Windows 7: How To Delete, Rename & Edit Files Or Folders Protected by TrustedInstaller



Windows 7 training video on how to delete, edit, rename files or folders protected by TrustedInstaller. This video is also for those who’ve watched my “Reset Administrator Password of Windows Without Any Software”, as I’ll show you how to change your “Ease of Access” command button back to normal by deleting and renaming files covered in that training video by first taking ownership away from the TrustedInstaller and then granting yourself Full Control permissions and rights!

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42 thoughts on “Windows 7: How To Delete, Rename & Edit Files Or Folders Protected by TrustedInstaller

  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Kirt Kershaw thank you man, woke me up on a few things

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    i wanna delete dwmapi.dll because i have user32.dll error but it keep sending that error again even when i changed permissions as in your tutorial plese help, do i need restart pc to it work?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    I've exhausted all troubleshooting I can find for 2 months. Then I finally decided to have a reset. I did backup using external HDD. Then I downloaded all updates. That's a bit of a hassle but worth it! Btw, I have a legit OS…

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    even after taking ownership I still cant delete or rename Utilman !!

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    My file or chroam doesnot open fast its so delya i dont have any solution if u have plese help me i am also new

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    This didn't work. I had to change my password with the backdoor method. I did this but it still says I need permission from TrustedInstaller. Can you please help? Or someone else?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Not able to rename utilman but then again it's microcrap. I had the, "this copies of windows is not genuine," and I finally took care of it but I haven't rebooted yet so maybe that's the problem. Windows is NOTHING but problems, I have two different versions of win7 on two other hard drives that won't boot up right, including one with win10. I'm having problems with space and setting up my 4tb western digital external hard drive because it wants to use the c drive with no other options, and the c drive is full and the d drive is not showing because the hard drive is failing so I need to delete programs off the c drive (which I can't do because of TrustedInstaller) so I can get my new hard drive set up to move many files from my other old external hard drives over to it. I also have win xp on another working hard drive with more space but the 4tb wd doesn't work with win xp. I've always have and still do vehemently dislike bill gates.

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Do I need to change permissions back to trustedinstaller or can i just leave it as is?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    How to rename utilman to cmd in windows 7. We have changed when we have forgotten the password know I want to rename it how could i

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Still unable to set new owner under the C drive it keeps me from installing or doing anything new to the computer….. plz help!

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Hey Kirt,

    Just wanted to provide a little tip, you don't have to do a system restore to give trustedinstaller ownership of a file/folder. When you go to assign a user ownership of the file/folder you can enter in nt servicetrustedinstaller to re-add it. Hope that makes sense.

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    i just can not change utilman1 to utilman.  i do not have the rights although i did all like on the video

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    For everyone having trouble with the TrustedInstaller even after changing the permissions, I tried this and it worked:

    Copy the file Utilman1 to the same directory.

    Rename the copy as Utilman

    You can't delete the Utilman1 executable, however, but that seems fine I guess.

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    After changing the owner to Admin user, When I try to change the name of Utilman1 back to Utilman it still says "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file". I doublechecked that my user is showing as the owner under Properties. What do I do from here to fix this?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    After I changed myself to owner (instead of Trusted Installer) it still will not allow me to change the name back from Utilman1 to Utilman. It says that I need the permission of Trusted Installer. Can you help me?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    I did all the steps you did but now it says i need permission from myself. Any clue how to get around this?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Kirt Kershaw thanks for this, it worked well for my p.c with windows 7, but for another with windows 10 how can I do? when I try to search utilman, a long list of various Utilman appears.

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    It's not working on my laptop even its already changed to my admin it still asking for permission but its on the admin I chose and it's not working. Can help me pls?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    just type NT SERVICETrustedInstaller It will select trusted installer as owner.

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Hi Kirt, first many thanks for your great and helpful tutorials!! I was capable to access to my computer without password. Here I followed your instructions but it doesn't work for me for some reasons. 1- following the previous video, I have changed Utilman by Utilman 1 + made a copy of cmd and renamed it Utilman ; 2- on this video, I didn't notice you mentioned the copy we've made from cmd renamed Utilman. What am I supposed to do with this copy? delete it? before or after renaming Utilman 1? ; 3- I've done exactly what you've explained on this video, I've changed the owner from TrustedInstaller to Administrator but when I'm going to rename Utilman 1 it doesn't let me do it. The message says that TrustedInstaller owns it but it is no longer appearing in "owner" under System32. what did I miss and what do you suggest me to do?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    I followed the steps all the way to restore. When I restored, I probably got to a build 7601. This inhibited me from get any further after login. So I am basically stuck. Any hints?

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  • December 18, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    i have followed these steps exactly up until 7:01 where when I clicked continue the same access denied window showed up, saying that I still need TrustedInstaller's permission.

    any ideas?

    edit: in another video, it tells you to edit the actual permissions via checkboxes. i can rename now!

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