How To Fix You Need Permission To Perform This Action Windows 11

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Windows 11 is a powerful operating system with a modern look and enhanced features. However, it is not impervious to sporadic mistakes and flaws like its forerunners. The "You Need Permission to Perform This Action" error is one annoying problem that consumers could run into. When you attempt to access or alter particular files or folders, this error message may appear. Fortunately, there are various ways to overcome this problem; in this blog post, we'll go through four of them in detail.

Take control of the file or folder 

  1. Click with the right mouse button on the file or folder that is displaying the issue.
  2. Go to the context menu and choose "Properties."
  3. Find the "Security" tab in the Properties box.
  4. At the bottom, select the "Advanced" button.
  5. Select the "Change" link next to the Owner's name in the next window.
  6. In the "Enter the object name to select" section, type your username. Then, click "Check Names" to confirm your entry.
  7. To confirm your choice, click "OK".
  8. Place a check in the box next to "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects," then click "Apply" and "OK."

Manually modifying permissions

  • Apply Method 1's steps 1 through 3.
  • Click the "Edit" button in the "Group or user names" section of the Properties box.
  • Choose your username from the list, or, if it's not currently there, click "Add" to add it.
  • Ensure that all checks under "Allow" for the permissions you require (such as Full Control, Modify, Read & Execute) are selected in the "Permissions for [Your Username]" section.
  • To save the changes, click "Apply" and then "OK".

Disable User Account Control (UAC) 

  1. Open the Search bar by pressing the "Windows + S" keys, then type "UAC" and choose "Change User Account Control settings."
  2. Select "Never Notify" with the slider and then click "OK."
  3. In order to effect the modifications, restart your computer.
  4. Please proceed with caution as removing UAC can expose your system to security hazards.

Run the program as an administrator 

  • Track down the program that is causing the problem.
  • Click the application icon with the right mouse button, then choose "Run as administrator."
  • If User Account Control asks you, select "Yes" to provide administrative rights.
  • You should be able to avoid the "You Need Permission to Perform This Action" problem because the application should now execute with elevated rights.


It can be annoying to receive the "You Need Permission to Perform This Action" message on Windows 11, but there is no cause for concern. The four techniques covered in this blog post will help you troubleshoot and fix this problem successfully. Keep in mind to assume responsibility, modify permissions, disable User Account Control with prudence, and run programs as an administrator when necessary. You may reclaim control of your files and folders by following these detailed instructions, which will make using Windows 11 easier and more pleasurable.

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