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Administrator Permission?

  1. #11


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    I'm trying to upload a screenshot of the window...

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  2. #12


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1

    re: administrator permissions


    I can't tell if the screenshot is available to you.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    If I click on EDIT, then the new window has an ADD button.
    If I click ADVANCED, there's no ADD button but there's a list of "PRINCIPALS."
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  4. #14


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Okay I see what you did. You followed the steps correctly, yet unfortunately doing this process on the Hard Disk itself is a little risky. Double click on Local Disk (C։) and do this for each folder inside Local Disk (C։) one by one. Don't do the Windows folder though.

    So for example, right click on Program Files and do that process on it. Do exactly what you did on (C։) for this folder. After following the process in my steps, you will be asked if you want to do this for all the files inside the folder, you say Yes to that.
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  5. #15


    Activate the inbuilt administrator and try hope it will help
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  6. #16


    With this account you can copy anything
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  7. #17


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    OK, but I never got to the end of your step by step process. In step 2, do I go to EDIT or ADVANCED? Remember... EDIT leads me to a window with an ADD button... and ADVANCED leads me to a window with those "principals" but no ADD button.

    What should I do?

    I think it would really help if you could rewrite the steps with the new information in mind.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Sure thing, so inside the Local Disk (C։),
    1) Look for the folder you want to copy, right click on it, press Properties
    2) On top, press Security
    3) In this window, press the Advanced button
    4) This will open a new window. You should automatically be in the Permissions tab. Look down, and press the Add button.
    5) A new window called "Permission Entry for [Your folder name]" will open. On top next to Principal, press: Select a principal
    6) Type: Administrators
    7) Press OK
    8) You will now see the Permission Entry window again. Under "Basic permissions:" check everything that will let you check its box. When you press the check box for "Full control", that should automatically check all the boxes possible. (I believe that the only one that you cannot check will be "Special permissions". It's okay, don't worry about it, because I cannot check it either.)
    9) Press OK
    10) You will now see the "Advanced Security Settings for [Your folder name]" window again. Press OK
    11) You will now see the "[Your folder name] Properties" window again. Press OK
    12) Now try to copy your folder over. Hopefully that works bro!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Thanx! I'll go through the steps tomorrow I think.

    But something else has come up. I saw a YouTube video that brought up problems with the Windows magnifier in Win 10!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhNNnyJgYk

    If the magnifier doesn't work properly in Win 10, I won't be able to use my computer!

    This kind of thing happens to people with disabilities all the time. Firefox lost its ability to do caret browsing FOR YEARS! I can't use Windows 10 without the magnifier... and I can't pay for a third-party magnifier! And as far as I know, nothing with what I need even exists outside the the default Windows magnifier. I searched.

    If I just download Win 10 to a thumb drive, without installing it until the Win 10 magnifier is fixed, will I be able to do the upgrade, (and then the clean install), for free, even though the deadline has passed?

    This is why I tend to leave updated turned off.

    Years ago, I hosted what was probably the only radio show on disability issues in the United States. (WBAI FM, in New York City)... When Windows first came out, way too many people told me they could no longer use their computers! And these days, updates and upgrades that lock people with disabilities out, are much more serious!

    And forcing people with impaired abilities to work much harder at getting basic functionality for their computers is totally absurd.

    You're a Windows Insider. Do you know anything about this magnifier problem? It's been my experience that asking companies to fix stuff like this almost never works.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    OH wait! I'm confused! You may not be the Windows Insider! But I'm hoping you still might be able to help with this!
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