Windows 10: How to stop admin authorization request to copy or paste a file?

  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Professional
       24 Aug 2017 #1

    How to stop admin authorization request to copy or paste a file?

    Every time I want to copy or paste a file to another directory Windows asked me to click on an admin permissions button for it to happen. This is extremely annoying and totally unnecessary. Does anyone know how to prevent that please?

    Also, when I try to create a new folder on an external drive I get a Windows notification sound and it won't allow me to create the new folder. How to get around that nonsense would be appreciated too.
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  2. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       24 Aug 2017 #2


    1. Go to Control Panel\User Accounts -> Change User Account Control settings

    Change User Account Control (UAC) Settings in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

    2. Right click on external disc ->Properties/Security tab to check for permissions.
    Change permissions only if you know what you're doing.

    Change Permissions of Objects for Users and Groups in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Aug 2017 at 14:26. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       25 Aug 2017 #3

    Thank you for your reply Werby.

    1. UAC was already turned off completely (it may be insecure but I want control over my own PC). Even with UAC deactivated I am still required to provide admin permission to copy, paste, or delete from one drive to another.

    2. EVERYONE, CREATOR, and SYSTEM all have Full Control on everything because I share my PC with nobody. I use Windows Defender as my anti-virus and Comodo Firewall but I doubt either of those would prevent me creating a folder.

    I should point out that I use Xplorer 2 as my file manager and I have noticed that if I use Windows Explorer I can create the folder so I'm guessing Win 10 is somehow objecting to the use of Xplorer 2.

    It appears to apply to just one drive, the security settings of which also allow Full Control to all types of user.
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  4. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       25 Aug 2017 #4

    About Xplorer 2, I know nothing.

    If WinExplorer does not allow you to create or copy or whatever, means that there is permission issue.
    If I were you, I would try to reset permissions to defaults .

    Add Reset Permissions to Context Menu in Windows Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Note: Accessing some system folders needs admin approval by default.

    (Thank you Brink :))
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Aug 2017 at 07:29. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       25 Aug 2017 #5

    Thanks Werby! That fixed the new folder issue although I had to re-enable sharing afterwards.
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  6. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       25 Aug 2017 #6

    You are welcome!
    You have to be very careful with permissions which sometimes lead to a good...OS reinstall.

    Thanks to Brink for useful links :)
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