You want to change a program, delete or install a file in your computer, you do everything that has to be done with precise accuracy but unfortunately you get an error saying You need permission to perform this action.
Even though you are the administrator, you are still unable to perform the task and now you might be wondering that why is this happening and what may be the cause of this error is, right?
So this problem usually arises when you try to change a file but in reality you do not own the file, so what you will have to do is take the ownership of the application and workaround in order to perform the task other than that by booting into Safe Mode you can also perform the task.
If you now do not know that how you can use either of the two fixes then follow the steps that are given below.
How to Fix You need permission to perform this action Error
1. Booting into Safe Mode
To boot into Safe Mode, follow the steps give below.
- Open the Start Menu and then in the Power Options click on the Restart button while holding down shift key.
- After that you will be presented by a blue screen with a certain options on it.
- So. first of all. you will have to click on the Troubleshoot option and then click on the Advanced Options which will then show up on the next screen.
- After that you will have to find and select Startup Settings and then in the end press the restart button.
- The computer now will restart and then you will see certain options out of which one will ask you to press a button in order to boot into safe mode. Press that button.
Now that the Safe Mode has been booted try to change the program that you were trying to change before. If the error does not show up then it is great but if it does then try the next fix.
2. By changing the Owner
- Start by right clicking on the on the file that you wish to solve the error for and then click on properties so that a dialogue box will pop up.
- In the properties dialogue box, click on the Security tab.
- After that click on Advanced that will open the Advanced Security Settings for <Object> dialog box, in this dialogue box select the Owner tab and then click on the ‘Edit’ option.
- You will be provided with the list of the users and it is recommended that you should select the Administrator, after that you will be prompted to enter the password so make sure that you enter it to continue.
- Then simply check the box that will be present right next to ‘Replace owner on subcontainers and objects’ followed by finally Clicking on OK.
- In the end click Okay to save the changes that you have made.
Try to proceed with the task that you were doing in order to save it, as this time you definitely won’t see any error.
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