1.    08 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Only Admin user yet I cannot modify or delete various files


    Hello Ten Forums. I come with an issue bugging me for the past week and thought maybe you can help me.

    I'm into modding and wanted to play a mod's new version which required deleting the old file because overwriting it would screw something up.

    I get this issue
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    I hit continue, then this happens
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    This doesn't make sense to me as I'm the only admin as far as I'm aware. So I do some digging.

    I then get to here
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    I check to confirm I have Admin rights to this thing
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    but I still cannot delete the file.
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    Do these parts have anything to do with it?
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    I've screwed up before when changing my account and I had to wipe and restart my computer to regain control of what I do now.

    What is the best course of action in this situation? I don't want to screw up again so I came here, hopefully we can fix this fast

    Side Edit: This seems to happening to Steam Game files too, I uninstalled XCOM 2 the other day and the files remained. I get the same message popup
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    Last edited by Ghostsniper1701; 08 Jul 2017 at 17:01. Reason: Added some more information
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  2.    09 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Try to take ownership of Steam's folder.

    Code:
    takeown /f "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Steam" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Steam" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
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  3.    09 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Found the issue, apparently it's a Steam related problem when you install it to the Program Files(x86). Somehow you lose Admin Rights to the files and complete control over them.
    I entered Safe Mode, deleted the files, reinstalled Steam to somewhere else, and I now have full control over the files.
    Last edited by Ghostsniper1701; 09 Jul 2017 at 12:22. Reason: Spelling and Formating
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