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    So I've recently reinstalled windows 8 and it seems I have no permission to do anything like create/delete folders and rename. Anyone know why that is and could help me? thanks in advance

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you make yourself Administrator ?


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    Last edited by David Bailey; 27 Jul 2013 at 23:04.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuhpyy View Post
    So I've recently reinstalled windows 8 and it seems I have no permission to do anything like create/delete folders and rename. Anyone know why that is and could help me? thanks in advance
    Yup, I already was/am admin and its still telling me I need permission.

    "You require permission from 'name' to make changes to this folder"
    Thing is I only have one account on here
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    So, if you only have one account, why is it asking for permission from 'name' which I assume is an alias for the real name of a different user (with full admin privileges). This is not my area of expertise but it sure sounds like 'name' is in control and you may just be a limited user.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    So, if you only have one account, why is it asking for permission from 'name' which I assume is an alias for the real name of a different user (with full admin privileges). This is not my area of expertise but it sure sounds like 'name' is in control and you may just be a limited user.
    Ok that's what I've thought, but its telling me I have an admin account (which is what I dont get)

    EDIT: Also when I try to download something when I need to save the file it won't allow me because I can't change the contents of the folder it's supposed to be saved in ie. download
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    How about a screenshot:

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    Here's one

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried taking ownership ?

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuhpyy View Post
    Here's one

    OK, this is not my strong area of support and I am not sure of how the password protected might affect your ability to change things. With that said, there are some system files that would require you to take ownership (as suggested by David Bailey); however, just to be sure that is the case, can you give us a specific example of where you are encountering this error? Specifically, is it in a user folder, and, if so, does that user folder have a different username than yours? Did you ever create a new admin user? Any chance you did an upgrade and you are trying to access something in windows.old? Please provide additional detail about what 'name' really means. Is it really another username?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried taking ownership ?

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
    Here's what happens when I tried to do that

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