Windows 10: strange file permission errors

Discus and support strange file permission errors in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Not sure what caused the problem, could have been a user profile migration to a domain using ForensIT User Profile Wizard or some pre-existing... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Carmanet, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Carmanet Win User

    strange file permission errors

    Not sure what caused the problem, could have been a user profile migration to a domain using ForensIT User Profile Wizard or some pre-existing condition but one user is now having problems with his OneDrive local folder (C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive) permissions.

    He is the owner and has full Full Control permission of the file but on multiple files and folders he can not read, delete or copy. he gets " You require permissions from <Domain>\<user> to make changes to this folder" where <domain> and <user> are the same as the currently logged in user. This of course also causes problems syncing with OneDrive.

    I have tried many things including taking ownership of C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive and selecting "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" via the gui, takeown /R /F at command line run as administrator as well as ICACLS * /T /Q /C /RESET and still permissions problems.

    enabled built on adminintrator account, made sure UAC was disabled, re-did above steps logged in as built in administrator, still no go.

    even Effective Permissions checks show i have Full Control except for Special Permissions, it's greyed out and not checked.

    No other users have the same problem, just one bad egg. This is Windows 10 Pro X64

    Any advice welcome.

    Carmanet, Jan 31, 2019

  2. cannot access file/or permissions

    I have a file i need to run on Windows 7 Home Premium. I get the error message saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    So I right click and choose Properties to access the permissions but I cannot. In the Security tab I get a message saying, " You do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings.".

    Next I boot into the Windows 7 Hidden Administrator Mode - and even with this I get all the same error messages.

    Please help me as I really need to run This file.
    John Phoenix, Jan 31, 2019
  3. Karla Alm Win User
    Strange File Permissions

    To assist you further with your concern, we would suggest that you reset all user permissions to default. Follow the instructions given by Armita M on this


    Note: This troubleshooting steps are applicable in all Windows 7 and latest versions.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Karla Alm, Jan 31, 2019
  4. Karla Alm Win User

    strange file permission errors

    Strange File Permissions


    Your concern indicates that you do not have any permission to the computer even if nobody is using it except you.

    We suggest that you check if you are logged in as an administrator through these steps:

    • Click Start menu
    • Go to Control Panel > User Accounts
    • Choose Manage User Accounts.

    It will have a pop up message asking "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" Type your account name and password. If the pop up box accepted your account name and password, create a new Administrator account. Sign out to your current
    user account then log in to the your new account.

    If the issue still persist, you mentioned earlier that you didn't make any changes before the problem occurs, it is possible that your computer has been infected by a virus or someone hacked it and made changes to it.

    Karla Alm, Jan 31, 2019

strange file permission errors

  1. strange file permission errors - Similar Threads - strange file permission

  2. Strange Files

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Strange Files: I've recently discovered some odd things going on with my pc.. First is <?xml version="1.0"?> <DiagnosticResults><ID>NetworkDiagnostics</ID><Name>Windows Network Diagnostics</Name><Publisher>Microsoft...
  3. Strange file found

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Strange file found: The short version is that I found this file about 8 months ago and called windows phone support. No one there had any idea as what it was. All scans have comw up negative for malware. There is no information about it on the web that I could find. I have attached a pic of...
  4. Permission error.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Permission error.: I recently downloaded an antivirus tool that I confirmed to be safe. The tool however slowed down my computer so I tried to delete it (it didnt work and said "you require permission from the admins to make changes to this folder". ( I am the only owner and admin of this...
  5. File Permissions for all files

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    File Permissions for all files: I'm running windows 10. I am tired of a) files that I know are on my computer not showing up in searches and b) being denied permission to access or change the contents of files. What is the quickest way to give me (and the search function in Windows 10) access to every...

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    STRANGE ERROR CODE: [ATTACH] I get this error anywhere from 15min to 3 hrs after I click ok my desktop goes blank only leaving my wallpaper and it has a navy blue flash. I have to force restart to fix this error. Please help me...
  7. The strange error OOBEMSANGCENROLL

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    The strange error OOBEMSANGCENROLL: Hi Comunity! New clean install Windows 10.1803. After enter PIN-code received the strange error. Photo by phone from screen [IMG] Is anybody knows what happening? PS Windows installed successful ....
  8. Permission error

    in Windows 10 Support
    Permission error: Hi All, Windows 10 Pro. Administrator. When trying to access the Windows\Temp folder, I receive the prompt informing me that, "You don't currently have permission to access this folder." I click the continue button and receive the error message, "You have been...
  9. strange files

    in Windows 10 Support
    strange files: I get strange files in doc folder and c; folder.soon as I delete them they show up again. could this be ransome ware.i have cyber reason ransomware installed it popped up when I deleted these files. 102920
  10. File Permission

    in Windows 10 Support
    File Permission: I am running Office 2007, on W10. I have just added to a document, clicked to exit, confirmed save changes, then got this box. How do I get rid of it? Thank You [img] 26988