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cannot change permissions for file as adminisstrator

I thought I was fairly tech "savvy" all things considered and usually find a solution sooner or later to these kinds of problems through forums or friend help, but i'm at my wits end here. Im an admin on my computer, the only user profile, and im simply trying to undo the option "read-only" of my program files folder under its properties. when I try to apply the change, I'm told to provide admin permission which i do, then in the process of converting the folders, I'm given an "access is denied" message on several of them. no other explanation or context so its up to me to figure out the problem.
On a help forum I'm told I need to allow full control in the security tab to the selected user (myself), which in trying several methods to do so I'm confronted with the same pop up message as before, "access is denied". So after countless hopeless attempts and roundabout solutions to take out the block, I'm left wondering what possible hope is there if it doesn't even let me change anything in security permissions?

what do i do? It doesn't make a bit of sense. give me questions about the context if i left out any crucial details. Its just a windows 10 file system problem, possibly user account cluster f*ck I have no idea how to use these file windows.

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Beyond admin, there are folders that are

Under the control of SFP or system file protection.
Since I don't know exactly what folder or file you are trying to change, I can't offer more.

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Remember, I never tell anyone to disable SFP.
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Programs folder

sorry about the language.

It's my program files folder on my main drive. The normal one not (x86).
I'm trying to disable the "read-only" option under properties since i believe its causing an error when I try to install a new program.

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Re: error when installing

I've never seen an install failing because of that. Moreover, the read-only property only applies to files, not to folders.

A decent installer lets you choose another folder, even another drive. If you choose another folder, does it work?

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I’m using the install program for oculus. (Virtual reality). Wherever I choose to install, it is unable to complete for some reason.
I read on a forum that unchecking RO on the programs folder worked for someone. I believe it applies the change to all of the files within the folder when you do this.
Not sure if this works or not, oculus support definitely didn’t help

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"It's always something." - Radner.

There's little to work with here so one last thing. Be sure the antivirus is removed and then uninstall that app and next time run the installer as Admin.

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Yup. RO applies to files.

There are articles about the RO flag, Windows and folders so no need for me to get into that.

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