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Windows 7: admin privileges

01 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
admin privileges

hi im trying to copy and paste a file but when i try and paste it i get the you need admin privileges but i am the admin, i have turned off the UAC and ive done the take ownership thing, in fact i think i downloaded something so ive always got the take ownership option in the folder options
but it still wont let me do it, is there a higher level of admin like super admin?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Open the security tab after right clicking on file or folder and choosing properties. Give your unique account permission by adding it. You have to actually type it and then check boxes too.

Edit | Add

Then type.
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01 Nov 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, double check using steps 17 on in the tutorial below to make sure that your account has "Full Control" set for the file permissions has well.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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01 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 64bit build 7600

ok thanks will give that a go but will i need to do this every time for different folders?
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01 Nov 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You can take ownership of the entire drive, but it will take a bit of time..
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01 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The permissions required to paste into a folder will vary dependent on the actual folder involved.

There are certain folders that are for system use and therefore the administrators group has no normal reason to work with and thus are not given default access to.

One example of this is illustrated by the granting of full rights to only the TrustedInstaller or System user in parts of the program files or Windows folder trees.

If you are running as a member of the administrators group with UAC off then this is likely the cause of the access problems.

I would advise caution in adjusting access rights to folders on the system drive as this can reduce security, (these restrictions are well thought out and for the majority of cases are best left in place), and the removal of an access right could lead to a system failure.

I would advise that you only add rights to those folders or files that have to be changed to operate the system. The re-setting of these rights to those needed to correctly operate the system can be akin to recovering eggs from an omelette to re-use them
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01 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 64bit build 7600

so its a good idea to do this on all my drives except the drive with the OS on then, and doing this on the drives should mean i wouldnt need to do this again for any new files on these drives?
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01 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

That's exactly what I do :)

With my data drive I take full control then add my actual user name with full permissions. This gives me full prompt free access/ The only occasional problem is where the data has been there awhile and the permissions may get a little confused ( my data has been there through many re-installs during the beta stages), in there cases you may need to tidy things up a little and maybe force the permissions.

On the system drive the only time I need to change the default permissions is where software developers still insist in placing data files in the program directories, and even then i tend to change the permissions on only the files needed
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