Unable to view registry key or its permissions, also cannot view or change its owner.

KiTiTy 106 Reputation points


I'm using an admin account, but I'm unable to view or delete a registry key. I also cannot view or modify permissions or view or change the current owner. How can I take ownership of this key and/or delete it?

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  1. MotoX80 32,736 Reputation points

    Open an admin command prompt and run these commands.

    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

    From the View menu select "Show Hidden Devices". Find the device, right click, and select "Uninstall Device".

  2. Limitless Technology 39,496 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    Hello can you try out these steps and see if that is helpful
    Run regedit as Administrator
    Browse to the registry key in question
    Right click on the registry folder and choose Permissions
    Check the box next to Full Control for Everyone click OK

    This thread also discuss the same issue

    If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept it as an answer

  3. 1 2 0 Reputation points

    Watch this video that shows how to take ownership of locked keys and grant permissions.


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