Way to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows

Files Protected by TrustedInstaller Did you know that too many files in Windows are not essential to you, even whether you guys are the Administrator? However, they are instead owned by an entity/set-up which is known as the “Trusted Installer”. Such an amazing-sounding name eh! In this guide, you guys will learn the way to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows.

Way to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows

So that is not an issue most of the time, except you guys, need to remove certain system files & folders. However, you guys will wrap up getting a message just like:

You do not have permission to perform this action.

or something like:

You need authorization from TrustedInstaller in order to perform this action.

Well, Thanks, Windows! So in order to delete a file or folder although which is owned by TrustedInstaller. However, you guys must have to first take ownership of the files or folders. And then grant yourself complete control permissions & rights!

Similarly, you guys must have to do all of that only to be able to rename, remove, or edit these files & folders. In this post, I will walk you through the steps for doing this. Here you must have to remember that you really should not use this method to try & remove the basic Windows features such as the Windows Defender or IE. It won’t work & it will mess up your PC. Just use this trick for removing malware or virus files that probably have inserted themselves into protected Windows directories.

Take Ownership of Files

First of all, you must have to head to the folder or set of files that you guys must have to turn permissions for, then right-click on them and select Properties.

Tap on the Security tab and then tap on the Advanced button at the bottom:

Now you must tap on the Owner tab and you guys will now view that the recent owner is TrustedInstaller.

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Now tap on the Edit (in Windows 10, it is the Change button) button. Select who you would like to change the possessor to, either your account or the Administrators group. Whether your account is an Administrator account, so I would suggest only selecting Administrators.

You guys are also able to check off Replace owner on subcontainers & objects whether you must have to remove more than one file in a folder. You should ahead & tap OK. Now you guys will view that the Recent owner is the account you selected.

Here you must remember that whether you guys are trying to remove a complete folder that has sub-folders, etc. Though you will also need to tap on the Permissions tab, then Change Permissions, choose Administrators or the account you must like to use. Next check the Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object.

Possessor for the folder & all subfolders & files as displayed

Similarly, it’s worth noting that you guys won’t be able to turn allowance until you first change the possessor for the folder & all subfolders & files as displayed above.

Tap OK until you must have closed all properties windows & are back to the Windows Explorer screen. Next right-click on the folder or file again and select Properties again.

Now tap on the Security tab again, but rather than tapping on Advanced. So you must have to tap the Edit button.

Now tap on the user name in the list that you guys must have to change the allowances for, which should be exact as who you turned the recent owner to. Whether the user name is not in the list, tap Add, type in the name & tap OK.

After all, I had turned the recent owner to Administrators, I tapped on Administrators here and then tapped on the check box next to Full Control. When you guys do that, though all the other boxes get checked as well.

Now you must tap OK at a time and then tap OK one more time to get back to Windows Explorer. You guys are also able to remove those files without any UAC messages telling you that you guys are unable! It’s quite a few steps, but it does work. Cheers!

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Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller in Windows – Conclusion

Well, I hope that you guys like the guide. If you have any queries so then you can ask us in the comments section below.

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