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I just freshly installed Windows 7 (32bit) and I have an issue.

I want to edit the details of a file:
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It keeps saying I need the permission from the admin. I tried editing the security tab as posted somewhere else, but it keeps saying I need permission.

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Are you an Admin in the system? Also what details of that file are you trying to edit? –  superuser Jun 11 '12 at 16:00
    
"Are the an Admin in the system?" you mean if there is an admin on the system!? or that I am the admin? I would say I am the admin, but I dont know how that works on windows 7, I dont use it alot.... + all the details I can change. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 16:04
    
@Dr_Bunsen When you login to the computer, do you do it as an administrator or as another user? –  George Jun 11 '12 at 16:08
    
it logs in automaticly, and I dont use any passwords, is that the issue? if thats so, thats really weird. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 17:29
    
Try this guide and download the registry key from there and let see if its helped out. –  avirk Jun 12 '12 at 1:12

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If you are an admin of the system, you should take ownership of the file first. Here's a guide that can help you do that:

http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

After that you shouldn't have any problems with permission.

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However its not good to just link the answer to somewhere with an article on web. You should post the steps here with details. –  avirk Jun 11 '12 at 16:57
    
this was the guide I tried, and nope, its not working, thanks for posting/making but it isnt working, same error. isnt there a mod for windows to just let it shut up, I really dont care if its a security flaw, as long as I can do whatever I want. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 17:27

Follow the below steps:

Considerations: I am having my file named temp.txt, and I logged-in with Administrator privileges.

1. Right-Click on the file > Properties > Security Tab

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2. Click on Advance button > Owner Tab

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3. Click on Edit button, if prompt, enter the admin password or just Yes.

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4. Select your-name account as the owner of file and click on Apply > Ok > Ok

Now Again go to Security tab as in step - 1, Click on Edit button.

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Set Focus on your-account-name and Check the Full Control checkbox, click Ok > Ok

And you are all set to go now.

Hope it helps.

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this was the guide I tried, and nope, its not working, thanks for posting/making but it isnt working, same error. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 17:22
    
isnt there a mod for windows to just let it shut up, I really dont care if its a security flaw, as long as I can do whatever I want. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 17:28
    
Then i must ask you, what file/folder you are trying to access? because some files/folders do not have any privileges rather than OS(System) itself, and it does not provide ownership of this to any other account type.. –  Asif Jun 11 '12 at 17:41
    
I just downloaded the file. And I want to edit the details, because they arent fitting. –  Dr_Bunsen Jun 11 '12 at 17:52
    
Well may be its file-level security be there, if it is not a personal document than can you please provide me the download link, i would like to test it by my own.. –  Asif Jun 11 '12 at 17:53

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