Admin does not have full control Programs folder. Inheritance Greyed


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    Admin does not have full control Programs folder. Inheritance Greyed


    Win 10 Pro 10.0.19042 Build 19042

    I am trying to edit a file in Windows Program Files folder.

    I open file as Administrator, but it refuses to save changes.

    Looking online several suggestions seem to be related to Enable Inheritance (not sure if that is correct solution) - anyway.

    First Issue:
    Advanced Security shows 2 Administrators (see screenshot)

    1 Admin has full control of Programs File, 2nd Admin (I guess that is me) has Modify rights.

    Should I have 2 administrators - if I should have only one how to fix this.

    Second Issue:
    I select 2nd Admin and all buttons except View are greyed out (Including Enable Inheritance)
    When click View - everything is greyed out

    Suggestions please

    ColinK
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    Its owned by trusted installer this is to stop malware and virus if you mess with permissions you can screw up bad what file do you want to change
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    Colin,

    I agree that you need to think carefully about changing any permissions within Program files.

    The simplest solution for your current task would be to copy the file you want to alter [to your Desktop or other convenient location], do the changes you want then copy it back to its original location. You should be able to use your Admin status to insist on the file change without permanently changing any permissions at all.

    Denis
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    "Administrators" {plural} is the name of the group to which all Admin accounts belong. It is not the name of any individual user account.

    You do not have two "Administrators" groups. You have two separate entries for the single "Administrators" group. Look in the Applies to column to see why [you'll also see there that System entries are similarly doubled up for that folder].

    Denis
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
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    Samuria said:
    Its owned by trusted installer this is to stop malware and virus if you mess with permissions you can screw up bad what file do you want to change
    I'm curious, if malware has administrative privileges, then it could take ownership and do however it desires right?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    zebal said:
    I'm curious, if malware has administrative privileges, then it could take ownership and do however it desires right?
    Yes. Your defence against this is to avoid giving malware Admin privileges.

    Denis
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