How to fix "Error 0x80070522: the user does not have the required privileges": - Error 0x80070522: The user does not have a required privilege typically thrown to the user when attempting to copy or modify a file that should not be modified. Sometimes, when trying to add a new file to a root folder, this error appears. This is good in the sense that it serves as a warning before making some revolutionary changes to your operating system's file system. But other times, you may need to copy a file to a specific folder without restrictions. If so, you may need to skip the file Error 0x80070522: The user does not have a required privilege error. Read on to learn how to overcome this little problem efficiently.
Method 1 Change the permissions of C: drive-
Changing the permission of the C: drive will fix this problem on your computer.
1. Press Windows key + E Open File Browser window on your computer.
2. Now click on "What PC“On the left side of the File Browser.
3. Now the right mouse button in "Local disk (C 🙂"And then click"Property".
4. In Local Drive C: Properties window, go to "sharingEyelash ".
5. Then click on "Advanced Cast ...“To change the settings.
6. In the Advanced Cast window, first, check the option "Share this folder".
7. Then click on "Permissions".
8. In the Permissions for C window, select "All"Group.
9. Low Permissions for all setting, check the option "Total control".
10. Finally, click on "To apply"And then click"ok“To save this change.
11. Back in the Advanced Cast window, click on “To apply"And then click"ok".
12. In Local Disk C: Properties window, click “To apply“To apply the settings.
13. Finally, click on "Close“To close the window.
Now try editing the file / folder again. Check if it works.
Method 2 Edit registry
Changing the value of a DWORD registry key can fix this problem.
Before proceeding to the main solution, we highly recommend that you create a registry backup on your computer. After opening the Registry Editor, click on "archive">"Export“To create the backup.
If something goes wrong, you can recover the log by simply importing the backup.
1. Press Tasto Windows + R have lunch run window on your computer.
2. Digita “regedit"In the run window and then click"ok".
Registry Editor window will open.
3 inch Registry Editor window, on the left side, go to this location-
4. Now, on the right side, double click in "Enable LUA“To change it.
5. In the Edit D-WORD (32 bit) value window, set the 'Value data' to "0".
6. Now click on "ok“To save the changes.
Now close the Registry Editor window.
7. Security and maintenance window will open.
8. Click on 'Restart now“To restart the computer to completely disable User Account Control.
After restarting your computer, try opening the application again.
This time the error will be fixed for sure.
If you want to enable User Account Control on your computer, you will need to follow these simple steps:
1. As before, in the Registry Editor window, on the left side, go to this location-
Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System
2. Now, on the right side, double click in "Enable LUA“To change it.
3. This time, set "Value data 'to"1".
4. Now click on "ok”Allow User Account Control back on your computer.
Now close the Registry Editor window and start again the computer to complete the process.
Try again to edit the problematic file / folder again.
Method 3: modification of local policies
It is highly recommended that you create a system restore point before proceeding with the next steps as it involves changing the accessibility and permissions of the computer. You can check our article on the topic How to create a restore point in Windows 10, a step by step guide for the same.
- print WIN + R keys together to open the file run the dialog box. When it opens, type secpol.msc and press the Enter key.
- This will open the file local security policy window. As below, it is necessary to expand Local policies then double click Security options entrance below him. In the right window pane, find and double-click the option that says User Account Control: Run all administrators in administrator approval mode. Please refer to the screenshot below if you have any questions.
- Now a window with the name User Account Control: Run all administrators in administrator approval mode opens. Under the Local security settings tab, select the radio button corresponding to the option Disabled as shown and press the key To apply Y ok buttons.
Method 3: Disabling User Account Control
If the previous step fails, you can try disabling the file User Account Control to see if this solves your problem. For that, you can refer to our article on the topic How to Disable User Account Control (UAC) Messages in Windows 10.
Hope one of the two methods above solves your problem. If you have any questions about any of the steps, feel free to leave comments, we'll be happy to help. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks and helpful tips.