Interesting proposition, got me thinking. Microsoft should have leveraged the use of groups more: made Administrators more powerful—trust users with it—and make Power Users the highest-in-power configureable group through the GUI. Adding oneself to Administrators is to be done through a command, and there’s a natural consent in that. A once-only occasion UAC.
Tracey, hello there. If you can assert the outermost branch of the file system you’re experiencing permission problems on, I might be able to serve up a script that will repair those permissions for you.
Before that though, many people who’ve jumped to Windows 10 from a Windows 7 machine are familiar with permission problems like this. Seeing as I haven’t experienced this, I’d appreciate it if I could grab a sample of the permissions from at least one of your problem folders to hopefully gain a little understanding as to what’s gone wrong with the upgrade process.
If you’re willing to help me on this, would you be able to run the below command in a PowerShell session for the outermost folder you’re experiencing problems with, and copy the output text here.
And also one subdirectory would be great.