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  • Question

  • Not sure what caused the problem, could have been a user profile migration to a domain using ForensIT User Profile Wizard or some pre-existing condition but one user is now having problems with his OneDrive local folder (C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive) permissions. 

    He is the owner and has full Full Control permission of the file but on multiple files and folders he can not read, delete or copy. he gets " You require permissions from <Domain>\<user> to make changes to this folder" where <domain> and <user> are the same as the currently logged in user. This of course also causes problems syncing with OneDrive.

    I have tried many things including taking ownership of C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive and selecting "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" via the gui, takeown /R /F at command line run as administrator as well as ICACLS * /T /Q /C /RESET and still permissions problems.

    enabled built on adminintrator account, made sure UAC was disabled, re-did above steps logged in as built in administrator, still no go.

    even Effective Permissions checks show i have Full Control except for Special Permissions, it's greyed out and not checked.

    No other users have the same problem, just one bad egg. This is Windows 10 Pro X64

    Any advice welcome.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi,


    You may refer to the following link to try fixing corrupted user profile:


    Corrupt User Profile: Fix for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10


    Note: This is a third-party link and we do not have any guarantees on this website. And Microsoft does not make any guarantees about the content.


    If the issue still persists, I’d recommend you to backup important files and recreate a new account.


    Hope these are helpful.

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    Friday, February 1, 2019 6:38 AM