1.    07 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Diego area
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro

    I do not have permission????

    I created a new user profile in windows 10 with administrator permission. Now when I try to access a file on drive f, I am denied permission to even open the folder.

    l hate windows permission, since I am the only one that has access to my computer, is there a way to permanently disable the permissions feature? Barring that, how can I get permission to access the folder?
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,552
    10 Pro

    Open an elevated command prompt (right click and run as administrator) and enter the following (assuming the directory you have a problem with is "F:\Problem Directory" - otherwise you'll want to change the bit in red...)
    takeown  /f "F:\Problem Directory" /r
    icacls      "F:\Problem Directory" /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t
    This will take ownership of the directory and then grant authority to the current user.

    Note: no need to change "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%" with your user name - just enter it as it is above.

    While you could give yourself authority to everything like this it would be a bad idea as any malware you got would also get full authority and also some programs might expect default permissions and act erratically. I'd not mess with permissions in directories other than those just containing your data (i.e. not "C:\Windows", "C:\Program Files" etc).
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