Windows 10: Administration Rights

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    Administration Rights


    I am the sole user on my Windows 10 Pro installation with Administration rights, so why do I see this when I try & save to Windows folder:

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    However, I can save to a different location & copy the file to the Windows folder albeit with the following prompt:

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    If I try & change permissions to include Administrator I get this:

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    with no ability to add the Administrator.

    Why can't I change things as I like to be in control & not have to work around restrictions such as this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Aug 2015 #2

    Windows will not let you save directly to protected system folders for security purposes.

    You will only be able to directly save to a user folder location first. Afterwards, you will be able to copy/move to a system folder location.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Windows will not let you save directly to protected system folders for security purposes.

    You will only be able to directly save to a user folder location first. Afterwards, you will be able to copy/move to a system folder location.
    I understand what you are saying as this has been my experience but how does saving to a different location & copy/moving to Windows make Windows any more secure than saving it directly to Windows in first instance.

    Surely, it defeats the security objective - just a thought.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Aug 2015 #4

    Even when you copy/move to a protected system folder, you have to approve it first, so it's still using a security feature.

    It's all designed to help prevent users and/or malware from being able to modify or replace system files/folders without your approval first. This at least helps to give you a fighting chance if malware tries to.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Even when you copy/move to a protected system folder, you have to approve it first, so it's still using a security feature.

    It's all designed to help prevent users and/or malware from being able to modify or replace system files/folders without your approval first. This at least helps to give you a fighting chance if malware tries to.
    Noted.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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