[SOLVED] Administrator Permissions not working on Administator Account Alright, so I did some looking through similar threads but couldn't find any with this exact issue. Hopefully this is not a repeat thread, I don't think it is. SOLUTION It turns out that some of the files in the folder were "locked" (a little padlock icon appeared over the normal icon). In order to unlock the folders, I only needed to double click and confirm I wanted to continue. To unlock the files I needed to do the following: Right+Click -> Properties -> Security -> Edit (Under Permissions Field) -> Add (Type in your Username) -> Ok The Main Issue: I'm unable to delete folders in my "Program Files", even as the Administrator (and in fact only account) account on my computer. Details: Here's what happens: 1) I click on the folder, then hit delete. 2) I get a pop up which asks if I want to delete the folder, I click Yes 3) I get a pop-up which says "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder" I click Continue (with the little shield next to it) 4) I get a pop-up which says "You need permission to perform this action" "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder" <folder details" and I click Try Again but the pop-up just repeats. What I've Tried: 1) I went back to the Local C: Directory and right-clicked on the Program Files folder, looking for a "Run As Administrator" option, but it wasn't there. So I clicked on properties. 2) In properties I clicked on the "Security" tab, which listed the following as Groups or User Names: CREATOR OWNERSYSTEMAdministrators (BleaSD1\Administrators)Users (BleaSD1\Users)TrustedInstaller3) I clicked on "Users (BleaSD1\Users)" and clicked on "Advanced" for permissions, making BleaS2 (my account) the Owner. But that didn't work. 4) I came to the forums and looked for similar threads, one of them mentioned opening Local User Manager in the System32 files. However, opening the lusrmgr.msc file opened a window which gave this error in the middle pane of the window (which had 3 panes) "This computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version of Windows. To manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel." Info: I'm using Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium My User Account is "BleaS2" I can't remember exactly why I made BleaS2, it had originally been BleaS, but I did have my reasons at the time (originally it was connected to a network at the college I attended, and there was an account on the network named BleaS for my laptop, I think that's why I changed it to that, but the install on the machine was for the User Account BleaS) Despite having the account BleaS2, there are, in fact, no other accounts on the computer. The account is set to an Administrator and password protected. What confuses me is that it doesn't give me the ability to give permissions as an Admin or to run the folder as an Administrator. Even though the account is an Administrator, I'm not able to act like one, even though I can give Administrator permissions in all sorts of other places (it's always asking me before I run various programs, etc... I haven't had problems with any installs that I know of). The folder I'm trying to delete specifically is a World of Warcraft Test Realm folder, so I can reinstall it. There is no uninstall in the Programs menu, to my knowledge, as the only uninstall in the menu is for the whole World of Warcraft program. Hopefully I'll be able to learn from this and gain a better understanding of the UAC in general. It's very frustrating to deal with at times, since I don't fully understand its workings and why it says I'm not an Admin at times when I am one, but I understand, at least, that the tight controls ensure that programs can't randomly install things behind my back, so I keep it up even if it frustrates at times.