Permissions error on Start Menu folder

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  1. Posts : 3
    Win 10 x64 1709
       #1

    Permissions error on Start Menu folder


    I cannot seem to install any programs that create shortcuts in the Start Menu folder. I get a permissions error as seen here: https://i.imgur.com/ypiTfeq.png

    I have checked the Security tab on the start menu folder itself and all users already have full control checked. Not sure what else to do. There are no other user accounts on the computer other than myself which is an admin account. https://i.imgur.com/kTzBJa3.png
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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Have tried running the setup as a administrator?

    Can you check and see if another user account having the same issue.
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #3

    You showed screen print of user James but I think (someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that installers don't run under your user profile but rather TrustedInstaller. When you run an installer it will generally ask you (via UAC) to take Administrator privileges (i.e. run as Administrator).

    What do you have for this? If it looks different that could be an issue.
    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
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    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> icacls 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs'
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs X201\Hali:(I)(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)
                                                         X201\Administrator:(I)(OI)(CI)(DE,DC)
                                                         NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(OI)(CI)(F)
                                                         BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(OI)(CI)(F)
                                                         BUILTIN\Users:(I)(OI)(CI)(RX)
                                                         Everyone:(I)(OI)(CI)(RX)
    
    Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  4. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    TrustedInstaller.exe is a process of Windows Modules Installer service in Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Its main function is to enable installation, removal and modification of Windows Updates and optional system components.

    Windows Installer (previously known as Microsoft Installer, codename Darwin) is a software component and application programming interface (API) of Microsoft Windows used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Win 10 x64 1709
    Thread Starter
       #5

    FreeBooter said:
    Have tried running the setup as a administrator?
    Can you check and see if another user account having the same issue.
    Still get the problem on a new user account. I have UAC disabled and running as Admin doesn't help either.

    lx07 said:
    What do you have for this? If it looks different that could be an issue.
    https://i.imgur.com/aatVwE7.png
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  6. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is a tool designed help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including; registry errors, file permissions, issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall and more. Download Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool and run the Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool from Safe Mode With Networking and from Repairs tab click Open Repairs button. From opened Repairs window place check mark for Reset Registry Permissions, Reset Service Permissions, Register System Files, Repair WMI, Remove Policies Set By Infections, Repair MSI (Windows Installer), Restore Important Windows Services, Set Windows Services To Default Startup, Repair Windows 8/10 Component Store, Restore Windows 8/10 COM+ Unmarshalers, Restore UAC (User Account Control) Settings, Repair MDAC & MS Jet and Reset File Permissions check boxes and click Start Repair button.
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  7. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #7

    Please post either text or pictures in the forum. I don't want to look at imgur for every screen print.

    Permissions error on Start Menu folder-capture.png

    Anyway it looks like you have been playing with your permissions. You have removed everything except your profile. That was a mistake.

    Look above - SYSTEM, Administrator, Administrators, Users and Everyone need some sort of access. If you don't know how permissions work then don't change them.

    You could add Administrators group I guess - it might work but I'd just backup your data and reinstall - resetting permissions never works.

    Sorry to sound prescriptive but you have broken your install and need to start again.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Win 10 x64 1709
    Thread Starter
       #8

    FreeBooter said:
    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is a tool designed help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including; registry errors, file permissions, issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall and more. Download Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool and run the Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool from Safe Mode With Networking and from Repairs tab click Open Repairs button. From opened Repairs window place check mark for Reset Registry Permissions, Reset Service Permissions, Register System Files, Repair WMI, Remove Policies Set By Infections, Repair MSI (Windows Installer), Restore Important Windows Services, Set Windows Services To Default Startup, Repair Windows 8/10 Component Store, Restore Windows 8/10 COM+ Unmarshalers, Restore UAC (User Account Control) Settings, Repair MDAC & MS Jet and Reset File Permissions check boxes and click Start Repair button.
    This fixed it, thanks.
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  9. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    You are very welcome!
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  10. Posts : 1
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
       #10

    FreeBooter said:
    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is a tool designed help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including; registry errors, file permissions, issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall and more. Download Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool and run the Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Tool from Safe Mode With Networking and from Repairs tab click Open Repairs button. From opened Repairs window place check mark for Reset Registry Permissions, Reset Service Permissions, Register System Files, Repair WMI, Remove Policies Set By Infections, Repair MSI (Windows Installer), Restore Important Windows Services, Set Windows Services To Default Startup, Repair Windows 8/10 Component Store, Restore Windows 8/10 COM+ Unmarshalers, Restore UAC (User Account Control) Settings, Repair MDAC & MS Jet and Reset File Permissions check boxes and click Start Repair button.
    Thank-you FreeBooter. I had an ongoing installation problem and solved it with your help. Otieno :{)

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    lx07 said:
    Please post either text or pictures in the forum. I don't want to look at imgur for every screen print.

    Permissions error on Start Menu folder-capture.png

    Anyway it looks like you have been playing with your permissions. You have removed everything except your profile. That was a mistake.

    Look above - SYSTEM, Administrator, Administrators, Users and Everyone need some sort of access. If you don't know how permissions work then don't change them.

    You could add Administrators group I guess - it might work but I'd just backup your data and reinstall - resetting permissions never works.

    Sorry to sound prescriptive but you have broken your install and need to start again.
    Thank-you lx07. I had an ongoing installation problem and solved it with your help. Otieno :{)
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