Windows 10: Since installing Windows 10, I have lost administrator control.

  1.    22 Sep 2015 #1

    Since installing Windows 10, I have lost administrator control.


    I need to get it back, because it has rendered all my files as "Read Only," so I am unable to edit a document and save it back to its original folder. I did not have this problem with Windows 7, so I tried going back to Windows 7, but that didn't fix it. How do I regain my administrator control of my computer?
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  2.    23 Sep 2015 #2

    From a command prompt type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. Is your user account listed there in administrators?
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  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    From a command prompt type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. Is your user account listed there in administrators?
    Yes, my name is listed as administrator.
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  4.    23 Sep 2015 #4

    larrymac47 said: View Post
    Yes, my name is listed as administrator.
    Sounds like you need to take ownership of the folders where the files are located, then give yourself full permissions again.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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