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Windows 7: Remove/Surpress U need to have administrator rights warning

14 Dec 2011   #1

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Remove/Surpress U need to have administrator rights warning

Hi Memners,
I have Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
Now, whenever I try to rename a file, it always shows the warning, "you will need administrator permission to rename this file"
Now, I am the administrator and the only user for the system.
The file is NOT a READ ONLY file.

I think it is silly to show the warning for file renames we do.

Thanks in advance

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14 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Take Ownership Shortcut

Download this and run it.

Right click on the file and click Take Ownership, and then you should be able to rename it.

Or manually:
Right Click - Properties - Security - Advanced - Change Permissions:

Untick Include inheritable permissions from the Objects Parents and click Remove, and remove any other user groups left:

Then type in your Computer's name (Go to Control Panel / System)

For example my computers name is JOESNETBOOK, so I click Add then type JOESNETBOOK\Administrators and then type in JOESNETBOOK\Users (if you want a ordinary user account to have full permission of this file).

Then click OK on every dialog box and you should be able to rename it.

Hope this helps :)
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14 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Thats likely UAC doing its thing, to confirm it one way or the other, you could just turn UAC off (as a test) and see if the warnings go away. If it is UAC then you have to decide if you want the extra protection that UAC provides or whether to turn it off or lower its setting. Even user accounts in the administrators group are subject to UAC settings. The only user account exempt form UAC is the hidden system administrator account.
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