I've messed up the security settings on one of my drives such that I can't encrypt any file or folder on that drive.
I get a message saying "you will need to provide administrator permission". This is even though I am the administrator and I have ownership and control of the drive and the folders and files on it. Weird, right?
Is there any way to reset the permission on a drive short of formatting it?
More aboutresetting security settins hard drive
Try taking ownership of the drive or folder under properties>>security>>advanced>>owner>>edit click on your name and click apply.
I already have ownership of the drive and all of the folders and files on it. That's what's weird.
I don't know if it's related, but I can't grant myself "special permissions".