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    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
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       #11

    Brink said:
    You could try using the built-in "Administrator" account below to have full access, but anything running while signed into this account will also have the same rights.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
    After enabling the built-in Administrator, when I switched to it, it asks for the password, or to insert the password reset disk.
    I enabled the Administrator in the Command Prompt: Administrator.
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  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #12

    It's password is blank so you can just press return.

    But I don't think it's going to solve your problems anyway.

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       #13

    caxtin said:
    After enabling the built-in Administrator, when I switched to it, it asks for the password, or to insert the password reset disk.
    I enabled the Administrator in the Command Prompt: Administrator.
    Hmmm, not the preferred course of action I woud have chosen. Serves a special/different purpose. Not meant for general user access/use.
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    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
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       #14

    idgat said:
    Hmmm, not the preferred course of action I woud have chosen. Serves a special/different purpose. Not meant for general user access/use.
    True, but I don't really have any other choice.
    1. I need to delete an Epson file remnant so I can reinstall my Epson printer drivers.
    2. I need to have a really working Windows 10 even after having a clean installation.

    I tried enabling the Administrator profile with the Powershell, but cannot disable it with Powershell, it says "Access denied" inside the Powershell window.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I cannot delete this file with either my administrator account or the built-in administrator account. Really frustrating I don't have full and complete access to my own PC. If the built-in administrator can't, there should be something more 'serious'.
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  5. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #15

    I don't recommend deleting anything from that folder.

    Access Denied Issues-image.png

    My Manifests folder:
    Access Denied Issues-image.png
    Yes, there's a whole bunch of files in there, but
    16 MB is very small. So there's no need to worry about deleting stuff in that folder.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #16

    caxtin said:
    I cannot delete this file with either my administrator account or the built-in administrator account
    I told you it would not help.
    The Built-in Admin has no more authority than your own Admin account does.

    Windows has built-in defences to stop people messing about with much of C:\Windows such as WinSxS. That's where malware would try to infiltrate.

    I don't know if you need to do any of this but, if you do, I suggest you boot from a Windows installation USB, Macrium boot disk or anything else with a command prompt and delete those files.
    If you do have one, the Macrium boot disk is probably the best choice because it has a built-in explorer.
    If you only have a Windows installation USB then this procedure will help you get the job done Use InstallUSB Notepad as a rudimentary File explorer to backup files [post #33] - TenForums
    Again, I stress that I am responding to your request; I have never had to mess about in WInSxS and I'd bet you don't really have to.
    SFC will probably throw a hissy-fit afterwards.


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  7. Posts : 202
    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
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       #17

    pepanee said:
    I don't recommend deleting anything from that folder.

    Access Denied Issues-image.png

    My Manifests folder:
    Access Denied Issues-image.png
    Yes, there's a whole bunch of files in there, but
    16 MB is very small. So there's no need to worry about deleting stuff in that folder.
    Ok, I will leave it alone.

    I assumed the uninstalled Epson file in that folder was keeping me from installing the printer driver. I tried re-installing the driver that stalled the other day, it got stalled at the same 97%. I let it sit for almost 40 minutes before it finished. Very strange indeed
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  8. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #18

    caxtin said:
    Ok, I will leave it alone.

    I assumed the uninstalled Epson file in that folder was keeping me from installing the printer driver. I tried re-installing the driver that stalled the other day, it got stalled at the same 97%. I let it sit for almost 40 minutes before it finished. Very strange indeed
    Things in this folder should have nothing to do with issues installing drivers. It's weird how that driver took a long time to install; it's something else that caused that. If you want to analyze it, you can look in the Event Viewer. Might be difficult to find the exact log, but it's possible you can find out why it lagged so much.

    Also, it's best to download the most up-to-date drivers from Epson's website, unless Windows Update also offers it. (I'm assuming you got the update from their website.)

    If not, then no worries, as long as your printer is working well.

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