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Edit file details - Requires my own permission.

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    Windows 8

    Edit file details - Requires my own permission.

    What I am trying to do is sort my favorites for the IE10 app. So far there seems to be no way to manually arrange the favorites so what I tried to do was change the sort in the favorites folder under C/USERS/myname etc. I was going to add a 1 to the detail tab in the file properties but I get an error message reading "You need to provide administrator permission to apply properties to this file." If I select continue the message reads "You need permission to perform this action" "You require permission from ME\Me to make changes to this file"

    I am the only user and set up as the system administrator. I have tried completely disabling UAC and installed "Take Ownsership" Nothing has allowed me to do this. Now my problem is there is no reason why I can't add a 1 to the detail description to a file for sorting. What harm could possibly come from editing that field. Most importantly, if I am the system administrator why am I fighting for permission from myself? Does anyone have a problem like this or know a solution?
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Hummmmm! I have no problem doing what you want--as you indicated should be the case. I looked at my permissions on my Favorites folder, and they look strange. For most users, all the checks are present, but they are greyed out except for "Account Unknown." For this user, the first two items are not checked. I don't know what's up here. What do your permissions look like on Favorites?

    Edit: I just noticed that I have several folders with greyed permissions. After noticing, I bumped into this thread.
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    NJ, had that problem also but not with IE.

    taking ownership to be able to delete the file, but i was asked also to get permission from the owner......

    Could move the file to the desktop, no delete possible, just moved it to my external drive.

    Do not know the name of the file anymore, but this does not mather here i guess.

    Even tried to create another administrator user to delete the file, but this did not work either.

    When i followed the instructions of Shawn how to delete Windows.old, this worked but still some 400 kb where still there with files i could not delete.

    Strangly after restarting they where gone. This is ok i guess, but if a message was given to restart it would have been easier.

    Have you tried to copy your favorites to another computer and do it there? After first saving your favorites on the other pc of course.

    Then return it to your pc. Just a thought.

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