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I cannot access desktop because of admin and user password.

Q: I cannot access desktop because of admin and user password.

Hello, I have a desktop running on Windows XP.

It's a long story... The fact is that somebody has put a password on my Windows User account. I thought I can still access Windows through the Admin account, but the Admin is also passworded. So I'm staring at the monitor not knowing what to do.

Is there any way I can access my desktop?... I don't want to reinstall Windows, because there's stuff on my PC that I don't want to lose.

Thank you.

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A: I cannot access desktop because of admin and user password.

u can download the hirens boot cd and boot into mini xp. inside of mini xp there is many tools for repairing windows and such included in those tools is a password recovery tool. ive never used this tool ive used the hirens boot cd for repairing stuff in windows before but ive never used the password recovery options. u can try this or maby someone els knows somtihng better.

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Hi all,I hope someone might have an idea on how to proceed here. Im working in a company where the IT department is run by the 3 Stooges and hence the overall "service" is more like a free theater show when interested in wasting time.Having said that, I have my work laptop at home with full Admin Access and my own user profile. The laptop is a HP 640 G2 which was set up via fingerscan for me to log on (into the user profile). Since this laptop (which i also dislike alot for various reasons) stopped accepting the fingerscan (and subsequently fingerscan turned out to be fully broken hardware wise) Im not able to log into my User Profile. The password that has been set up for it was done once as out of requirement when we got them but never used and hence forgotten.The IT department has no clue or idea how to fix this remotely but I have the full access of the computer with admin rights, im able to go manually into my user profile folder and so on, so my question is, how can I reset the password? In theory, I should be able by going into Control Panel and User Accounts but my user profile is not on the same domain as the admin access and the userprofile is not listed within the user accounts.Admin is based on the computer domain name (like lpw1234-/admin) and my user profile is on the "office" domain, which by default required just my username with no previous domain name (like office/user).Could someone tell me how I can reset the user password for that profile?Thanks alot... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - USER PASSWORD Reset - with Admin Access

Sounds to me like the entire situation is the responsibilty of the entity IT dept.  It possesses the means, at the very least, of just providing you with a system...or changing profile passwords for you.  Since this is the property of a business entity...with an IT department...it's up to them to resolve it.
 
My two cents...
 
Louis

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Hi, I need help:

1. I log into a normal user account.

2. I double click to access a restricted folder.
(Restricted folder means: In administrator account, I made this folder restricted to other users. Right
Click/Properties/Security tab)

3. A message came up:
You don't currently have permission to
access this folder.
Click Continue to permanently get access
to this folder.

4. After I click Continue a message came up:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use
the Security tab.
But I want Windows to ask my admin password to access that folder.


I have done this job before, and it worked fine but I forgot how did I do...
Thanks for helping me.

Related topics: UAC, netplwiz, secpol, gpedit, runas

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I have a Windows 2003 Exchange Server with Windows XP Professional Users on my Workgroup. I removed it from a domain, and added a workgroup. The easiest thing to do, would be start from scratch, but I am not afforded that luxury Everything is fine in the Intranet and Internet connectivity...

My problem is this:

I need one user to be able to access EVERYones pc's, including the desktop, and My Documents folders at anytime... and restrict Users from doing the same... I have the one Administrator account set up on the main pc, with a few other end Users on other pc's, but still can't remotely "see" the desktop, only the standard "Shared Docs" folder and the shared folders I set up, on another pc...

How can I give one user access to everything? Is Remote Desktop the best answer? There must be some simple policy I am missing here...

HEEEEEELP!
 

A:How do I access a user's desktop, documents, etc as a Workgroup Admin?

You could try RealVNC....
 

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Hi I am using Windows 7 and am a total newbie to computers. This computer I am using at the moment is at an internet cafe.

I changed my password a couple of days ago, but have now forgotten it, now when I boot up the computer it goes straight to the user screen asking for a password to access my desktop. I have tried entering it and then it asks me to reset it using an edisk but I don't have this disk, so cannot access my computer.

Can someone please provide me with simple instructions on how to access my desktop, and how to remove the password request at the start of booting up the computer? I have no idea and am lost on what to do. Can I bypass the login and then remove the password or I have read that I can restore to a certain point, any help will be appreciated

Thanks in advance

A:Forgotten Admin Password Cannot Access Windows Desktop

Welcome!

You can revert the password back again using System Restore from the repair or install disc.

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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A friend of my sisters has asked me to look at her PC, as it keeps "just crashing". A thorugh technical description to help I know!.

However, I have found that the PC, which is running Vista Home Premium, has 3 user accounts.

1) Admin account with password
2) Standard User
3) Guest

I can not log into the admin account as I do not have the password, and my sisters friend is unreachable.

The standard user account, wont letme do anything remotely techy, or use any system tools, or install my own PC diagnostic tools. The user account doesn't have the correct permission. It wont even update any of the virus definitions with out asking for the password.

I have a copy of Active Password changer, that I have used in the past in these circumstances, but the PC was bought from a big retail chain, and has been set up with the usual hidden partion with important files on it. So Active Password Changer can not see the partion with the SAM database on it to change the admin password.

Any ideas on how I can move forward?

A:Admin User Password

Hi,

You could try this,

Boot in from the cd you create with it, it finds all the installed o/s (probably only one in your case ). Highlight it and Next, it finds the accounts, highlight the one you want and Next. Tick the password is empty and Next, select No if it asks if you want to do anything else.

PCLoginNow, Reset or Recover Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista Administrator Password.

Hope it helps

siw2

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hi,

just bought a pc off ebay, who it turned out had bought it at an auction. it has windows xp already loaded however when i come to log on it gave me 2 options, administrator, or gary(obviously some old user), i can log on under gary, however if i want to install games, which basically to play games online is the only reason why i bought the bloody thing, it says i don't have neccesary access and have to log on as the administrator, which is password protected. how can i get around this? in all honesty i don't care or know whether i need a licence to run xp. its the first computer i have ever bought and feel a little let down. i've heard it may be possible to re-install the hard drive but if i'm honest i have no idea how to do this as well.
the computer has not been formatted and previous emails and files are still on the computer, i feel i may have wasted quite a bit of money.
any ideas/help?
 

A:admin user password

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I want to install some program into my computer but i cannot because i forget passwords of admin user account. what should i do to recover or reset the password?
Looking forward for your answer.
Thanks,
Rachana

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I tried to restore and the computer locked up. requesting a admin password and user name. Gateway model ML6703. How do I get my computer back up?
 

A:admin password user name lockout upon restore

If the internal system restore is not working, then you will have to run recovery from the cd's that might have come with your computer. If you didn't get any, and your laptop isn't too old, you might be able to get them from Gateway for a price. If your still in warranty, they may just send them to you. If your locking up during the restore, then you may have a hareware issue, like bad ram or HDD.
 

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I recently created a password and have regretfully forgotten it. I have no windows 7 disk and no other users on my laptop. I have not setup any password reset options i.e. system restore disk etc.

How can I restore my computer or just change my password?

A:Forgot Admin Password, no disk, no other user.

Can you remember your 'hint'?

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I have currently disabled and re-named the Windows 8.1 built in administrator and guest accounts. I would now like to create a local user via command line and set the account password to never expire but there doesn't seem to be a switch for that option.
I am using

/PASSWORDCHG:NO to prevent the password from being changed/AVTIVE:YES
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated :)


DHeinz

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I need to bypass my admin password but I only have access to my standard account. I've watched YouTube videos and read forums but they all use another admin account to bypass their main admin where as I do not have another admin. I cannot use cmd because it says access is denied due to the fact that it's only a standard account. I can't download any third party software because I'll have to fill in my admin password. And don't not wish to purchase a disc. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME.

A:Bypass admin password with standard user

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Your post begs the question of why can you not just login with your Admin Account? Why do you need to bypass it? Where are you downloading third party software from?

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For example, a game I play, Maplestory (don't judge), would always ask me for the administrator password when I open it which allows me to enter in the password and start the game. Now, it doesn't do that anymore and I have no idea how that happened. I have all my gaming and work and other stuff on this user, which is separate from the admin one. Since all of my things are on this user, I wouldn't want to have to switch to the admin user every time I try to play a game.

Long story short, is there a setting that makes your computer automatically prompt you for the administrator's password when required on another user?

A:How to have computer prompt for admin password on other user

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

What level is your User Account Control set to?
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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How to crack the Admin password with out a user account.

A:Cracking the admin password without a user account

Please read the Rules
we do not assist in cracking passwords

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Hi!
I have few computers, all running win7 home premium 64bit WITH SERVICE PACK 1 !
Unfortunately only some of them gives me the option to type administrator password when I'm trying to change configuration/install applications and such.

I'm not sure what is the different between these computers, maybe I'm missing something.

Please help me find how to enable this option on the other computers, It is really handy for me.


Thanks!

A:Pop-up to type Admin password when login to a Standard user

Is this what you are looking for?

UAC - Require a Password for Administrator

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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Welcome
Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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Hi,

I apologize if this is a duplicate or anything. I need to find a way to allow a standard user to execute a program that requires administrative access. I have attempted to set the program in compatibility to run as administrator but this has no effect on the standard user. For this program to execute it will still prompt them for an admin login before it opens.

This entire issue is negated if I make the user a local administrator but this isn't a long term solution I want to be using. Is there a way to keep UAC turned on but to allow the program to run for specific users? I'm open to any suggestions that do not compromise local security and appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you,

A:How to disable UAC password prompt for Standard User without admin?

Welcome to SevenForums McServer!

Take a look at this tutorial by Brink. Is this what you want to do?

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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Hi,
I install locally server & client application my workstation, i used domain user which is not member local admin or domain admin group, when i run client application it promote run as admin credentials, i enter and its worked fine, 
but issue we not provide all domain users admin credentials, i also try to disable In local/domain GPO policy "User Account control run all admin approval mode" which also disable "User Account Control Settings" for security reason users
not want this.
I also apply Task schedule and enter the admin credentials, but when i open application its open admin user mode not the that windows domain user.

the Dev team control this code side but same result and no effect.
Can some one help how this issue resolved?

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1. I downloaded a trial version of I See Password Windows Password Recovery Pro and want to know if there is another software or method tha can reset the password better and easier. 2. Also I am using a HP 15-f033wn laptop and cannot seem to boot from a bootable CD/DVD ROM. I've changed the boot order but still the bootable CD/DVD will not boot In the older days one would use +/- to change the order. 3. Last question if the BIOS supports a bootable USB flash drive does the flash drive have to be bootable or created with a bootable OS or software like Linux ?

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My wife is using her computer in admin mode. For security I would like to change her over to a user account. But I need to do this seamlessly. She is not computer literate and uses her computer for work, therefore everything must "look and work" the same. I have done this for myself, but I did it the hard way, by resetting everything individually. Is there a way to tell "User" to use the desktop, browser, etc. settings as the administrator? Or, I just thought of this, should I make the admin account a user and set up an new admin account? I've tried to use Windows help and Google, but I don't know how to phrase the question. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Move admin desktop to a user?

This article describes how to copy user data from your Windows XP profile to a new profile.It doesn't have to be "corrupted" to do it.How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile

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Our organization recently moved to requiring the use of smart card authentication when logging into computers.  We have set this using group policy and is enforced on the computer (not the user account). Along with using PIV cards, we have also configured
the username hint field so that administrators can put their admin account name in the field in order to run administrative actions on a system. The problem we have been seeing regarding our admin users who need to perform admin tasks on a user's system, is
they get an error message that states "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password". This only occurs when at a user's machine who is currently logged into the computer when the admin puts in their smart card, do a run as, and
select their smart card, enter their pin and their admin username (in the hint field). The only work around to this is we have to reboot the computer to login as an admin to complete the admin tasks which is a pain.

Has anyone ran into a similar problem like this? We have been spending countless hours/days trying to figure out why this is occurring. Microsoft has not been able to figure out the issue either.
Greatly appreciate for any suggestions for resolving this.
Thx.

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Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?

Help guys,

I've had my account LOCKED (acc name: "SENIOR") on my home PC running WIN XP Professional (version 2002 i.e. no SP's).

The kids typed in the wrong password too many times and now WIN has decided to lock the account for me. This account was set up with full Admin rights so I do all my system admin through it.

There is another Administrator account on the machine - I guess we'd call this the MAIN Admin account??? - but I've never had reason to use it so I've forgotten the password for this one and I've tried a couple to no avail. Don't want to keep guessing for fear of locking this one out too.

Through another user account (with min priviledges) I have access to the machine and I can get to my usual account in Command Prompt <runas /user:SENIOR(i.e. username) cmd> but I'm not familiar enough with command prompts to figure out how I can restore my main/usual account (i.e. SENIOR).

Anybody able to point me in the right direction?

"Oh kids - I just love em - but I couldn't eat a full one" ;-)

tia,
J
 

A:[B]Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?[/B]

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Nothing too major, just appearance. On my desktop (I'm admin) it is as shown below with no transparency on the start menu or task bar:

My partners desktop is as shown below with transparency on everything:
-------------------------------------------

Any idea why this is? And how to make mine like hers? I have definitely not changed any settings to make this happen as I wouldn't want to! I like her look better than mine!

Also, when I press the volume up/down shortkeys on the laptop it alters the volume but shows nothing, when she does it, she gets a nifty little popup thing showing volume bars either increasing or decreasing in the middle of the screen just above the taskbar. Any idea why this would happen? I've got a Compaq Presario CQ62. Awesome laptop but just these little display things are ticking me off when I haven't changed anything to make mine not show what hers does.

Oh one more thing, the shortcut key for the "Media Player" doesn't work anymore, but the "Mail", "Web", "Print", and "Calculator" ones do work.. I use WMP.

Any help much appreciated. Cheers!

Logan
 

A:Solved: Mine/admin desktop different to hers/user, HELP!

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I'm having some issues with a child accessing inappropriate material on a PC in our home. All of the PC's were originally setup with only Admin accounts (no user accounts).

I want to setup new user accounts and would like to copy the admin desktop and any programs on the Admin account to new user accounts. (Games, educational programs, etc.)

My goal is to lock down the PC's so only an admin (and not) a 'user' can make changes (add software, make dns changes, etc.). (I will be changing the Admin Password)

Any advice to direction to previous posts or other resources on how to do this is appreciated.
 

A:Copy admin desktop to new user account

From an Administrator User account you can create Standard User accounts. Standard User accounts are severely restricted in what they can do. Programs that have been installed by an Administrator User account will be usable by the Standard accounts unless they were installed "for this account only."

From the Administrator User account you should be able to copy stuff to the Standard User desktops.
 

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With an account that parental controls activated and wanting to run a program like MSI Afterburner or PlayClaw the User Account Control comes up for the program but it wants an Administrator password.
Is there any way to turn this off? I have tried to unblock all programs in the parental control settings but that doesn't work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Turning off User Account Control Admin Password in Parental Controls

krechy welcome to our fouum.
Solving your problem is easy.

Ask your parents to turn off parental control or who ever turned on parental control.

Please read our forum rules.

http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate - and I've noticed that from a secondary standard account, users can access the admin's files (my files) from simply going into C:/users/xxx... or by accessing them from windows search.

I want to prevent this from happening - I've tried preventing access to my user folder, but it is still accessible from another account. Scouring Google hasn't brought me results either Can anyone help resolve this problem?

A:Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?

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Hi, hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction?

This my father's PC (my brothers hand me down).

He previously didn't need to login as a user at all, it would go straight to his desktop (wasn't even aware of any username etc).
I set up as an administrator so that I could change a file name, this worked just fine until we wanted to get to his desktop etc. It then asked for a username & password, whatever I try it doesn't want to work.

There is only one other user account listed as well as the administrator, I've tried logging in with this username with and without passwords set up from within administrator account to no avail.
All his files, desktop etc are there when I explore the hard drive as admin.

Any help would be appreciated?

A:unable to login user, I do have admin access

I don't know if this has a bearing? The account doesn't appear in user profiles? Please see attached.

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Hi everyone,
recently I took the trouble to convert my XP account from admin to restricted user to avoid rootkit problems etc.

It created a hell of a lot of problems of which most I could solve by myself but some not, e.g. this one:

as a backup measure I used to copy my active data by xcopy to another physical HDD . - it worked like a charm.

now the same batch says: no access rights (to the folders on my backup drive)
but I haven't changed the username (just the rights the user has) so the files should still be accessible by me or what?

how do I get access to them short of converting the drive to fat32?

thanx

-sam
 

A:Changed from Admin to limited user - no access

If this is just a local PC that is not on a network you are going way overboard. Changing the admin account to a restricted user does just that, restricts access to most areas on the compute, including certain file system access. You would be better served by changing the admin account name and giving it a strong password .
 

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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 i would like to know is it possible Run a particular program without UAC, I am in a situation where a program for datacard always prompts for UAC to allow connection to internet, It works when i log into admin account. But the program always asks for UAC when run from User account,

I tried creating a schedule task for starting the program from Admin account and created a shortcut for the program.

But when i run the shortcut from user account(standard) it says access denied,

System is Windows 8.1

any help on how to disable UAC for standard user for particular program will help a lot,

Thanks,

A:Admin access from standard user for particular program

You could probably check the properties of the datacard and select it to "always run in admin mode", like you can for software.

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I'm trying to register a couple music products but can't because of file access errors. I've never had this problem until a couple weeks ago. It seems that during the authentication process, it accepts the key but cannot write the actual authentication file to the disk.

When I right click the authentication software and go to properties, it says I have full control except 'special permissions' which I don't think I had even before it WAS working. I also have the 'run as administrator' option checked. I am logged in under the only admin account so I have no idea what's causing the problem at this point. There's no programs running and using the same software at the same time. I even downloaded a program called UnLock IT which is supposed to unlock any kind of restrictions set on the file but the program says its completely 100% accessible and has no restrictions either.

I'm kind of at a standstill with this whole thing but want to use the software for my projects. Googling the software with the problem gets me nowhere either.

The two programs in question are 'Plug and Mix VIP bundle' (which I've redownloaded from their official site twice), and Positive Grid Bias Bundle (This was authenticated and working and then stopped and went into demo mode).

Help me out guys

A:File Access Errors despite being User Admin

Just wanted to add that I just tried booting into safe mode but encountered the same error.

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Hi all,

I'm not really sure when this problem started, but as the admin account and only real user (I set up another account to test my problems) on my HP Laptop, I cannot access the user accounts on my computer. I've tried to access them multiple ways, including through the control panel and directly through the start menu, but when I try to click on anything having to do with the user accounts on my pc, nothing happens. So I am unable to change my password, change my picture, or add or remove other accounts. It's almost like I'm not an administrator. However, according to multiple places on my computer, my account is still an administrator. Also, some programs do not launch unless I chose to launch them as an admin by right clicking, is that normal?

So to summarize my situation, I don't think my admin account is giving me proper access to my computer, limiting the things I can do.

Does anyone have an idea of what has happened or how I can fix it?

Thanks,

- Sean

A:Unable to access user accounts as admin

Try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Enable the hidden Administrator account: Enter net user administrator /active:yes

Reboot and got to safe mode (press F8 during boot).
Login as Administrator (no password).

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.
Check you account and make sure it's still setup correctly.

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Many complaints about Msft's jumbled handling of user accounts,  but none of the fixes I found work.
Files in a folder on an external hard drive give an access denied error - you must be an admin to access. Only one account on the pc and it's an admin enabled account. Other files in this directory on the hard drive open fine, and the folder has never had
different permissions applied so it's ridiculous that I can't access these files.
One thing to note is I do get a "Windows needs to be activated" alert when I look at the admin account dialog. The only option given there is to sign into a Msft account which I don't want to do nor should I have to. Windows is clearly activated
and working fine and the need to link to a Msft account is just Msft marketing bullcr*p. 
I only use this pc for music so if this can't be fixed easily I'll just install Linux and be done with Windows. I've already wasted far too much time going down Msft's rabbit holes. 

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Hello!

I have this problem since Windows 7, i don't remember this happens on Windows XP.

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 installed: desktop and laptop. I am trying to access local disk drives of "desktop" from "laptop".

For example, i type in Windows Explorer "\\desktop\c$". "Windows Security" window pops up where i am typing credentials. If i specify "desktop\administrator" user and then provide correct password everything is fine, i can access disk C. But, if i type "desktop\john" and provide correct password i am getting error "Access denied". "john" is my main account, it's in "Administrators" group of "DESKTOP" computer.

If i try to access the same resource over "cmd net use" i receive error "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."

Why "john" can't access "DESKTOP"'s disk C over LAN?

A:Can't access disk drives over LAN, user is admin

The users in Administrative Group aren't the real administrators. See the tutorial:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

In Vista and later the user the system sets up as a member of Administrator's Group is roughly equivalent to the old Operator's Group in NT 4. It can register/unregister ActiveX, install and remove software, but it cannot delete system files etc..

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Prior to last week my computer was running Windows 7, the computer also has a 3TB MyBook external drive on which I ripped over 100 movies from DVD/Blue-Rays that I own (and still have). The reason for doing that was 1) so I could watch the movies on my TV without the hassle of inserting the dvd into the blue-ray player, and (2) reduce the amount of storage space (I threw away the original containers and put them in a simple DVD file).

Last week I installed a new internal hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 8. Consequently my admin account's user name was changed to be the same as my Microsoft live.com account name. Now I can't access any of the folders on MyBook without taking ownership of them one-at-a-time. That is going to be very very time consuming to do that for over 100 folders. Does anyone know of any faster way to accomplish this?

I don't know why Microsoft won't allow computer Administrator to access any folder on his computer. This is just dumb.

Thanks

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The situation gets even worse -- after taking ownership of the folders I still can't access any of the files or sub-folders. I have to do that for every folder and file, somewhere around 500 of them! I feel like just reformatting the drive and starting all over again.

A:How to let Admin access folders created by another user

You need to take the ownership AND change permissions. Respectively, it's accomplished with two commands in the elevated command prompt:

Code:
takeown /f D: /r /d y
icacls D: /grant:r UserName:F /t


In this example:
D - the letter of the drive you need to get access toUsername - your username

The commands take care of all drive folders recursively.

   Warning
Never apply these commands to the system drive.

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After reloading Win 7 from the recovery partition I can't get access to Docs and settings , sys volume information and many more. I get messages saying; C: Documents and Settings is unavailable Access Denied, or You dont currently have permission to access this folder. Since I am the only user and the admin, could someone please tell me how to take full control of my system?
Thanks,
Bill
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 446839 MB, Free - 404024 MB; D: Total - 29795 MB, Free - 4374 MB; G: Total - 30517 MB, Free - 28042 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 144C
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx
 

A:Solved: Admin and only user no access to many folders

There you go Bill :- http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
 

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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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I've been using remote desktop to connect to my computer in the garage from a computer in the house on the same network and it works just fine accept that I'd like to be able to also get into my other user profile on the host computer. Whenever I try to connect to the host using my non-admin user profile it says:

"The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively"

The host computer is XP-Pro SP3 and the client computer is XP-Home SP3.
 

A:Solved: Remote Desktop connection for non-admin user?

Control Panel > System
Select the Remote Tab
Click Select Remote users.
 

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I am running Access 97, a database was created by another person, no one remembers the admin password. Is there a way to reset the Admin password ??
 

A:Access Admin Password Reset

Google has some promising hits................

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=access+97+password&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
 

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I urgently need to sort out some reliable (non-internet) remote access to my PC with xp pro, from my other PC with Windows Vista, which is connected by ethernet and ready to use with the "remote desktop" function.

The problem is that when I open the "remote desktop" from my Vista PC, I'm prompted for the XP machine's administrator password. I thought of trying to log on as "guest," but I was concerned when I saw a message saying that to do so would kick the administrator off.

I can't run even the slightest risk that I won't be able to get back onto my computer and/or use it as per normal every day if it starts asking me for a password or guest log-in every morning (which it doesn't do at the moment).

Any help I can get for the following questions will be GREATLY appreciated.

1. Is it safe to log-on via remote desktop as a guest, or will I then be stopped from logging onto my xp pc as per normal every day?

2. Should I just get the xp password editor < removed link as against forum T & C to link to such sites >
Thanks in advance!
 

A:questions about admin password and remote desktop

All remote access tools require you to log on as an authorised user
if you only have an admin user account on XP then you must log on to that account to remote in
There is no point in using remote access as a guest because you will be restricted to the guest account only

I removed the link to the password reset utility as that is against forum rules
 

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My friend recently bought a new Windows 8 laptop which she set up in her name and therefore has a passworded Admin account. I also partitioned the HD so that the smaller portion (C) contains the OS and the larger portion (D) is for all her files.

Since I am only using the laptop temporarily my passworded 'standard' user account is located in (C) and cannot be viewed by anybody else, however, I can view my friend's files which are now being stored in 'D'.

Is there a way to protect the files in the 'D' partition in the same manner as if all accounts were on one drive and password protected?

Tom.
 

A:Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
 

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I'm going to let a technician have my Windows 7 64bit PC in order to do clone the HDD to a SSD and then replace the HDD with the SSD. I think the techn wants an admin level account. I am concerned that (s)he not gain access to confidential files etc that would be available to me were I logged in. Is there a way to let the tech have admin access (s)he wants w/o having to be concerned about the privacy of the info on it? Can you create an admin level account which deprives its user from gaining access to files on a certain directory under c:\users

A:granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

See my pic it shows the process but remember the drive you clone to has to be as large or larger than the drive you are cloning from.

There is a way of dragging and dropping the partitions into a smaller drive but it is not reliable enough for me.

The alternative is to image your drive slip a new one in - install the system using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and then use the image to get back your data. As you seem to be concerned that you have data that you do not want to be copied or whatever. That is so easy if you know how and I can and I am not a techie so the shop bloke would be more than capable of doing that.

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Hi,

I am new user to the Windows Vista Home premium. My laptop is being shared with some family children. I given them the Standard User Account and applied various security policies regarding their computer usage.

But I need help regarding the following:-
1. How can I restrict a Standard User from using Removable Media like CD, DVD, USB.
2. How can I disable "Delete Browsing History" or "Internet Options" for the internet explorer for a standard user.

Kindly help me in this regard ASAP. I have searched on net but nothing fruitful can be done even on changing Registry.

Regards,
Raj Kumar Arora

A:Some Solutions for an Admin to control user access permissions

All of these apply to all users.
The Only way to do it is to disable the optical drive/usb under device manager, and disable internet options/menu options (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Browser menus) .

This has to be done through the admin account/ and will affect ALL accounts. This would be a tedious task to perform every time the admin/standard user wanted to log on/off. You would be better off dual booting two Operating Systems- and letting the kids use the newly added restricted one.

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I am only user on this computer and heard about the hidden Admin account for Windows 8. I logged into it, but all stuff from normal account such as documents and program shortcuts were missing. Is there any way I can transfer the Admin full access rights to my primary user account? Please help and thanks

A:Hidden Admin Account Access Transfer to User...

Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

If you like you could just include the other account's folders into the Administrator's libraries.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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