'You will need to provide administrator permission' for icon change


  1. Posts : 288
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 Build 19044.1586
       #1

    'You will need to provide administrator permission' for icon change


    When I change any icon on my desktop I get this popup:-
    Attachment 249272

    Since I am an administrator I find this a bit annoying.

    Any way to fix that?
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  2. Posts : 11,585
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #2

    An Admin is actually logged in at the same authority level as a Standard user. The dialog you show is the start of the act of invoking your Admin status in order to do this individual task. There is no avoiding this without reducing your system's protection level - see
    Change User Account Control level - TenForumsTutorials
    How User Account Control works - Microsoft Docs.

    You wrote "every" shortcut but I think it is just those shortcuts put onto your Desktop by application installations. They are shown on all user Desktops but are actually in the C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder. Perhaps you could work through them all in one session to set them how you want them or to copy them into your own Desktop folder.

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 25,036
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    @Hairy Scot,

    Try3 is correct. Only the Public Desktop icons would need permission. You can tell which are which by right-clicking on them and looking at the General tab for their Properties. The Location tells you which Desktop they are on.

    'You will need to provide administrator permission' for icon change-image.png
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  4. Posts : 288
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 Build 19044.1586
    Thread Starter
       #4

    The icons are all on my desktop.

    However, if I explicitly Take Ownership of my desktop then the problem disappears.
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