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How to Copy and Backup Files without Admin Rights?

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Are you having troubles to copy files when computer warns you that ‘you’ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file’ inn your PC? Relax. This tutorial article will show you to simply backup and copy files without admin rights and fix the ‘Windows asking administrator permission’ issue with simple clicks.

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

"‘You’ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file/folder’ error message keeps popping up when I tried to copy and backup files from my Windows 10 computer to an external hard drive. 

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

‘You’ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file/folder’ error has occurred to many people in Windows 10/8/7. Most ordinary users may do not know what’s going on with their computer or devices when this error message pops on. 
Fortunately, effective methods are available here to fix this issue for you now. 

Method 1. Copy Files without Admin Rights 

If you are urgent, and you want to copy or backup files and folders right now on your computer. But the system won’t allow you to do so, keeping asking you for administrator permission, just apply the best Windows backup and recovery software to copy and backup your files to target storage device with a few simple clicks now:

1. Connect the external hard drive or storage device to your Windows computer.
2. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click File Backup or Disk/partition Backup mode.
Click and choose the files that you want to backup.

Backup files without Admin rights.

3. Select external hard drive as the Destination on system shutdown.
Click Proceed to start the backup process.

Then all you need is to wait for the process to complete and then you’ll get all wanted files backed up and copied to target storage device without any admin rights.

Method 2. Fix ‘You’ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file/folder’ error and copy files

Mostly, when you are asked to provide the administrator permission or admin rights, you’ll need to take the ownership of the folder or file to access or open it with below tips:

Step 1. Take the ownership of a file or folder

1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the file/folder, right-click on it and select Properties.
2. Go to Security and click Advanced, go to Owner tab and click Edit.
If you want to change the owner to a user or group that is not listed, click Other user and groups, and type the name of the user or group in Enter the object name to select, then click OK.
If you want to change a user or a group that is listed, click new owner in the Change owner to box. 

If you want to change the owner of all subcontainers and objects within the tree, select Replace owner on subcontainers and objects box.

Step 2. Turn off UAC or User Account Control

1. Press Windows + X and click Control Panel.
2. Select Large icons that are on the right panel under View.
3. Locate and click on User Account, click Change User Accounts Control Settings.
4. Change to Never notify.
5.Once you complete the process, change the slider to Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer.

Step 3. Enable the Built-in administrator account

1. Press Windows + X and click Command Prompt (Admin).
2. Type: net user administrator /active:yes and hit Enter.
After this, you can continue to try copy files without admin permission or admin rights without any problems by then.