1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       10 Aug 2016 #1

    User is Administrator equivalent but getting permissiosn errors

    I have a user whose PC is having permissions problems. It was recently migrated to WIndows 10.
    Some (but not all) of the files have problems when you attempt to open them. I'm using a user ID that is an Administrators equivalent, but when accessing files it get permissions errors like: "It looks like you don't have permission to view this file. Check the permissions and try again."

    In checking permissions the user ID I'm using has all the permissions including Full Control and Take ownership. So for some of the files I have no access to them.

    Anyone know what I can do to fix this?

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,512
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       10 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello BornABruin,

    If you like, you might see if using the updated "Take Ownership" context menu in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       10 Aug 2016 #3

    I found a solution

    I noticed that each file that was unreadable had a the "Enrcypt contents to project data" flag checked in the file properties/adavanced tab. Seems that at some point someone or something flagged entire folders with that flag -- perhaps a carry back to EFS. I had to go back to the original PC that contained the files and uncheck the checkbox, and then tell it to set the sub folders and files with the same attributes. Once de-crypted, the files open normally. This was a bit unusual because we use Bitlocker on all our PCs so having another source of encryption was unexpected. The source files were on a old laptop -- from our pre-Bitlocker days.

    Thanks for your help.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,512
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       10 Aug 2016 #4

    I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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