Can't open ETL files in WPA RRS feed

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  • I'm logged in to Win 10 r1903 as Admin, but can't open any ETL files in WPA with "access denied" error, despite run WPA as Admin. I can't also change ownership of any ETL file in its Properties-Security-Advanced, and current owner is Unknown. When clicking Change Owner link, it switches to "You do not have permission" tab without showing Choose New Owner prompt. It happens only with ETL files, owner on other system files and folders I tried can be changed.

    If WPA is aimed at viewing ETL files, why its unable to open them when run as Admin?

    • Edited by sambul71 Friday, August 23, 2019 4:52 PM
    Friday, August 23, 2019 4:01 PM

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  • Wanted to add that earlier I added a new user account, made it Admin, and deleted previous primary admin user account. After that I needed to regain access to certain disk folders, probably because they were created by previous user account no longer existing.

    Could it affect access to ETL files? Any way to get ownership of these files in Registry?

    Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:58 PM