"You"ll need lớn provide administrator permission to copy this file/folder" error has occurred to many people in Windows 10/8/7. Most ordinary users may vày not know what’s going on with their computer or devices when this error message pops on. 


Effective sầu methods are available here lớn help:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Method 1. Copy Files Without Admin Rights in 3 stepsYou can copy or backup files và folders without administrator permission by using vanthe.vn Tovị Backup...

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Windows 10 asks me for administrator permission when I tried to copy files, help!

""You’ll need lớn provide administrator permission to copy this file/folder" error message kept popping up when I tried khổng lồ copy & backup files from my Windows 10 computer to lớn an external hard drive sầu. 

I thought that I might have sầu connected the external hard drive khổng lồ the computer in a wrong way that caused the tệp tin copying failure. So I reconnect the external hard drive sầu lớn the computer via a new USB port and retry lớn copy files again, still get the same notice for asking admin rights. So how can I backup và copy files without admin rights? And is it possible lớn fix the Windows keeps asking admin rights issue on my own?"

Method 1. Copy Files Without Admin Rights

If you are urgent, và you want to copy or backup files and folders right now on your computer. But the system won’t allow you to lớn vị so, keeping asking you for administrator permission.

Install và use the best Windows backup and recovery software as a quick fix khổng lồ copy & backup your files to lớn the target storage device in only three steps:

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Step 1: Open vanthe.vn Tovì chưng Backup and select "File" as the backup mode.


Step 2: Select the files that you want khổng lồ back up. You can quickly locate the desired files, folders or directories under the "User Defined" mode or "File Type" mode.


Step 3: Next, cliông xã the Browse area lớn select a destination to save sầu your backup tệp tin. vanthe.vn Todo Backup allows for a variety of backup locations that are available to you, including an internal và external storage drive sầu, a cloud drive sầu or a NAS drive sầu. Among muốn all the backup options, we recommend you the most secure và convenient lớn reach location - vanthe.vn Cloud.


You can directly login the cloud drive with your trương mục and password. If it"s the first time you use the cloud drive, use your gmail to lớn sign up.


Step 4: Cliông chồng "Proceed" to exedễ thương your operation.

Then all you need is khổng lồ wait for the process lớn complete và then you’ll get all wanted files backed up & copied khổng lồ target storage device.

Further Information: If you need to lớn use the backed up files, you can use the Browse to lớn Recover feature in vanthe.vn Tobởi Backup khổng lồ recover the tệp tin image to lớn a secure location và make use of them again.

Method 2. Fix "Need administrator permission khổng lồ copy this file/folder" error and copy files

Mostly, when you are asked to provide the administrator permission or admin rights, you’ll need khổng lồ take the ownership of the thư mục or tệp tin khổng lồ access or open it with below tips:

Step 1. Take the Ownership of a File or Folder

1. xuất hiện "Windows Explorer" & locate the file/folder, right-click on it and select "Properties".


2. Go lớn Security và click "Advanced", go to "Owner" tab.


3. If you want lớn change the owner to lớn a user or group that is not listed: Cliông xã "Change" > "Other user & groups", and type the name of the user or group in "Enter the object name to lớn select", then cliông chồng "Cheông xã Names" > "OK".


4. If you want khổng lồ change a user or a group that is listed:

Cliông chồng new owner in the "Change" to box & make changes.


5. If you want to lớn change the owner of all sub containers và objects within the tree: Select "Replace owner on subcontainers & objects" box.


Step 2. Turn off UAC or User Account Control

1. Right-clichồng on the Windows icon and select "Search", type: control panel, và then cliông chồng "Control Panel".


2. Select "Large icons" that are on the right panel under "View".3. Locate & cliông chồng on "User Account", cliông xã "Change User Accounts Control Settings".


4. Change to "Never notify" và click "OK".


5. Once you complete the process, change the slider to "Notify me only when programs try to lớn make changes khổng lồ my computer", cliông chồng "OK" lớn keep all changes.


Step 3. Enable the Built-in Administrator Account

1. Right-click on the Windows inhỏ & select "Search", type: command prompt và right-clichồng on it, select "Run as administrator".


2. Cliông xã "Yes" to allow Commvà Prompt run on your PC.


3. Type: net user administrator /active:yes in commvà prompt và hit Enter.


After this, you can continue khổng lồ try copy files without admin permission or admin rights without any problems by then.

Final Word

If you are an urgent user who wants to lớn copy files khổng lồ other storage devices but Windows doesn"t allow you to lớn bởi vì so without admin right, relax.

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You can follow both Method 1 and Method 2 to lớn quickly và thoroughly resolve this error with ease now.