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Don't have admin privileges WHEN I AM AN ADMIN!!!!


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#1 ToxicGhost57

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

I need help! Why am I getting an error saying I need privileges to delete or change stuff on my pc when it says I am an admin? Was I hijacked or something?



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#2 HyperHenry

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:11 PM

This link should help you. You weren't hijacked just a built in security feature they may have taken too far. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:23 PM

This link should help you. You weren't hijacked just a built in security feature they may have taken too far. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

It didn't help at all :(



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:40 PM

Provide some basic information about your computer.

 

What are you trying to delete btw? Is the error for everything in general or only for some specific issues ?



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:43 PM

Provide some basic information about your computer.

 

What are you trying to delete btw? Is the error for everything in general or only for some specific issues ?

 

 

 A folder but a file inside the folder won't let me, it says I do not have permission to change anything, I can't change the owner of the file. Also, when I redownload something, it says I don't have permission to download it. This is so weird.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:50 PM

If it isn't letting you download things there's more going on. Please provide the specs Hareen asked for so we can try to get the ball rolling.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:50 PM

Did you run any anti virus scans after the issue started.

 

Also what are the security products you are using?

 

You will be in better hands if some one from the crew comes for solving.

 

Though I suggest running a scan of Malwarebytes Anti Malware for clearing any issues with malware.


Also try rebooting into safe mode and do the same operations again.


Edited by Hareen, 14 August 2017 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:51 PM

Did you run any anti virus scans after the issue started.

 

Also what are the security products you are using?

 

You will be in better hands if some one from the crew comes for solving.

 

Though I suggest running a scan of Malwarebytes Anti Malware for clearing any issues with malware.


Did you run any anti virus scans after the issue started.

 

Also what are the security products you are using?

 

You will be in better hands if some one from the crew comes for solving.

 

Though I suggest running a scan of Malwarebytes Anti Malware for clearing any issues with malware.

I use malwarebytes but it doesnt detect any virus thats doing this



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

ToxicGhost57: You are having problems downloading files(post #5)? which browser are you using? Sometimes in internet explorer you can have a setting which on the highest security level blocks anything from downloading, other browsers don't generally have equivalents fo such a setting but, just incase, Have you tried other browsers than whatever you are generally using?


Your other issue, the initial one in this thread, sounds like there may be a file for which you need to take ownership. Once you've taken ownership and given full permissiosn to your own user account you might be able to do the things you want to your file. But be careful, sometimes windows tries to lock certain files away from your ability to edit them because they are system critical, so make sure you are confident that the file you're trying to change/delete is one you don't need.

Edited by rp88, 17 August 2017 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:35 AM

I use malwarebytes but it doesnt detect any virus thats doing this

Malwarebytes is not an Antivirus program (despite what you hear) , it is an AntiMalware Program !!

What O/System (Win Vista / 7 / 8 / 10) do you operate.

 

To create Admin Privileges may be as simple as Right Clicking on the file / folder, and select "Run as Admin".



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:55 AM

Who is the owner of the file?


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