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Administrator Permission require to copy files (Every Drive)

Q: Administrator Permission require to copy files (Every Drive)

This  dialoge box appear :
Destination Folder Access Denied
You'll need to provide adminstrator permission to copy to this folder
Every time i can copy or move any file in any drive it ask for permission.Usually only C Drive ask permission.
Its annoying every time i copy.
But when i copy to my portable drive it doesn't ask permission.
I think its reading my other drives as system drives.
I have 3 internal (Two 500 GB and One 80 GB[C drive]) and One 500 GB Portable.
How can i fix it

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A: Administrator Permission require to copy files (Every Drive)

Worth a read, IMO:  http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/9245-you-ll-need-provide-administrator-permission.html

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I'm attempting to copy files from one HDD to another. The tens-of-thousands of files in question are in a complex hierarchy system, and windows file copy dialog isn't helping me identify the specific culprits, since many files share names within the hierarchy and the dialog doesn't show the path.

By skipping files to see the many offending files, I see that at least some of them were created by another individual from whom I acquired them. I have already used windows advanced security dialog to grant myself ownership of the parent folder and subfolders and children. Then I used the popular registry addition called Take Ownership Shortcut to attempt to take permission. Neither approach gave any indication of failure, yet I still cannot copy these files.

If it matters, I do not care about taking any action with these files besides copying them to another HDD, because I'll be formatting the source location's drive afterwards. I am at a loss - the message I receive informs me that I need permission from Administrator or my own account name, whomever I gave ownership to. (But that's me, obviously.) It's as though, despite owning the file and being logged into that account, I cannot access the culprit files.

Any assistance from others who've seen this specific dilemma before would be greatly appreciated. This is my livelihood I'm dealing with - if these files are lost, I'm out thousands of hours of work. So, safe suggestions first, please.

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A:Can't copy files, Require permission from self, Common fix not working

I never had your specific problem, but many problems are solved by using the hidden administrator. If it works, do not use it on a regular basis. It has too much control and can cause damage if not used properly.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

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I have UAC disabled and have always been able to clean up my start menu by cutting and pasting the folders into categories I created. This morning I installed a Powerpoint add-on which created its own start menu entry. On attempting to cut the folder and paste it into the Microsoft Office category I got an error message saying I need permission to perform that action. This is the first time that has happened to me. My account is the only one on this machine and of course, it's an administrator account.

I checked Local Policy but could find nothing applicable.

Any ideas on how to get around this please?

A:Solved: Since when does an administrator require permission? (Vista headache!)

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Hi all. I'm having a strange problem in Windows 7. The problem is that basically, anytime I want to copy a file to the C: (OS partition), Windows asks me if I want to continue copying a file there (I am an administrator so I don't know why it should). Also, if I want to download a file to the C: partition, it won't allow me and it'll tell me I have to save it in my username folder, not in the C: root. According to the persmissions, administrators have full control but I'm still asked if I want to copy files. So can anyone help on this? I've tried assigning users to have full control but I get a series of messages like "This file is currently in use, cannot set permission" and access denied for "Program files, Program Files (x86), Windows and C:\".

A:Always ask permission to copy files to C: drive and can't download

Don't save to the root of the C: drive. Problem sovled. You have a user directory and a download directory for a reason.

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Hi! I do not know when and why did this happen but whoever invented this paranoid (hidemysecretsfrommywife) control system of sharing and permissions should be declared as the Enemy of Mankind, or the Antichrist!
I can understand that one wants to protect C: from malwares. But have you seen a malware attacking an external drive???

I have Windows7, I have an external drive where I store all my pictures taken and my music files. I already tried everything advanced sharing and so on. Still: I can only create a new folder with a right click in the drive or inside existing folders but I can not do anything else. The disk is write protected, check write permissions.
In fact, the disk isn't write protected.

If I create a new folder, I can put in it and do whatever I want inside the new folder. But I have no permission to do anything outside a new folder, i.e. with my original media files!

Why? Who does benefit from this? What is this craziness???

A:[SOLVED] No permission to create/ move, copy, delete files in external hard drive

Hi akofalvi.

Try this:

1. Start > Run "cmd" (this opens a command prompt window)
2. type--> diskpart (this will open another command window in a few seconds)
3. type--> list volume (this will list all of the volumes currently recognized in your system)
4. type--> select volume # (this number is going to be your external drive)
5. type--> attributes disk clear readonly

I will say this: this procedure has been met with mixed results and your problem may return. Some have even had this issue and it turned out to be a setting in Windows Media Player of all things (whoda thunk?) One responder in a forum had this to say about this very problem: what i found to fix this was to remove the settings in media player allowing it to re-organize and rename files, after which i went to the tools/advanced/restore media library and allowed it to dump my current library and reset it. That's just an FYI.

I hope that'll help. Let me know.

Good day!


PS: As an afterthought, you may need to log in to the REAL administrator account (which needs to be activated manually) and set your permissions there for your regular user name. We'll go down that path if the above procedure doesn't net you anything positive.

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I am trying to copy files off a hard drive from a deceased laptop to my new laptop. No big deal I would have thought. I have copied many files from this drive using a USB gizmo that the bare drive slots into, not sure what the thing is called, but it works. The three partitions on the old drive are listed in Explorer as I, J & K. I can see all the folders, and the files in each one. When I try to copy the file to the new machine I get a pop-up, "You will need Administrator permission to copy this file". I was foolish enough to think I was running as Administer, I am it, but it seems I am not the real thing.

I found User Account Control Settings, changed the setting to "Never notify me", made no difference, Windows is in charge, nothing can go wrong...can go wrong...can go wrong...

I am going around in small circles and am in danger of disappearing up you know where, so I decided to to search the Win 7 Forum, the fount of all knowledge. I searched for "Administrator permission" but got nothing.

However I did find how to run lusrmgr.msc. That is certainly useful. So I ran it, and sure enough Administrator is at the top of the list. But now what? How do I get to actually log-in as the real, all-powerful Administrator? Is there a tutorial that I have missed?

Thanks for any enlightenment.


A:You need Administrator Permission to copy...

Are you sure it is not a system file? If you are, check the following to enable the built in admin that shohld have unrestricted access to almost everything.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

(Note that this should not be used for everyday means, it should only be used if doing something normal admin accounts can't do.)

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I run into this problem often. When working with Photoshop files (PSD in the most recent case), sometimes when I make a change and then try to save the changes I come up with this error dialog. My work flow is always the same - I am the computer's administrator.
I am the only person with access to this computer. There are no other users on this computer. This computer is not tied to any server or network. My files are generated from my own work obtained from my camera. I normally save changes to the file several times
so I won't lose my work. I can save the file using a different name, but then I cannot delete the original file unless I reboot the computer and open it up again. Please explain why this randomly reoccurs.

A:File Access Denied - You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file

Hi dmiddleton123,
"When working with Photoshop files (PSD in the most recent case), sometimes when I make a change and then try to save the changes I come up with this error dialog. "
When did the issue start to occur ?The issue only occur with the specific software ?Have you tried to change another location to saved file or reopen the software (end the software process from the task manager)to have a check ?
This issue is a little weired,please take the following steps to have a check .
1.Run "sfc /scannow" to check the health of the system files .
2.Perform a full scan with an antivirus software .
3.Perform a clean boot to verify whether there is a third party conflict here.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
4.Create a new administrator and login with it to have a check.There is a possibility that the present account profile has corrupted.
If the issue only occurred with the specific software ,it is also recommended to ask for help from the software developer .
Best regards

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I have run into this more than once before, and I'm looking for a straight answer as to why this is happening.
There is an avi file in C:\some folder, and I can't rename it.  The message is, "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file."  The problem is that I am using an administrator account, and when I look at the
permissions for that file, Administrators is granted Full control.  (I don't know whether an administrator account implies membership in the Administrators group in Windows 7, but I am in that group, in this case).
I also saw that Everyone had Read and Read & Execute permissions, so I tried just granting that group Full control.  This just gave the error message, "Unable to save permission changes on 3441.avi.  Access is denied."
I just want to get an authoritative answer on why this happening and on how to fix it.  Thanks.
I am able to access that file with user Administrator, but not with my own personal Administrators account.  I tried using Administrator to explicitly add my personal account to the permissions for the file, granting it Full control, but I am still
unable to use the personal account to change the file; only Administrator works.

A:I am an Administrator, but I keep getting errors like, "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file."

This situation happens because you are not the owner of this folder of file, The default owner of a file or folder is the person who creates the resource.

Log on the computer with the account which created the folder of file, namely the owner, then you are permitted to modify the file or folder.

Also, you can follow this article to assign ownership of files and folders:

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For some reason I cannot copy files from the internal hard drive to a USB pen drive.
When I try to do this, I get the following message:
"Destination Folder Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action."
Although, I can copy files from USB to my PC(except powerpoint presentations). I even tried formatting the USB, but it is still not working.

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By mistake I sent a folder, containing photos...2.3 MB, to the recycle bin. I have always been able to restore files from the bin in the past. Today I can't because I don't have admin permission. How can I get the permission? If not, how can I restore the folder back to my photo gallery? Thanks.

A:How to get administrator permission to restore files in the recycle bin?

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Hi everyone

i have just started using windows 8.1 on a new laptop and i am logged in as an administrator. i am trying to edit the hosts. txt file in


however i keep getting this message:

You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?

how can i alter the permissions level. i mean, i should be logged in as an administrator so why does the system think that i am not the administrtor and where can i go to alter it.

warm regards


A:Administrator doesn't have permission to save files

Right click and run notepad as administrator.

Also you want to be editing C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts not C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.txt as the hosts file doesn't have a .txt extension. If you have a .txt on the end you want to rename it.

Running as an administrator allows you to adopt administrator authority by right clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator" - it doesn't automatically do it. The hosts file is owned by SYSTEM and I wouldn't change it.

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Hi there,

I know there have been a lot of tutorial/tips on how to deal with permission when you need to copy files on Windows 7. I have turned off UAC, take the ownership of the folder and all sub-folders/files ... but still I have not been able to copy quite a few files in one of my folder.

Windows 7 (Ultimate/64bit) pop up a warning box saying that I need a permission from myself to be able to copy those files. If I click Yes, it still won't happen.

Is there any fix to this? Thank you.

A:Permission denied to copy my own files

Access control and ownership are not the same thing as permissions.

Windows 7 Access Denied: Permission & Ownership

See also:Take Ownership Shortcut
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Some files may be locked. Use this;


Regards....Mike Connor

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I'm running into a weird permissions issue I've never seen before on my brand new computer I got for Christmas. My computer has only one user account, since I'm the only person who uses it, and that account has administrator rights. Yet for some reason, I'm getting told I don't have permission to save files in the Program Files folder, or any folder within that folder. The message I get says this.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Old Documents Backup\test.doc
You don't have permission to save in this location.
Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead?

The weirdest part about me not having permission to save files to the 'Prograam Files (x86)' folder is that I CAN Delete anything I want in there, and copy any files/folders I want into there. I can also open any files there and read them just fine, but not save my changes to the same folder (or even overwrite the same document), Microsoft office says all the word documents I open in there are read only in the header.

At first I thought the documents I copied over from my old computer somehow got marked read only, but they aren't, the folder they're in isn't marked read only either.

On my old computer (also windows 7, but with much less power) I never had problems like this with the documents/etc I stored in the Program Files (x86) folder.

I've been looking the internet for over an hour for an answer for this, and haven't had much luck.

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A:Administrator doesn't have permission to save files in some places

Hello ShadowLiberal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal. Windows 7 will not allow anything from an external source (ex: internet, email, external drive) to be saved directly into a system folder for security purposes of protecting the OS.

Instead, you could save the file to say your desktop, then be able to copy/move it into a system folder such as C:\Program Files (x86).

Hope this helps,

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I've just bought a new laptop and I need to move my personal files from the old one to the new one. I've tried several methods, but they all give me problems with certain files: some files (and I have not been able to find any pattern here) will simply not copy over.

What I've done:
Move files onto an external USB drive and then copy them onto the new laptop.
Take out the old HDD and connect it to the USB port of my new laptop.

In both cases there are files that request admin permission before starting to copy, but the admin permission of my new laptop does not work for those files.

How can I get all my files on my new laptop with as little hassle as possible and without losing any files?

P.S. I did not set any special file permissions for any of the files and it looks like most of the files that won't copy over came from email or forum attachments, support downloads from hardware manufacturers etc. This has me even more puzzled since these files are supposed to be shared and should copy over without any problems...

A:Copy files to new PC - file permission problems


What type of files are you trying to move?


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I keep keeping prompts that say "you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder".
I then have the option to click a button to allow the operation.
I'd like to turn off these prompts, if it won't jeopardize security.
Trying to figure this out on my own, I right clicked the C drive in Explorer, clicked on the security tab
and noticed that Administrators have full control and my account is an administrator account.
Not sure what else I can do to resolve this issue

A:Aministrator permission prompt to copy certain files

Maybe something about UAC/User Account Control on these pages will take care of it:
Be aware turning off UAC can have other consequences.

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I can only save in My documents. I'm the only user on this computer and i should be the administrator.

A:need administrator for permission to save in c drive

Please see UAC settings in this link.

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Dear techguys,

I am bashing my head and getting nowhere with windows 7....

I have 3 users; a, b, and c (say)

and administrator; z (say)

when logged into z, I want to copy the folder of user 'a' but when I try to do this it comes up with ...

"you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder"

But...whatever I try and do it will not allow me to copy the folder in question.

I have not found an answer so far, so wonder if anyone here has the knowledge to help solve what is proving problematic to crack.

Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,


A:"you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder" - please help!

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Arrrgh! When I copy into certain folders I keep getting nagged that I have to get "Administrator permission to copy to this folder". I am the administrator and I know what I am doing.

Please before I go crazy with all this patronising nagging............. please tell me how to turn this off! It is a real pain in the neck...

A:Turn off warning "administrator permission to copy to "

Hello Martienne,

This is because system folders are protected. Windows does not allow anything to be copied into them directly from an external source, and doesn't allow anything to be copied into them from a local location (ex: your desktop or user folders) without you allowing it via a UAC prompt first.

The only way around this is to do this from within an elevated administrator account or to disable UAC completely. However, either one of these actions will cause you to no longer be able to open Metro Store apps until you reverse the action.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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I built a new desktop and did a clean Windows 7 64-bit install. I hooked up the hard drive from my old PC, which had XP on it, so I could copy all the files over to my new hard drive. But when I try, I keep getting errors that I don't have permission to access the file or copy the file. I was trying to do it for specific folders, but then I still needed to go through the process to ask for permission for each individual file inside the folder! So I changed the security settings for the entire drive by right clicking E:/, going to security and changing the permission for "Everyone" and checked the box "full control," which then checks all the boxes. And yet, when I try to copy folders from my old My Documents, it's still giving me error messages. I don't want any security settings at all. No one else is ever going to use this computer. But at the very least I need to copy these files. Please tell me how to do this, thanks in advance.

A:Permission denied to access/copy files from my old computer

Hello cutiepie

Try to take ownership look here Take Ownership Shortcut
Apply it to all folders then try to copy it !!

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I have been using a Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive with my Windows 7 laptop for a year with no problems. After a scan and fix I no longer have permission to open folders. I have checked I still have have Administrative status. External hard drive works OK on a Windows 8.1 device I have.

Even if the device is at fault - which seems unlikely - how can I stop Windows 7 withholding permission from an Administrator?

A:No permission to open External drive folders when I am Administrator

That unfortunately is one of the quirks of windows 7; even if you are admin; it will still not let you have access to certain folders and or drives as thats what is set to install as default. So if you dont change the permissions and or group policies then it wont let you have access. In order to fix this you have to go into the administrative section of the control panel and then check the permissions and group polices and make not just your user name a member of the administrator group but also check to see what permissions are set for admin.

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Internet Explorer I have mistakenly copied my Internet explorer folder to my desktop, therefore I have two folders.
I have tried to delete the desktop version but get the following message : You require permission from OUR-COMPUTER\Roy to make changes to this folder

How do i remove this folder please in easy steps please?

A:You require permission -How please.

You already have a thread ongoing for this same issue. Please do not create more than one.

Closing duplicate.

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I am trying to perform a very basic task. Moving the windows calculator to the desktop. When I try I receive the message "You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file"
I think it has something to do with permissions so I tried to change the owner of calc.exe to my administrator account but it did not work. Any help would be appreciated.

A:require permission from trusted installer

Are trying to move it within a Limited Account?

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Basically when I try to delete some folders, an error message pops up saying "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file".

My knowledge only stretches so far so any help will be much appreciated...cheers

A:You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file?

Hello Leroy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What's the full path of the folders that you are trying to delete?

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I decided to delete some old Windows installations from my machine.  Windows.old, Windows.000, etc.  Easy peasy, right?
Not!!!!  Apparently, I have to give MYSELF permission to delete the folders and files!!!
And, YES--I am an administrator, using an administrator account.  Since I have administrator level access, I should be able to perform administrative functions--right?
Unless I DON"T happen to own the folders and/files--right? Then the administrator level access becomes null and void--right?
Even with the tool that allows one to "TAKE OWNERSHIP" of a folder--it seems as though this will only give ownership at the CURRENT level.  Any subordinate folders remain unchanged.  (You will have to take ownership of every sub-folder,
that falls under the folder that you want to delete!  This MIGHT be a bit inconvenient--when you're faced with having to take ownership of 2,000+ folders and files!!!)
I wonder if there is a tool or application that will allow one to TAKE OWNERSHIP, not just of the CURRENT folder--but ALL sub-folders and files that are subordinate to the current folder?

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in-place install and "you require permission from authorized users to make changes to this file "

I have 4 fixed drives that I suspended BitLocker before an in-place install win 10 Ver1709 build 16299-431.

One of the 4 drives that was suspended shows file names, properties, and file information and files can be renamed. Files from other sources can copied to drive and function as normal.
Upon Inplace install, I did re-encrypt drive. I have encrypted and decrypted drive after install.
Running some of the PowerShell cmds in link Resume-BitLocker -MountPoint

Resume-BitLocker : This drive is not encrypted. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80310001)
At line:1 char:1
+ Resume-BitLocker -MountPoint M:
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: ) [Write-Error], COMException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException,Resume-BitLocker

When trying to access, view or move files on the drive I get "you require permission from authorized users to make changes to this file"

The other 3 drives just needed to update permissions and function normally.

I have back up win cert from OS it was originally decrypted on and the BitLocker recovery key for the drive.
How can I recover these files? Thanks to anyone with the time to help!!!


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I have an application that is run from the command line. I cannot get the application to run without error unless I run as administrator. I have two newer versions of the same application that run just fine and do not require administrator. The differences in the code between the versions are not extensive and I can't figure out why the old version needs elevation to administrator to run. These applications were built with gnu cpp and don't have a manifest. The application is actually two binaries that communicate through shared memory. There is a parent process that launches a child process, passes data to the child, and receives data back. I don't know what this would have to do with anything because the versions that work do the same thing as the versions that don't.

Can anyone here shed any light on reasons why windows 7 would require administrator and possible work-arounds?


A:why does windows 7 require elevation to administrator?

For security reasons Windows requires admin privileges to access many system resources. This has been a feature of the NT platform since the beginning. Each new version of Windows has tightened up security to meet the demands of the world of today. That creates some issues for applications designed for older operating systems, particularly when running with a non admin account. Needed resources that were accessible on older systems can no longer be accessed without an admin level account. Newer applications were designed for the more modern tightened security and they run as expected. They may not with a future OS.

Workarounds, if any, will depend on the details of the situation.

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When my computer boots up, most of the time, I am unable to open any programs that require administrator. So far my 'fix' is to restart until it works which is after 4 or 5 times, and even then when it does work, sometimes after a while it stops letting me open programs again. If I try and open an administrative program from the start menu, when I click it, the start menu does not go away like it should, and my cursor changes to say it's loading, even though it will never open. When I open the processes in task manager, it shows the process is using 104k. There is also no box opening asking me for administrative rights to open it.
I am running Windows 7 SP1
Quad core AMB Phenom II 3.2GHZ processor
ASUS AMD A4M77TD Motherboard

My computer used to do this once in a while, and I only had to restart it once, however, the other day it just started doing it like this. Also when it finishes booting up, Command Prompt opens and runs some stuff. It stays blank for a while before running a load of words. I haven't been able to get what they say as when it runs the words, it'll close straight after. I know the first word is "error:" followed by 2 columns, but I don't know what they are.

A:Cannot open program that require Administrator

Try booting in save mode. Do this by pressing f8 on startup, than sellect: Save boot with networking. If you can open the program now, I'd say you have caught a virus. An administrator will help your further on that.

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I have a program (game) that I wish to allow a child to run but it requires administrator access to run the program. I don't particularly want to be required to walk over and type in the password every time the child wants to run the game, but I also don't want to give the child blanket administrator access to the computer through their account or giving them the administrator password. With Windows 7 you could use shims to solve this problem (and I did under Windows 7) is there a similar method to solve this problem with Windows 10?

I'm not an expert in shims, I knew just enough to get things going in Windows 7, but it seems like the shims interface I have installed in Windows 10 was really meant for Windows 7 and doesn't seem to work properly. I could give an example if needed but it's quite possible I'm barking up the wrong tree using shims in Windows 10, maybe there is a more elegant solution.

I've been searching and I only find information about Windows 7 solutions to this problem. Nothing specific to Windows 10.

Help would be greatly appreciated, be it a general solution or just a point in the right direction.

A:Programs that require administrator access

I am beyond this with my boys, but I solved it under WinXP by providing a specific login for that game that had administrative access but was so stripped down the boys didn't know it, plus the wallpaper said "for that game only" and that was the only icon available. I probably "broke" other things as well.

Not the best solution, but a compromise.

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I have a vista ultimate edition with SP2.

I couldn't run any program that require administrator confirmation thing, program with the admin/security symbol.

I could run them fine before. Today, the consent.exe box didn't pop up when ever I run a program as admin. Instead, a error pop up says "Window cannot find 'c:\filepath\filename', make your you typed them properly...".

I don't know if its a virus or registry problem. Or simply the system files are corrupted.

Thank for your help. I can provide more information if you need.

A:Vista can't open any program that require administrator

Do you have Administrative rights on your user account?

Is your account set as a standard user or Administrator?

Are you trying to open 3rd party program shortcuts? Or key Windows 7 maintenance programs?

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All programs that say I must log in as administrator to execute wind up telling me that the file is not found.  It began with an anti-virus program.  Their support tried to install the program and we kept getting the file not found message.  I tried to run the sfc/scan but again could not do anything that asked for administrator rights.

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I have a laptop which has been working well with Vista 64bit home edition for just over a year now. This morning, it was acting wonky like it normally does if I go too long between reboots, so I rebooted it. Once it booted, I can log in fine, open up most apps fine, but anything that requires admin rights does not work. I noticed the problem because Onecare wasn't running (I know, I need to replace it). I tried starting it by hand, but got a message that it couldn't be started and to reboot. I thought I'd go try to manually start the service through the control panel. When open the control panel, go to the administrator tools, and launch "event viewer", instead of getting the prompt to run event viewer as administrator, it just sits and thinks, and control panel is essentially frozen, though everything else works.
I have gone around to all of the things I can think of, and the problem seems consistent - if the app requires elevating to administrator rights, it won't work.
I have tried:

dos prompt run as administratortask manager -> show processes from all usersEverything in control panel -> administrator toolsadd/remove programsmsconfig
The problem is consistent and reproducible across many reboots. The problem does not happen in safe mode.
I did download a piece of open source code to make a bootable image on a usb stick for an unrelated problem on a different computer a few days ago, but that is the only thing memorable that has ... Read more

A:Vista suddenly unable to run any programs that require administrator rights

Try running malwarebytes.

Then if it works with clean boot we can determine the problem.


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I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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I recently bought an old used PC (Dell XPS Gen. 2 ? Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM), installed my 1 TB SATA hard drive and a new install of Windows XP SP3. I?ve also got an IDE hard drive in there with lots of media files on it. I?ve been trying to copy or move files from an external USB hard drive to the IDE drive, but nearly every time I try to do so, Windows Explorer (or Q-Dir) will lock up, with the progress bar showing very little progress. I have been able to copy a few small files successfully, but anything else seems to crash it. I?ve checked for DMA/PIO status and have found that it has reverted to PIO several times, and I?ve deleted the primary IDE channel in device manager so that it would reinstall with DMA mode. The problem persists. My device manager shows two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channel. I have the 1 SATA hard drive, 1 IDE hard drive, and 1 SATA DVD burner installed.
Any ideas?


A:Windows XP locks up when I try to copy or move files from external drive to IDE drive

can you write a file to the drive?
any files you can open on the drive? Or do you get access denied when you try to open a file?

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We're about to deploy Windows 10 with our Lenovo laptops and we noticed the hotkeys (f7-f12) do not work unless we log in with Administrator level permissions. I made sure the GPO's aren' affecting this and I removed security software. Ideas? James

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Just to give an explanation of what happened.. I reformatted my PC (I like to do this often, probably once every 2-3 months. More frequent if I deem it necessary) and I was installing drivers and the likes.. Windows Update, etc..

I was installing EasyTune 6 (This is basically a Fan Control program made by GIGABYTE for their motherboards because their Bio's is complete shit.. but that is a different story) for my motherboard because my CPU fan likes to scream like a goat for no reason at all. The BIOS and default settings like to rev up the RPM on this fan for no reason. No heavy load of programs or anything.. So yeah, we use EasyTune6 to control the fan speeds. I tried to install it with a pre-downloaded version but I kept getting errors and it would Undo the installation (Or what have you). I tried it a few times with no luck. While I was trying again, I was installing Windows Update at the same time. Easy Tune 6 failed to install, and so I clicked "OK" on the error box and let it do its thing. I had to poop, so I went to do my business. I come back to see the computer has restarted (Windows update ^^,) and my EasyTune6 wasn't fully removed. I cannot install a new EasyTune6 with the previous one "Still Installed" - which it isn't.

So, now I have a directory on my computer (C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\ET6\) and it only has 1 file inside of it (Flash11e.ocx) that I cannot remove. I use to get the error "You require permission from SYSTEM to make... Read more

A:Gigabyte EasyTune 6 Removal "You require permission from SYSTEM to.."

I have a Gigabyte GAZ77 UD5H motherboard. I originally installed Easy Tune 6 but as I use this system for my Recording Studio PC, I was having problems with popping and clicking in recordings. I ran the DPC Latency Checker program and got some very high spikes at even intervals. After conferring with a custom DAW (recording system) PC builder I found out Easy Tune was a system hog and causing the problems. I uninstalled Easy Tune 6 (using Revo Uninstaller Pro) and that eliminated my system Latency Problems and also eliminated the popping and crackling in my recording audio.

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I have a application which use the raw partition to store data and keep it inaccessible for security reason......i want to know why i need to have user added to local administrator group to access the raw partition,i find its limitation from Microsoft.

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I can not install anything or do anything its like being on a limited account.

Everyone time i try to do something it says u have to be on an administrator account in order to do that or something

Like that. I KNOW i am an administrator and im not sure what to do. Thanks in advance

A:Says To Get Administrator Permission?

Go to the welcome screen, press ctrl+alt+delete twice, with all accounts logged out fully, and type in "administrator" in the box that shows up. Then from there make a new account with administrator permissions from there, and see if the new account is glitched. If it does work, then move all your personal files and settings from the first account to the new account, and then delete the first one.

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K ts fair 2 say im useless with anything technical! im using windows 7 and im trying 2 download music/films from the net but when i try to save it it keeps saying i need administrator permission! im the only person who uses the laptop so im at a loss of what 2 do! can anyone please help?

A:administrator permission.....HELP!!

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Suddenly I now need administator permission to move any files on my computer (latest Windows 10 version) - how do I do I get it?

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Hi all,

Recently I have been experiencing some problems with Vista in that I only have one account on my laptop which i mine and so I'm also obviously the computer administrator..but quite often I get messages saying that I can't do something like move a folder since I need administrator permission I don't know why it keeps on saying that, can somebody help me?

Thank You

A:Administrator Permission????

Your account is NOT "The Administrator" but a account with limited Admin permissions.

What are you trying to do, when you get this message?
Tell us, what files and folders that you are trying to move.

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Trying to download a program and I receive a message that I do not have adminisrator permission. I am logged on as administrator. Right clicking does not give option to run as administrator. How do I get "permission"?

A:No administrator permission

Hi superphoto, welcome to 7F!

Go to User Account Control, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\change User Account Control Settings in the left view panel, put the slider on the bottom, click OK.
Then try to download.

Don't forget to set it back.

This shows how to get there in a different way: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
And if you do turn it off you need to restart.

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hello to all
just a general question!!! i am running vista home premium,occasionally when i go to move a folder,say for talking sake an album off a disk ,a mate gave me,to my music folder.it will ask for administrator permission to perform this...i click continue (i have administrator status ) it comes back with box telling me i need administrator permission to continue...why is this and how can i correct this problem....i must add it is only occassionally this will happen.

cheers for any response

A:administrator permission

Hello Tam,

Since it is a removable disk from another computer, you may occasionally need to take ownership of the file or disk and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" before it will let you.

Hope this helps,

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I'm trying to download Maxtor backup software and it refuses to let me install in Program Files folder. It says I need permission from the Administrator...that's me (this is a single computer at home), but I don't know how to give/get that permission. Can anyone give me the steps to get there? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas!!

A:getting Administrator permission

Quote: Originally Posted by wwarren777

I'm trying to download Maxtor backup software and it refuses to let me install in Program Files folder. It says I need permission from the Administrator...that's me (this is a single computer at home), but I don't know how to give/get that permission. Can anyone give me the steps to get there? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas!!

right click the file and select "run as administrator"

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1300NX, use Windows XP Home sp3. My problem is I am unable to save anything to cd or dvd, used to work, now I get the window "you do not have permission to save in this directory, see the administrator" But I am the administrator, the only user, no guests. I do all the updates etc, When I try to save in cd or dvd, I go to cd on E drive, it gives me the option to use My documents, not what I want. I did search long and hard to find any aid, did find one way, it worked till I sent 3 email messages(from Outlook Express) to cd, then the next email went right back to My Documents, now I am stuck with nowhere to go, can anyone please give me some more ideas, I would appreciate the help, thanks so much.

A:Administrator permission

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Sometimes when, in Windows Explorer, under Users/Myname, I try to access or delete a folder, I get a message saying something like "Access denied" or "Requires Administrator Permission". I'm the only one who has used this computer since it was new, so I assume I'm the Administrator and should have full access.

My first question is "How do I give the required Permission?"

Then, is there some setting I can change to eliminate this request for Permission and have full access to all folders and files?

A:Administrator Permission

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I'm about to do a standard upgrade to Windows 10. I wanted to copy the contents of the C drive to the D drive so if anything goes wrong, I'll still have the personal files that were on the C drive. But I got this error message:

You need to provide administrator permission to copy this file.

I AM the admin of this computer! I'm the only user! What do I do?

Any help with this will be very much appreciated.

A:Administrator Permission?

1) Right click folder/file -> Properties -> Security tab -> Advanced button
2) Under Permissions tab, press the Add button
3) Select a principal
4) Type: Administrators
5) Press OK
6) Check everything possible for: Basic permissions (Full control, modify, etc..) -> OK -> OK -> OK
7) Lucky step #7, try to copy it.

Hope you lucked out on this

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