Windows 10 pro administrator not propagating filtering down

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  1. Posts : 62
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 pro administrator not propagating filtering down


    Edition Windows 10 Pro
    Version 22H2
    Installed on 12/03/2021 (I assume this date is when the original Windows 10 was installed, upgraded to pro 10/05/23
    OS build 19045.3086

    I have a strange problem, but I am sure that some kind sole on here will help me resolve it.

    Anyway here goes, recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, not sure why it was a cheap upgrade, but since I have upgraded I have not been able to anything which requires administrator rights.

    Right click C: Drive and there I am in full glory as administrator with full rights.
    Try to make any changes to any files in Crive and greeted with the following

    An error occurred while applying security information to:
    C:\SAV_ASW
    Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied

    So I tried to checkmark "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object"

    Click Apply and this pops up

    This will replace explicitly defined permissions on all
    descendants of this object with inheritable permissions from
    Big Bob (G).
    Do you wish to continue?
    Yes No

    So far so good, hit yes and guess what... I get the following pop up

    You are about to change permissions on the root directory of
    the start-up disk. This can reduce the security of your
    computer and cause users to have problems accessing files.
    Do you want to continue?
    Yes No

    Hit Yes and
    An error occurred while applying security information to:
    C:\SAV_ASW
    Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied

    What have I done so far...

    Ran full system Virus scan (Avast Premium Security) - Outcome Clean
    Ran a full malware scan (Malware Hunter) - Outcome Clean

    I not sure what else to try looking for some guidance

    Thanks In Advance
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  2. Posts : 8,142
    windows 10
       #2

    Its not clear what your saying some folders on windows are protected so you can change permission or access them even as admin.
    Be more specific can you install software and run as normal and its just certain folders that the problem what folders?
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  3. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    Trebor58 said:
    Anyway here goes, recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, not sure why it was a cheap upgrade, but since I have upgraded I have not been able to anything which requires administrator rights.
    I suggest you restore the last system image you made before running this upgrade.

    Trebor58 said:
    Right click C: Drive and there I am in full glory as administrator with full rights.
    What? There is no such display shown by right-clicking on the C:\ drive.


    Trebor58 said:
    Try to make any changes to any files in C:\ drive and greeted with the following
    An error occurred while applying security information to:
    C:\SAV_ASW
    Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied
    The root folder of the OS drive is subject to special constraints.
    Don't try to write there or alter anything in there.


    Please try to open PS {Admin] by right clicking on the Start menu & selecting it. If you get this dialog as your Admin challenge then the computer knows you are logged in to an Admin user account.



    Denis
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  4. Posts : 62
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi Denis, thanks for joining my thread. That is the problem I am logged in as an admin, when I go to Settings, Accounts, there I am listed as Administrator. When I right click on this PC , then right C: Drive, again there I am with Full Control (Admin Status) when I open C: Drive, right click on any of the three folder/files Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData, I don't show not even as restricted/limited access.

    What? There is no such display shown by right-clicking on the C:\ drive. (Right click choose Properties brings up choose (Security)
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  5. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #5

    I think you need to take ownership of the C:\SAV_ASW first, and set it to Administrators
    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10

    and then restore inherited permissions for C:\SAV_ASW
    Enable or Disable Inherited Permissions for Objects in Windows

    This should work as long as you didn't mess up with C drive permissions.

    I hope you did not override entire C drive with "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" because that would be certainly wrong thing to do.
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  6. Posts : 8,142
    windows 10
       #6

    All those folders are protected this is done to protect windows and the world from malware so it's by design
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  7. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #7

    Trevor,

    You do not seem to understand how Permissions are set by default & how they vary around your computer.
    It is not your user account that varies, it is the set of Permissions in folders that differ.
    It is normal for a given UserName not to be explicitly named in the Permissions of all folders.
    You might see, just for example, Permissions set for Administrators but not explicitly for you. That is perfectly normal.



    Denis
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  8. Posts : 62
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks again Denis for your prompt reply, but I still don't understand why I can't add or modify anything to the three listed files/folders when I had no problems in the past prior to the Win10 PRO upgrade
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  9. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #9

    Trebor58 said:
    ... the three listed files/folders ...
    What three listed files/folders?

    Denis
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 62
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    When I open C: Drive, right click on any of the three folder/files Program Files, Program Files(x86), ProgramData, I don't show not even as restricted/limited access.
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