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# Windows 7: I AM the Administrator,UAC is OFF,Yet I need Administrator Permission

 27 Oct 2014 #21 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 66,608 posts Oklahoma You're most welcome. My System Specs
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 08 Feb 2015 #22 Nick Sergeant Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 20 posts Australia I'm following up with much the same problem with permissions. I get an error like the OP though mine is specifically for files called Thumbs.db which I think are created by my Canon image viewer ZoombrowserEx. Message says I am not allowed to change this Data Base file though I am only copying it. This happens when I try to copy the entire hard drive from a Win XP 32 laptop to my Win 7 64 desktop. The drive is housed in an Orico enclosure so it's like a USB drive plugged into the desktop for now. (This copy is prior to running a repair process on the laptop which is very sick.) I think I followed all recommended steps in this thread but am curious that I still cannot copy all files. There are a few anomalies related to this but I'll submit them on a new thread. My System Specs
 08 Feb 2015 #23 logicearth Windows 10 Pro (x64) 5,703 posts California, Southern You should just delete the Thumbs.db files. They are relics from the old XP machine. Second, you should take ownership of the directory in question. Use your user name when you take ownership, not a group. Lots of tutorials on how to take ownership. My System Specs
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 09 Feb 2015 #24 Nick Sergeant Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 20 posts Australia Thanks, logicearth My System Specs
 12 Feb 2015 #25 Nick Sergeant Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 20 posts Australia I followed the steps and have now got "Take Ownership" showing in my context menu. Running it displays lots of successes at taking ownership. (The display seems to be for every file.) But I'm having to Take Ownership of folders over and over just to make a local copy of contents of my old Win XP laptop hard drive. Is that the way it works for a task like this? Is there no higher level ownership I can take, closer to the top of the folder trees? My System Specs
 20 Jul 2015 #26 urch Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit 1 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Brink If you like, you could enable the built-in "elevated" Administrator account, and log on to it to have full unrestricted access. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable    Quote: Originally Posted by Brink If you try to open or modify some system files, then you may need to take ownership of and "Allow" your account "Full control" first before Window will let you access it since system files are protected. I'm trying to copy a .dll file. When doing so, it says: File Access Denied You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file. I then choose the Continue button with the administrator shield on it. It says: File Access Denied You need permission to perform this action You require permission from Everyone to make changes to this file. Choosing Try again just makes the prompt reappear. I tried enabling full admin account and then taking ownership. Both did nothing. Zilch. What should I do? My System Specs
 20 Jul 2015 #27 Pyprohly Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan 722 posts In a house Hi Urch, It would help if we could see the access control list of this dll file of yours. Would you be able to open up a PowerShell terminal, enter the following line, Code: $a = Get-Acl 'C:\Path\to\troublesome\file.dll';$env:Username; $a.Owner;$a.Access | ft -A and post back the output. Alternatively, you may install this small registry tweak and get the annoyance over and done with. My System Specs
 21 Sep 2015 #28 ushere win 7 pro, 64bit 11 posts can't transfer without clicking permission... i now have 2 win 10 pro pc's asking for permission to do simple file transfers internally (ie. one directory to another). clicking continue works, BUT WHY? i have set uac to zero, taken ownership, etc., etc., and still keep getting this permission box. it seems to have started a couple of days ago with the latest 'update'. quite frankly i'm thinking of going back to 7. this additional clicking on a simple file transfer is just unacceptable... any SOLUTION would be most welcome. thanks My System Specs