How to fix "you will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes" on windows 10 pro

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This is my own PC and I am only user.  Suddenly Win 10 is telling me I cannot access my own files.  Particular file in questions is a *.css style sheet I created with Web Easy Professional 10.  Have done this many times on same PC w/o problems.  Windows 10 iis telling me that I have to have Read permissions and Windows 10 is "Unable to display current owner.

Again this is my own PC and I am only user.

John
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Assuming you have administrative rights, create a new user name (local not email) and make that user a member of Administrators. Check this.

Now log in as the new user and attempt to access your files.

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Will that work as I am already listed as an Administrator?  Also, when I try to delete the *.css files with Administrator Command Prompt, I get "Access is denied."  Just thought of possible solution.  PC is dual boot with Ubuntu.  Ubuntu will see NTFS directories and allows file deletions the Win won't allow.

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A new user will be a new profile and when you log in, see if you can access your files. Your current profile could be damaged.

Do not change your existing user so that you can go back to it.
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Strange stuff occurring.  When I went into Ubuntu, the *.css files were missing from the appropriate folder in the OS partition.  Rebooted back to Windows 10 and set up new user with admin privileges.  Went over to files for original user, and *.css files were missing (even though File Explorer set to show all files.  Rebooted back to original user and low and behold, the *.css files were missing.  I just recreated them with Web Easy and now back in business.

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DON'T EVER use an account with Admin rights to work with on any PC. Only use a standard user account. When anything needs Admin rights, UAC will come up and ask you to input the Admin's name and password, or you can right click on it and select "Run as Administrator". Using only an Admin account is extremely careless and opens the PC to attacks and can get it compromised. This is very basic user knowledge and applies to privately owned PC's where you are the only user, as well as to company PC's. Please follow those simple guidelines. Look at Ubuntu for example, there your user account isn't "root", you always have to input the password when you do something that needs root rights.
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Thank you for the update and I am glad you got access to the files.

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