troubleshooting Question

Access Denied - Registry Key Permission

Avatar of Celeste Graham
Celeste Graham asked on
Windows 7* Winodws registryWindows OSInternet Explorer (IE)
13 Comments1 Solution1132 ViewsLast Modified:
Hello!  I made a big mistake by changing the permissions to a registry key:
HKEY_Current_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main

Doing this has caused IE to not open.

I denied permissions to SYSTEM and maybe even ADMINISTRATORS and now I am unable to change them back.  I get an error that says it cannot open MAIN due to access denied and when I try to change ownership, it won't allow me to make the change.

Any ideas?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Celeste GrahamIT Support Specialist

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 13 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 13 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros