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Files only open via admin?

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#1 bobyboy


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 02:42 AM

Recently needed to reinstall windows 10 via my saved Windows Image and now I cannot open or move any file unless I right click and run as administrator, how can I change that please?

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 11:21 AM

See:  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-files/how-do-i-change-folder-and-file-permissions/465f2b42-63dd-4486-8dd1-c870290efeed


Even though it's from the Vista era I just tried it, going as far as I could, and the same dialogs still pop up.  Be certain that you are logged in as a user with admin permissions and use the "Run as admin" feature when you open File Explorer.  I presume you'll want to do this applying to the entire C: drive (or similar), so that's what to go to the Properties->Security panel for.


This article, http://www.thewindowsclub.com/take-ownership-windows-8

may also be of interest, though I'd go with the one I listed first before trying what's shown in this one (which was written for Win8).

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:32 AM

My system was Win 8 that was upgraded to Win 10 in August. I just had this problem December 9. It started with slow system response and network failures with Wi-Fi and Ethernet. I couldn't launch taskmgr.exe, eventlog, malware programs any applications. The response I got was,"the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion". I had not tried open with admin privileges.

I noticed that the current Win 10 update 1155 had attempted 18 times and failed. So I assume another problem. I turned off networking. I did research with another computer and found this was similar to a XP problem that was corrected with FxRamnit. I ran FxRamnit it would not launch until I ran with admin privileges. No problems were found. I ran the other applications and malware programs using admin and checked the event logs. Did not find anything remarkable. After this I can now run applications without admin privileges. I don't know what changed.

The last thing I did was restart Win 10 update to install the 3 patches and Win 10 Home. Everything seems to be fine now and I don't know what broke.

BTW: The windows 10 anytime update is getting to be a pain as system performance is affected. I did not event know the last Win 10 update was failing until I had the application problem.  

Thanks Brian for the link to Microsoft. I always find I don't understand anything about computers.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 06:08 AM

RDeck - please start your own topic so that your issues can get the individual attention that they deserve.

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