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This article will help you to fix "You’ll need to provide administrator permission to rename this folder" message in Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

We all know that whatever operation we perform with the files and folders on Windows, we are required to have mandatory permissions for doing those operations. So if we don’t have the required permissions on our profile, we can’t rename, move, copy or delete any file or folder. This article talks about one such issue, where due to lack of permissions, you can’t modify any file/folder. We recently faced this problem on one of the Windows 10 Pro machine we’ve.

Here is the error message that will come in your pathway, if you rename the item:

You’ll need to provide administrator permission to rename this folder.

You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

And this error, if you delete the item:

You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

Similar error messages can be spotted for move, copy operations. For these message, the Continue button is of no help because it doesn’t offers you anything to change permissions – just after the error message. So if you’re also victim of this problem, this article will help you to resolve the issue. Here is what you need to do:

FIX : You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

You need to signed in as administrator to perform below mentioned steps.

1. Right click on the concerned file/folder and select Properties.

You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

2. On the file/folder property sheet, switch to Security tab. Click on Edit button there.

You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

3. Next, on the Permissions sheet, under Group or user names, select your user account. Then uncheck the tick marks for all of option for Deny, under Permission for <your account>. In other words, you’re here removing the restriction to operate file/folder for your account, by keeping the Allow option activated. Click OK and close the property sheet this way.

You’ll Need To Provide Administrator Permission To Rename This Folder In Windows 10

Now retry to perform the rename/delete/copy/move operation for the same file/folder and this time the error should not occur.

Here’s the video to illustrate the fix:

That’s it!


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