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

KiTiTy 106 Reputation points
2021-09-30T23:32:03.107+00:00

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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
    2021-10-01T15:41:16.907+00:00

    Open an admin command prompt and run these commands.

    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
    devmgmt.msc 
    

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


  2. Limitless Technology 39,496 Reputation points
    2021-10-04T09:52:54.567+00:00

    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
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/Azure/en-US/4e2fba0a-2de1-43dd-adc3-917afb2eedf9/unable-to-take-permissions-of-and-delete-registry-keys?forum=w7itprogeneral


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


  3. 1 2 0 Reputation points
    2024-05-18T19:43:18.6866667+00:00

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj60HzPF1z8

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