Windows 10: “you need permission to perform this action”

Discus and support “you need permission to perform this action” in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; i need some help figuring this out all i want to do is simply drag and drop something into my folder inside the windowsapp folder but its not letting... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/GlxssEyes, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. “you need permission to perform this action”


    i need some help figuring this out all i want to do is simply drag and drop something into my folder inside the windowsapp folder but its not letting me and ive tried changing who has access to it and there is only one account on the computer and it wont let me change it.

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    /u/GlxssEyes, Jan 20, 2021
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  2. lbeck Win User

    "you need permission to perform this action" for several actions?


    I don't know what you mean "Go to the computer that you do have permission". The computer that I'm using doesn't grant me permission to copy a file. I have done the routine that you suggest using the properties dialog.
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    lbeck, Jan 20, 2021
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  3. A. Noyed Win User
    You Need Permission To Perform This Action

    Microsoft clearly just hates the customers. After working fine for months, if I want to move a file from one computer to another on the homegroup- you need permission to perform this action.

    Well that is crap. There is no way to get the permission!!!! I don't need permission to toss all these machines in the garbage and go back to apple. BAH!!!!
     
    A. Noyed, Jan 20, 2021
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  4. “you need permission to perform this action”

    You need permission to perform this action

    Hi Phil,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    I suggest you to ensure you are logged into an Administrator user account and check if you still find the issue. Generally, this error message is related to permissions and ownership. If you do not have sufficient permissions to view the file/folder/drive
    you get this error message. I suggest you to try to take the ownership of this drive and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type in the command takeown /f <drive_name> \ /R /D Y
    • You can replace the < drive_name(F)> with the target drive name.

    For more details about Permissions refer the link below.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783530(v=ws.10).aspx

    Also try the transfer on a different computer and check the status of the issue.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Jan 20, 2021
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