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User Account File Access

Q: User Account File Access

I added a password to my Admin account on my Windows XP desktop PC; it is the only account on the computer. When I added the password (through Control Panel - User Accounts), the system asked if I also wanted to block other users from accessing files on my computer, since even if I added a user account, they still would be able to see my files. So I said yes to the question.

Then I discovered that I could no longer access any shared folders on the desktop from my networked laptop. I deleted the password on my desktop pc, but it still won't let me access the files from my laptop. In Control Panel - User Accounts there is no option to unblock access to files. I tried my computer's help, but there was nothing there.

In Windows Explorer - Sharing, all the folders that I want to share across the network have the proper boxes checked, but they are now disabled.

This is occurring on my home system.

Does anyone know how to undo the file folder blocking?

Thanks.

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A: User Account File Access

Try Setting Permissions for a File or Folder

To set the permissions for a file or folder:

Use Windows Explorer to locate the file or folder for which you want to edit the permissions.
Right-click the folder, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
To add a new access control setting to the folder, click Add.
Select the users, computers, or groups that this access control setting is applied to, click Add, and then click OK.
To remove an access control setting, click Remove.
To edit the permissions for any group, select the user or group, and then use the corresponding check boxes in the Permissions pane.
Click OK to accept the settings, click Cancel to cancel any changes you have made, or click Apply to apply the changes without closing the file or folder properties.

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Ok I have a BIG problem i hope someone can help me with. Alright at first my floppy drive was not working, I tought it might be some system files missing so i did the system recovery thing by pressing F10 at the booting screen. Now my problem is that my original desktop had a password on it, I remember my password and everything but now i cant get access to my original desktop file in documents and settings,every time i click on it the message (Access is denied) pops up, is there any thing i can do to get access to it. please help!!! Oh by the way my my OPS is XP.
 

A:Can't access my user account file!!!

Hi,

I advice you to logon with the administrator user.
Right on the folder you can't access, select the Security tab and have look to the different authorizations.
 

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I can't seem to simply create a second user who has no access to files/programs on the computer by default. From what I read, that's supposed to be the default behavior? When I try it, the new 'Standard user' account can see all programs and files. I haven't previously changed permissions or anything on this PC.

A:Standard User Account - File/pgm access

In the User Account - Create you should be able to use Parental controls to limit programs and file access (although I haven't had to do so myself)

You should be able to create a standard user accounts on your computer and reserve administrator permissions for your user account, you’ll have to type your account’s password whenever a standard user wants to install or access restricted programs.

After that I believe you can right click on any application and set the permissions (or disallow run)

You could also use Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows

If you have Windows Ultimate you could also use AppLocker - Create New Rules

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Hi all. I recently formatted my drive and did a fresh (legit) reinstall of XP. I've been trying to run a very tight ship since then, among other things, doing my daily work in a limited account. I have a large number of files that I backed up from my previous (admin) account and have copied over to my newly formated drive, and which I now need to access regularly as a limited user.

Mostly this works okay, but I've found that for a lot of my files I just can't get write access to as a limited user. These are just random text and image files -- not anything significant or sensitive. They're not being used by any other process. If I switch accounts and open them as admin, then I can write to them. Otherwise not.

I noticed that after I initially copied all these files back onto my drive, they were flagged as 'read only.' I changed that in the Admin account, and now there's no 'read only' flag when I check the properties as a limited user. However, I still don't have any write permission.

Any insight would be apprecited.

Cheers,
FP.
 

A:limited user account file access issues

Welcome to TSG!

I suspect you need to take ownership of the files from the limited account.
First, change the limited account to a Computer Administrator account
Follow the steps in this article to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Then, change the account back to a Limited Account.

HTH

Jerry
 

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We are using a one-month old XPS 8900, i7 with 16 GB memory, D-Link DNS-323 NAS and Office 2016. Windows 10 Pro v1607 Build 14393.351.
User account "A" is able to access and open Word/Excel files very quickly. No performance issues.
User account "B" struggles to open these files. We see various phases such as "Contacting ... NAS", "Downloading", "Processing" and eventually opens. Closing the file takes several seconds.
I chatted with Microsoft support ... they connected to view the issue and concluded it was "weird". Microsoft will not escalate the issue because the file is not directly on the computer.
As mentioned above, user account "A" works fine!!
Any ideas?  Thanks!

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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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At the first after I upgraded my notebook from windows 8 to windows 10,
I just realize that 1 of my 3 user account is not exist anymore (the Guest account is not there just after I upgrade it into windows 10). As I tried to make the new Guest account and still didnt work (I dont want to follow such a complex email registration required by windows 10 to make a new user account), I thought to delete my secondary user account. However, I just realize that there is a file that I saved in the Desktop under my secondary user account. Is there a way to restore this desktop file that is saved in my deleted user account?

I have opened C:\Users\ but I cant find the folder with the name of my deleted user account.
Can anyone help me?

It's very important yet big file (around 2 GB). Thankss

A:How to restore file in deleted user account (Desktop File)

Hi Blaume, welcome to the Ten Forums.

I am sorry but when you deleted the user account, it's gone, all its files are gone, forever. The only way to get the file back would be to restore a system image made before the account was deleted.

The built-in guest account no longer works in Windows 10. However, you can create a new Guest account by yourself:




(Video from thread Solved Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums.)

Kari

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I have a NEC I-select M5210, it uses windows xp. It won't let me onto my user account, it logs me into an empty account that has no files that i've saved or software that i have previously downloaded and when i log out or turn off it doesn't save what i've done.

A:can't access user account

Have you tried System restore?

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After I had to reinstall Windows XP Pro I lost aces to my main user account. So now I cant access all the files on that users desk top or some other documents in my docs. The user had a password (which i know) so I guess thats why I get access denied on some things. any way i can restore that user account?
 

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For some reason I can't access my user account to change my password. Double clicking the icon (or right click/open) does nothing.

Your thoughts?
 

A:Can't Access User Account

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For some reason the links under "User Accounts" in the control panel will not work. I click on "change your windows password" and I get nothing coming up, just a click sound. When I click "add or remove user accounts" or "change your account picture" I get the following:
Add/Remove User Accounts Error
Change Picture Error

I've Googled for the past 2 hours trying things but nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot access User Account features...

Did you upgrade or clean install 7? Did you try any tweaks? Did you recently install anything anything that changed something?

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Hello,

Out of the blue, one of the two user accounts on my laptop cannot access the internet. It's the admin account. I'm using another account on the same computer to get to the internet. I have a linksys wireless router and I use McAffee AV. I have made no configuration changes whatsoever.

Thanks,
Philip
WinXP Tablet Edition
 

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Hi all!

I have two user accounts on my pc, both are administrators and both were working fine til last nite. When I go on my account I cant access any progams other than msn messenger and cant get online, yet the other account is fine. I have run spybot and mcafee virus scan and found nothing, havent changed anything so cant understand why its doing this.

All help appreciated for a damsel in distress!!
 

A:user account wont let me access anything??

Go to Control Panel, User Accounts and see if your account type got changed. If it did, you will need to log in as an Admin to change it back.

You say you can't access programs except MSN (but Spybot and McAfee are programs, too, so you must be able to access some things). What happens when you try to run other programs?
 

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I am setup as a standard user. When I try to change anything I get the User Account Control message. It asks for an administrator password, but it is not allowing me to enter the password. I know the pass, but when I try to type it in, nothing happens.

A:Can't access User Control Account

Originally Posted by MrOctober


I am setup as a standard user. When I try to change anything I get the User Account Control message. It asks for an administrator password, but it is not allowing me to enter the password. I know the pass, but when I try to type it in, nothing happens.



log on as the administrator then.

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when i click on the user account i see two lines of text and then it goes back to the logon screen could you help me please.

A:can't access user or guest account.

You seem have trouble with userinit.exe from C:\Windows\System32 - the file is corrupted or you have wrong value about it in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Two ways: easy & defficult

1.Easy:Boot DVD Vista

Choose language>>repair computer>>system restore

2.Difficult: boot DVD Vista,replace correct userinit.exe in C:\Windows\System32 independly the file exist or not,load hive SOFTWARE from C:\Windows\System32\config as i.e REM_SOFTWARE (see this thread Can't Delete Registry Key from post 17 how edit registry remotly from DVD Vista) and check you have in key HKLM\REM_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon this value

REG_SZ





"Userinit"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\userinit.exe,"



If not - fix it

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Domain account (member of local admin group) suddenly can't access with browsing or outlook, ping webpage is ok and LAN access is ok. I tried other domain accounts to log on and internet access is ok
Does anybody know how to fix the issue?

Thanks
Cypress

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I'm currently on the latest Insider Preview version of Windows 10 Pro. I've experienced a weird issue for at least past 2-3 Preview versions. Firstly, when I try to log in with pin code, I get something like 'object info not found'. When I try go via Settings or System Panel to change pin or modify user accounts, I cannot access these menus. When I go to netplwiz, I see no user accounts. What gives? And what's the solution to this issue?

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I have 4 user accounts on my PC but recently discovered that on 1 of them, i cannot access the internet. Is there something been accidently "turned off" ??
Please Help.
Thanks
 

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Well the problems I have with windows 7 keep coming. This is the flavor of the day. My wifes user account has internet access but mine does not. What could cause that and why? Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:One user account has internet access the other does not

  
Quote: Originally Posted by groads2msncom


Well the problems I have with windows 7 keep coming. This is the flavor of the day. My wifes user account has internet access but mine does not. What could cause that and why? Any help is greatly appreciated.



we could use a ton more info. system specs, network setup, clean install or upgrade, admin user or regular, the list goes on.
Ken

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My PC at work can access the company server since this morning. Everything was fine last night. Strangely the two other user accounts on the PC still work fine (in terms of server access) its just mine that has been affected.

Did a system restore without luck. we do our own IT and not very well versed so please help me fix my profile.

Thanks.

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Hi all. I am using XP home and have my account only on it. I wanted to create a new account for my spouse and was able to successfully create the account, and if preferred, use a password.

However when i try to log in to the new account, the desktop wallpaper momentarily flashes in a fraction of a second and brings me back to the login. Second, third, forth and any more attempts to login have the same result.

Any ideas on what might be creating this issue an how to resolve it?
Much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Cannot access new user account

Try removing the account rebooting, now click start>run now type controluserpasswords2
before creating the username check and see if users must enter a username and password is checked, if so be sure to create a password for the account. on add then create the new username and follow the prompts.

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Hi,

When I try to access internet on one of my user accounts I get an "Unable to find proxy server" error message, while the other user account works fine?!

I'm using Firefox Vers 3.6.8 on both accounts.

I've checked network settings & the account that's not working says it's connected to the LAN.

We had no problem before, the only difference is that we recently switched ISP's.

Thanks,

BBB

A:Can only access internet on one user account

on the account that can't connect, in Tools, Options, Advanced tab, click settings: click on the autodetect button. Has that worked? another possibility is the account is corrupt.

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Hi again,

As I am new to networking, I hope this isn't too noob a question. I have 4 machines on a network with a router/hub. I have various things stored on different machines, and don't really want to put them all in a central location. My question is that the way XP seems to work is that in order for one machine to log into another, each machine must have a seperate user name on each computer. Normally I foundn't find this to be a big deal, but now when you turn on the computer, you have to type a password when logging in (turning on) the machine. Before it would automatically log in that user. Is there some way to have all the permissions set for each machine but avoid this log hassle? With the exception of the kids machine, all the users would stay the same all the time. There wouldn't be a need to have so many accounts. The way I have it set up now, everything works but there are 4-5 accounts on each machine. Is there a better way?

Thanks
 

A:User Account access across the network

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Hi all,

I have Windows XP home edition with 5 user profiles for the various members of my family.

I usualy install programs using my administrator account. The problem occurs when other members of the family, using their user profile, want access to these programs, particulary games. Usually, they can't access the programs (even though using 'my computer' they can see the files and launch .exe files)

How do I get round this problem? It is even stranger as some programs are accessible, whilst some are not - weird eh?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Matt.

A:User Account Access to Programs

Some Applications Require That A Administrator To Execute The Games As Well As Installing Them. Check The Product Documentation.This Link To Microsoft's Support Base With What Sounds Like Your Problem.Knowledge BaseMilzee

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I originally posted this at Seven Forums but haven't yet gotten a response. I'm wondering if the experts haven't all migrated to W10. Anyway If some could please have a look at it and possibly give some insight:

My PC at work can access the company server since this morning. Everything was fine last night. Strangely the two other user accounts on the PC still work fine (in terms of server access) its just mine that has been affected.

Did a system restore without luck. we do our own IT and not very well versed so please help me fix my profile.

Thanks.

link to original post

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Hello, I hope someone can help, I booted up my PC today and it won't complete the log in process, I get to the log in, enter my password, hit enter and it just sits there with my user name and welcome with the little dots spinning around.

I have 3 other unused accounts on the PC from back in the Windows 7 days that have never been logged into, so I tried one of them and it worked fine and went through setting up the user account. All user accounts are Administrator. But I just can't access my main account. Using one of the other means that I will have to go through all the settings for my apps again and reactivating them it appears, some stuff only allows a minimum amount of activation, I really don't want to have to go down that path, this is a DAW only machine used for music production with a lot of software and literally thousands of plugins, quite possibly a lot of work if the majority require reactivating and setting up.

I do have a recent backup image with Acronis, whether or not that will work once I try to restore it who knows. But if it was possible to gain access to my login would be much prefered, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

This did not occur after a Windows update or anything, I have kept my PC on version 1511 of Windows 10

Thank You

[Edit] I have gone through and done chkdsk on all drives and all appears ok

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After affecting a repair install (method listed below), my previous user name and settings are listed under "documents and settings" in the MY COMPTUTER tree, but this "Previous User" is not listed in Computer Mgmt to allow me to enable or disable.

Is there a method to activating this user, settings, and programs as before?

The method I used to repair is as follows, however, note that in #5, repair was not listed as an option.



1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot
order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check
your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the
boot order.


2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the
options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery
Console, press R", (you do not want to load Recovery Console). I
repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the
Recovery Console, press R".

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Windows installations.

5. Select the XP ins... Read more

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I have the Windows 8 Developer Preview OS on my computer. Last time I restarted my computer I couldn't log back in to my primary user account. The email was correct and I typed the same password as I always use but it kept saying the email or password was incorrect. And to be clear I absolutely know I'm using the right password. It seems like the password changed itself somehow. Basically now I can't access that account and am having to use a secondary user account that doesn't have much on it. Can anyone help me gain access to my main user account? Or change the password somehow? I've tried about everything I can find on Google and nothing seems to work. Thank you

A:Suddenly can't access my user account?

charms > settings > change pc settings> users

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Each time i click onto the control panel and then the user account a pop up appers that says Microsoft ( R ) HTML Application host can anyone help me sort this out or at least tell me what the problem is in layman terms please.

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

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A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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Hello All, I have set up a standard user account on my Son's laptop, but there are software programs I would like him to have access to, without me having to log on with Administrator ever time.

When he try's to run said program it says Parental Controls has blocked this program the Administrator can grant access. I don't have any programs blocked under Parental Controls. Is there a way to grant access to certain programs without having to log in as administrator every time while using a standard user account?

Thanks

A:Standard User Account Program Access

Have you tries using Parental Controls to allow them to use the program(s)?

Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs

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Hi there, my problem is that I'm unable to access my UAC settings - there is no Admin password installed, I'm operating as a standard user. every time I try to download a program onto my computer - the "User Account Control" dialog box appears and tells me to type in the Admin password then click "Yes" but the Yes option is not highlighted and so you can't go forward and so you click on "No" to get out of it and you try again without success. I created another user account and it also started to do the same thing after a little while. I would appreciate any help as it's driving me nuts. I can't download any programs - I've gone into Control Panel/Security Systems/Action Centre/Change User Account - it the dialog box appears again and everything stops again. thank you

A:Can't Access User Account Control Settings

Enable the hidden Administrator account, see here: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

Then login as Administrator and make one of the other accounts an Administrator and give it a password, see if that helps.

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I cannot find the solution to this anywhere for months now. I've had to do a clean reinstall of my win xp HE. My old user account has dissapeared from user accounts. its still in win explorer is "documents and settings" but every time i try to access it, it says access is denied. Also tried doing so in dos, and with other various programs. I've managed to get the files from within the folder using "getdataback for ntfs".
Would appreciate it if you could help me.
 

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Unable to change User Account Control settings in Windows 7

I am unable to access my User Account Setting in Windows 7 when I click on it nothing comes up , even though I'm logged in as an administrator. When I click on "Change User Account Control Settings", absolutely nothing happens.

I am not able to access cmd as a admin.I have only one account and that is my admin account.When I click on admin cmd it open but when I right click and try to access it as a administrator nothing comes up.

I am also not able to install any new software on to my computer it show a Pop-up window user account control do you really want to allow this file to make changed on your computer I say yes and nothing happens

Can anyone please help me with this Thanks!

A:I am not able to access User Account Control on win 7 Pro using admin.

Sounds like you have lost administrator rights.
Are you sure your password is correct?

Check and see if you can go to a restore point before this happened.
It might not let you do this either.

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Hi,
after I started up my new Dell inspiron with Vista Premium 32bit , I set up an admin account for myself and two additional user accounts for my kids. While I was logged on one of the kids messed with the account info. Now I am locked out of the admin account, but am still able to log in to my kids account.
Is there any way to recover the admin account or create a new one without having the old info?
thanks
bayern:confused:

A:lost administrator PW, still have access with one other user account

Hi Bayern, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial may be able to help you by resetting the password for that account. You may need to use Method Three.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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WinXP, SP3
domain: Workgroup
4 user accounts
3 accounts normal
1 account shows Domain: *uknown* and will not allow access to change back to Workgroup. while this account is logged on, the computer does not appear in the local network workgroups

somehow i need to reset this account

any ideas?
 

A:user account denied access workgroup

Try booting into the safe mode and try and change the network from there.
 

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Hello,
I have a Compaq computer that came with a System Recovery feature. My Dad decided to enable the feature which wiped out most of my Win XP Home OS settings. All the user accounts were deleted, leaving me with the default Owner and Administrator. I need to access the folders for the old user accounts that were deleted. When logged on as Administrator, under Documents and Setting there are folders for the deleted user accounts. However, I am NOT able to access the folders for the users accounts that required a password to logon. I get a "Access Denied" message. I checked the ownership of this folder, and it is the Administrator. I have ran "control userpasswords2" and no accounts exist except the Owner and Administrator. I can't access this folder and really need to recover that data. Is there any way I can get to this data? It has a NTFS partition. Thanks for any input!
 

A:Deleted User Account - Access Denied!

Try this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
 

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I have 2 accounts on my PC, one is admin the other std user.

I have installed STEAM on the PC via the admin account and the std account can access STEAM and STEAM is in the start-up for that account too.

How can I install programs on the admin account and not have them available to the std account?

A:Stop user account access to programs

Hi
Have a look at this SF Tutorial - Parental Controls - Allow or Block Specific Programs
Be sure to have a read of the related tutorials at the bottom of the page in the link posted.

Hope this helps and regards

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My computer crashed (motherboard - not disk) so i removed my hard disk and installed it in another computer. However, I cannot access my files in my \documents and settings\owner directory. It tells me it is not accessible - access is denied. I did have a user account set up on that drive. I remember what the password was but not the account name. Is there any way to remove the security on that directory so I can access my files? This is all on my original hard drive which I installed as my secondary drive on this machine.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Can't access second disk user account

Welcome to TSG!

You'll need to take ownership of those folders. The best article around is found in the Microsoft Knowledge Base---KB 308241

The article includes instructions specific to XP Home and XP Professional--the techniques are slightly different.

Good luck...
 

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I have a laptop with Vista plus a desktop with XP Pro x64 on a home network. Everything works fine accept the desktop can't access the shared folders on the second user account of the laptop. The administrative account on the laptop shares fine. The second account is a standard account. Nothing shows up in the shared folder list for that account.

On the desktop it shows the second user folder of the laptop as being shared but when I click on it I get an error message saying I don't have permission to access it. The other shared folders work right.

I'm still pretty inexperienced with Vista so maybe there is something I forgot to do when setting this up.
 

A:Solved: Can't access shares from second user account

I found a fix for this. You have to add Everyone in the People to share with settings.
 

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Hi-
Thanks for your possible help -
I have a guest account already setup on my WinXP box. I now need to ensure that the person who will be sharing this pc, under the guest user account I got created for them, will not have ANY access to my own files.

Can someone tell me what steps to take to ensure that I properly designate that level of access to my user?

They will only need to connect to the internet, and maybe run Word and Excel. Other than that, I really dont want to give them anymore than that for now.

Your help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:help with user account access setup/rights

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Aright...so, I have a limited user account on my laptop (windows xp home sp2) and I'm trying to allow this user to access the internet via my wireless LAN.

The limited account can access the internet through a dial-up connection, and my virus update software can connect to the net through the wireless network, but when I try to use Internet Explorer while logged in as a limited user, there is no internet connection available.

How do I allow the limited user to access the internet?
 

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

Change the limited user account to an admin account open up IE and run the wizard (tools/internet options/connections/setup) and make sure its setup for your type of network. Once you have it opening up webpages change the account back to limited.
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (desktop machine). The machine has a number of accounts, each of which are logged in and running programs.

I've considered running VMs, but I don't want to break the licencing on the software that I am running. So, I am stuck with running multiple user accounts.

I'd like to be able to access the desktop of the other accounts without logging out and changing user. I considered the possibility of using remote desktop, but in this scenario, the computer has a single IP address.

Any suggestions for how to do this, or whether it is even possible?

Thanks

Christopher

A:How to access desktop of local user account

Why do you need different user accounts like this? The explanation doesn't make sense.
What keeps you from having everything under your named User account?

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My 15 year old son was trying to bypass Cyberpatrol and in the process of tring to change his account from an adminstrator to a standard user I've made things worse. I changed the administrator account in his name to a standard user account but there was no other administrator account on the PC other then something called CYBERPATROL_SERVICE which is an administrative account istalled automatically by Cyberpatrol. This was the first mistake. Then he guessed the password to Cyberpatrol and attemped to uninstall it...it only 'half' uninstalled it, leaving a real mess of error messages and no access to let me change anything. I can now neither reinstall cyberpatrol or unistall it, nor can I see a way to log back in as an administrator to effect any changes to put things right. Three emails to cyberpatrol have elicited no response so I'm coming to the conclusion the onlu way out is to reinstall Windows 7 and find a different web filtering program- is there any way to log back in a an administrator? I didnt delete the admin account, only changed it to a standard type. Then If I can get back in as a administrator how can I get rid of the unwanted Cyberpatrol?
Thanks for any suggestions......
 

A:User account problem ; cannot access administrator

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