Windows 10: "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied."

Discus and support "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied." in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am the admin on my account, and I need to un-tick an option on a .pak file that says Read Only, but to do so I need to give privileges. So, I click... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Logan Griff, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied."


    I am the admin on my account, and I need to un-tick an option on a .pak file that says Read Only, but to do so I need to give privileges. So, I click continue, and then it says "An error occurred applying attributes to the file." and then "Access is denied." I've been searching around for a solution, but all of the answers have something to do with a security tab in the properties. I do not have this tab on this file. I only have General, Sharing, and Customize.

    Does anyone have a solution for this?

    :)
     
    Logan Griff, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Yolvi Ell Win User

    net user administrator /active:no keeps saying access denied.

    Hi Rebekah,

    It's possible that you're not using an elevated command prompt, causing the Access Denied error. We suggest following these steps to properly disable the built-in administrator account:

    • Right-click the Start button.
    • Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Copy and paste net user Administrator /active:no and press
      Enter
      . If the command isn't successful, please post a screenshot so that we can study it further.

    Let us know if you're able to hide the administrator account after following these steps.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Skyfine Win User
    Windows 10 Access Denied - unable to gain administrator privileges

    It is my son's computer. He is the administrator so he can log in. However the programs do not run and there is no access to any folders. When using command prompt it gives a system 5 error. It does not seem to recognize him as the administrator anymore even though in settings he is listed as the administrator. I am unable to use an elevated command prompt because access to this is denied.
     
    Skyfine, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied."

    Never prompted to elevate privilege as administrator


    OK, I tried Dinesh's tutorial. First, here's a list of accounts for my machine:


    "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied." [​IMG]


    I held down Shift and rebooted, and got the WinRE splash screen. I was prompted to log in, with "Dan" my only option:


    "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied." [​IMG]


    If I clicked on "Don't see your account", I got this:


    "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied." [​IMG]


    Is it suggesting that "Dan" is an administrator account? Oh, that it were so... I went back, selected the "Dan" account, and it booted into command prompt. I then attempted the first of Dinesh's instructions:


    "You need to provide administrator privileges to change these attributes." "Access is denied." [​IMG]


    Hello darkness, my old friend... "Access Denied."

    Dan
     
    shortmort37, Jan 24, 2021
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