Windows 10 And 8.1 Change System Files And Folder User Permissions (ACL) VIDEO TUTORIAL
We get a lot of requests regarding changing file and folder permissions. For System files the process is a little bit different but changes can still be done. We do not advise such changes as they can cause system problems, but in certain circumstances it is necessary.
Transcript (machine generated so it contains errors)
1. 00:00:00:19 / 00:00:05:54 - hello we get quite a few requests2. 00:00:03:29 / 00:00:08:16 - regarding permissions on files and3. 00:00:05:54 / 00:00:12:33 - folders and things being greyed out and4. 00:00:08:16 / 00:00:14:73 - not changeable especially this will5. 00:00:12:33 / 00:00:18:32 - happen generally when it's a folder that6. 00:00:14:73 / 00:00:22:32 - is either a system folder or a folder or7. 00:00:18:32 / 00:00:26:93 - file that is owned by shall we say8. 00:00:22:32 / 00:00:30:89 - another user or the trusted installer or9. 00:00:26:93 / 00:00:33:68 - system etc okay let's take an example as10. 00:00:30:89 / 00:00:37:58 - we got a request for the system 32 which11. 00:00:33:68 / 00:00:43:67 - is in the windows directory okay how do12. 00:00:37:59 / 00:00:45:51 - we actually change the permissions13. 00:00:43:67 / 00:00:47:39 - because over here you click change14. 00:00:45:50 / 00:00:49:72 - permissions it just goes all grey and15. 00:00:47:39 / 00:00:51:87 - that's the end of it okay the simple16. 00:00:49:72 / 00:00:54:98 - answer is you actually need to change17. 00:00:51:86 / 00:00:58:03 - the owner first to yourself if you don't18. 00:00:54:98 / 00:01:04:31 - know your username go over there and19. 00:00:58:03 / 00:01:07:76 - then type in power show okay and then20. 00:01:04:31 / 00:01:10:25 - run it as admin right-click and then run21. 00:01:07:76 / 00:01:12:06 - as administrator and then that will22. 00:01:10:26 / 00:01:15:57 - bring up this window and then just type23. 00:01:12:06 / 00:01:19:10 - exactly what we have dollar env colon24. 00:01:15:56 / 00:01:24:03 - username okay ours is Windows ninja ok25. 00:01:19:10 / 00:01:27:18 - um so basically there however this has26. 00:01:24:03 / 00:01:32:84 - to be very very temporarily done27. 00:01:27:18 / 00:01:36:63 - ok so Windows ninja check names it'll28. 00:01:32:84 / 00:01:42:65 - find us ok now it was trusted installer29. 00:01:36:62 / 00:01:45:56 - before ok do not do not shall we say30. 00:01:42:65 / 00:01:47:36 - keep it as Windows ninja or your own31. 00:01:45:56 / 00:01:49:76 - username ok it will cause a lot of32. 00:01:47:36 / 00:01:52:79 - problems because most of these system33. 00:01:49:76 / 00:01:55:17 - folders and files need to be in the34. 00:01:52:79 / 00:01:57:27 - original owner like however for whatever35. 00:01:55:17 / 00:02:01:34 - reason it as a temporary change that36. 00:01:57:26 / 00:02:08:75 - needs to be done ok click on that click37. 00:02:01:34 / 00:02:08:75 - apply ok it'll go through all of them38. 00:02:09:81 / 00:02:21:25 - okay and when that completes hopefully39. 00:02:18:94 / 00:02:21:25 - pretty soon40. 00:02:22:87 / 00:02:28:18 - okay that's fine click okay basically41. 00:02:26:00 / 00:02:31:93 - what it says is you need to close these42. 00:02:28:18 / 00:02:33:80 - windows down and then you can open them43. 00:02:31:93 / 00:02:39:25 - up again okay44. 00:02:33:80 / 00:02:42:67 - now if I want okay I can change45. 00:02:39:25 / 00:02:46:45 - permissions I can enable inheritance46. 00:02:42:66 / 00:02:50:29 - disable inheritance it's all there47. 00:02:46:46 / 00:02:53:87 - okay let's for example take the trusted48. 00:02:50:30 / 00:02:58:93 - installer edit you see permissions can49. 00:02:53:87 / 00:03:01:21 - be changed now okay now the key thing50. 00:02:58:93 / 00:03:05:00 - that you must remember okay it's tidying51. 00:03:01:21 / 00:03:07:52 - up before you finish okay you don't want52. 00:03:05:00 / 00:03:09:65 - to restart your computer with your53. 00:03:07:52 / 00:03:11:99 - username as owner on especially a54. 00:03:09:65 / 00:03:14:48 - system32 folder okay it'll cause no55. 00:03:11:99 / 00:03:17:36 - problem so before you shut down okay56. 00:03:14:47 / 00:03:21:88 - make sure you go back and for the trusts57. 00:03:17:36 / 00:03:31:10 - in solar it is empty space service and58. 00:03:21:88 / 00:03:34:84 - this backslash trusted install look it59. 00:03:31:09 / 00:03:43:60 - finds it click OK once again replace60. 00:03:34:84 / 00:03:45:53 - owner on all the contents apply ok it61. 00:03:43:61 / 00:03:55:01 - will take roughly by the same time as62. 00:03:45:53 / 00:04:02:56 - before okay it's say you need to restart63. 00:03:55:00 / 00:04:04:39 - this a little bit okay and if you can64. 00:04:02:56 / 00:04:06:62 - see it's back to the original way it was65. 00:04:04:40 / 00:04:09:02 - okay Tim mission just goes great66. 00:04:06:62 / 00:04:11:31 - hopefully this has helped thank you for67. 00:04:09:02 / 00:04:11:32 - watching
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