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How to delete or rename files protected by TrustedInstaller ?

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How to delete or rename files protected by TrustedInstaller

When you tried to open some files in your system like .dll, .exe, .ocx and .sys due to some technical error you might receive a pop-up error message stating

You do not have permission to perform this action.

or something like this

You need authorization from TrustedInstaller in order 
to perform this action.

So in such cases, the access is denied and “You require permission from Trustedinstaller” to open the files. Now in this, you need to change the ownership of the file. In this tutorial, we will enlighten some easy to do steps to delete files protected by TrustedInstaller.

What is TrustedInstaller and How to fix the error message you require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the files

TrustedInstaller is the built-in user account which plays a major role in Windows resource protection (WRP) technology implemented by Microsoft to protect the core of the computer. You require permission from TrustedInstaller to open or delete a variety of system files like .dll, .exe, .ocx and .sys as they are protected by the owner which is TrustedInstaller.  In order to do the necessary changes, one has to take ownership of the files.

How to take the ownership of the files or you require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes

  • Using CMD
  • Using Windows Explorer
  • By editing file permission

1. Taking the ownership of the files using CMD

  • In order to take the ownership of the files Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator by searching Command Prompt in the Start Menu and right-click on it to run it as Administrator.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • In the Command Prompt window type ‘takeown /f “C:\Windows” /R /D Y’ and hit Enter to take the ownership of the Windows folder.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • To take the ownership of regedit executable type ‘takeown /f “C:\Windows\ regedit.exe’ and hit Enter.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Performing these steps will help in acquiring the ownership of the files.

2. Taking the ownership of the files using Windows Explorer to fix the error message you require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the files 

  • Navigate to the folder or file you would like to take the ownership of and right-click on it to select properties from the menu.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Click on the Security tab shown in the Properties window.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • To get permission to do the necessary changes click on the Advanced button.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • In the Advanced Setting window, Current owner of the file is displayed in the second line to take the ownership click on the Change button. 

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Type the new owner name in the “Enter the object name to select” and click on Check Names button to validate the owner name. Click OK to save the changes.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

3. Edit file permission to fix the error message you require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the files

  • Navigate to the file and right click on it to select the properties. 

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Under properties, window select the Security tab.

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • In Security tab click on Edit button to have the access to edit file permission. 

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Edit the changes by selecting Full control and click on the OK button to perform any action on the file. 

How to fix "You Require permission from TrustedInstaller" to open this file

  • Hope this might helped in getting permission from trusted installer to make changes to files.

Conclusion

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