Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Q: I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

I'm new to Windows 7.

I'm still trying to master the file permissions.. I need some help and I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out.

I have a folder with mp3s (created with my old Windows XP system). I've included this mp3s folder in the "my music" library and then I inspected the folder and took ownership of it together with everything it contains (following instructions I found on the Net).

Nevertheless, when I'm trying to delete or move a file I get the message that I need to provide administrator permission! But I thought I am both administrator and owner...

Also, when listen to the songs with WinAmp, it seems I cannon save any song data. I get: Cannot save metadata: Error opening file.

I suppose, it's an aspect of the very same problem.

What am I missing?


Preferred Solution: I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Take a look on the properties of the folder see if you have an unblock button . If you do click on it .

Read other 9 answers

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (66 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 07Y85M
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hey guys. I am trying to delete a folder in my downloads, but my computer is telling me I need admin privleges.
Yet, the thing is, I am an administrator, and I am on the user account it is asking permisson from.... what is going on?

Hitting "Try Again" does nothing , can you guys help?

Read other answers

First off, I wasn't sure where the best place to post this would be, since UAC is supposed to be a security feature of windows 7 I figured the security section would be best. My apologies if I posted this in the wrong section.

OK to the problem...

Trying to simply copy/paste a game dll file from a folder on a virtual(.iso) drive to a folder on my main drive. I get the error window titled, "File Access Denied" with the following:

"You need permission to perform this action

You require permission from Everyone to make changes to this file"

Strange thing is this, I also have this same dll file in another folder on my main drive, but I get the same message with the permission requirement coming from my own user name.

Like in the title of my post I have taken ownership of all folders/files in question, am using the only admin account on this machine, and have given my username "full control" permissions over said files/folders. Also for troubleshooting purposes I have disabled UAC completely and still get the error message.

One thing I will add that just came to mind which may of some help. When I had installed win7 on this machine I was married and had 1 user account that my wife and i used. We split up and she had the computer for a while. She changed the computers name and changed the username/s. When I got it back from her I re-changed the computer name and also the... Read more

A:!!UAC!! "File Access Denied" Even with admin, as owner, and permission

Best thing to do is a "clean" re-installation.... if the computer is your's now.

Read other 9 answers

Hello, I just purchased a new lenovo v570 laptop runing windows 7 home premium.

I scanned an image using my Epson NX 400 usb all-in-one printer. Then I tried to save it to my external USB enclosed sata drive. I haven't had any problem like this before. They said, I didn't have permission. I am running the laptop as an administrator. What other permission do I need? Antivirus and firewall software is all up and funny functional.

A:Scanned Image Using Windows Paint. Asked For Admin. Permission, but I am on Admin.

Read other 16 answers

it is asking premission for turning on windows update, but iam the admin i got this laptop from government and windows store is also not working it says "network error or internet not connected try again 0x80070422 please help me to resole this problem 

Read other answers


I am having a lot of issues with my work computer, and the IT guy here doesnt know what is wrong. I am suppossed to have Admin Privileges. But I am not able to download programs or delete shortcuts from my desktop.

For example, when I try to go to "Local Secuirty Policy", it says "Access is denied" "You do not have permission to perform this operation."

Now, everyone in my company (6 people) is linked over a shared network. I beleive the user accounts are linked too. In other words, my coworkers can sign on to their account on my computer, even though they do not have any local information stored.

My username (that I see when I press the start button) is "PSI Staff". When I open the "Local Users and Groups" window, the only users I see are "Administrator", "Guest", and "Nadia15". I do not see "PSI Staff". So I am assuming that "Nadia15" is "PSI Staff".

However, when I right click on any document, click properties, and then click secuirty, I see the following image. (Attached).

All I want is to have admin rights. Any one have any ideas at all???

Read other answers

been about week i kept trying to get firefox to download onto my pc. But when i get it to download after that done.i go to run the installer a pop says i need to have admin rights when im on a admin account. im running win 7 64bit . i have a image of the screen that requires me to have admin rights.

A:need admin permission on a admin account

Try to create new user with admin rights and see, if same issue happens there.

Read other 11 answers

The title pretty much says it all, just today my laptop has been acting really weird and I noticed someone tried to install a keylogger on my laptop but I can't delete the setup for it or even move it to a different folder. A box pops up telling me "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I even tried enabling my built in administrator account to delete it from that still wouldn't budge though. My anti virus doesn't seem too bothered by it but I don't want it there! lol please help -_- I am running Windows 7 home premium, pretty much brand new dell xps 15z.

A:Can't delete things also told I don't have permission to delete things on an admin account

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

Read other 8 answers

If anyone could help I would be so grateful!! I recently had my laptop rebooted as nothing would load, when I got it back it was as good as new, I then used the laptop to write some university assignements and saved them as I usually would, (this was
AFTER the reboot) however now I cant open any of the documents and keep being met with the above message, even though there is only one account one the laptop which is mine. Ive already read several answers discussing how to change ownership within the properties
of the files, however when I try to do this (following the step by step instructions) I am simply shown a message saying 'access denied' Please someone help! Im in my last year of nurse training and Im stressed enough as it is! haha xx

A:PLEASE HELP!! windows 7 'you dont have permission to open this file' contact the file owner to obtain permission

Thanks for your post.
Regarding your question, we wonder whether you encountered the ?Access Denied? message for every document in your computer or just part of these documents?
Here are some options you can try to solve the problem:

Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.Click the Security tab.Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you have.
Click Edit, then click the check boxes for the permissions that you need. Click
You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions)
If method above failed, Please try following:
Since you have recently rebooted your computer, some of your account information may have changed and you may no longer have ownership of your files or folders. To take ownership of a folder:

Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
Properties.Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the
Owner tab.Click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the
Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.Click OK.
Does it work?
Sometimes, this issue may occur if the file is encrypted, becomes corrupt or your user profile corrupts that windows might not read your user profile correctly, In th... Read more

Read other 5 answers

I have a list of 1000 files names that I put in a text file named list.txt. Need to find them in more folders, sub folders which has 12000+ files in it. The below script works fine but I would like the Admin Right to be removed and also I want the files to be moved permanently into C:\your_files. Is there any one who could help me in this? Thank you in advance.

@echo off
REM (c) 2013 BY NEUTRON16 (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=3585)
TITLE Mass file finder by Neutron16
REM finds files in list.txt file and copies them to C:\your_files
COPY /b/y NUL %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
DEL %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
ECHO Please wait...
FOR /R "%~dp0" %%I IN (.) DO for /f "usebackq delims=" %%a in ("%~dp0list.txt") do echo d |xcopy "%%I\%%a" "C:\your_files" /e /i
ECHO (c) 2013 by Neutron16 (http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=3585)

Read other answers

I need help.

im trying to delete 2 files, when i try to send it to the recycle bin it says

'' You need to confirm this operation'' then i press continue then UAC comes up i click continue again. It starts deleting then it says

''Destination Folder access Denied''
'' You need permission to perform this action''

i click try again

same thing..

i'm an Administrator on my computer, but it still wont delete

please help me!

A:Help! Cant delete a file when im in an admin group!!

That message usually refers to the "FROM" file. Can you delete other files and send them to recycle?

What are the full paths and filenames you want deleted?


Read other 7 answers

I uploaded a program installation folder to my computer, from where our instuctor for the class gave us
and then by mistake before installing runtime environment, i installed the program itself and of course it didnt run
now i am trying to completely remove the progam. i tried uninstall but during installation it asked me if to keep some files and i said no because it said other programs may be also using them. and it said it  will not do any harm to keep them
so i said no to them and it finished installation and said it could not remove everything and i must remove some manually
but now i can not do it. i go to program files and that folder and can not even delete that folder. it says i need admin permission, well this is my own personal computer how can i give myself permission, i am already logged in as primary user to my own computer .

A:it says i need admin permissions to delete a file

Follow this if you have Windows 10 https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html
or this https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html for Windows 7.

Read other 8 answers

couple of times I can't delete a file due to this abnormality in windows 7... I have all updates installed and also I am the only one using my computer.... If i'm the admin then why do i need admin rights to delete a file??

A:I am the administrator of my computer but I have no admin right to delete a file

Could you let us know the path to the file and the file name, also where it came from, if known? And the specific error message when you try to delete it. I could give you something that would delete it, but I would feel better if I knew what it was.

Read other 14 answers

This is a strange bug I seen once before in windows 7.

I was downloading a video file off megaupload with firefox. Firefox makes 2 files for a download the file itself and a temp file (where all the data goes to till the download is done.) So I pick the dir where I want to place the file and I download it, but right when it finishes I get a error message saying it dose not have access to save the file. So there I get left with a 0kb file and a finished temp file. I can move the temp file and edit out the .part to use it, but the blank file can't be deleted. It clams I don't have administrator access to delete the file, but I only have a admin account setup/in use
What can I do to fix this? The last time it happened I deleted the temp file restarted and it was ok, but I need a better solution for this stupid error.

A:Windows admin account bug? Unable to delete file

Hello smsff7

Maybe an AV scan is in order, the AV scanner below is free, have a go.


Read other 4 answers


I am the owner of my pc and the user I am logged into is only able to read/execute. I've tried several ways of regaining back Admin but have always been prompt with the message 'Access denied'. I've noticed the box is ticked for 'Account is disabled' for admin account but I can't untick it because I'm logged into a user with minimum privileges and therefore stuck at 'Access denied'.

Is there another way around this issue such that I'm able to regain back my admin privileges?

Thanks in advance!

A:Owner of PC but no admin access Windows 7

Try going back to your other thread with this problem. Those methods suggested should still work.

How does this problem keep happening to you?
You must be doing something to make this happen.

Standard user unable to access Administrator rights

Read other 9 answers

Have just migrated (sic. "down graded") from XP to Win7
I am on Win7 training wheels and I still fall of !

As a single user PC the new "Administrator" + "Owner" etc is driving me insane.
In the process of trying to get a grasp on Win7 and its foibles I am getting more frstrated with Win7.
My four other WinXp PRO machines are just a dream to use.
Thay are all standalone PCs -- stable and they let me "in".

My Toshiba laptop came with Win7 Home preloaded.

Is there such a thing as a single user install ?
If so would I have to buy a Win7 Disc ?
(I am seriously thinking of buying a full retail version of Win7, so that when/if my XP machines fall over, I wont have the agony of Win8, because hopefully I will be familiar with Win7 tweaks.

As a Autocad programmer I mostly work in VBA and scripts.
I think I am developing a crush on Linux, and we haven't even met !

I would appreciate any informative help

A:Single user PC why do I need Admin + Owner + Users ?

I can appreciate your frustration, Russell. The learning curve from XP to 7 can be kinda steep. One of the issues many people first have is the increased security offered by Windows 7. As you said in your post about your XP machines, "They are all standalone PCs -- stable and they let me "in"." That was one of XP's major problems ... lots of malware was able to get in as well as the authorized user(s).

When a new 7 computer is first set up, the initial account created is an administrator account so you can make required changes to the computer (like choosing language of choice, setting computer time zone, etc.) So there always has to be at least one administrator account on a 7 machine.

But to add to the confusion, this is an "unelevated" administrator account. In other words, there are some tasks (such as running a system file checker scan [sfc /scannow] from a command prompt), that cannot be done without jumping through one more hoop. If you open a command prompt in 7 (either by typing cmd in the start menu search box or using the long way start > all programs > accessories > command prompt) you have to right-click the command prompt icon and select "Run as administrator". It's just another security feature to make it more difficult for malware to get in.

A lot of people who are the only ones using the computer leave things as is ... running with that administrator account. Nothing wrong with that if you're careful an... Read more

Read other 6 answers

icacls C:\ /grant administrators:F /T /C

So would this set folders permissions and junk so the wandering folders permissions,ect get fixed.
Is there anyway you can just turn off security/permissions,ect so you will not get owner/permissions issues anymore?

Yes I did turned off UAC since it dose not let me load programs at start up in admin mode.

A:icacls to reset everything(sec/owner/premision) to admin.

The easiest way is to just grant "everyone" full control over the whole hard disk, so bye bye security and anyone/anything will never get an "access denied" error.
However, I think It's a VERY bad idea. That does the trick, but I would suggest AGAINST using it.

There is also a trick that lets you run elevated programs at startup, even with UAC enabled. First you can use this tutorial to create a shortcut to the program: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User
Then place that shortcut under the startup folder of start menu.

Read other 2 answers

First time this for me - my D drive which is where I save all & sundry away from C-drive says I need admin permission to write/delete in "D".

I am the only admin & np other accts exist.

A:Simple stuff: Owner needs permission to add/delete files ??

This is an old problem. It can probably be solved with this informative tutorial
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Read other 1 answers

I need to download the .dll file msvcr71.dll right so i try to redownload it it says that i have to unzip and extract the thing and all that so i do it but then they tell me that i have to be the administrator to unzip and extract it only problem is im the only user and im the administrator i heard that this isn't the real admin account how do i download the .dll file? What do i have to do?

A:Am admin but not admin need to download .dll file

Hi Frankenddude, welcome to the Seven Forums.

A normal user account with administrator rights is not the same than built-in administrator account. The built-in administrator, sometimes also called as Super User, is the most powerful of all different user accounts in Windows, and because a normal user could do some serious harm if he was always using this account, it's by default disabled. This tutorial tells you more: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

However, you can temporarily use these super rights by launching a program by right clicking its icon and selecting Run as administrator from the context menu. For instance if you want to extract a zipped packet to some of the protected folders like Program Files or Windows, start the application you use for extracting (WinRAR, WinZip etc.) by right clicking its shortcut or icon, select Run as administrator and then use the applications menus to bring the packet you want to extract to application, then extract it where you want to. Running WinRAR for instance as an administrator let's you to extract packets wherever you want to.

If the packet is a self-extracting exe, just right click it and select Run as administrator.


Read other 2 answers

I hope someone can help me.

Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had disabled these! Then i went to use my music software and it said that this account didn't have admin privileges.

I checked my user account and the check box states that is is an admin account and that UAC is turnd off. (i only have one account anyways)

Ive looked on google extensively, Tried making new profiles and copy the old one over, but that only worked to a certain point - lots of programs didn't work, lost mail settings etc. Not really workable.

Tried system restore to no avail.

Tried using the vista admin account and changing my account - rebooting - etc. No change.

My guess is that something has got corrupt in my user profile and windows is not remembering that i should be an admin. I can't use my software and i have a deadline!!

Any one who can help will win a magical prize or something!


A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
Procedure for Seven is the Same as For Vista.

Read other 1 answers

I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

Read other 6 answers

I recently purchased a used computer, created an account for myself, but am unable to remove the former user's account. In control panel under user accounts or manage accounts, the former account does not display so I can't delete. Under windows explorer the former account displays and I can work in either account, but want to have only one account on pc for security reasons. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: removing former owner user (admin) account

Read other 9 answers

Everytime I try and move a file this pops up and has me click Continue. Is there anyway around this? or a way to shut it off?

A:Admin Permission help

Have you tried right clicking on your pictures folder > properties > security > advanced > your username > change permissions > edit > tick on enable full control.

Read other 4 answers

I was trying to remove a program file AT&T security Installation Wizard.. The folder was corrupted... I was able to delete a few of the files... but two of them kept saying need permission... Now I am the Admin and I do have UAC unchecked..
In God's name whose permission do I need to get rid of these 2 remaining files...

Is this frustrating!!!

A:Need Permission.... BUT I AM THE ADMIN

You don't have control of the file you need to change the permissions in the properties of the files.

Take Ownership of file

Read other 7 answers

Whenever I start this computer everything will work normally until after I log in. Once I log in, all I get is this black screen and all I can see is the cursor. I get past this by opening up the task manager and ending the explorer.exe process, and running it again. That usually allows me to see the desktop, but now I have another problem I can't seem to fix. Every time I try to open a file that requires administrator permission to open, nothing happens. If I open from the desktop, the desktop freezes up and I have to restart. If I try to open from the start menu, the start menu will freeze up. Can anybody explain why I can't run anything that requires admin permission. Please tell me someone has a solution to this. I can't find anything anywhere.

A:Can't Run Anything That Uses Admin Permission

Read other 7 answers

get admin permission??

A:how to get admin permission??

What exactly are you asking?

If you're wondering how to run a program in elevated or administrator mode...

Right Click Executable (.exe) or Shorcut > Run as Administrator

If you're wondering how to get an administrator's permission to run a program, etc.

Contact the owner of the administrator account on your computer/network.

Read other 3 answers

whenever I try to run a program as an administrator, a window pops up asking for permission. However, I can only select NO. I can't run anything that requires admin privileges.
The last thing I remember doing as the admin was accessing the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel to delete a saved username/password for the home network.

Please help.

A:Can't get Admin Permission

Hi imbond,

Give this a try:

1.Open Control Panel.
2.Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
3.Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
4.Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
5.Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
6.In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
7.You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.

Source: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?threadID=301230

Let me know if that helps!

Read other 1 answers

So, a week ago I noticed that my laptop was infested with Trojan virus thing, I'm not even sure if it was a real virus or not, but anyways, I decided to reset the pc to factory setting since I'm paranoid and I know little to nothing about how to deal with viruses and those stuff, and it won't hurt to refresh the laptop once, right? So all was good for a week, laptop was so much slower but I didn't really mind, but then two days ago it started to get all weird. I can't install, uninstall or access some stuff in control panel without the administrator's permission. The weird thing though, is that I'M the administrator, and there is no other user in this laptop. So how am I supposed to give permission to myself?

Another thing that might be noted, I installed uTorrent from a random website before this started, while installing, I kept clicking Next without reading the content (silly thing to do, I know). Then I noticed that it installed with it Avast Free Antivirus and Web Companion. I have no idea if they're the cause of this or not, since I read somewhere that the antivirus can sometimes take admin privileges or something? I don't know. But anyways, I tried to copy a guide somewhere to allow me admin privileges again, but I don't have access to open windows firewall. Then I tried to uninstall them, but again, I have no access. I tried to make myself admin through the cmd by writing "net user administrator /active:yes"... Read more

Read other answers

Hi, Hope this is the right place to post this...
last night I logged on to the net via my nokia N85 and it asked me to set up a home group network, I chose the share everything 1 (with the bench chair) and all went well.
Till I noticed that now I get asked to "provide administrator permission" when doing such things as changing the name of a shortcut on the desktop or editing a system config file (for a game).
I also noticed now when I open up something like the games screenshot folder I can only see the pix if I press "compatibility files" never had to do it before last night...
It seems really dump cos I'm the only user/admin and it's not asking for a password, it just makes me provide permission every time...
can't find anything worthwhile on google, so any help would be nice THANX

PS. Im running win7 pro 64bit and UAC is turned to "never notify", it seems related to program files only or the shortcuts to them.

A:provide admin permission???

Am I seeing duplicates or those topics getting so popular nowadays?

Ok anyway, if turning off didn't helped you
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

And you think you are still being to much limited you may try this method:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

The built-in Administrator account is an account that has full access and permission on the computer. This will show you how to enable or disable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7.

So try using build-in Administrator

Warning: From security point of view using Build-in Administrator considered high security risk.
But as I already told on the hundreds of the same threads, it's your system and your choice.

I have showed you how to do and warned that it is insecure and unsafe.
I myself is under Limited User Account not even thinking about using build-in Administrator for my regular stuff.

If you need more information, just ask.

Read other 2 answers

I keep getting a message in Spanish (I'm trying to download a Spanish language course) that says I can't download because I need the system admin to allow it. I'm the administrator as it''s only me on the home system but can't get to the area where I might allow it. The Windows help topic (an oxymoron) suggests creating a standard acct but if you're the only user you can't, go figure. I've tried the trusted site thing, saving the page as web folder (sorry, maybe stupid but I'm desperate) to circumvent the admin issue. Oh, I get that exclamation point in the message if that means anything.
I just want to learn a little Spanish, is that too much to ask....!?!
Muchas Gracias for any help

Read other answers

how to do this?

it tells me i dont have permission to write to msvp80.dll

A:install msi with admin permission

Really it should've asked you for permission. but if it doesn't, try right-click on the msi file and go "Run as administrator"

Read other 9 answers

Win 7 Ultimate

There are 4 programs that ask for admin permission at every boot.
UpdateChecker MFC Application

They are all ASUS programs.

I've had enough. This problem must be taken care of.

All help appreciated.

A:admin permission at every boot

Why don't you uncheck them inside msconfig

Click on the button type msconfig inside the Search programs and files and press <Enter> on the keyboard . Once you're on the System Configuration window click on the Startup tab and uncheck those programs from starting up . Click Ok and then click on Exit without Restart and restart manually .

Read other 9 answers

I have two problems:

1. When I'm doing things on my computer it tells me I have to be an admin/need permission to delete, etc. Now this is my home computer, so it's vexing to say the least.

2. Sometimes search doesn't work on my stand alone HD (WD My Book 1140). I searched something I knew was there, and it showed no results. No idea why that's happening.

A:Admin Permission/Search

Read other 7 answers

I try to run a admin program my account and I receive a message saying cannot access the specified file path you may dont have the appropriate permissions

A:I am having permission troubles even though I am admin

If you're trying to install something then try to run the setup as "Administrator". Right click the install file (Setup.exe, Install.exe etc.) and choose Run as Administrator.

Read other 1 answers

I'm stuck. I ran Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant prior to installing Win 8. According to the report I needed to delete Intel(R) Pro Network Connection 12.1.12, which I did.

I upgraded to Win 8 but now I have no permissions. I'll looked at all the threads about openning a cmd windows, which I can, but since I logon to the O/S with just user level permissions I can't issue any admin level apps. I can't even navigate to my C: drive. I get 'Access is denied'.

I'm tried right-clicking on the Command Prompt and 'Run as Administrator', nothing. Which makes sense since I'm logon on with only User rights.

I need full admin rights. I can't update my HOSTS file which really screws up my FTP and Telnet sessions.

I cannot logon as administrator, so I can't change anything. Should I reinstall??

A:Need Admin Permission after upgrade.

Sorry, I should have mentions that I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro

Read other 9 answers

I have Windows updates dating back to 2008 that I want to delete. They were put an external Seagate. When I go to delete I'm asked for permission. I'm the administrator

I don't get it?


A:If I'm am the Admin why is the system asking me for permission

Read other 11 answers

I posted a screenshot, anybody know why i can't access this.

A:Permission denied even with admin?

Because you probably don't have access.

But you can take ownership and assign the permissions you need.

Take Ownership of file

Read other 1 answers

I recently made a new Admin account for myself, deleted the old one due to some trouble with it, and everything seemed to be working fine. But when I tried to install programs, I got errors basically saying that I couldn't write to the Registry. I can't access MSCONFIG either, I get a permissions error.

Another admin account can do all of this, but for some reason I can't. I'm SURE that my account is set as an admin. Can anyone help me fix this?

Tech. Info:


Read other answers


I use restricted user accounts on my system to protect it against damage (hopefully). To do the administrative job, like installing software etc, runas is used.

Unfortunately runas does not work for Windows Updates via Internet Explorer.

Is it possible to give a single user the permission to run updates without compromising the system security. The user should get this rights only temporarily. Similar to the runas behaviour.


A:Windows Update with Admin Permission

Use the built-in Administrator account. If you have never set a password for this account, you can logon by leaving the password field blank. I would suggest that you not leave it that way, but set a password, one that you can remember, and also write it down and keep it in a safe place.

I would also advise using a password reset disk and keep that in a safe place:

From Start > Help and Support:
"To create a password reset disk
The Forgotten Password Wizard lets you create a password reset disk that you can use to recover your user account and personalized computer settings if you forget your password.

The steps to perform this task differ depending on whether your computer is a member of a network domain or is part of a workgroup (or is a stand-alone computer).

My computer is on a domain:

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Security dialog box.
Click Change Password.
Click Backup to open the Forgotten Password Wizard.
Click Next and then follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.

My computer is not on a domain:

The steps to perform this task differ depending on the type of user account you have.

If you have a computer administrator account

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
Click your account name.
Under Related Tasks located on the left side of the window, click Prevent a forgotten password.
In the Forgotten Password Wizard, follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
If you have a limited account

Open User Accounts in ... Read more

Read other 1 answers

Hello everyone. Your help please,

I have gotten the same requests in the past, but somehow, I ignore them, click away and get through somehow. This time is different!... does not allow me.

All I want to do is move my MalwareBytes Icon from the Desktop to my Utilities Folder and it just does not let me, weird!

Checked my account in Control Panel / user accounts, and I my name is listed as the Administrator. By the way, I am the only user and the only account in my Laptop. Not even a guess account. Furthermore, when I log in, again with my name and Email address below the name (see PIC) is offered, I enter my password and I am in. As the Administrator I thought, and that is why anything to be done as an "Administrator" does not make sense to me. My Name is the Administrator by definition or not?

I understand when you have to "Run it as an Administrator," but even then it does not make sense to me for the same reason mentioned. But this is not about running anything... just moving and Icon into a Folder.

What is the mystery here?



Read other answers

I would like to run Advanced Systemcare, however Vista-64 is telling me I need administrative permission. How do I gain permission for this app? Also, anyone know if running this app will cause problems within Vista?

A:Admin permission for Windows SystemCare?

Hi flycaster,

Right click on the program and select Run as administrator. After providing administrative credentials, the program will run as though it had been launched in that account, even though you are still in a standard account.

Read other 2 answers

My C drive was filling up a while back so I made a makeshift folder on D:\Computer and save all my new programs, drivers, manuals, skins here etc.

I have 4 admin accounts set up and I can install programs here but to make a new folder or copying files I'm prompted I don't have permission. The original account set as the owner/creator has full access. So I changed the owner/creator to MyComp/Administrators which I assumed should give the same permissions to all 4 accounts. Now no accounts have permission to alter this folder.

I could change the user accounts to full access since it appears my admin accounts only have user access, but I don't really want to do that.

So why can I only grant full access to a single owner/creator account? I'm not at all experienced in this, so it is probably something really simple that I am doing wrong.

A:Admin accounts permission problem

Read other 10 answers

Admin privileges are basically gone.
I have been using ADW the Browsers, lots disease.
The best thing i could say is music would or an audio commercial 
I would open Task Manager and kill something called  "nine" I would end and audio ad would stop
the details upon right click were "consultant.exe" which I would delete and do the cycle over again
I can provide what you wish I tried on my own but i am a failure
any help would be a blessing

Read other answers

I am the admin of my PC and I cant save images to this location.


What do i need to do to let me save here?

A:Cant Save Request Admin Permission

Unless you are using the hidden administrator account, you are really a pseudo-administrator.

Why are you trying to save pictures to that location?

I try to avoid saving anything on my OS partition.
I would definitely try to avoid saving items to the location in your picture.

Read other 4 answers


My girlfriend set up an admin account to block certain websites from me. I idiotically deleted that admin account. Now I am unable to do literally anything without permission from a nonexistent account. Every time I try to run ANYTHING, it grays out the "yes" option and tells me I need to enter the administrator password. I can't even run the command prompt as an admin. When I try to do the "net user administrator /active:no" command, it gives me a system 5 error. I can't restore to a time before she ever made the admin account because it needs permission. I can't reinstall Windows because to run the tool to make a bootable USB, I need permission. And there is NO ACCOUNT to get permission from anymore. I have no idea what to do. Someone please, please help me.

Thank you.

A:Deleted admin account and now have no permission to do anything!!!!!

Hello petitejete,

You will find many threads where this problem has occurred. The only way you can resolve this is to activate the hidden Administrator account and use it to create a new admin account on your system. This will then give you back the ability you had before. The only way you can do this is to run Option 4 in the following tutorial. You will need to use the Microsoft Tech Bench rather than the Media Creation Tool to download a Windows ISO that matches your current W10 version.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Read other 0 answers

Quicktime stopped working. Logged in as admin. Uninstalled then tried reinstall of and 7.6 using 'run as admin'. No luck. Insufficient privileges to the directory--c:\program files (x86) Quicktime. When I look at the folder properties under security---'You must have read permission to view. You do not have permission EVEN AS ADMINISTRATOR'.

Thanks for your help.

A:Can't install Quicktime-no permission even as admin

Perhaps Take Ownership of it:

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

Read other 1 answers