Windows 10: "You need permissions from administrators to remove this file"

Discus and support "You need permissions from administrators to remove this file" in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have been trying for the past 3 days to remove a file that I no longer wish for to be installed on my computer. However, when I attempt to uninstall... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Nonsont, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. Nonsont Win User

    "You need permissions from administrators to remove this file"


    I have been trying for the past 3 days to remove a file that I no longer wish for to be installed on my computer. However, when I attempt to uninstall it, a message "You need permissions from administrators to remove this file" pops up on my screen, despite me being the only user on my computer. I have attempted third party uninstallation apps, and tried to use Command Prompt to uninstall, but to no avail. It is taking up quite a bit of disk space and would like it gone.

    :)
     
    Nonsont, Sep 28, 2022
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  2. Marby Rey Win User

    no administrator permission

    Hi Ryan,

    Let us assist you to have an Administrator permission. To start, follow the steps below to enable the Windows Super Administrator Account.

    • Type CMD on the search box.
    • CMD will appear at top.
    • Right click on it, then choose Run as administrator.
    • Type this command & hit Enter: Net user administrator /active:yes.
    • After you enable the Super Administrator account, log out on your existing account then log into Super Administrator account.
    • On the Super Administrator account, you can now create an Administrator account or give Administrator permission on the existing account.

    After you created an Administrator account, we suggest that you disable the Super Administrator account by following the same steps and using this command:
    Net user administrator /active:no.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Marby Rey, Sep 28, 2022
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file

    Hi,

    Follow the Steps below and check if that helps.

    As you are unable to transfer some files from an external hard drive to the computer requesting for Administrator permissions, I suggest you to follow the steps provided below to provide administrator permissions to the particular folder and check if it
    helps.

    • Right click on the folder and select
      Properties.
    • Click on Edit button in Properties windows. Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
    • Select user/group from permission windows or click
      Add to add other user or group.
    • Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e. check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions. (Generally we add ‘Everyone’ to given permission to all
      the users on the computer).
    • Edit the permission to Full Control for ‘Everyone’.
    • Click OK for changes to take effect and click ok again to exit from Properties window.

    Do let us know if you are able to transfer files to PC. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 28, 2022
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  4. Geethu B Win User

    "You need permissions from administrators to remove this file"

    "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file"

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with copying files from expansion drive to the computer.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, I would need more information from your end.

    • Is the issue specific with a file?
    • Did you tried copying the file to a different location?
    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:


    • Permission issue.

    • Damaged files.
    I suggest you to try the steps under the section Issue 2: I cannot access, change, save, or delete files and folders
    in the following article and check if it helps.

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

    "Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

    Note:

    1. Applies to Windows 10.

    2. You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Sep 28, 2022
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