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Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Q: Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

UPDATE: I went to the .exe and checked my permissions, I had no "special" permissions just read/write iirc. Set my access to full control and ran the .exe directly (no shortcut) still doesn't work properly. Neither does running as administrator. I should also mention that I'm able to copy files into there without any problem...So now I have no idea what it's doing. One weird thing I noticed though was that my user folder has a padlock on it...doesn't seem to make any difference, but again I don't remember that ever being there on my previous installation.
Okay, so I have my new PC up and running.

Windows 7 installed fine, set it up as far as I can tell exactly how I have every time before...however I think I'm still having problems with being the "total admin".

I run an Authoring Tool for E-Learning and it ran fine on my previous PC/Win7 installation. Now it was refusing me access to the temp folder.

I looked into the permissions for it and found the following:

The everyone group has full permission, but when I look at my account/group I only have "special permission". Just...wtf? I'm the only user on this PC, I don't seem to have a problem with anything else, but why if I'm the "admin" (and only user) do I not have full permissions for everything?

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the temp folder when you want to preview your work and it's giving me:

Access Denied to "file:///C:/Users/Jonathan/AppData/Local/Temp/"

Is there a simple way to just kick Win7 in the arse and give me administrator access, will full control and none of this sneaky "special permissions" bs?

Am I not set up as the "primary" administrator?

Am I set up as just a user with admin power?

Am I somehow a member of the wrong group?

How did I end up restricting my OWN access to stuff?

It's possible I had to fix this on my last PC, but it's been so long I honestly don't remember.
- Now to be clear, while getting this to work would be great, what I'm really after is setting Win7 so I NEVER HAVE TO SET ACCESS FOR ANYTHING EVER AGAIN. + Now to be clear, while getting this to work would be great, what I'm really after is setting Win7 so I never have to set access to anything again?
Apologies for somewhat angry post, but I'm really sick of Windows trying to fight me every step of the way +

p.s. I realise I can enable the "master admin" account or whatever it is, but I don't think I did that on my last install; as I still had the option to "run as administrator" on my right-click menus...

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A: Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Windows does not give access or ownership or permission to all system files to any standard user, even not to the administrator. The permissions are with TrustedInstaller. You may read about it here: What is TrustedInstaller.exe in Windows 7 | 8 or here: Windows Modules Installer - TrustedInstaller.exe - Program Information

You can take ownership of the files....
Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
Take Ownership Shortcut
But remember that it is risky. Better you dont use it abruptly, without consulting with some advanced user in our forums.

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Hi, im not too tech savy but i'll try to explain my problem as best I can and hopefully someone can help.

Ok I have two users on my computer, one is mine which has been running for longer and has always been the administrator. I havent been on it for awhile but when i went on yesterday its wasnt showing the wallpaper, internet wasnt working. After a bit of looking i found that all the files on this user did not show itself in the security permissions for those files, only read something else, not full control. I reset the whole user for full control of the files but now its not saving cookies on google chrome even though chrome settings are correct and its reinstalled. Also i get some other programs saying they cant save things like history files even though i reinstall these too. As far as i can tell its not recognising that my account is the admin or has full security access to everything it should even though my password is still the admin password

Does anyone know what might have made this happen and a way of fixing it cause constantly inputting passwords on the internet isnt fun.

A:Lost security permissions on a User.

The simple way of solving this is to create another admin account, and move over your pictures, documents etc to the new account.

Using an admin password does not automatically give you full access to everything. Your access level depends on the Security settings tab in each folder/file properties.

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I am doing a GCSE project using access and i am doing a restraunt booking system but due to system restraints i cannot set up user permissions to restrict access to certain pieces of my datatbase. So i was thinking is there a way to create a piece of programming code which would allow users to be taken to differnet switchboards depending on which word they type into a text box (a bit like a less complex password field) e.g if you type admin into textbox you go to the admin switchboard or if you type waiter you go to a limited switchboard.

Any advice would be great

Thanks guys im relying on you

STUART (stupiehelp)

A:Access - User permissions

I think the easiest workaround is to create welcome screen, which is shown to everyone. This should be a form with a textbox or bitmap image or anything, plus an OK button somewhere. Then you can create an onClose event to this form, which examines currentuser and opens different switchboards accodingly.

EDIT: sample code

Private Sub Form_Close()
Select Case CurrentUser
Case "admin"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormAdmin"
Case "waiter"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormWaiter"
End Select
End Sub

PS: CurrentUser contains the user ID, which is typed in when a user logs in to the database. If your DB is not protected, then everyone logs in as admin.

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Hello everyone,

I started using Windows 7 a few months ago and I'm probably still not aware of all of its basic features you find yourself messing with everyday. The main issue I have with it, is the permissions limitations and / or the user account types, two things I don't recall messing with, when I was using Win XP.

I think the root of the problem is that my user is not "fully recognized" as an administrator. I.E., when going to a folder's properties, I see quite many terms that simply try to divide users (I'm a solo users of my PC, which I think is pretty obvious), into security-related groups:

Users (user-PC\Users)
Authenticated Users

and there's also an 'Owner'. Also, for some reason when administrators have full control, I don't. Which is pretty weird, since my user account is of administrator-type.

I really don't want to get into what everything means; what I simply need is to get direct access to my files without messing with notifications, errors, permissions and the like. These are pretty useless to me as I'm no organization or company, and running a simple and basic PC for my daily studies and leisure. No Pentagon secrets or whatever...

Well, having said all that, could someone guide me through the process of turning these features off, or at least configuring them in a way I won't be needing to mess around again ?


A:New Win7 user having problems with security & permissions

Hi ggh78, I recommend leaving UAC (User Account Control) @ default. If not done, use a password, and as your the only user you can, configure W7 to log you on automatically:

-click Start and type netplwiz in the Search field and then press Enter.

-click Continue when the User Account Control window appears.

From the User Accounts window that appears, verify that the account you want to log on with is selected. Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer option and click OK.
Provide the password for the user account when prompted and restart your computer. W7 will automatically log on with that user account.

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Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000)
has full permissions in the "Advanced Security Settings" for my own user account on my Win 10 Pro 64-bit PC.
What is it? Is this normal?

If I go to C:\Users\ , it lists four users:

If I right-click on [Myself] and hit Properties, then go to the security tab, it lists four "Group or user names:" with certain Permissions:
SYSTEM with full permissions - all items checked
Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000) with the same full permissions - all items checked
[Myself] with the same full permissions - all items checked
Administrators with the same full permissions - all items checked

What is the Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000), and how did it get there?

Two clues:
1) My PC is dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit and this Win 10 Pro 64-bit. I'm in the Win 10
2) 15 minutes ago (and before checking this), I turned on Public file sharing so other PCs on my home network could see any documents I put in those Public folders or maybe vice versa. I do NOT have "Homegroup" turned on.

But wha' happening here?

A:Account Unknown has full Security permissions on my own User - huh?

Hello glnz,

You will see "Account Unknown" for an account that is not currently available. This could be from an account you deleted that had permissions, or from an account on another computer that is not connected.

Either way, it's safe to remove any listed "Account Unknown" entries in permissions if you are sure it's for an account that will no longer need permissions for the item.

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i was working on permissions, ownership, and auditing. i was wondering, a lot of files deny access regardless of whether
i assume ownership, or so for my group. are those denials logged somewhere so I can delve into the purpose of those files
and reason they are locked? too many to list from system files to individual program files.

changing these setting was tricky too because i belong to a group on the system, that i denied access, while granting myself access. i wound up with denied access. is there a way to fix this security loophole?

A:Directory & User Permissions, access denied

Quote: Originally Posted by adnmance

i wound up with denied access.

yep - that is what the warning says will happen:

What are you attempting to achieve by changing the file permissions?

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Hello to everyone I have an issue with accesing in one of my harddrives.
I have made a Lan connection between 2 Computers and I shared the hard drives, each one has full access permission. But when I am trying to go into one from the hard drives, the system doesnt allow me. For example on PC1 I made full access sharing on 10 drives, on 6 drives I get the message You do not have permissions to access \\User\g. Contact your network Administrator to request access.

...and on the other 4 drives I can access with no problem

how is that possible, i tried everything, this happens on the PC2, some from the drives are accessable, someone not.

A:You do not have permissions to access \\User\g. Contact you network Ad

Hi I'm Sanjay from Mettupalayam, India
Recently I have purchased a system in that I found this problem and I have solved by given solution traced by myself

Right Click the hard disk (in which your folder is set to sharing) go to properties click security find the list under the Groups or User names: the following list should be there
1. Everyone
2. Authenticated Users
4. (system name) for eg. Sanjay (Sanjay-PC\Sanjay)
5. Administrators (Sanjay-PC\Administrators)
6. Users (Sanjay-PC\Users)

If any thing is missing from the above list please add by clicking on Edit button and then on Add , Advanced..., Find now, select from the below list.

Thank you
Sanjay, India

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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.

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 have 4 partitions c:, d:, e:, f:
Since today I was using Windows Vista but today I formatted my c: drive and installed Windows 7.

And now I can not access my d: drive with Windows 7
When I was using Vista I remember I edit some drives user permissions to be not accessed from other users and people on the network.

I am not sure If the problem is because of that right now?
I booted my laptop with [email protected] Boot Disk which is a live CD and I can access and browse my D: drive with it.

But Windows 7 tells me Location is not available. E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied.

I am also attaching 3 pictures to show how it looks like..

Thank you for you time and help!

A:Can't access a drive which was edited before by Vista user permissions

Well now you have to reset the permissions.

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I have a file in my marketing share that a finance employee needs access to, but it is in the Private share and must remain there.
How can I add the finance employee to have read rights to a file 3 folders deep in a share they shouldnt technically have access to?

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Alright... major boo-boo here people. My User folder (C:\Users\Jenny) is for some reason shared on my home network. My brother brought my attention to it when he said he could browse all my files from his own computer. So, in an attempt to block it from access, I set the permissions on the folder to denying access to everybody.

I didn't know Vista is truly that stupid! Now I can't even access my own user folder, from my own account. I assumed it meant "Everybody except me".

Is there any way at all I can fix this, or do I have to create a new user account?

A:Solved: Permissions Problem - Denied Access to own User Folder

Wait... figured it out. D'oh. I must have left my brain on my pillow this morning. For future reference, you have to go to the Security properties of the folder, go Advanced, click 'Owner' and change it back.

Oh boy am I embarrassed.

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I have an access 2000 application which is using MS access security. I have setup my user and admin groups with permissions to edit a form.

I have a status field on the form and if the staus field is changed from "in progress" to "billed", I want to prevent any member of the user group from further editing, however any member of the admin group can continue to edit and canreset the form to allow users to edit again.

I cannot use allowedits= false as this prevents all users from editing.

Is there a way to prevent editing depending on the user ?

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I can't remember doing anything this stupid to my computers in a long time, but seriously need help now.

I was working with a 2TB external hard drive when I selected to change the security permission access and then realized that wasn't what I wanted to do, so stopped the process midway. A warning box popped up that the permissions were mixed on this external drive and that was it. I closed this box and thought I could get back and alter the permission settings for "everyone" but can't access the drive to change anything.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate and the External HD is a 2TB WD Book.

I then reboot the main HP computer to see if this would reset something only to find that the External Drive no longer shows up in Windows Explorer except under 'Network'. I can click on the drive there but can't access it to change anything - getting the same "Access Denied" error message.

After trying everything else I could think of I moved the external HD to another Windows 7 computer but it wouldn't show up there at all in Explorer so I moved it back to the system where this mistake was made.

It's been many years since I've done any DOS commands but did find one named SUBINACL.exe - but the instructions for this command only showed how to use it for an internal drive not an external drive, so this explanation confused me. Which may mean I need more specific instructions because DOS is now almost like a foreign language to me.

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A:Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Instead of left-clicking on the external drive (on the original problem machine) and getting "Access Denied", have you tried right-clicking and going through the "change ownership" steps?

You can easily add "change ownership" to the context menu using this tutorial.

Then right-click on the drive in Explorer and see if you can get that external drive back under your control.

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Good morning all, please i have this problem wid my laptop, i deleted one of my account that i used microsoft to sign in and i have not seen where it kept the user files of that account and i also set security permissions on most of my files through that account so now that the account is no more, it is requesting me to obtain permission from that account, each time i want to copy, move or delete a file. Please what do i do ?

A:security permissions needed to access files

Hi netpotechani, Welcome to SevenForums

First, i would like to know if you can right click cmd, then run as administrator on your current account.

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My not quite 3 months old Win 7 system has taken a notable dislike to me trying to install programs now that I have an actual need to burn some disks of the data and DVD kind.

For certain programs I am getting that lovely little message box which states;
"Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied."

I previously used DVD Flick on my XP machine, but it will not finalize the process to burn discs on this PC. I have attempted to use some others, none of which worked or even fully installed, and settled for trying out the highly rated Aimersoft program. No dice, error 5.

For data optical disks I tried a couple of programs that likewise wouldn't work or fully install once Ashampoo decided my trial was expired after I had used it all of once a week or so ago. IMGburn did it's "no drives detected" thing, so I downloaded CDburnerXP, which promptly followed the same route as the Aimersoft download for causing an error 5.
After a morning spent Googling fixes, none of which have worked, I guess I'll throw it up on here.

Permissions seem to be fine for User and Administrator, as in all allowed.
Run as Administrator or compatibility to XP SP 3 did not work.
Redirecting to a C:\Temp folder did not work.
Exiting Comodo Firewall and disabling Avast shields does not help.

In case it was malware or a virus I did a full scan with Avast, no results, then downloaded Malware Bytes which installed, scanned, and removed a co... Read more

A:Security & Permissions Too good? - Error 5 Access is denied.

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In my access database the users only have permissions to enter new data and read design. When they insert new data and click on the spell check in the toolbar it locks them out of the form to where they can not add any more information. It also will not let them change the words that spell check has picked out. The permissions for new data and read design have to stay because they can not go back in and change or delete info.

A:(User Level Security in Access)

Have you given them Update and insert data permissions?

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I am trying to implement security for the database I have created.

Obviously, for the admin user, I wanted to make it so that this user can have complete control over everything (editing, deleting, and designing). How do I ensure that this is set?

I wanted to make it so that the user accounts can enter information, but that theres no way to edit that information in the tables or forms once it is entered. How can I set this level of security?

I have used the wizard, and set everything so I thought it would implement these things, however when I logged in as Secretary (limited user level) it still let me change monetary amounts in the table unit payments.

A:Access Security User Groups

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I just bought a new computer with Windows XP Home, and dropped the drive from my old one in so I could keep all the old data, and also to have more storage.

Problem is, I can't access a couple of user folders on this old drive, as that user had a password on the old system. I can access folders for the other users that didn't have passwords. All my old photos and files though, are in the user folder I can't access.

I changed the user name and password on my new system to match the name and password associated with the user from the old system, but the system still gave me a "denied access" message.

Is there any way I can access this data on my old drive from my new system?

A:work around XP User security to access a folder

Take Ownership.

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I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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I fell for the Windows 7 Security Virus, but immediately checked it out once I was able to access the Internet and realized what I had done.  I downloaded and ran SpyHunter 4 which seemed to remove it from my admin account, but my other user accounts aren't working.  I have since run a full system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and SpyHunter, but no virus or malware is showing.
I can actually log on to the accounts, but all I get is the spinning circle.  I am not able to open any programs, shut down, restart, etc.  The only thing I'm able to do is click on Switch User and when I do the monitor goes right to sleep and I can't wake it up.  The only way I'm able to get back to my account is to do a manual shut down and then restart.  I also created a new user account and the same thing happens.  The new user account is an admin account and the others are standard accounts.
The only account I'm able to access without any problem is my admin account.  Do I still have the virus or did it change something?  Appreciate your help!

A:Can't access user Accounts after Windows 7 Security Virus

Let's try this..Reboot into Safe Mode with NetworkingHow to start Windows 7 in Safe ModeIt is possible that the infection you are trying to remove will not allow you to download files on the infected computer. If this is the case, then you will need to download the files requested in this guide on another computer and then transfer them to the infected computer. You can transfer the files via a CD/DVD, external drive, or USB flash drive.Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another...) and save it to your desktop:•Link 1•Link 2•Link 3•Link 4•In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.•Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)?Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.•A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.•An Rkill.log will appear. Please copy and paste the contents in your reply (file also located at c:\rkill.log)•Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill as the malware programs will start again. If your computer reboots, run Rkill again before continuing on to the next step.... Read more

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How can you copy a access database with user level security?
I use a shortcut to open login box- I want manually split database- first step says copy database-
thank you

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Ive nearly finished my DB, just adding the finishing touches.

Ive just set up the secuirty and ive noticed something that concerns me.

Staff users (Non admin users) have the ability to change the account password though use of a button on the menu form which opens the User and Group Accounts menu (Access menu).

What concerns me is that although they can only alter their own account password, they can view the user names and groups of all the other users. Is there some way I can set it up so they can only change their password and nothin else. ie only the Change Logon Password tab should be availiable.?

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I created a user called "secu" in 2 groups : administrators and a second one called "admin secu"
Through local group policy, I've configured SDDL for windows log access (Security, setup, application and system) to deny access for "admin secu"
SDDL: O:SYG:BAD:(D;;FA;;;<admin secu sid>)(A;;FA;;;SY)(A;;FA;;;BA)
But I can still read security logs with event viewer as "secu" even though other windows logs access is denied (setup, application and system).

Can we deny log security access to built-administrators or is this a feature ?
I have some screenshots to illustrate this but I can't post them.

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Fully up to date Vista Home Premium 32bit.

I lock computer by pressing WinKey+L or just wait few minutes and it start screensaver and lock itself. The problem exists ONLY when screen saver is running (tried third party screensavers and ones that were built in by Microsoft - no difference).

If ScreenSaver is running and I physically press turn off button on system unit, my computer exit screensaver, bring applications that are running to the front of screen, and lets me to work with them while Vista attempt to shut computer off. To make the matter worse, it almost always bring dialog about waiting for some applications more time or cancel shut down attempt. If I cancel it - i get full access to previously locked session without entering user name or password....
Could it be that this problem just my system specific?(not likely)

A:Security problem: gaining full Vista access without entering password or user name

Could someone reproduce it?

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I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks

A:User Permissions Standard user

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?

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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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Whenever I try to open a PDF file, I get the message that there is a problem with my Adobe Acrobat Reader. After clicking OK, I keep getting this message:

Windows cannot access the specific device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

which is under the heading of:

C:\Documents and Settings\Alfio\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5JII7HDM?

The letters & numbers at the end (after "Content.IE5\" are not always the same.

I've installed and uninstalled the newest version of Acrobat, but still get the same result.

Someone suggested using a different program instead of Adobe's, which I will probably do, but I'm more concerned with the idea that the problem is related to my registry.

I also cannot download the Adobe Flash Player, so maybe it is just an issue with Adobe programs on my computer, but this only started happening after I had to get rid of some viruses on my computer. Everything else seems to be fine, with no more virus problems, but I don't know how to go about dealing with this permission issue.

Thank you.


A:Windows Cannot Access The Specific Device, Path, Or File. You May Not Have The Appropriate Permissions To Access The Item.

Hi there phegmmaster! Welcome to BC! Try this, go to Kelly's Corner ( http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm ) and download #12 on the left side ("EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP"). It's a .reg file. Save it to your desktop then double click on it to merge it into your registry. Then reboot.Let us know the outcome!

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When trying to access my adobe files after an update it says to me, "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item I am having the same problem". I have spend 2 hrs with
adobe and it is a windows permission error not and adobe error. I can install Adobe pro but I am not paying $300.00 for software that I had before and windows 10 update.

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I have a Acer M1610 running windows vista 32 Bit and I downloaded the trial version of AVG Internet Security 2013. I have bought a license number and when I tried to enter it on the administrator account I received the following message.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcfgex.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
Access is denied.

Can anyone please help me fix this so I can enter the new license code.Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A:AVG 2013-Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'd try downloading/installing it again...your package may be damaged.


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I turned on my computer the other day and "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." on anything I try to open. I cannot open any Windows Explorer window or file. I am able to open something if I right click, click run as and login with my user. If I try to go to Control Panel, explorer.exe closes and re-opens for no apparent reason.

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I get the error message when I try to run IE.

I tried to gather the info but the malware is blocking me from saving the log file.

Please see the Win32kDiag.txt file I created.

I am running Vista Home
Thanks for you help

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hi,Ok, for the past few days my system has been giving me grief. I made the mistake of clicking on a file uploaded to RapidShare and after downloading it, the file disappeared in the blink of an eye (I kid you not). So I downloaded it again and clicked on the file through the download manager and it disappeared again. Weird. I also noticed when the computer is just idle (when I'm not using it) the IE browser would pop up on it's own with two windows of ads. Now, IE is on my system but I don't use it - I am a faithful Firefox user at the moment. Anyway, I strongly believe that RapidShare file is the problem. But it could be something else I guess. Come to think about it, it might be something else because I also clicked on a four JPG images from an email a client of mine sent me (I think by mistake though) and the image wouldn't open either for some strange reason. I've never had a problem opening up JPG files before.I have also downloaded and installed Spybot, Spywareblaster, and TrendMicro software. SpywareBlaster is actually working. But the other two I get the message when attempting to open them: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Search & destroy\spybotsd. What they heck does that mean? Furthermore, I turned on my Windows Firewall some minutes ago. I use Windows XP SVPack 3.Moreover, I have done everything outlined on the "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your poten... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Sea...

Your topic has been moved to the Am I Infected forum so we can assist you in producing a log for the HiJack This forum. ~ OB

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HiThis is with regards to the closed topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1535293.Very sorry for not replying earlier. Its just getting worse. I cannot access the internet at all. I have borrowed a friend's laptop for the duration.To run RSIT I have copied the program onto my flash drive and run from there...I cannot move the program to the desktop. But it hangs. It says Running HijackThis and the progress bar is stuck at the same level for the past hour! Is this normal? Please could you help?Many thanks!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them

Hello I_hate_trojans!,This infection is preventing almost every tool to be run. Please try to follow the steps below carefully and in the order given! If you encounter problems, just let me know, thats what I am here for First of all, download the following files and put them on a flash drive:Win32kdiagCombofixJunction.zipWith malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994Scroll down to Step 1, and select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System. Download the file & save it as it's originally named. Note: If you have SP3, use the SP2 package.---------------------------------------------------------------------You should now have a flash drive with win32kdiag.exe, junction.zip, combofix.exe and the MS Recovery Console installer package--------------------------------------------------------------------Now plug the flash drive in your infected computer and proceed with the steps below.COMBOFIX---------------Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right clic... Read more

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Hi Experts

I cannot access the internet using the menu. The above message appears when I try. I am able to get online by putting iexplore.exe on my desktop.

I have tried to follow the instructions on the preparation guide. Unfortunately, no logs appear with either the DDS or RootRepeal. I cannot deleted the RootRepeal file: "Access is Denied"

The only information I have is from the following 2 log files:

Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\addins\addins

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\temp\temp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\tmp\tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Config\Config

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Connection Wizard\Connection Wizard

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\ime\chsime\applets\applets

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A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

Hello, I_hate_trojans!.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.I see that you're having trouble running executables. Let's try RSIT:We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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Hello experts! I get the following message when I click on my internet explorer:

windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

I am the adminstrator on my machine, which runs on XP. I have tried the following:

1. installing IE8 - did not work.
2. uninstalling my AV software (McAfee) - made no difference, now I can't re-install it.

I am fairly certain there is a virus(trojan) lurking about, especially because I am re-directed to websites other than the ones I click on; my System Information is empty; and random sites pop-up when I am on the internet.

Right now, I have accessed the internet by using iexplore.exe on my flash drive.


A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

It sounds like you have a rootkit infectionPlease download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report for me to review.Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.

--------------------------------------Go to > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmdClick OK.At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtA file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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I want to install the utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions

I wouldn't install anything that changed Windows default security settings. Can you choose only some of them?

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So a couple months ago my roommate was using my computer and tried to install a "free" game on the Internet. From that I got a bunch of malware and I think a virus. I tried to fix by uninstalling suspicious software or applications. It worked for awhile but I made the stupid choice to download a torrent that I think infected my computer even more. I've done a lot of research and have tried everything to fix it. I first tried to install malware bytes to scan my pc. But it won't let install any type of anti malware software. Also when I uninstalled suspicious software I think I might have uninstalled necessary programs or software. I also tried to figure out how to disable proxy settings but mistakenly disable my permissions to change them. I'm stuck and have no idea where to go. I'm not
Computer expert and have no money to take my PC to a repair place. I need my computer for school so if someone could at least point me in the right director it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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running win2000 pro on a stand alone pc with 2 hard drives both ntfs. is there any way that i can stop user's being able to access the second drive or certain directorys on the drive??

thanks in advance for any help


A:win 2k User Permissions?

If it's a standalone with NTFS you can do any number of things. If you don't want them to find it at all put a $ sign in the share name. Right click the drive you want to restrict access to and select permissions, take out the everyone and put your local account or admin account in there.

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I am running Win XP on a laptop. I know in XP Pro you can set up user premissions, ie cant download, etc. Can this be done in XP home? I have looked in Admin services but cant seem to find anything. Thanks for all the help!

A:User Permissions

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I am looking for some guidance on how to break some user permissions from a lap top hard drive to an external hard drive. I was deployed overseas and my lap top quit working on me. The hard drive is still good, everything works find when i connect it via usb to my desktop, I just can't transfer over anything because of user permissions. any help with this would be great . thank you for the time


A:user permissions

You will need to take ownership of the entire hard drive. Assuming that you are using Windows XP, try this Microsoft Help & Support article.

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Well I am trying to fix a friends computer and I think there is some kind of virus. All of the permissions seem to have been set to not have access to anything even on the administrator account. Whenever I try to do anything like open anything in control panel or even open internet explorer it gives me a message saying:

"..you may not have appropriate permissions.."

That is cut down version of the message but I think you may get the idea. If not I will try to re-create the message and write down the whole message, however that computer is just so slow right now it takes a long time for things to load up.

I have taken a brief attempt to install some anti-malware programs, however I can't even install anything right now. I have no permissions to do anything.

The computer is an older compaq presario.

Can somebody advise me of where I can start here?

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I'm setting up a few Win7 machines for a client, and they want an "admin" account (in addition to the standard "administrator" account), and a "user" account for each computer.

I want the users to be able to connect to any wifi network they have available, however due to user permissions, they are prompted for the admin password whenever they try to make the wifi network "Work" or "Home".

I've tried granting the user account "Power User" access, but this does not help. Am I stuck being forced to completely disable UAC, or are there any group policies available that would allow users to only be prompted for admin password when they want to do something "administration-like"? (Such as accessing another user's folders, setting up a file share, etc...

I want users to be able to install printer drivers, select a "Work" or "Home" network, but NOT to install software applications (outside of printer drivers). None of these machines are connected to a domain, only a "workgroup", as all shared files are accessible via a Sharepoint site in the cloud.

Thanks in advance!

A:user permissions

Well, if these are desktop machines, then there should be no problems with having the admin come over to set up networking just once.

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Hi, I have 2 XP machines using SP2, what I am trying to do is use the remote user function of perfect disk 7.0 so that I can defrag my other computer from my main computer. The computers are networked correctly, sharing works and the like. But when I try to access perfect disk on computer 2 it tells me I do not have permission to access the program, and that I need to be a member of the admin group. Could someone please explaine to me what I need to do to add computer 1 to the admin group of computer 2, or give me a link to a web page that will explaine it. Thank you

If this post is not in the right place, could a admin move it for me...thanks

A:Remote user permissions

If your running xp home you can not perform that.

Here is an explination of your error from the manufacturer of PerfectDisk


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I am running 2k3 server with all pc's being 2000 and XP. My issue is that I am the administrator and I would like my assistant to be able to login to the pc's to just install and remove software. With no access to windows settings and all other domain/network settings, and without making him an administrator. Is this possible? Through AD or locally?

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I'm having only one user a/c, administrator, i.e. myself only. However, windows ask me every time for the permission for some tasks and then allow to do it. But I don't know, why it is so? And what is the solution for the same?

A:User Accounts/Permissions

You will never be a "The Administrator", just a member of the Admin Group.

There are some commands that only the built in Administrator account can perform. Therefore at times you will be asked for permission to do this.
It has been this way since Vista and it is to protect the system from yourself.

Learn to live with it!

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i have xp pro with 4 user accounts,

1 admin(me)
and 3 limited user accounts

how can i give these limited accounts more permissions i.e cancelling print jobs and changing time without enabling them to make system wide changes or have admin powers??


A:assigning user permissions

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