“Cannot show current owner” is an error message that sometimes appears in the owner box when users try to allow a specific file or folder. This behavior can occur for several reasons, but the error is always related to the user’s account rights.
When users try to hijack a field that displays ‘Current owner cannot be shown’ in the owner field, the error ‘New owner cannot be set in folder’ is denied access to them ‘ If the user tries to open a file or folder without showing the owner, the following error appears: “You have not been denied access to this folder/file.
If a folder does not have permission, if an application uses the folder, or if this folder is read-only, the error of denying access is usually shown. Typically, an error occurs if the group system or all does not have all the rights. However, there are other specific scenarios that have led to this behavior.
The current owner cannot be disclosed
There can be many reasons.
- Software used to close folders may prevent permissions from being changed.
- It may corrupt the file or folder for which you want to change permissions.
- The administrator account may not be activated.
Sometimes you can fix the error by giving full access to a specific directory. Unable to reveal the current owner. Follow these steps to gain complete control.
- Right-click the file and select Properties.
- Click the Security button, press the tab, and then click Advanced.
- Select the Permissions tab, then click Add.
- Select Add Principal. Find authorized users and double-click.
- Click OK.
- Select the Full Control checkbox in the Options field and save the changes.
- Restart your computer.