Permissions / Ownership / Read-Only Files Problem – Upgrade Windows from 8.1 to 10

If the following are anything to go by, the problem I encountered when upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 wasn’t unusual, which is a shame, as the rest of the upgrade process was OK. Unfortunately, not having any write access to my files and folders was… a bit of a bummer (read: catastrophically bad).

Here’s a few threads or posts that outline the problem:

The fix was to use a free tool to repair permissions and a whole bunch else, from It’s this one:


Resources, should you need them, include:

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 06:56 by Baron von Codlington · Permalink
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