Problem with permissions in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I am often told that I need permission to perform a certain action (such as deleting afolder from the desktop or renaming something): usually when I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by martinlest, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Problem with permissions


    I am often told that I need permission to perform a certain action (such as deleting afolder from the desktop or renaming something): usually when I continue, the action is performed. But I want to stop these notices coming up altogether. It's a pity that when Windows is installed there's no option to tell the programme that you are the owner and that bringing up a window saying you need to get permission to do whatever is as silly as it is irritating.

    I have tried setting permissions for the C:\ drive as a whole but when I get to the permissions page, I can't change to full permission as the boxes are greyed out. My user account is set as administrator.. Same for say, the Program Files folder.

    None of the pages I have arrived at by Googling show the eventuality of these boxes not being 'tickable'... How do I set things, for the Windows folder say, so that I can rename, edit, move folders or files etc. without being told I need permission? (I am not a Windows beginner by the way and can be trusted to make changes in these folders!).

    Tried running this at a command prompt (admin level):

    Code: net user administrator /active:yes[/quote] .. thought thsat had helped. I renamed a folder in Program Files without a prompt. But when I changed it back again, the permission notice reappeared. There's no logic to this...

    (My UAC is set to 'off', BTW, though not sure that's relevant to this issue?).

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    martinlest, Oct 2, 2018
    #1

  2. 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, Oct 2, 2018
    #2
  3. dalchina Win User
    Windows 10 1709 System Restore problems...


    That seems to be an attempt at Option 2 in the tutorial, which requires you to
    a. Boot to a command prompt (Did you?)
    b. You then seem to be mixing steps 3,4 and 5, thus your command is incorrect.

    I suggest Option 1 is easier.

    If you still have problems, please repost listing each specific step and saying which option from the tutorial you are using. Thanks.
     
    dalchina, Oct 2, 2018
    #3
  4. Bree Win User

    Problem with permissions

    Permission issue


    Presumably because TrustedInstaller is the owner (hence you need its permission), suggesting that img3.jpg was installed by Windows at some time.

    Presumably that also means it can be uninstalled. How did you get it in the first place? Where is it located?

    If you really want to delete it yourself, then taking ownership would seem a logical first step.
     
    Bree, Oct 2, 2018
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