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you require permission from TrustedInstaller

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.

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You Require Permission from TrustedInstaller Windows 10

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 is Trustedinstaller. 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

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 computer in 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.

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