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Q: User account doesn't have permission to access

I have three Windows-7 computers networked via cable (cat-5) into a router. Set up as "Work Network."
Main computer has work files on drive D: Other two computers see D: and folders there. But when I try
to access folders on Main computer's D: drive, I get "Your user account doesn't have permission to access \\john-pc\d (name of main computer). I have made drive D: sharable in every way I can think of and on
main computer (john-pc) drive d: shows up as shared. How can I get permissions set on main computer to
allow other two computers to access drive D?

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A: User account doesn't have permission to access

You'll have to access it with user accounts of john-pc

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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I'm not griping this time!

I've set up a limited account on my computer, and when I was testing it out, I noticed that I was able to manipulate the settings to the anti-virus program that's installed. How do I, using my administrator account, prevent the limited account from messing with it? I've hidden as many folders as possible, but the task bar icon is still visible and I can't hide it. And I can't right-click the task bar icon and mess with the security settings that way.

A:User account permission settings


The problem is more with your Internet Security software than with Vista. If you make the files for the Internet Security software inaccessible to a limited user - that software might not work properly for that user. Most Internet Security software (i.e. Norton, McAfee) allows you to install parental controls and give you the ability to control WHAT Windows users can or cannot do (including the manipulation of the software's settings).

What Internet Security Software are you using? Have you installed parental controls? Did you install the software while logged in as "Administrator"?

Let me know and I can probably offer more assistance.

- John

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Today,I made a huge mistake in changing the User Account Control Permissions for the C drive .I have a 2007 Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop.It's operating system is Windows Vista Home Basic 32 bit.Now I can't access the C drive at all.I can't make any changes to the User Account permissions.I get a box saying "Access Denied" for any attempt to change either.What can I do to restore the User Account Control permissions the way it was?

A:User Account Control Permission

Hi spookypeep,

Welcome to TSG.

You can try the following:

System Restore

Press and hold the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
In the Run box, type rstrui.exe and hit Enter.
Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your computer to a date before the issue(s) started.


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I note that there have been several other posts on this subject but I cannot see one that solves my problem. I was transferring files from one external drive to another, I found a problem with a set of folders that I could not transfer with permission which should have been fine as I have administrator rights.

Looking at the folder permissions I found an unknown user account
Looking for solutions I tried to delete this account but was not allowed unless I turned off inherited permissions
I tried turning off the inheritance but this resulted in an error saying it failed to enumerate the number of objects in the container access denied.

Looking at some individual files (in one of the offending folders) properties showed 'Unable to display current owner' selecting the 'Change' option allowed me to change the file ownership to Everyone - Full Control and I could then move or delete the file.

There are quite a lot of files to do so is there a way to change all the affected folder & file permissions in one move?


A:Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem

Hi Jon, welcome to the Eight Forums.

The user profile with SID (security identifier) ending with 1001 is usually (not always) the first user account created when Windows is installed or a pre-installed Windows booted first time. In most cases this means it's your own user account.

You can check for which user account that SID belongs by giving the following command in Command Prompt:

wmic useraccount get name,sid

This example from my laptop, the first account I created when I installed Windows 8.1 was a local account called Admin which got the SID 1001:

SID ending with 500 belongs always to the built-in administrator account, SID ending with 501 to built-in Guest account, whether these two accounts are enabled and active or not. Other user accounts start from 1000.

What the above means is that you have most probably tried to remove your own account. Don't do that !


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Hi All,

After a recent reboot last week I wound up at an unfamiliar "choose user" screen during the windows start-up process. I personally didn't create a user, and this user just appeared out of nowhere. So I thought nothing of it, logged on, deleted user from the management console and went on with my day. I rebooted within the next day or two and the user magically reappeared. I am now a little fed up, and a little worried.

I traced back to the first time the user was created in the windows security logs, and it turns out the user was created by the SYSTEM account after the SYSTEM account acquired new permissions. Maybe I am reading too far into this, but any help will be appreciated. Attached to this post is the error log. The Errors logged were in the middle of the night, and over a course of 30 minutes. As mentioned before, this user does not exist in the registry, or "control userpasswords2", but comes up in the management console and "users" menu in the control panel.

A:New User created without my permission? Doesn't exist in registry.


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Can anyone tell me where this Unknown Account came from, and if I can delete it and its Special Permission in the Systems Accounts?I am simply not savvy enough to know where this came from and if it needs to go.
Can someone tell me what to do about this?
Nutridoc   @foodphysicsandbodydynamics.com
Thank you.

Nutritionist/Acupuncturist- L Dawson

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I need some help from expert here. Now i am using window xp and I want to share my file to somebody in the office. I don want to share to everybody and I right click the folder propeties then go the security and permission. But i faced a problem is that my other computer cannot find. how to i add the computer name in the list. Please advise me. thanks

A:how to set the permission to access the file from other user

You won't be able to assign permissions to the specific computer. Instead you will need to add the person's user account to the permission list.

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Permission is just my newest trouble! My computer crashed some weeks ago, & I never received a solution; I have Windows 7 Home Premium on, 32 bit, on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. It replaces one that was stolen from me; no frills is fine, but I have had many troubles!

I am in exams online in grad school, so did not do my Performance Monitor/Error checking or anything, just working on schoolwork. But as I worked with reports, etc., I realized that all files in "My Documents" were also in (at least!) two other places: Public Documents and Pictures --

I went right to trying to move them, they were marked "Read Only", and I wasn't able to gain permission to ,make changes or move my files out of Public Documents, where they were "shared" & I was blocked from hitting "stop sharing" -- "didn't have the authority". When I realized they were also in Pictures, and set up as "Share" items, I was sickened; my very private documents on my computer system, & I didn't have the right to move my own files!

I am the Administrator, and I am the Owner; I live alone and nobody has used my laptop. *When I wrestled to restore my Permissions, I might make the changes, and "SYSTEM" seemed to be "in charge" -- my Full Control permissions were faded out, & when I would restore them, I could not click "Apply". Now unable to change permissions, or properties, I went to search for ... Read more

A:Permission&Access&User Acount Woes

You might try opening Libraries via the left pane in Windows Explorer and if "Documents" is *not* listed as a library - right-click on Libraries and choose Restore Default Libraries to see if this will fix it?

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Hi All,

This is my first post here. I am trying hard to solve this permissions problem on my own--with lots of research, but I am truly stumped and I hope you can help.

Here is the overview:

I have FIVE PC's networked to a server, FOUR of them through Homegroup and FIFTH PC outside Homegroup. I want to exclude the FIFTH PC from all folders on the FOUR PC's and FOUR of the FIVE folders on the server. The FOUR PC's will have everything BUT Full Control access to the FIVE other folders on the server, but the FIFTH PC will be totally excluded from FOUR of those folders. with everything BUT Full Control over the FIFTH folder. These FIVE folders are on the "J" drive on the server, under a parent folder called "Network Shared Folders."

I learned that if you, or a group you belong to, have share permissions AND NTFS rights, you can browse into the share. I also learned that if you, or the group you belong to, are ONLY on the NTFS, you cannot browse into the share AND you cannot access any folders beneath the share, even if you have rights to them. The two other applicable rules: 1) when combining NTFS permissions and share permissions, the most restrictive effective permission applies and 2) permissions are combined when a user is not explicitly denied access. Finally, you should avoid using the "Deny" permission if possible.

When I set the share and NTFS permissions according to those rules, I either get all the PC's excluded from the fol... Read more

A:Permission Puzzle: Can't Exclude User but Allow Others to Access

When you say "server" is this an actual server with server software such as Windows server 2012 or, is the server just a Windows 7 machine with files that the other machines can access?

There is an easy way to do this using Homegroups,. Actual Windows servers aren't made to work with the Homegroup.

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I want to have full access for my laptop because whenever I try to install or make changes it pops out an error message that it requires administrator permission, I tried all the steps that you posted but no luck.

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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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I have one computer in my home network that I can not share files. I get the message below.
All of the other computer on my network would have a "popup box" where I would enter the Username and Password - but this one computer does not give me that popup.

Also I can access all of the other computer from this on ("GA-EG45M") but I can't access it from the others. Where do I go to authorize "access permissions"? All of the network discovery and sharing settings are set the same on all computers.

A:How do I grant permission to access Network - no user/password popup

Checked this one yet? Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

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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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thanks for this forum.

I created a user account, as an administrator, but when I try to access it, XP doesn't load at all. When I do CTRL+ALT+DEL, I can see the processes of the softwares I installed as "for all accounts", but I can't even see the windows taskbar.

I tried killing the "explorer" process and re run it but no luck there either.

I tried deleted the user account and re create it, deleted the local profile in documents & settings, but still same thing.

Only my main account works and everytime I try to create another one, it doesn't load;

Any ideas please?


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I have created a new user profile in Vista. This is my third user profile on the same laptop. However, when I try to log on I get the: "The User Profile service failed the log on. User Profile cannot be loaded" error message.

But I can log on with the previous user profiles (administrator and standard user).
Having looked in the C:/Users/ folder, it does not appear to have actually created a profile.folder. Similarly, when I go to security permission settings, it does not appear. It also appears to be missing from the Registry. But when I log on to Windows, it does appear on the log on screen.
I did search for solutions, found only the one where you need to do changes in registry (find registry key with bak in the end of the name, etc) but I don't have any such registry points (I made sure to look in correct directory)

Coud anyone help me with this issue? I know the user njf solved it, but he didn't write how.

A:Solved: New user account in Vista doesn't log on

Thanks for reply. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow me to log into it. When I try to log in, the following error message comes up on the screen " The User Profile service failed the log on. User Profile cannot be loaded". Then it automatically logs off.
My previous accounts work fine. This is my home laptop running windows vista Home premium.
What I tried so far: googled the problem and came accross the forum where it tells to look in registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\, find folders with long names ending with bak, etc, etc. This solution didnot help as there is no folder there ending with bak.

I also run System Files- SFC command, it found some problems which couldn't be fixed. But my system is running fine with the other two user profiles (one administrator, another standard user).

I have back-up discs for my laptop.

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Hi, we are 4 users on a computer. When my daughter logs in on her account there are messages 'Communication notifier has stopped working', 'Catalyst control center: Host application has stopped working'. The shortcuts on the taskbar don't open and some applications don't response. I get a messages when I try to open application 0x80070005, file type: temporary file although is not a temporary file. All other three accounts work fine. Please help!

A:One user account doesn't fully work

Is the account a limited account, and does creating a new account with the same permissions present you with the same issues?

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Hi! Recently I bought Toshiba Sattelite C670-1DJ and today I accidentally unplugged my AC cable. So I started it and it started computer with "Starting your computer for first use" or something like that.
It logged in temporary Administrator account and when I tried to switch to my account, it wasn't there, however there is my folder in C:/users.
I tried to reboot computer and edit registrs(I am a begginer in Windows, so i didn't try to do something extraordinary) but nothing help, i cannot log in my account.
Please help, I need to get in my account, there are few specific programms that won't run.

A:Windows 7 user account doesn't show up

Someone? Please, it is very urgent!

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Hi. Pls, help. I know there are some old threads about this issue, but they didn't help me.

Home laptop, Acer, running Vista Home premium. I tried to maintain it properly.
It has two user accounts, one with admin rights, another standard.

Yesterday I tried to create a third user account, standard user. I did it running as admin and through Control panel/User accounts. Then at the same panel I activated parental control to that user. Also, using McAfee I set parental control for the same account too.

I logged off from admin account. I saw my new user account icon, clicked on it.
But I got two messages. One on small window, which said "Cannot change Visible in OnShow or OnHide." This window had "OK" button. After clicking it, I saw another message: "The User Profile service failed the log on. User Profile cannot be loaded"
After that the laptop logged off automatically and brought me to log on screen with icons for user accounts. And I can log on with my original user accounts.

Pls help me solve this problem. I found some threads about this problem, but they are not helpful so far. Deleting a new user account and creating another one, with different name, doesn't make difference.

A:New created user account in Vista doesn't log on

Hello BRK03, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you are still able to log on to your administrator account, you should be able to go straight to and use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to hopefully fix this error. Be sure to read all of the tutorial for other available options if that one doesn't help.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I guess that my Windows Vista computer has been caught by some malware/virus. The User Access Control keeps asking for permission to continue with an unknown Windows Command Processor program though I had cancelled the request. I have tried to use Malwarebytes Anti-malware and ESET Online Scanner in Windows safe mode (as I could not start these programs in normal mode) but it is still there after reboot. Based on the instruction on your preparation guide, the contents of dds.txt and attach.txt are shown below respectively. I would like to request for your help to get rid of it from my computer. Please feel free to let me know if you need further information. Thank you so much.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455
Run by Lenovo at 6:50:54 on 2012-12-03
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

A:User Access Control Keeps Asking For Permission To Continue With An Unknown Windows Command Processor Program

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the ca... Read more

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I'm not sure if I'm posting it correctly here, or should it go under games. I suppose this problem can happen with other programs, that's why I chose to post it here.

So I downloaded FIFA 16 demo before the release date and every time I try to launch it, I would get a windows message saying FIFA 16 has stopped working and then forces you to close it. I tried playing it on my laptop and it worked fine. I thought there was a bug with the demo so I just let it go for now( never had this issues with older FIFA games or any EA game in particular. All run fine till now).

Then the game was launched officially and the game itself had the same problem. So I contacted EA support. Told them the problem and I went through a series of fixes that they thought we necessary but only two worked, They weren't fixes but work arounds. The first was setting up a new user account and the game launched perfectly there. The second was running windows under safe mode (running a clean boot didn't work either). So they transferred me to their "specialists" and asked for my DxDiag and MSinfo files. Eventually they returned saying to contact microsoft as the problem is within windows and has nothing to do with EA (weird because FIFA 15 still works on there).

So I contact microsoft asking them for a fix or a way to repair/reset my account so I wouldn't have that problem. The tech guy said he was confident that he could fix it but for a fee of $99. I'd rather just reinstall windows ... Read more

A:FIFA 16 doesn't launch on the main user account?

A Demo is just a Demo. So where in the world did you download this "Demo" from.

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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I have a Vista PC & a Windows 7 laptop, on a home network.

I have shared the printer attached to the Vista PC, but only one of the laptop accounts/users can add this networked printer.
Laptop user A has added the networked printer & printed to it, but user B can't even discover the printer. I have networked & shared everything under the sun.

Any help?

A:One account/user detects network printer, other doesn't

Quote: Originally Posted by ozboy

I have a Vista PC & a Windows 7 laptop, on a home network.

I have shared the printer attached to the Vista PC, but only one of the laptop accounts/users can add this networked printer.
Laptop user A has added the networked printer & printed to it, but user B can't even discover the printer. I have networked & shared everything under the sun.

Any help?

Kind of need some more info like what printer, homegroup or workgroup, how the printer is hooked to the vista machine (serial, usb, etc)

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In elevated command prompt Windows 8.1:
net user administrator /active:yes
but account doesn't show
Hi all,
Why does the Administrator account not show up on rebooting the computer and how can I make it appear?

A:net user administrator /active:yes but account doesn't show

That should have worked. Did you type CMD in the search box or Command? CMD is for 32bit commands and Command is for 16bit.

Type CMD in the search box Run As Administrator and try the command again. Then Reboot

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Well actually, none of my video players work.

A few days ago my brother downloaded the Halo PC trial and installed Directx 9b when it asked him to. All went well and everything works just fine for him. When I tried running it on my user account however, the game could not find Directx 9b. I tried to download and install it myself, but every time I try the installer hangs at copying files, then fails and gives me a popup error telling me it didn't copy required files. Ever since trying to install Directx 9b myself, dxdiag is gone and none of my media players work, citing an inability to find Directshow installed. I have since tried on other user accounts to fix the problem, the issue exists for all of them save my brother's. I have had him uninstall and reinstall DX9b and it solved nothing.

All of the accounts on my computer are flagged as admins and even the base admin account has this issue. I am running Windows XP Pro and have the most recent Nvidia drivers for the Geforce cards. If there is anything else I can post here that would help resolve this issue, please tell me.

A:Directx 9b refuses to install on my user account and since trying WMP doesn't work

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Following a crash, I put in a new hard drive, reinstalled Windows, re-created the User accounts. Well some of that I had help with!
I made three User accounts and the folders appeared in Documents & Settings, no problems.

A few weeks later I decided to add another User account. The account was created successfully but its folder never appeared in Documents & Settings. That was about a
month ago and it's just never shown up. The account itself works fine, as far as I know. This morning I created a second User account for this person, to see if it would place a folder in Docs & Settings. It still didn't.

Before the crash, I had all four people with four separate accounts, so having four User accounts has not been a problem previously. It's not a reboot issue, as I've rebooted numerous times since creating the person's first account.
Is there a way to force the User account folder to appear in Documents & Settings since XP won't place it there automatically?

Edited to add:
When reinstalling HD, it had to be named "F," not "C."
That didn't affect creating the original three User accounts, though, so I don't know what to think about that. Also no problem with downloading programs, it always defaults to the correct location. Just thought this might be important.

AHHH..., nevermind, I figured it out. User accounts must first be logged into before the folders appear in Documents & ... Read more

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It works perfectly well in an Administrator Account but when I click on its icon in a Limited User Account, it starts and then asks for the game options.
On selecting New Player, and then 'Load Profile or 'making a new player', and thereafter, clicking on 'Next', the game screen disappears and the game does not start at all.

The same issue is with some other games also that do not work on a Limited User Account.

How to make such games work on a Limited User Account?

Please help to solve this problem.


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I am trying to get Java to work on a Standard User Account in Vista - without success. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling in the standard account but still cannot access Friv.com for my nephew. It all works fine in the admin account. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Java doesn't work on a standard user account?

Hi There
Friv.com uses Flash. You need to reinstall this if you added new user accounts. ( Install Flash )

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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?


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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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.

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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?


A:User Account access across the network

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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?


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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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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.


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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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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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



If not - fix it

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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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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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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!!!


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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