Permission/Ownership Issues WindowsApps Folders...

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       03 Feb 2017 #1

    Permission/Ownership Issues WindowsApps Folders...

    running out of ideas, just can't seem to gain full control of folders or files in the windowsapps folder, i can delete files and folders but i can't rename files or folders or edit file content...

    for example when i try to edit a file name i get:

    "you require permission from batman/batman to make changes to this file."

    if i right click the file and go to properties > security > advanced it shows:

    owner: batman (batman\batman)

    under permissions it shows:

    batman (batman\batman) - full control

    what am i doing wrong?

    also, fwiw, there is only one user account on the machine, batman, and it's an admin account.
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       04 Feb 2017 #2

    Solved "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" Windows 10 - YouTube

    Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10

    Or you can try this command, alter it as necessary, the path/username:
    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Feb 2017 at 15:25. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    13 May 2018 #3

    I have been tearing what little hair I have left out of my head trying to copy a file from my desktop to the appropriate folder in the Kodi folder buried in the XBMC… folder in Windowsapps in a brand-new fairly high-end laptop running Windows 10 Pro. I cannot get beyond first what appears to be a UAC “Destination Folder Access Denied” error message saying “You’ll need to provide administrative permission to copy to this folder.” If I click on the UAC “continue” button I get another “Destination Folder Access Denied” error box saying “You need permission to perform this action.” The second error box has only “Try Again” and “Cancel” buttons. Nothing is listed under “More details” in either error box.

    Here is most of what I have tried:

    1. changing ownership of Windowsapps and all folders below it to my Microsoft account user and granting full-control permissions to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    2. changing ownership to administrators group for Windowsapps and all folders below it and granting full-control permissions to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    3. enabling the “hidden” administrator account, going back to my Microsoft user account and granting full-control rights to the administrator account, returning to the administrator account, taking control with that account, granting full control permission to Windowsapps and all folders below it;
    4. creating a new administrator account and repeating 3;
    5. completely disabling UAC through the registry, once in the default administrator account and once in my Microsoft account user.
    6. adding and using the “Take Ownership” context option on a Windowsapps folder as described in the Tutorial at Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 ; and
    7. running the following commands in an administrator command window:

    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c

    In fact, even if I do an explicit copy from an administrator command window, I get an “access is denied” notice.

    None of the many sources I have looked at online are of any help in dealing with this blockage. Please help — not only do I need to get full-control access to Windowsapps and its subfolders for this purpose, I also need to get full-control permission to Windowsapps folders in order to get rid of an annoying McAffee startup.exe which pops an error box on every boot up even though I removed McAffee in the normal way.

    How can I get assured access to Windowsapps folders???
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