I have a folder/key located under


I would like to delete it but doesnot seem I have permission to do so. Here below are what I tried already to fix the issue:

  • My account is local admin and also tried to run regedit as administrator

  • I tried to set new owner to SYSTEM but got denied.

  • I tried to set "Replace all child object permissions entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" on parent folder but got denied.

  • Since permissions window is empty for the folder/key, I tried to add SYSTEM and gave full control. But got denied when apply (screenshots are at links below)






I do have a registry backup that doesnot have the folder/key. So is there a way to just replace the current registry with my backup in order to get rid of that folder/key?

  • When you attempted to chnage the owner to your current Administrator account what happen? You can revert the registry with the backup you have unless you use a System Restore point. Even then I suspect due to the key ownership not being a user on the installation in question it’s very likely attempting to restore a system restore point will simply fail. Simplest solution use the registry editor within WinRE to delete the key. – Ramhound Oct 25 '17 at 3:44
  • @Ramhound, Thanks alot and WinRE saved day!! I just changed permission within WinRE for the Registry Key. – m1xed0s Oct 25 '17 at 15:49

Try this at your own risk.

You can restore the registry permissions using the "tweaking all in one"


You Will a list of all the available options, but I suggest you to select restore registry defaults.

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