In the Windows operating system, while working with a particular file or folder, your computer may throw up an error message saying that You don’t have read or write permission to the specified path. If you face this error message, then you need to take full control of the file or folder.
Generally speaking, file/folder permissions determine whether you can access, read, write, modify a file or folder.
The Error messages you get may be any of the following types:
- You don’t currently have permission to access this folder
- You don’t have read or write permission to the specified path
- You don’t have permission to modify the file or folder
- You need permission to perform this action.
DropPermission for Windows PC
DropPermission is a program that helps you gain permission instantly.
Download the .exe file and run it. A translucent square will open. Simply drag and drop the file or folder in this square, you will be given the requisite permissions.
You can download it from its homepage.
These links may also interest you:
- How to Take Ownership and Full Control Permissions of Files & Folders in Windows
- Unable to change File or Folder Permissions in Windows.
Other similar errors you may see:
- You don’t have permission to create an entry in this folder
- You do not have permission to view this object’s security properties
- You don’t have permission to access on this Server
- You don’t have permission to save in this location.