How do I give myself administrator privileges Windows 10?
3. Change a user account type on User Accounts
- Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the run command, type netplwiz, and press Enter.
- Select the user account and click the Properties button.
- Click the Group Membership tab.
- Choose the account type: Standard User or Administrator.
- Click OK.
Here's how to take ownership and get full access to files and folders in Windows 10.
- MORE: How to Use Windows 10.
- Right-click on a file or folder.
- Select Properties.
- Click the Security tab.
- Click Advanced.
- Click "Change" next to the owner name.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Find Now.
- Taking ownership
- Figure A. Right-click the file or folder and open Properties.
- Figure B. Click on the Security tab and then the Advanced button.
- Figure C. You'll now see the Advanced Security Settings.
- Figure D. Click the Owner Tab and then the Edit button.
- Figure E. Change ownership.
- You need to take ownership. Taking ownership means standing up and announcing that you are responsible for executing a particular task or project. Sometimes taking ownership will just mean being accountable for a project within your job description.
- A: In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced the Takeown.exe command-line tool, which can be used to take ownership of a file or folder. You need to run this tool from an elevated command prompt window. (Click Start, open the Accessories folder, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.)
First, go to the folder or set of files that you need to change permissions for, right-click on them and choose Properties. Next click on the Security tab and then click on the Advanced button at the bottom: Next click on the Owner tab and you'll now see that the current owner is TrustedInstaller.
- Quite often virus writers use similiar names or place the same names in other folders in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This mshta.exe file is a critical Windows file, it is used to open hta file types."
- HTA is a file extension for an HTML executable file format. HTA files are used with Internet Explorer 5 and up. HTA files use HTML syntax to create applications requiring only an additional header and the HTA extension to differentiate.
- Press the "Shift" and "Del" keys together and click "Yes" on the "Delete Folder" confirmation dialog box to delete the "System32" folder. Click "Yes to All" on any "File Delete" dialog boxes that you encounter during the file deletion process.
Method 1 Changing Permissions
- Log into Windows as an administrator.
- Right-click on the file or folder you want to change permissions for.
- Select "Properties."
- Click the "Security" tab.
- Click the "Edit" button.
- Click the "Add" button to add a new user or group to the list.
- Resolve 'Destination Folder Access Denied. There are certain situations during copying or moving any folder or file to some other location when an error message is generated displaying 'Destination Folder Access Denied. Need Permissions to Perform this Action'. The problem occurs due to unavailability of 'ownership'.
- Apply permissions to all items in a folder or a disk
- Select a folder or a disk, then choose File > Get Info.
- Click the lock icon to unlock it, then enter an administrator name and password.
- Click the Action pop-up menu , then choose “Apply to enclosed items.”
- To enable the built-in administrator account, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
- In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
- When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
Updated: 25th November 2019