How to Get Permission from TrustedInstaller in Windows 10, 8, 7

As an Administrator, You may think that you have full control of your Windows. Sometimes, when you want to delete some of your computer files, a message will pop up and indicate you need permission from Trustedinstaller to make changes to this file in Windows 10. You would think that you can have full control of your Windows when you are its Administrator. To protect core files in Windows, Microsoft has its own NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller account in Windows to access some important files and prevent them from being removed. In such a case, if you want to change or delete any of these files, a message indicating “You require permission from TrustedInstaller” will appear on the screen.

How to Fix the “TrustedInstaller” Error in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

You can easily fix Windows 10 issues using Command Prompt function by enabling you to perform some administrative tasks. You can use Command Prompt, and by some simple set of instructions, you can fix the issue if you need permission from trustedinstaller to make changes to this file windows 10, windows 8, or any other Windows Operating System. Follow the steps given below to fix the issue:

  • Using the Windows Start Menu or Search Bar, open the Command Prompt from your system.
  • Enter the following command: TAKEOWN /F (filename). This will help you to take control of a particular file. For example: if you want to take ownership of the Windows folder, type ‘takeown /f “C:\Windows” /R /D Y’.In this step, you need to enter the full file name and path without any parentheses.
  • Once the command is successfully entered, you will receive the notification on your screen displaying: Success: The file (or folder): “filename” now owned by user “Computer Name/User Name.”

How to Fix the TrustedInstaller Error Using File Explorer

Sometimes, using the Command Prompt might be a little bit of a hectic process. So in such a case, you can use File Explorer to gain access. To resolve the issue using File Explorer, you need to make sure you are logged in as an administrator. If you need permission from Trustedinstaller Windows 8 or Windows 10 using File explorer, you need to follow the steps given below:

  • Open File Explorer, select the folder or file you want to take ownership of by right-clicking on it.
  • Select Properties from the menu appeared after selecting the file.
  • Select the Security tab, then select Advanced.
  • Click on the Change Permissions option.
  • Enter your User Name into the blank space and click on Check Names button.
  • Put a tick on the box adjacent to Replace owner on sub containers and objects.
  • Once again, click on the Security tab and then select Advanced.
  • From the Permission window, select Add.
  • Click on Select a Principal link, enter your User Name, put a tick on all permission boxes, then click on the OK button.
  • Check the box displaying Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object, then click on the Apply button.

After following the steps given above, You can delete the files and check if the error “You need permission from trustedinstaller windows 8” is resolved. You can also apply the above changes to other protected files to take full control of them.


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