How to Fix “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder” Error in Windows 10
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Have you experienced deleting a folder but were unable to do so because there was an error? Usually you encounter this error “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder” since the folder you were about to delete could be set with administrative permissions so that it can’t easily be removed. So if you receive a dialog box labeled as Destination Folder Access Denied when you tried deleting a folder, you may have to provide administrator permission to delete the folder. This article will provide you a simple fix to help you solve the error and delete the folder without any problems.
Here’s how it works; when you create a new file or folder, Windows will automatically assign a set of default permissions to it which are called the Effective Permissions. That’s why if you don’t have the necessary and required permission for that file or folder, Windows will open the error dialog box, “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”.
For instance, using Control Panel, you have uninstalled a program. So when you uninstall the program in the Control Panel, the program’s residues such as configuration files and registry keys are still stored somewhere in your computer. Although in some cases the uninstaller can also remove the programs leftovers, but most of the time it won’t and the program’s files still remains in your computer. So you have to manually locate these folders and delete them. And while deleting them, you may encounter this error. But then again, you may also experience this error while deleting other folders that has nothing to do with the program you uninstalled. As you can see in the dialog box illustrated above, you are given the option to click Continue, Skip and Cancel buttons. If you decide to click on Continue, you will get another message stating, “You require permission from [username] to make changes to this folder”. Therefore, even if you click on Continue, you still won’t able to delete the folder. To solve the problem, all you have to do is to get the Permission to remove the folder or file. You will have to take ownership of the folder. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the location of the file or folder you want to delete.
Step 2: Right-click on it and then select Properties.
Step 3: after opening Properties, proceed to Security under Properties.
Step 4: Click on the Edit button.
Step 5: Once you click Edit, two options will be displayed: the Add and Remove button. Click on the Add button. After clicking the Add button, you will get an empty box which contains the following text, Enter the object names to select.
Step 6: Write Everyone in the empty box and then click the Check Names button.
Step 7: After that, select Everyone under the Group or user names section and allow Full control in the corresponding box.
Step 8: Click the Apply button.
Those steps if done properly, should fix the “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder” error and you won’t have any trouble deleting the folder or file.
For other Windows 10 errors, you can install PC Cleaner Pro. This tool will help you get rid of junk files from programs you already uninstalled so you won’t have any problems or errors like the “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder” since PC Cleaner Pro will automatically remove those leftovers for you. Moreover, it can also repair any issue in your Registry such as bad or corrupted registries and can optimize your computer’s overall performance for a smoother computer experience.