I need to copy some files into the winsys folder and it says i dont have permission

original title: windows/winsys permissions

I need to copy some files into the winsys folder and it says i dont have permission, i am the computer administrator and the only account on it. I have windows 7 ultimate. Please help.


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Last updated September 25, 2019 Views 6,154 Applies to:



Try follow these steps to take ownership of the file:


To take ownership of the folder, right-click it, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ‘Replace owner on sub containers…’ and Apply > OK. You will only have the ‘Replace owner on subcontainers…’ box for folders not files. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message.


Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc


Refer to this link for more information on this issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowscompatibility/thread/beac915a-1ed3-4686-a62b-0fc2d079ebf8

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