{Solved} You require permission from trustedinstaller

1) Right click on the file or the folder you want to change or delete, and select Properties. 2) On Properties window, open Security tab and then click on Advanced. 3) We are now going to change the Owner On Advanced Security Settings window. On Windows 10, you can click on Change next to Owner: TrustedInstaller.

How to Get Permission from TrustedInstaller in Windows 10/7 [Partition Magic]

A great many users complained that they always failed to delete some files from their PC. When the problem happens, an error message pops up stating “You require permission from TrustedInstaller”. How to fix the issue? Let’s see this post of MiniTool. You will get more detailed information.

How to Get Permission from TrustedInstaller in Windows 10/7 [Partition Magic]

According to the report, users encounter the folder access denied error message that states “You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder”. You may wonder why you cannot access the folder even though you have the Windows administrator privilege.

 you require permission from TrustedInstaller Windows 10

This error stirs a question of what Trustedinstaller is. In fact, TrustedInstaller is an important built-in account (NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller) in Windows that is used to protect the core Windows files.

The TrustedInstaller user account is used to install, modify and delete Windows updates for Windows Modules Installer service. At the same time, it is responsible for removing some optional Windows components.

For example, when you delete the Windows update folders like Windows.old folder that is created after you update the Windows or rename these folders, you will receive the error “you need permission from TrustedInstaller”.

However, if you still want to delete these files, you will have to get the ownership of them from the TrustedInstaller account.

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How to Get Permission from TrustedInstaller to Make Changes to This Folder

Get Permission from TrustedInstaller on Windows 10

Here’s a full guide to get the permission from TrustedInstaller user account on Windows 10, just keep reading.Note: In most cases, the TrustedInstaller user account is used to protect your system files for a good reason. So, you just need to take ownership of the files that you want to delete or change.

Step 1. Open your File Explorer, and then navigate to the file or folder that states the error “you require permission from TrustedInstaller”, and right-click it and select the Properties.

click on the Properties of the folder that you want to change

Step 2. In the Properties window, navigate to the Security tab and click on the Advanced button.

click on the Advanced button

Step 3. Now the Advanced Security Settings window pops up, click the Change button next to Owner: TrustedInstaller.

click on the Change button

Step 4. Enter the object name that you are using on your computer and click on Check Names button. Then Windows will check and complete the full object name automatically. Once the full name completes, click on OK.Tip: Type the user name that controls your files and folders into the box. Here we take Administrator for example.

type object name that you are using

Step 5. In the pop-up window, tick the checkbox next to Replace owner on sub containers and objects, make sure you select it and click on OK.

Replace owner on sub containers and objects

Step 6. Click on the Add button in the Advanced Security Settings window.

click on Add button

Tip: If the Add button is grayed out, check if the inheritance is enabled. If not, click on the Enable inheritance button at the bottom of the window.

Step 7. Click on Select a principal button in the pop-up window and repeat the procedure in Step 4 to type your object name.

Step 8. Tick the checkbox next to Full Control at the Basic permissions tab, and then click OK exit the current window.

click on Select a principal and select Full control

Step 9. Click on the OK and Apply button in the Advanced Security Settings window to execute these changes.

Now, you should get permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder on Windows 10. Do you want to know how to get permissions from TrustedInstaller on Windows 7? Please keep reading the following part.

Get Permission from TrustedInstaller on Windows 7

If your computer is Windows 7, you can follow the steps below to get permission from TrustedInstaller. For that:

Step 1. Open the File Explorer on Windows 7. Then right-click the affected file or folder and select the Properties.

Step 2. Go to the Security tab and click on the Advanced button.

go to Security tab

Step 3. Navigate to the Owner tab and click on the Edit button in the Advanced Security Settings window.

click on the Edit button

Step 4. Click on the Other users or groups button in the pop-up window.

click on Other users or groups button

Step 5. In the new window, enter the user name you are using on this computein the box and click on the Check Names button. After that, Windows will check and name the object automatically. Then click on OK button.

enter the name of user account

Step 6. Then click on the Advanced button again like Step 2, and click on Change permissions button.

click on Change permissions

Step 7. Click on the Add button to open the Permission Entry window. Then you will see a window that is similar to the one appeared in Step 5, just repeat the Step 5 to enter the same user name.

click Select a principal.

Step 8. Select the checkbox of Full control in the Permissions tab and click the OK button.

click Full control

Step 9. Now, back to the Advanced Security Settings window, click OK and Apply buttons to execute the above changes.

Now, you can try deleting the files and check if the error “you require permission from TrustedInstaller” on Windows 7 is fixed.

How to delete or rename files protected by TrustedInstaller?

While deleting any files or folders have you ever encountered the error message “You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the files“? Actually, this is not an error. You might not be knowing that there are a lot of files in Windows that are not owned by you, even if you are the Administrator? However, they are rather owned and controlled by an entity called the “Trusted Installer”. If you need to delete such files or folders then you have to take ownership of those files or folders first. Moreover, if you try to delete these files or folders then you will encounter the message displayed on your computer screen. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to take ownership of the files and the steps to delete these files. Keep reading!

What is TrustedInstaller?

TrustedInstaller is the built-in user account that 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.

What is TrustedInstaller?

It is always recommended not to practice this method to delete basic Windows features or files like Windows Defender. Actually, it is not going to work in that case and will hamper the functioning of your computer. You can use this method to delete malware or virus files that may have embedded into such protected Windows directories.

If you also are getting this message then need not worry as it is not an issue unless you need to delete certain system files and folders. To delete a file or folder that is controlled by TrustedInstaller, you have to take ownership of the files or folders and then you can rename or delete these files and folders. The users reported these messages while renaming or deleting the files protected by TrustedInstaller

You do not have permission to perform this action.

or something like this

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

How to Take Ownership of Files protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows 10?

How to Take Ownership of Files protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows 10?

Before proceeding towards the method to delete or rename the files just create a restore point if something goes wrong.

Take the ownership of the files using CMD

  • In order to fix the error you require permission from trustedinstaller you have to take 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.
In order to take 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.

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

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

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

Take the ownership of the files manually 

  • 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.
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.

Click on the Security tab shown in the Properties window.

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

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

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

Now in the Advanced Security Settings window, here checkmark Replace owner on sub containers and object if you want to delete more than one file in a folder.

  • Click Apply and Ok to confirm.
  • Navigate to the folder or file properties window and again click on the Advanced button under the Security tab.
  • Click on the Add button.
  • And then click on Select a principal link.
  • Again click Advanced button then click on Find Now. Now select the same user account that you selected earlier and click OK.
  • Again you will see the Permissions Entry window and here you have to checkmark all the boxes under Basic permissions.
  • Checkmark Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container and click OK.
  • Here you may get a security warning and click Yes to continue. Make sure to click Apply and OK to save the changes.
  • Again click OK on the file/folder properties window.
  • Now you have changed the ownership of the file or folder successfully and you can modify, edit, rename or delete that file or folder easily.

Edit file permission

  • Navigate to the file and right-click on it to select the properties.
  • Under properties, window select the Security tab. And In the Security tab click on the Edit button to have access to edit file permission. 
  • Edit the changes by selecting Full control and click on the OK button to perform any action on the file.
  • I hope this might helped in getting permission from trustedinstaller to make changes to files.

Take ownership of the Files using Windows Registry Editor

If none of the above methods worked for you in fixing the error you require permission from trustedinstaller then you can take ownership of the files or folders by adding the following code to the Windows registry. You can easily add Take Ownership option in the right-click options of a file or folder in Windows 10. To do so follow these steps:

  • Just copy this code to a notepad file and save the file as takeownership.reg.
indows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
"Position"="middle"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /c /l & pause"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /c /l & pause"


[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
"Position"="middle"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t /c /l /q & pause"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t /c /l /q & pause"


[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
"Position"="middle"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /c /l & pause"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /c /l & pause"


[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
"Position"="middle"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t /c /l /q & pause"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t /c /l /q & pause"


[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
"HasLUAShield"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
  • Double-click the file to install the script.
  • You need to sign in the administrator account to install the script to Windows registry files.
  • After installation of the script, right-click on a file, folder, or Windows drive and you will see the Take Ownership option there in the context menu.
  • If you want to revert the changes then you can uninstall the script by adding this script.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\runas]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
"HasLUAShield"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
"IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"

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