Windows 10: Failed Admin rights, Permissions and Security

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Failed Admin rights, Permissions and Security


    Hi,

    I just upgraded my Win 7 Laptop to Win 10, but I seem to have lost my admin rights to certain folders and actions.


    • I am getting "You don't have permission to save in this location" messages when trying to look at the Local Users and Groups console or save files.
    • I can not download/ save (do not get the save dialog at the bottom of Edge (or IE for that matter)).
    • Also I am not able to do the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" procedure in the "Your account" window. Nothing happens when I fill in my email and click.


    I want my control back, of the Laptop.
    How do I solve this?

    /Erik
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi @MelEri60

    It seems you need to follow this guide > Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums To regain access to your folders and files!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks, I will look into this over the weekend.

    But I wonder if, Take Ownership through the Context Menu, will set the wrong user as Owner, as many of the folders I need access to, are within the C:\Windows hierarchy or Appdata or ProgramData etc...
    Shouldn't Administrator or TrustedInstaller or System be the Owner in some of them?

    Please advice.
    Last edited by MelEri60; 31 Jul 2015 at 06:58.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    MelEri60 said: View Post
    Thanks, I will look into this over the weekend.

    But I wonder if, Take Ownership through the Context Menu, will set the wrong user as Owner, as many of the folders I need access to, are within the C:\Windows hierarchy or Appdata or ProgramData etc...
    Shouldn't Administrator or TrustedInstaller or System be the Owner in some of them?

    Please advice.
    That is correct, usually you would not run this script against the C:\Windows directory. This is to stop users from mistakenly deleting key files during the running session.

    Using the linked tutorial, you do not have to take ownership of the Windows directory however, you choose what items you want to own by selecting them, then choosing to run the action.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5

    I had a similar issue whereby I upgraded from 8.1 to 10, and the built-in local admin account no longer had any administrative rights
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    Hi @garydexter
    How did you solve this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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