How to delete files with administrator permissions in Windows 10

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A computer fills up with all kinds of cartelle that you can customize by changing the icon that represents them and saving everything you want. Each of these files has some importance, both for the user and for the system as such.

In reality, it is all part of a delicate balance within your computer, where many of the processes that take place for it to come to life depend on many of these files.

Basically, it is every line of thought that the " brain ”Of our computer can have. Having said that, it is good to think about the importance of these files for the correct functioning of everything. With the latter in mind, it is clear that we should not poke our noses where we have not been called.

That is, we should not search too much in the Windows system folders, because if we move or we eliminate something we shouldn't, we would be looking for a very big problem where we will end up looking only for our last point of restoration of Windows can forget everything else.

It ends up being a fairly sensitive subject, so if you don't have much computer or computer knowledge, we advise you not to explore the folders that are on your hard drive too much system-wide, because you will only look for a slightly annoying incident.

In fact, many of these folders are so important that Windows doesn't allow you to delete them that easily, especially when it comes to locked folders. But, in case you really want to make some kind of modification or delete a folder, there are a few ways to do this. See below what you need to know about it.

A little warning

Contrary to what an image on the Internet, or joking some friends might tell you, you shouldn't delete certain folders on your hard drive. Many of these folders are extremely important and deleting them will only end up causing the system to malfunction.

Everything will be " Broken “, So that it will be necessary format the computer. In fact, many of these folders are so important that they cannot be changed or deleted by anyone, even if you change all permissions.

There is a user within each Windows system who can access certain folders and it is SYSTEM. This acts like Windows in the system, so even if you change the security permissions you will not be able to perform certain activities on yours computer.

Even so, we point out that you don't follow this tutorial or make changes to certain folders if you don't know what you are doing with absolute confidence.

Change permissions

To access certain folders and perform actions with them, you need to change the global permissions. This isn't too difficult. To do this, find any folder on your hard drive and right-click on it, then enter the properties.

In the same properties window, you will see a tab with the name of Safety, enter it. So, go to the button " Advanced options ".

Here we can see several options, but through all of these we can change any type of permissions regarding folders. We can see different permissions in the window and we are interested in the part where the owners are mentioned. Click on " Change " Who.

All we need to do is remove the authority that the administrator or creator of this folder has. What you need to do is put our name in place of SYSTEM o TrustedInstaller, which are the two most popular with high-level permits.

So, in the advanced security window, we need to give ourselves absolute permissions. Just click " Add ”And select all permissions for our user. This should give us control over the vast majority of folders.

But in case you can't get rid of a specific one, keep in mind that SYSTEM it will not allow you to delete it because it is an extremely important folder or file for the system.

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