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Cannot edit folder contents?

  1. #1


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Cannot edit folder contents?


    I cannot edit a folder when I've used "Take Ownership" and I've made sure in the Security tab that I have full control, I still get "You need permission to preform this action" when trying to move stuff in the folder. What could be wrong?





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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe disable inheritance ?

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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Or Unblock:

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  4. #4


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I did that. I'm trying to edit the contents of C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

    EDIT: I keep unchecking "Read Only" and it keeps rechecking itself.
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  5. #5


    Try right clicking whichever file/folder you wish to edit.
    Select Properties - Security Tab.
    Select edit and choose the name you have installed with.
    Can you now select the empty options.
    If your username is not there, you will have to click the "Advanced" button, instead of "Edit" and create, or even "change" the owner to your installer name.

    But be very careful, and please make sure you have a reliable backup, before messing with system files.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I need to move a file in it, which it wont allow me to.
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  7. #7


    Not even after you had followed through my suggestion?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've tried making my account own the folder, no success and I've tried making the Administrators own the folder. Still, no success.

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