How to fix - Error 5: Access is Denied in Windows 10

I have administrator account with windows 10. Whenever I am trying to install any application (.exe) or Update windows 10 is showing me Error 5: Access is Denied.

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Hi Avinash,

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Error indicates that you wont have required privileges to install the application to that particular system drive. Right-click on the application(.exe) file and select Run as administrator installing the same. Do follow the below mentioned steps and heck if it helps.

Method 1:

  1. Open the properties of the main User Profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc.). You can open the properties of a particular folder by Right-clicking on it and select Properties from context menu.

  2. Go to the Security tab and click Advanced. Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.

  3. This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later.  Please let us know if it’s working

Method 2:

* Press Windows Key + R, type netplwiz

* Click and highlight the User profile, which you want to make administrator

* Click on Properties, then select the Group Membership tab

* Select the Administrator, Click apply/ok

Hope this helps.

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Hi Avinash,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Error indicates that you wont have required privileges to install the application to that particular system drive. Right-click on the application(.exe) file and select Run as administrator installing the same. Do follow the below mentioned steps and heck if it helps.

Method 1:

  1. Open the properties of the main User Profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc.). You can open the properties of a particular folder by Right-clicking on it and select Properties from context menu.

  2. Go to the Security tab and click Advanced. Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.

  3. This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later.  Please let us know if it’s working

Method 2:

* Press Windows Key + R, type netplwiz

* Click and highlight the User profile, which you want to make administrator

* Click on Properties, then select the Group Membership tab

* Select the Administrator, Click apply/ok

Hope this helps.

this did not work for me

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I have the same problem. Programs will not update and I have tried the solutions offered. This is a fairly recent experience in Windows 10.

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Hi Avinash,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Error indicates that you wont have required privileges to install the application to that particular system drive. Right-click on the application(.exe) file and select Run as administrator installing the same. Do follow the below mentioned steps and heck if it helps.

Method 1:

  1. Open the properties of the main User Profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc.). You can open the properties of a particular folder by Right-clicking on it and select Properties from context menu.

  2. Go to the Security tab and click Advanced. Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.

  3. This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later.  Please let us know if it’s working

Method 2:

* Press Windows Key + R, type netplwiz

* Click and highlight the User profile, which you want to make administrator

* Click on Properties, then select the Group Membership tab

* Select the Administrator, Click apply/ok

Hope this helps.

this did not work for me

This did not work for me. When I click on NETPLWIZ. I get the box showing:

ADVANCE USER ACCONTS CONTROL PANEL.  To continue enter an admin name and password. If I could do this my problems would be solved. I am using Windows 10.

Ralph Spencer

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I got access denied trying to apply method 1 and 2, but run as admin worked. 

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Hi Avinash,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Error indicates that you wont have required privileges to install the application to that particular system drive. Right-click on the application(.exe) file and select Run as administrator installing the same. Do follow the below mentioned steps and heck if it helps.

Method 1:

  1. Open the properties of the main User Profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc.). You can open the properties of a particular folder by Right-clicking on it and select Properties from context menu.

  2. Go to the Security tab and click Advanced. Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.

  3. This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later.  Please let us know if it’s working

Method 2:

* Press Windows Key + R, type netplwiz

* Click and highlight the User profile, which you want to make administrator

* Click on Properties, then select the Group Membership tab

* Select the Administrator, Click apply/ok

Hope this helps.

same issue after update of windows 10.

any solution please

Best Regards,
Abdullah
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
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Hi Avinash,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

Error indicates that you wont have required privileges to install the application to that particular system drive. Right-click on the application(.exe) file and select Run as administrator installing the same. Do follow the below mentioned steps and heck if it helps.

Method 1:

  1. Open the properties of the main User Profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc.). You can open the properties of a particular folder by Right-clicking on it and select Properties from context menu.

  2. Go to the Security tab and click Advanced. Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.

  3. This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later.  Please let us know if it’s working

Method 2:

* Press Windows Key + R, type netplwiz

* Click and highlight the User profile, which you want to make administrator

* Click on Properties, then select the Group Membership tab

* Select the Administrator, Click apply/ok

Hope this helps.

same issue after update of windows 10.

any solution please

Best Regards,
Abdullah
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
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I had the same issue, but apparently the application I was trying to run came from another computer and was blocked.

I did a right click on the application, checked the "Unblock" box and was able to successfully install the application.

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I have permissions and inherited controls , i am the only user and administrator , in the proper groups but still get denied access to install certain .exe into the x86 program folder. had always been able to before, no new people added i know of. windows 10 seems to outsmart me and plays tricks for no  reason particularly about who owns this computer. which is me. not microsoft. i am going to linux in this one sooner rather than later. I have already changed 2 other ex windows 7 computers to linux mint 17 and 18.. this drives me nuts. i am not trying to introduce any exotic crazed application or program--just one i already had and trying to update it . took it all out and prohibits a re install of the same app. this time. different reasons for denying access other times. 

john

 

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Can u help me ,i too have same problem?

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