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Question: need to provide administrator permission to change these settings

I recently re-installed Windows 7 and all of a sudden I was having access denied problems which had never occurred before.
I have managed to fix all of these apart from one:-
When I try to change the icon via the properties of a desktop item I get:-
"you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"
I am the only user of the PC and my account is an administrator account.

As I said, I never had this problem prior to the re-install.
I have searched and searched but have yet to find any answers or solutions.

Any help or info would be helpful.

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Answer: need to provide administrator permission to change these settings

Turn off your user account settings in user accounts.

control panel>user accounts>change user account control settings

I always set mine to never notify.

You will have to reboot to make changes.

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I'm going in circles and cannot find a solution that I understand for this issue. When I attempt to copy from a drive to my "C" drive I get a popup stating "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder".

I've turned off UAC via the sliderI've downloaded UAC_Never_Notify.reg (see User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8) and executed it
After I get the popup I click continue and then I get a popup telling me "S:\ refers to a location that is unavailable..." which I know is not true, I can see it in Windows Explorer.

I have a second drive in my laptop and if I attempt to copy the file to it there is no issue, e.g. the file/folder is copied over.

Answer:You'll need to provide administrator permission to .......

Slider is not good enough. The registry key is equivalent to the slider. Set the enableLUA key to 0 in the registry. It will break metro apps, so remember to turn it back on afterwards(if you use metro apps).

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Hi,
I'm hoping someone can provide a simple answer to this problem.
I am trying to delete a folder (and all of the files in it) and I am getting the following errors:
1. You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder. (Continue/Skip/Cancel)
2. I select Continue
3. You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from MyPC\Bob to make changes to this folder. (Try Again/Cancel)
The problem is that I am logged in as MyPC\Bob, and Bob is an Administrator account.
So, how exactly do I ask myself for permission ? And how do I give myself permission ?
Bob has 'Full control' of the folder.
Bob is the owner of the folder.
But Bob cannot delete the folder because Bob has to ask Bob for permission..... /boggle.
L.

Answer:You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder...

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm what files you would like to delete?
 
In Windows 7, the files in system folder are protected. To delete them, you may try to

disable User Account Controller (UAC).
 
Does it work?
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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I have tried everything to delete this folder. I was able to delete the file in the folder, but the folder itself won't delete. It won't delete in safe mode either. If I scan the folder or right click properties, it shows an object in the folder. If I check the "show hidden files" box, nothing is there. I can rename the folder, add to it, and move it, but I can't delete it. I have searched the internet for solutions and nothing works.

Answer:You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

What folder are you trying to delete?

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After a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit and being the only user/admin, I still haven't got full ownership. Chrome browser says - You?ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file.
Here's one example:
Hope this can be solved for me.

Answer:You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file - Chrome

A few ideas here: You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder

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Dear techguys,

I am bashing my head and getting nowhere with windows 7....

I have 3 users; a, b, and c (say)

and administrator; z (say)

when logged into z, I want to copy the folder of user 'a' but when I try to do this it comes up with ...

"you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder"

But...whatever I try and do it will not allow me to copy the folder in question.

I have not found an answer so far, so wonder if anyone here has the knowledge to help solve what is proving problematic to crack.

Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,

mike
 

Answer:"you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder" - please help!

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I just received my laptop with Windows 8 installed. After beating my head against the wall all morning, I think I've come to the conclusion that it's the home version, not the pro version.

I'm trying to install some of my favorite applications, but it seems that every time I make the simplest modification, I get an error along the lines of, "You'll need to provide administrator permission to..."

I'm always able to provide the permission (since I'm the administrator), but it's getting really old, and a few installs have failed, likely due to this over-protective policy. I did some searching around the web, and the common solution is to make an edit in the Local Security Policy Editor. However, it appears that my machine doesn't HAVE this editor. (This is why I'm guessing I have the *&^% version. I mean, the home version.

Is there a way that I can stop Microsoft from protecting me from myself? I'm this close to just formatting the drive and dropping Win7 on there, but I dragged my heels so long with WinXP, and I'd like to stay current if I can.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:"need to provide administrator permission" (home version)

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Hi, I have Windows 7, was trying to change one host file which involves adding one line to it and every time when I try to save it i get a response "can not change the file, ask permission from administrator". I am administrator and only one using this computer. I thought administrator is able to change files on a computer without a problem.I've read through other threads here regarding similar issues but none of them solves my problem.
I'm not very tech savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Biba
 

Answer:Solved: Can not change the file, asked administrator permission

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Greetings,
I have been working with programs such as Blender 3d recently which conflict with my security settings. I have been getting permission denied for saving files and doing other functions in these programs. I found out how to disable the administrator setting by going in command prompt and typing "net user administrator /active no" and how to keep the computer from constantly bringing up warnings asking me to allow a change to my computer by going in user account settings and sliding the slider to zero. It seemed to be working untill I took the slider back up so that I could have some security enabled while on the internet, and then even when I took the slider back down it was still the way it was before, not letting me save my files on some programs and bringing up messages asking me to allow myself to run a program I had clicked on. I tried bringing up the command prompt and re-disabling the administrator setting and also made sure the slider was down all the way, to no effect. I was trying to do a system restore to restore whatever is screwing this up, but an error comes up everytime telling me it can't access a file possibly because of antivirus being on, even though I already turned all the security features off. Any way I could have missed something that I did right the first time but not the second?
Thanks!

Answer:cannot change security/permission settings in windows 7

Right click => Properties => Security => Advanced => Owner => Take Ownership => Click your user name => Then Select the box that says "Replace Owners on subcontainers and objects"

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CP - User Acounts: Can't change to 'Administrator' from 'Standard'

Although User is considered 'Administrator' the User Account indicates 'Standard' and cannot be changed to 'Administrator'

Answer:Cannot Change Administrator Settings

Hello Emeth, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Is this for the built-in "Administrator" account, or some other account?

For now, you might see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below change the account type.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

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Hi, Hope this is the right place to post this...
last night I logged on to the net via my nokia N85 and it asked me to set up a home group network, I chose the share everything 1 (with the bench chair) and all went well.
Till I noticed that now I get asked to "provide administrator permission" when doing such things as changing the name of a shortcut on the desktop or editing a system config file (for a game).
I also noticed now when I open up something like the games screenshot folder I can only see the pix if I press "compatibility files" never had to do it before last night...
It seems really dump cos I'm the only user/admin and it's not asking for a password, it just makes me provide permission every time...
can't find anything worthwhile on google, so any help would be nice THANX

PS. Im running win7 pro 64bit and UAC is turned to "never notify", it seems related to program files only or the shortcuts to them.

Answer:provide admin permission???

Am I seeing duplicates or those topics getting so popular nowadays?

Ok anyway, if turning off didn't helped you
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

And you think you are still being to much limited you may try this method:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable





Quote:
The built-in Administrator account is an account that has full access and permission on the computer. This will show you how to enable or disable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7.


So try using build-in Administrator

Warning: From security point of view using Build-in Administrator considered high security risk.
But as I already told on the hundreds of the same threads, it's your system and your choice.

I have showed you how to do and warned that it is insecure and unsafe.
I myself is under Limited User Account not even thinking about using build-in Administrator for my regular stuff.

If you need more information, just ask.

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Whenever i try to copy a folder into my platform it comes up with "You will need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder". I am the only user of this PC and the owner. My operating system is Windows 7 and I would very much appreciate any help as it is driving me daft.

Answer:How to provide permission to copy a folder.

Isn't there a tick box to say you are the administrator?.
If that isn't the case, then perhaps some other forum member might have the answer?.

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Hello everyone. Your help please,

I have gotten the same requests in the past, but somehow, I ignore them, click away and get through somehow. This time is different!... does not allow me.

All I want to do is move my MalwareBytes Icon from the Desktop to my Utilities Folder and it just does not let me, weird!

Checked my account in Control Panel / user accounts, and I my name is listed as the Administrator. By the way, I am the only user and the only account in my Laptop. Not even a guess account. Furthermore, when I log in, again with my name and Email address below the name (see PIC) is offered, I enter my password and I am in. As the Administrator I thought, and that is why anything to be done as an "Administrator" does not make sense to me. My Name is the Administrator by definition or not?

I understand when you have to "Run it as an Administrator," but even then it does not make sense to me for the same reason mentioned. But this is not about running anything... just moving and Icon into a Folder.

What is the mystery here?

TIA

TS

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Hi, first time poster here....

So i'm logged in as an administrator yet i can't change the settings in automatic update. i can see the settings but they are greyed and "locked". very annoying.

Has anyone seen this issue? It may have been there all along i just never cared to change the settings until the pending SP1 release.. i want to be there when it happens instead of the default setting of 3am!

Much appreciated!

Answer:not allowed to change update settings as administrator??

Ah, I once had this problem. When I was on my university's network, they had group settings that seemed to force that. I never found a way around the issue, even after I left school. The only thing that resolved the problem was a fresh install of Vista.

Someone with more network experience might be able to help you, but I was unable to find assistance.

As a workaround, you can always search for updates on your own. I did that quite often.

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I have a sony viao model pcv 7762 and when I try to change any settings in the start up it keeps telling me to log on under the administrator account. Well i am the admin. So I made another admin account and the sony still wont let me change any settings because i am not the Administrator! Any thoughts on this?

Answer:sony viao won't let administrator change settings

What Windows version?How is your computer security?

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My Administrator account is corrupt. When I tried to make some changes in the 'Advanced' section of Internet Options, it tells me some setting can only be made by the Administrator. I'm the only user on this PC and am listed as such.

I created another Administrator account and that works for making changes, but how can I export my current setting and folders? I looked in Microsoft and only found ways to do it in a Network or Domain. Is there any way for a home user to do it or will one of those work?

Running XP Home Edition. Thanx for any help offered.
 

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Hi,

I use a Vista Enterprise Laptop for work, of which I am in the administrator group and can Install/Remove Programs and do just about averything else other than the Power settings.....

I want to remove my password login after resuming, but this is greyed out and it says some settings are controlled by the system administrator, but yet I am listed as administrator?
Also I I try to access gpedit.msc, it says I may not have access rights?

Please help

Ron

Answer:Unable to change power settings as Administrator

Hi ronvegas

You may be an administrator, but you are not the system administrator, have a word with your system administrator.

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Long story short,

I can login to my computer using my username (i am the only user to choose from on the login screen& and i know my PW) but if i want to install an app or change any of my settings i need to have administrator access. i would give it to myself but i need administrator access to do so. i am the only user on my computer so i dont no what to do or how to locate or log into the "administrator account" any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
-Mike

Answer:lost Administrator access to my pc, cant change any settings

Welcome to TenForums @dudeneedshelp

How did you loose your administrator rights? Did you change your account to a standard account? Windows lets you do that, but if it's the only administrator it's not a good idea (as you have found out).

The built in Administrator account is disabled by default, you can enable it. With no available administrator you can use Option Five in this tutorial.

Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10

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need to know how to change administrator, cant access anything

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Hello,

I am new to windows scripting, I need a script which will provide specified permission to the windows login on the window server hard drives.

Example - I have login A and B

and I have drive on Windows 2003 server as C, D, E and F.

I want to give permission for A and B login on these seperate drives with seperate privilages. means Read, write, full control etc...

The privilages are - For Login A --> C- Read, D- Read, E- Deny Write, F - Full Control

For Login B --> C- Read, D- Read, E-Write, F - Deny Read

Kindly let me know the script/program to do this. Your help will be appreciated.

If this is not a correct forum/category, kindly let me know the appropriate forum for the same.

Thanks,

Rahul
 

Answer:window script to provide permission on hard drives

In computers & users add an A & B account.
Create groups for A & B. Put A's in the A Group & B's in the B group.
Right click on the drives / folders and assign group A permission and so on.

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php...008_File_and_Folder_Ownership_and_Permissions
 

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I need to change the port settings, but get message that I don't have "write" permissions.

I tried this approach:

Run Regedt32.exe, find
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum
now right click Enum , and goto permissions..make sure either Everyone or your
account are set to Full

But got same error message when I tried to make the change.

Thanks in advance.

Regards, Paul.

Answer:Need "permission" to change Port settings

It's okay. I figured it out.

Thanks anyway...

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I purchased my computer 11 months ago and had two additional hard drives installed 5 months ago. I had a technician install and format them for me. A couple of days after I brought my computer home. I renamed one of the hard drives successfully. Now 5 months later I am unable to rename the other hard drive due to getting this error "You will need to provide administrator permissions to rename drive". I haven't done anything to change any settings. What would cause this out of the blue?

I have read something about adding my user in the security tab of the properties of the hard drive. Administrator is already listed in the security tab, so that doesn't make sense as I am the administrator with Full rights. In the same dialog box if I click on Advanced and go to the Owner tab. The Owner says SYSTEM. What is the purpose of the Owner being SYSTEM and why?

I checked all the settings on the other hard drive that I renamed 5 months ago and every setting is the same as this hard drive. It seems that something must have caused a change somewhere.

Would a Windows update have changed any of these settings? This isn't making sense when I haven't changed anything on my computer. In fact, I hardly use this computer cause I have a laptop that I use more regularly. Recently I had this computer turned off for at least a month or longer.

I'm looking for an easy way to maybe change a setting that can be changed back the way it was easily after renaming the hard drive.

Answer:You will need to provide administrator permissions to rename drive

Since your pc was off for so long I would first check to make sure it starts up with the right date and time (your cmos batt might be dead causing security conflicts). Your security has all four of these groups correct?

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I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate from scratch. I am aware that there is a built-in Administrator account that can be enabled, which I have not done. I am curious whether this account presents a possible point of entry for an attack, in particular a remote attack when the computer is connected to the Internet, and if so, what is the best way of protecting one's computer. For example, can the account be enabled, given a strong password, and then disabled again? Will the password still apply if the account is re-enabled? Or is it possible to enable it, apply a strong security policy to it, and then disable it again? Any ideas?

Answer:Does Administrator account provide attack route?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasHedden


For example, can the account be enabled, given a strong password, and then disabled again?


Yes do that

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
{C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239}
 and APPID identification
{316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} 
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
ZinioLLC.Zinio_2.1.0.317_x64__0q6dqzpp40p2e
(S-1-15-2-720185855-2675332291-2976434075-758544043-626028312-300598871-2309835828.
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

 DCOM
1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                  {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
                                   and APPID

                                  {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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Hi all,

Recently I have been experiencing some problems with Vista in that I only have one account on my laptop which i mine and so I'm also obviously the computer administrator..but quite often I get messages saying that I can't do something like move a folder since I need administrator permission I don't know why it keeps on saying that, can somebody help me?

Thank You
 

Answer:Administrator Permission????

Your account is NOT "The Administrator" but a account with limited Admin permissions.

What are you trying to do, when you get this message?
Tell us, what files and folders that you are trying to move.
 

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You need to provide administrator permission to copy this file.

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Hi, Everybody.i Recently got a Problem with Administrator Permission.I really Sucked because of it.when i want to open a folder it says " you currently don't have permission to access this folder".i know how to open that folder.go to Properties>security.... etc.but in that folder my sisters birthday and marriage photos of 2400. with high-end quality each of 5.6mb.so for each photo i need to do the same process. it really Sucks you know. Please Help me.Please help me How to Fix the Problem.Thank You!

Answer:Please Help me about Administrator Permission

loyal,Boot to Safe Mode.Do you have access to the files there?~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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K ts fair 2 say im useless with anything technical! im using windows 7 and im trying 2 download music/films from the net but when i try to save it it keeps saying i need administrator permission! im the only person who uses the laptop so im at a loss of what 2 do! can anyone please help?
 

Answer:administrator permission.....HELP!!

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hello to all
just a general question!!! i am running vista home premium,occasionally when i go to move a folder,say for talking sake an album off a disk ,a mate gave me,to my music folder.it will ask for administrator permission to perform this...i click continue (i have administrator status ) it comes back with box telling me i need administrator permission to continue...why is this and how can i correct this problem....i must add it is only occassionally this will happen.

cheers for any response
tam

Answer:administrator permission

Hello Tam,

Since it is a removable disk from another computer, you may occasionally need to take ownership of the file or disk and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" before it will let you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer often tells me I cant do something and that I need permission from the Administrator. I am the administrator and have full control. However when I set the permissions to full control I got a series of error messages that said basically failed. Yet it clearly shows a tick in Full control box. What should I do to put things right. I recently (yesterday) done a full wipe and re install of Windows 8 after saving all my files to an external drive then putting them back later, could this be anything to do with it. (I have full control of the external drive)Many thanksRaggie

Answer:Permission from Administrator

Can you place a screenshot of the error?

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I'm trying to replace calc.exe in the System 32 folder with a version from XP, but keep getting a notice that I don't have permission. I'm in as the Administrator, what more do I need to do?

Thanks!

Answer:Need Administrator Permission

Sorry, I figured it out. I downloaded and installed the "take ownership" registry hack and it worked.

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I am trying to copy files from my laptop harddrive (Windows XP) to my desktop (Windows 7). The laptop crashed but I have the files and is connected via USB. I can see all the files but when I try to remove the Read Only option so I can manipulate the files I get the error, "You will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes." How do I do this so I can access and move the data?
 

Answer:Administrator Permission Changes

Are both the accounts admin's?
The one on windows 7 as well as XP
 

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Problem facing-When I move a folder or delete it the dialog box <g class="gr_ gr_35 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="35" id="35">displayedask</g> permission for it.
                       To open apps I have to run  as administrator <g class="gr_ gr_74 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Punctuation replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="74" id="74"><g
class="gr_ gr_70 gr-alert gr_spell gr_disable_anim_appear undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="70" id="70">evertime</g>,even</g> google.
                       For our <g class="gr_ gr_89 gr-alert gr_spell undefined ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="89" id="89">lcal</g>
server Dc++ the access is denied to open <g class="gr_ gr_135 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="135" id="135">new</g> page from the link.
Plz help

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Cannot get past UAC telling me I need. administrator permission.

Getting into built-in admin has not worked. Everything I try that "wants/ needs to make changes on this system" I get this same message (needs permission)

Really pulling my hair out.

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I'm trying to download Maxtor backup software and it refuses to let me install in Program Files folder. It says I need permission from the Administrator...that's me (this is a single computer at home), but I don't know how to give/get that permission. Can anyone give me the steps to get there? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas!!

Answer:getting Administrator permission

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wwarren777


I'm trying to download Maxtor backup software and it refuses to let me install in Program Files folder. It says I need permission from the Administrator...that's me (this is a single computer at home), but I don't know how to give/get that permission. Can anyone give me the steps to get there? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas!!


right click the file and select "run as administrator"

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ASUS G75VW-DS71 LapTop / Win7 Home Premium / 64bit / 4GB Ram / 320GB HD + Solid State 128GB drive (where OS installed

My system is not allowing me to copy or move files (photos) within my laptop, or from the my Drop Box where I copied them to, back to my laptop. It says I don't have permission.
I am the administrator, and am identified as such on my laptop.

So. What's going on, and how do I correct this. No one uses the laptop but myself.
Thanks,
Ray
 

Answer:You need administrator permission to...

First thought comes to mind when was the last time a Virus or malware scan was done.
 

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I'm utterly confused about the permissions needed. I am the sole user on my pc. Under accounts, is myself only as Admin and password protected...(that's another issue)...
I copied a folder from ThisPC/C/Games/Folder and tried to paste it in my E:/ drive, my dvd drive, but I keep getting 'You'll need to provide Administrator permission to copy to this folder"

I AM the admin. Since I can't do this I'm having to copy that folder to my network Public folder and then burn it to dvd using my laptop which is double the time taken.
I've googled Permissions but it's mind boggling because there are so many different problems and so many different solutions that I don't know which one to apply.

Answer:Administrator and still need permission?

I get that as well, I just click OK. This is MS's way of protecting you from yourself.

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I think I ran some Windows XP updates, and now my computer won't let me do things because I'm not the administrator. Please help. I've been using my computer for a while now and have never had to log in to my user id, but recently, I had to change my settings so it would stop asking me to log in to my user id.

Answer:Why do I NOW need administrator permission?

"I had to change my settings so it would stop asking me to log in to my user id."Please detail what changes you made. Like did you create a new account? Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I'm about to do a standard upgrade to Windows 10. I wanted to copy the contents of the C drive to the D drive so if anything goes wrong, I'll still have the personal files that were on the C drive. But I got this error message:

You need to provide administrator permission to copy this file.

I AM the admin of this computer! I'm the only user! What do I do?

Any help with this will be very much appreciated.

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I can not install anything or do anything its like being on a limited account.

Everyone time i try to do something it says u have to be on an administrator account in order to do that or something

Like that. I KNOW i am an administrator and im not sure what to do. Thanks in advance

Answer:Says To Get Administrator Permission?

Go to the welcome screen, press ctrl+alt+delete twice, with all accounts logged out fully, and type in "administrator" in the box that shows up. Then from there make a new account with administrator permissions from there, and see if the new account is glitched. If it does work, then move all your personal files and settings from the first account to the new account, and then delete the first one.

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I have been trying to save an installer but am unable to because Windows says that I don't have administrator permission. I've been reading on the forums that you can turn off the UAC but that did not help any. I also saw someone say that the "Owner" profile, the default, is a protected administrator account. I can't figure out where to go to get access to the real administrator profile so that I can get full access. What can I do to enable full access and be able to save the installer?

Answer:Administrator Permission Help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphirezero


I have been trying to save an installer but am unable to because Windows says that I don't have administrator permission. I've been reading on the forums that you can turn off the UAC but that did not help any. I also saw someone say that the "Owner" profile, the default, is a protected administrator account. I can't figure out where to go to get access to the real administrator profile so that I can get full access. What can I do to enable full access and be able to save the installer?


It could be the place your trying to save to.

Right click on the file your trying to save to>properties>Security>Give your usergroup full access,or administrator if you have only one account on the pc (whic is administrator)

Try to save it to desktop first,if you can,do the above or change location

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OS: Windows Vista
I'm getting messages that I don't have permission to move files, etc. and that the administrator has to do this. I AM the administrator. There's only one user account set up and it's mine. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Administrator Permission

There are two levels of Administrator in Vista. You are hanging in a kind of "user/Administrator"
As I have just posted in the item preceeding this, download this file, (composed by myself a while ago ) and see how far you want to get into being in charge of your OS
http://www.divshare.com/download/222626-c6b
 

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Sometimes when, in Windows Explorer, under Users/Myname, I try to access or delete a folder, I get a message saying something like "Access denied" or "Requires Administrator Permission". I'm the only one who has used this computer since it was new, so I assume I'm the Administrator and should have full access.

My first question is "How do I give the required Permission?"

Then, is there some setting I can change to eliminate this request for Permission and have full access to all folders and files?
 

Answer:Administrator Permission

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I'm trying to replace calc.exe in the System 32 folder with a version from XP, but keep getting a notice that I don't have permission. I'm in as the Administrator, what more do I need to do?

Thanks!

Answer:Need Administrator Permission

Sorry, I figured it out. I downloaded and installed the "take ownership" registry hack and it worked.

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i am the administrator on my computer and I cannot do anything. Everything needs permission and it still does not help. Is there something regarding an account that might have been deleted or something and I have to go to F8 and change something? Someone please help me asap. I have to get some things off of a virus scan and it will not let me.....thanks so much.

Answer:PLEASE HELP ME! administrator needs permission??

if you click the start orb & click the little picture (see attachment) does it give you options that may help you.?

is your name listed as administaitor there?

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I wanted to save a photo download I received in E-mail to CD, when I tried I was messaged that I did not have permission to save in this directory. See Administrator to obtain permission.

I am the administrator, can any one tell me how to do this ?

Thanks in advance !

Jove

Answer:Administrator Permission

I don't think you can save anything to blank media (since burning requires a separate program function).I've not tried to save anything to CD. I save to a hard drive and then burn a CD since they are two different functions.http://www.students.ucs.ed.ac.uk/helpdesk/...documentID=2745Louis

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When I try to organize the folders on my desktop I get the following pop up message: "You'll need to provide administrator permission to move to this folder" and when I press CONTINUE I get another pop up that says "Windows needs permission to continue" and then you press CONTINUE another pop up says "You need permission to perform this action" and then I press "TRY AGAIN" to no avail.

This is a common occurrence and I have to restart the computer to be able to move this folder and then it doesn't always work. This is extremely frustrating. I have NEVER had this issue with Windows XP.

I have tried the cmd.exe method without any success. Has anyone had success resolving this issue? Please help.

Answer:Administrator Permission

Hello stormiii, welcome to Vista forums!

Are you attempting this in a "Standard User" or an "Standard Administrator" account?

Also have you tried to Take Ownership of the files?

Keep us informed1












Later Ted

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Cannot get past UAC telling me I need. administrator permission.

Getting into built-in admin has not worked. Everything I try that "wants/ needs to make changes on this system" I get this same message (needs permission)

Really pulling my hair out.

Answer:uac and administrator permission

You're going to need to be more specific. What did you do? What are the exact problems? Give examples.

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Since upgrading to Window 10 my desktop requires me to get administrator permission to download photos from emails I receive. I need help in correcting this as this is a single user computer and can't figure out how to correct this new problem.

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1300NX, use Windows XP Home sp3. My problem is I am unable to save anything to cd or dvd, used to work, now I get the window "you do not have permission to save in this directory, see the administrator" But I am the administrator, the only user, no guests. I do all the updates etc, When I try to save in cd or dvd, I go to cd on E drive, it gives me the option to use My documents, not what I want. I did search long and hard to find any aid, did find one way, it worked till I sent 3 email messages(from Outlook Express) to cd, then the next email went right back to My Documents, now I am stuck with nowhere to go, can anyone please give me some more ideas, I would appreciate the help, thanks so much.
 

Answer:Administrator permission

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I am the system administrator and I am logged into an administrator account. I would like to copy a file from one folder to another but I am getting the following message:

"You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file"

Why does this happen and how do I resolve this?

Also, without the Start Button, how do I open a second Windows Explorer window?

Answer:Administrator permission

CLASSIC SHELLI am the system administrator and I am logged into an administrator account. I would like to copy a file from one folder to another but I am getting the following message:"You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file"Why does this happen and how do I resolve this?Also, without the Start Button, how do I open a second Windows Explorer window?Get Classic Shell HereBecome Administrator---

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I have just used the security tool uninstall guide on this website and it was great!! However the last step in the instructions is to delete the HOSTS file, download it again and save it in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc file. My computer will not let me do this and says I need permission from the administrator!!
What does this mean and how do I obtain permission?
Also what will happen if I can't download this hosts file??
Help please

Answer:administrator permission??

Hello, right click on program/file/icon etc, select "Run as Administrator"
You need to replace the Hosts file as this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file,so your existing one is infected until replaced.

By the way I moved this to Am I Infected from Win7...

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"you'll need administrator permission to delete a desktop shortcut to a folder. How do I achieve obtaining permission when it's my laptop and I am the sole administrator?

Answer:Administrator Permission

Follow below step ....
My Computer (Right Click)
Manage
Local Group And Computers
Groups
Click on Administrators
Add your User in Members.
Restart Your Computer and then try again.

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Trying to download a program and I receive a message that I do not have adminisrator permission. I am logged on as administrator. Right clicking does not give option to run as administrator. How do I get "permission"?

Answer:No administrator permission

Hi superphoto, welcome to 7F!

Go to User Account Control, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\change User Account Control Settings in the left view panel, put the slider on the bottom, click OK.
Then try to download.

Don't forget to set it back.

This shows how to get there in a different way: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
And if you do turn it off you need to restart.

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Win XP does not alow to implement changes telling me I do not have Administrator permission. I am logged is as an Administrator in my Windows XP Home. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Administrator permission

Hello and Welcome -Could you please be a bit specific on the type of changes that you wish to make How To take ownership of a file or a folder from M/soft - This may help you -Regards -

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I'm using Vista Ultimate, upgraded from XP Pro. I've had problems downloading updates. It appears that the problem is twofold.

1) Microsoft Root Authority has been placed into the untrusted publisher category (IE/certificates/untrusted..)

2) My user, despite being listed as administrator authority, cannot delete the listing in untrusted publisher. What do I do if I can't access the functions the administrator is suppose to be able to do?

I also tried creating a new user and giving him admin status. Didn't work!

Sean
 

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I'm about to do a standard upgrade to Windows 10. I wanted to copy the contents of the C drive to the D drive so if anything goes wrong, I'll still have the personal files that were on the C drive. But I got this error message:

You need to provide administrator permission to copy this file.

I AM the admin of this computer! I'm the only user! What do I do?

Any help with this will be very much appreciated.

Answer:Administrator Permission?

1) Right click folder/file -> Properties -> Security tab -> Advanced button
2) Under Permissions tab, press the Add button
3) Select a principal
4) Type: Administrators
5) Press OK
6) Check everything possible for: Basic permissions (Full control, modify, etc..) -> OK -> OK -> OK
7) Lucky step #7, try to copy it.

Hope you lucked out on this

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I am running windows 8 and I am trying to delete a file but it says that I must obtain administrator permission.How do I do this? the account details state that I am the administrator.

Answer:how to give administrator permission

To give complete permission to yourself, right-click the file or folder and select Properties. Now go to Security tab, and hit the Edit button.
Then select your username(account) and check the Full Control checkbox. When done, hit OK. Note that when you will check the Full Control checkbox, all others will be automatically checked too.

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I got Sun's CD for its Java. When I sent to install it, I read that I will need the administrator's permission, me being the administrator. I thought then that I should open in Safe Mode so that I could open the administrator's account. But then I read that I can install the CD in Safe Mode. So, I'm wondering how I get the administrator's permission? (I did get the Sun Java installed from an online source, without doing anything to get administrator's permission, but I'd just like to know, for future reference, how I could have installed the program from the Sun CD.) Thanks, grandpaw
 

Answer:Administrator's permission to install

Additional info

I should have said that I am using Firefox. I have a Dell Demension 2400 and use XP.
 

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EDIT: It's not actually solved, but has now become a Win Media Centre issue. I will post there.

I have tried to delete several folders containing recorded DVDs. Most of them went, but there are a half dozen that can not be deleted.

The structure is:
f:\dvds
- DVDName#1
- Videots
- Audiots
- DVDName#2
- Videots
- Audiots
etc

These were in WMC Movies Library, by using their parent folder f:\dvds. However I have now removed that from the library. All the successfully deleted folders were in the same parent folder.

I am told I need permission to delete them. I actually am logged in as admin. I checked in Properties/security n their parent folder and I have all permissions except Special, which is greyed out for all listed users.

However when I try to look at security for any of the individual DVD folders, I am told I do not have permission to even _see_ the security settings

I then saw that the folders were read-only. I attempted to uncheck that, but again was told I needed admin privileges.

Given that I am admin, what's going on here?

EDT: I am also the owner of the parent folder, but cannot see or alter the owner of the sub-folders.

Any help most appreciated.

Answer:Permission denied to administrator

If there's nothing in f:\dvds that you want to keep, just delete the parent folder (f:\dvd) If you want some folders in f:\dvd but not others - you might have to take ownership. There's a tutorial that sets up a context menu Take Ownership.

Good luck

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Could I get some advice please.I tried to install a new USB modem today but it came up with "you need to be an administrator to complete this install" error message.I have WIN XP pro sp3 and their is only one user profile available... which I thought would automatically be an admin. Obviously not. I am also guessing this is why I am having trouble downloading any files that are not MS Updates. How do I set my profile to admin. I reinstalled XP a week ago and as I said, I am the only user on my PC and their is only one profile, besides the "Guest" profile.I hope some one can help as I can't download skype or install my new modem software.
 

Answer:Administrator Permission required!?!?!

If this is Pro, only an administrator can change the account types. Check in Control Panel > User Accounts to see what type you are now.
 

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Often, like today, I need to get administrator permission or sign in as administrator to do something. Today, for example, I could not move a file from one folder to another without administrator permission. I am the sole owner and user of my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad G580). I don't know how to "reach" the administrator. Any help?

Answer:how do I get administrator permission to use a file

Even you're logged in as administrator, you still need to take ownership of the folders/files that are protected by the system, before moving or modifying.
Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10

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Hyperlink doesn't work "due to restrictions" between MS office 07 and IE8 - Vista. Says check with Administrator. I've made sure the proper box is checked in Windows, but it appears that it requires an Administrator permission.

This was working fine, and has for years, but I tried Chrome, and when I went back, hyperlink functioned within the internet, but did NOT function between hyperlinks from Outlook or MSWord.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:need Administrator permission, I guess.

Go to http://www.slipstick.com/problems/link_restrict.htm
Scroll down to "Import the Registry Key" and follow the instructions.
 

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I am running 2 computers on a home network both of which are using Windows 7
While using a tutorial programme I am informed to leave a copy of the application into a specific folder.
When I try to do this a message comes up:
"You dont have permission to save to this location
Contact the site administrator to do so.
I do not know where to go from here.
Any info welcome.

jack

Answer:Site administrator permission

Depending on which folder it is...hopefully not a system one...you could take ownership of it by following this link to a tutorial. This should then allow you to do what you want.....Take Ownership Shortcut

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Often, like today, I need to get administrator permission or sign in as administrator to do something. Today, for example, I could not move a file from one folder to another without administrator permission. I am the sole owner and user of my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad G580). I don't know how to "reach" the administrator. Any help?

Answer:how do I get administrator permission to use a file

Even you're logged in as administrator, you still need to take ownership of the folders/files that are protected by the system, before moving or modifying.
Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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I am trying to download a file over the internet that needs to be placed into a programs main folder. Each time I do this I get a note stating that I need to contact the administrator for permission. Well, I am the administrator and I use an acct with those privileges. How do I activate the permission?

Don't know if this will come through but I'm attaching a screen shot of the denied message.

Answer:Administrator Permission while downloading

I just discovered one way to do it but if someone knows a more direct way I would appreciate hearing it. Hope this will help someone else though.

I loaded the file in a round-about way since it would not load directly to the needed Explorer program file location:
1. Downloaded file to desktop.
2. Checked the properties tab and saw it had some kind of blocked note placed on the bottom of the General tab.
3. Click on the UNBLOCK button.
4. Then I copy/pasted the file into the program folder location it needed to be in.
5. THEN my permissions confirmation pop-up came, I hit continue and it loaded.

THis is the first time I had this type of issue with downloading my files (at least since the first week after loading Vista Ultimate when I spent 3 LONG days working with call-in support!)

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I am trying to copy files off a hard drive from a deceased laptop to my new laptop. No big deal I would have thought. I have copied many files from this drive using a USB gizmo that the bare drive slots into, not sure what the thing is called, but it works. The three partitions on the old drive are listed in Explorer as I, J & K. I can see all the folders, and the files in each one. When I try to copy the file to the new machine I get a pop-up, "You will need Administrator permission to copy this file". I was foolish enough to think I was running as Administer, I am it, but it seems I am not the real thing.

I found User Account Control Settings, changed the setting to "Never notify me", made no difference, Windows is in charge, nothing can go wrong...can go wrong...can go wrong...

I am going around in small circles and am in danger of disappearing up you know where, so I decided to to search the Win 7 Forum, the fount of all knowledge. I searched for "Administrator permission" but got nothing.

However I did find how to run lusrmgr.msc. That is certainly useful. So I ran it, and sure enough Administrator is at the top of the list. But now what? How do I get to actually log-in as the real, all-powerful Administrator? Is there a tutorial that I have missed?

Thanks for any enlightenment.

David

Answer:You need Administrator Permission to copy...

Are you sure it is not a system file? If you are, check the following to enable the built in admin that shohld have unrestricted access to almost everything.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

(Note that this should not be used for everyday means, it should only be used if doing something normal admin accounts can't do.)

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I have a small tablet with a very small hard drive, I had 7 gigs or so of hard drive space in July when I got it. The only thing I use my tablet for is to watch movies and Chromecast Netfilx to my TV. So I haven't used up much of the hard drive at all.

I haven't used the tablet in about a month. When I turned it on the other day, it did a Windows update and soon after I started getting a message about not having much hard drive space available. I looked and I had just over 300 MB of space left!!! Something ate up over 6 gigs of my hard drive!

It dawned on me that it could be the Windows 10 upgrade offer. There was the Windows 10 icon in the tray, but I hadn't reserved the upgrade. Something came through my news feed about the update downloading regardless of whether you reserved it or not. After Googling I managed to find how to check if this was the case, and sure enough it was. I spent hours and hours Googling all sorts of things and I have worked out how delete the update file KB3035583, but I cannot delete the GWX folder found in Windows System32 folder which is what I need to do in order to regain the hard drive space.

When I try to delete it from the System32 folder, I get a message that I need permission from "trusted installer". Interestingly enough, I was able to move it to the desktop.

When I try deleting it from the desktop, I get a message saying that I need permission from “LINDA\L” Which should be me, because I am the purcha... Read more

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Because LIFE is short and precious, it's reasonable to not have to waste time, clicks and energy FIGHTING the most simple of OS tasks: deleting a file or folder.

Because it was SO DRAINING to add thousands of extra hoops to my daily work, I now log in as the Administrator and have turned off UAC. Please SPARE ME THE LECTURE about security.

With no time to waste, busy life, I want to delete a folder but I got: "You don't have permission for this action." Very well. I'll graciously accept that, EVEN THOUGH I'M THE ADMINISTRATOR, I must take ownership of the files. Done - I set Administrators as owner FOR ALL FILES in that directory.

Now, hours later, after searching google, I still CANNOT do this simple task. Thanks Windows 7.

The error, in a set of errors, I NOW get is: You need permission from the Administrators. Windows really likes you to feel as if you DON'T OWN YOUR OWN **#%%^ COMPUTER. Good job.

I don't work for a company. I've never had a virus or problem. Linux, XP - they let you GET THE JOB DONE. Windows 7, regardless of what they claim, is engineered to WASTE YOUR TIME and give you Carpel Tunnel Syndrome as you type, post and search for answers TO THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL tasks: write, delete, move files.

It's degrading, but I find myself in the embarrassing position of asking: HOW CAN I, AS THE OWNER, ADMINSTRATOR, logged in as Administrator, which means I am, of course, in the Administrator's group - GET PERMISSION FROM THE ADMINISTRATORS as the e... Read more

Answer:I AM the Administrator,UAC is OFF,Yet I need Administrator Permission

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could enable the built-in "elevated" Administrator account, and log on to it to have full unrestricted access.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I developed a batch file on xp that will add text to a file. When i run the batch file on vista or windows 7 it says "Acces is denied".My question is, is there anyway to either bypass this to allow access, or simply ask the user permission.

Answer:How can i allow a batch file administrator permission?

i think it is a file permission problembut you can right click command promptclick run as administrator and type the name of your batch file(you may need to cd to the correct directory)

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While trying to save my Turbo Tax information to a CD-RW, I received the following message:
"You do not have permission to save in this directory, see administrator to obtain permission".

I am the owner of this PC. How do I change this And, would a recent format of my hard drive have anything to do with this?
 

Answer:Lost my Administrator Permission Can't save do a CD-RW

I have posted regarding this problem about a week ago and I haven't received any replies. Is anyone else having problems saving to a directory (trying to save to a CD or DVD-RW disc).

I just want to know how I can make my set up the administrator. This problem did not occur until I formatted my PC and loaded everything back on as the factory set it up.

PLEASE HELP!!
 

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I can only save in My documents. I'm the only user on this computer and i should be the administrator.

Answer:need administrator for permission to save in c drive

Please see UAC settings in this link.

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Hi

Probably a simple solution, but help required please.
I'm trying to delete a folder off my external backup drive and am getting the message that I need 'administrator permission to delete folder'.

How do deal with this please, I thought as the only user I was the administrator?
 

Answer:Administrator permission problem in Win7

Was this folder added to the external drive using this machine and account that you are currently logged in with?

Sometimes when one plays with the ownership of folders and then takes the external drive to another machine, the ownership is still linked to the other machine.
 

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bit defender has blocked /ask for administrator permission

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don't you think it would be good to tell us what is being blocked? Is it top secret? We all help for free so it's much easier to give good answers if what is supplied to us helps us to help you.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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I am logged on as admin, and i want to defrag my HDD. but it says i don't have sufficient privileges! I'm admin God-damnit! Please help

Answer:Permission denied While logged on as administrator.

bump

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I think I my original post was in the wrong forum topic.

I have a DVD drive as well as a DVD burner and a CD burner. When I try to select a file to send to the drive that my DVD burner is on I get a message stating that "windows has encountered a problem when trying to copy this file" and
"you do not have permission to save in this directory, see the administrator to obtain permission" I am the only user on this computer, how and where do I go to select the settings that will allow me to save directly to DVD.

I use Nero to burn most of my discs, but shouldn't I have the option of sending to either of my burners, without having to open Nero. Actually, the send to option at the moment only gives me the option of sending to the DVD burner. How and where do I change the options to allow me to do this.

i'm using windows XP pro
Thanks
 

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My HP notebook came with HP softwares e.g: Connection Manager, Troubleshoot, Cool Sense, Help etc...
But after upgrading to Windows 10 most of them are gone. And some say "This app has been bocked for your protection"!
What on earth is this?
I tried to right click and repair them from Control panel... But failed!
Help me please

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In just two days of use, Windows 8 has certainly set a new record for pestering me about administrator permission. I turned UAC all the way down, but can't think of anything else.

Is there anything that basically puts a stop to this? It's like high-fiving oneself over and over with nobody else in the room. Or giving yourself the key to your own city.

Answer:Eliminate overbearing administrator permission requests?

i tried disabling UAC in windows 8 cp and that fixes it, BUT we cannot run metro apps when u turn-off UAC in windows 8 cp.

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By mistake I sent a folder, containing photos...2.3 MB, to the recycle bin. I have always been able to restore files from the bin in the past. Today I can't because I don't have admin permission. How can I get the permission? If not, how can I restore the folder back to my photo gallery? Thanks.
 

Answer:How to get administrator permission to restore files in the recycle bin?

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I have just had a new PC installed and although it is behaving itself fairly well, I noticed that several of my programs are opening in a "normal window", whereas I prefer them to be maximized. So I follow the basic routine of right-clicking the appropriate desktop shortcut, then "Properties" and clicking on "Run Maximized".
But then I receive a message "Access Denied - you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"! As I am the only user of the PC, what does this mean, and how can I avoid this message?
 

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This is REALLY Ticking me off.  
 
There is only one account on this computer and it is set to administrator yet when I try to delete a file that contains original photos (that have been revised) I get the ANNOYING MESSAGE THAT " YOU'LL NEED TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATOR PERMISSION TO DELETE THIS FILE"
 
The 64 million dollar question HOW do I get this permission to delete a file on my own [email protected] computer???
 
Your assistance appreciated because I'm afraid that grinding my teeth    for days is going to cause permanent damage  I can't afford since I no longer have dental coverage (can't afford that either)

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I'm trying to get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade nag. I removed the offending Windows update but I'm still getting the nag. Another website suggested renaming Windows\System32\GWX\GWXUX.exe. I changed ownership of System32 and subdirectories from Trusted Installer to Administrators. I'm logged in as administrator but I still get a screen saying "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file." when I try to rename it.

Why do I get this message? How can I rename the file?

Answer:Can't delete a file requiring Administrator's permission when I am adm

Hello coffent,

If you like, you might see if this may help instead.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

and OPTION THREE here: Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi everyone

i have just started using windows 8.1 on a new laptop and i am logged in as an administrator. i am trying to edit the hosts. txt file in






C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt




however i keep getting this message:






C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt
You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?






how can i alter the permissions level. i mean, i should be logged in as an administrator so why does the system think that i am not the administrtor and where can i go to alter it.

warm regards

Paul

Answer:Administrator doesn't have permission to save files

Right click and run notepad as administrator.

Also you want to be editing C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts not C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt as the hosts file doesn't have a .txt extension. If you have a .txt on the end you want to rename it.

Running as an administrator allows you to adopt administrator authority by right clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator" - it doesn't automatically do it. The hosts file is owned by SYSTEM and I wouldn't change it.

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Every time I move files on my portable hard drive, it says it needs administrator permission to continue. I click yes and it works, but it consumes a lot of extra time every time I move files from one folder to another. How can I stop this from asking every time?

Answer:How to stop administrator permission prompts on usb device

Maybe open up File Explorer, or "Computer" so it shows all of the drives - This After you have attached the drive. Select the Drive, Right click on it, select "Properties" and go to Security options. Give the User full permissions to read the edit the drive. Seems like you have Admin only privileges on the drive, are you using a User account that is not an Administrator? Make a new local user account and give it full admin privileges, that should open the drive for you. Was the drive made on Windows 7? Sometimes the files and folders you made or even drives you have formatted under Windows 7 have different privileges than what Windows 8 gives them, I've had this happen for some of my folders where I was storing some junk.

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I am the Administrator of this machine. However, I cannot save anything to file because I keep getting a pop up error saying, "You need administrator permission to access or save this file to this location". I cannot save photos, links, downloads, or word files, nothing. I keep getting that same window. I tried to right click on the C drive went to properties, and then advanced, but I do not see "Owner" anywhere. Tried to insert an image of the window I was working with, , but there is no Browse command to get to the file in question. Thanks. I am running Windows 10. On an HP 15-1039wm.....

Answer:Administrator Permission Error - Cannot save anything Windows 10

Hi.. .
Activate the Hidden Administrator user account and see if the same problems exist under the Admin user account.
Bring up an Admin CMD prompt and type/paste: Code: net user administrator /active:yes Log on to the admin user account and see if you can save pictures, documents, etc...
To re-hide the admin account, log onto your user account and copy/paste into an Admin CMD screen: Code: net user administrator /active:no Regards. . .
jcgriff2

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This is REALLY Ticking me off.  
 
There is only one account on this computer and it is set to administrator yet when I try to delete a file that contains original photos (that have been revised) I get the ANNOYING MESSAGE THAT " YOU'LL NEED TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATOR PERMISSION TO DELETE THIS FILE"
 
The 64 million dollar question HOW do I get this permission to delete a file on my own [email protected] computer???
 
Your assistance appreciated because I'm afraid that grinding my teeth    for days is going to cause permanent damage  I can't afford since I no longer have dental coverage (can't afford that either)

Answer:HOW TO GET ADMINISTRATOR PERMISSION TO DELETE ONEDRIVE FILE

I was hoping you will give me 64 million dollar if i manage to resolve your issue any how i will try my best to resolve your issue for free as i have always been doing.
 
 

Delete or restore files and folders in OneDrive

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hey guys my question is that whenever i try to view the workgroup computers i get a message that says "contact the administrator of this server to see if you have access permission" HELP!!!
heres a pic of the message.
 

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I have followed the instructions from the Windows 7 forum on changing the owner/permissions for a file from Trusted Installer to Administrator but cannot see an EDIT button. I am trying to delete files associated with the Delta Search malware which was detected and deactivated by Malwarebytes.

Answer:No EDIT for Trusted Installer/Administrator permission

Hello JJJ, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this for the differences in Windows 8.

Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm having trouble with permissions on Windows 8.1. I'm using an Administrator account but I sometimes need to run programs as admin or they won't function properly (e.g. Chrome can't access bookmarks if not run as admin), start-up programs won't start automatically and I can't even change the desktop background image (it's all black). I sometimes need to enable access to folders or files through properties > security tab. Sometimes the permissions are revoked after a time (I need to enable access again). Some programs can't auto-update because they can't get permission to access certain folders or files.
This all started a couple of months ago. As far as I remember, the only unusual thing that happened before the problems started was when I removed and replaced the motherboard's CMOS battery while cleaning dust from inside the case. After that I had to recover BIOS settings. However, the problems cropped up gradually after that, not all at once.

Changing User Account Control settings does not help.

Answer:Windows 8.1 permission issues on an Administrator account

This is not a work computer issued to you, is it?

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I am trying to remove a program but the error message keeps popping up stating that I need to contact the system administrator but I am the administrator and the only user. I have a Lap top, windows vista. please help! and thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:Solved: only the administrator can change a setting???!!! but I AM the administrator

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