Folder Access Denied permission error Administrator rights

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Hi there,

When I want to delete Foxit Reader folder I have this error that doesn’t let me to do it. I have Windows 8.1 and I hoped that I will never have any errors. Can anyone help me please to fix this ? I have the administrator rights, so why I have this error ?

Thanks !

You need permission to perform this action

You require permission from the computer’s administrator to make changes to this folder.

Foxit Reader

Date created: 372013 2:27 AM

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Answered By 0 points N/A #178209

Folder Access Denied permission error Administrator rights



First of all check whether the folder you want to delete is open or closed. If it is open it won't delete.

Now take the ownership of the folder, try below.

1. In your folder go to share Tab on the top and beside file. 

2. Go to Advanced security, go to change-> advanced-> click on Find Now

3. Select the User and click on OK button.

Now you should see your user inside the permission.


Scurlock Ward

Answered By 574060 points N/A #310674

Folder Access Denied permission error Administrator rights


I don’t think that’s a good idea because you are deleting the installation folder of Foxit Reader and I think UAC or User Access Control is preventing you from doing it. Since the folder belongs to an application, what you should do is uninstall the program and not delete its folder.

If you delete the folder, it will give you a much bigger problem because you will not be able to remove the entries it created in your Windows registry because the program has been deleted. If you really want to get rid of the program, download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install it.

Once installed, start Revo Uninstaller then select your Foxit Reader among the applications and click “Uninstall”. Follow the normal uninstall process. When uninstall is complete, click “Scan” to scan your computer for any leftover files and delete everything it finds. This removes everything the program created on your computer. When it is finished, close Revo Uninstaller and that’s it. The program has been removed including its folder.

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