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User account only has (Special permissions) checked.

Q: User account only has (Special permissions) checked.

User account only has (Special permissions) checked and I can't get it to change. I have activated the Admin account and I have gone into the admin account and tried to change the account permissions their and it shows that it does them. But when I try to run Avira or AVG it says that it can't because of permissions on this account. So I go back to the user account and it is set back to (Special Permissions). When I am in the admin account ever thing works great. I have scanned the computer many times looking for spyware but i can't find anything. Anyone have any advice. This is on a Toshibe Laptop running Win7 Home Premium.

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A: User account only has (Special permissions) checked.

Do you have ownership?
Warning do not take ownership of system files or problems will be at your door.
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I looked at my folder properties, the security tab on win8 "C:\Users\mike"
I see securities permissions for "Account Unknown S-1-15-21-etc..-1002" (i'm 1001)

Searched the registry, nothing found. Anyone have Idea what this might be ? Thanks !!!

I'm not overly concerned, slightly maybe,,, mostly curious.. might delete it and see what happens after next system image.

A:my users account unknown security, special permissions

I would suggest deleting it.
There is no such user in the valid users selection box.
Running a virus scan would be good.

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Hi guys.

I removed my friends laptop hard drive and plugged it in via usb into my laptop. When i was browsing the folders on the hard drive windows told me i didnt have the correct permissions and did i want to access the drive. I clicked yes removed the files my friend needed and then deleted the permission for my laptop to access his folders.

Now my question is have a ****ed up his hard drive when its plugged back into his laptop? Will it say it needs access to my account for him to re open his files, and also will my laptop account name show up under his user permissions area?

Sorry if this sounds dumb but could really use some valuble knowledge.

Thanks guys

A:user account permissions

I don't think so. His permissions would remain i think

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows 7 namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Thank you!

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows XP namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Here are some links that I already have (although these are not very specific):


Thank you!

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

Nutritionist/Acupuncturist- L Dawson

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I've set the permissions for my external hard drive so that it can only be accessed by my account. Access is denied for everyone else. I want to backup the permissions, in case my computer crashes. How do I do this?

I have only set permissions, not encrypted the files on the drive.

A:Backup User Account Permissions

Excellent question and I hope to present an excellent answer that will apply to everyone.
Download the free Macrium Reflect and create an image on an external hard drive.
Update once a month. If you ever have a problem that requires an reinstallation, you do not have to install the OS, then the software and then setting and then your stuff. Everything is on the image, just tranfer to your Hard drive and you are set to go.
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Yes this does look like using a jack hammer to crack open a nut, but the true purpose of Macrium is to save you in the event of a major problem, so why not use it for a secondary reason, too.

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Hello everyone, long time lurker, first time caller.

My desktop PC, (win 7 64 bit, home premium), recently started exhibiting strange issues. It all goes back to the night I ran windows update, which included the service pack 1.

Everything seemed to go ok, but after a reboot I started getting strange error messages. Gadgets couldn't launch because system.ini was in use, Ati Catalyst monitor program could not start, or firefox was already running in the background. I couldnt launch itunes because i didnt have permissions, etc. Having once upon a time worked in the IT field as a sys/network admin, I felt I was pretty equipped to tackle this issue.

I rolled back to previous restore points. No joy, even two months back I still had the issues. I unistalled all of the updates, still no joy.

So I went back and started to research the issue I had with iTunes. Well after poking around a bit, I found out all of my issues were permissions related. All of the error messages would go away if I launched those affected programs with a shift + right click.

Just for kicks I created another user account, just to see if it also had the permissions issue. It did not.

So my question is this, can anyone point me in the right direction to troubleshoot this one user accounts permissions issue? If not, I suppose I can go the the process of migrating my user files to another account. I'd rather find the solution though . Tia

A:User Account Permissions Issue

I guess I will just copy the files over to a new user account.

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Hi there,

I need some help with setting up accounts and permissions for these accounts on Win Xp Pro.

What I want to do is:

1. Setup 1 Limited User Account and 1 Admin account.

2. I want the Admin account to have full blown access and permission to everything on the computer.

3. I want to the User Account to only have access to one website on the internet and run only one program that is installed on the machine, and nothing else. i.e. The User Account should NOT be able to install programs, visit other internet sites, Change settings etc.

This computer is not connected to a domain (and I don't want to connect it to a domain).

Any ideas?

A:User Account Permissions and Restrictions

The first account you make is an Admin by default. Make another (limited) account from the control panel. The limited account will not be able to install software. I know that the limited account can only access shared files, but I think they also have access to all programs. You need an internet security program with parental controls to specify internet websites to allow.

I do not know if you are able to block programs or not. You might be able to right click on "program files", click "sharing and security" and check a box to make it private. Any shared program can be put in a public folder.

Also you might want to think about Mac OS X Leopard. It has parental controls, but I don't know whether or not you can block programs with that, either.

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Hi there,

I need some help with setting up accounts and permissions for these accounts on Win Xp Pro.

What I want to do is:

1. Setup 1 Limited User Account and 1 Admin account.

2. I want the Admin account to have full blown access and permission to everything on the computer.

3. I want to the User Account to only have access to one website on the internet and run only one program that is installed on the machine, and nothing else. i.e. The User Account should NOT be able to install programs, visit other internet sites, Change settings etc.

This computer is not connected to a domain (and I don't want to connect it to a domain).

Any ideas?

A:User Account Permissions and Restrictions

theres 2 ways to do this, one is using the local security policies, or the easy way is to download "Windows SteadyState" from microsoft and play around with it for a while, it will do exactly what you want.

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I've been having some kind of user account or permissions issue... I believe it originated about 12 months ago during a malware/virus issue I was having and something got damaged during the removal.

1) Red x on network icon - "Connection status: unknown" despite internet connectivity. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945925.
2) Windows Update hangs on installation of updates: specifically Hotfix KB947821.
3) Attempted to create a new user profile and copy over everything as described in http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile. Didn't solve problems. Went to retry thinking it was worth a second try and now clicking "Manage another account" hangs and doesn't open user profiles.
4) MBAM/Avast/ESET/Windows Defender/Adaware/BitDefender clean scans.
5) Problem with Windows Installer / unable to uninstall or install any programs (unsure if it's related but iTunes suddenly started saying it needed to be reinstalled to recognize iPods etc. - iTuneshelper.exe seems fine and active)
6) HiJackThis log listed an explorer.EXE file (caps intentional) - googling seemed to indicate this could be a concern.
7) Previously posted in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic390379.html
8) Full SFC/scannow log attached. SFC /scannow log snippet below:

2011-04-13 15:03:41, Info CSI 000001d8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2011-04-13 15:03:41, Info ... Read more

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I've converted my administrator account to a standard user account and created a new administrator account.

As a standard user I am able to access the admins user folder which I should not be able to do. There must some issues with the permissions somewhere but I'm not sure how to go about troubleshooting it.
@fdegrove has already suggested running an acl.bat as detailed here, post #39 http://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-firewalls-system-security/64477-standard-user-account-necessary-tight-security-home-user-4.html

but it has not fixed my user permissions.

Has anyone got any ideas?

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I have 2 user accounts on my machine. The #2 account has several errors due to incorrect creation. #1 account is ok. long story short - admin access was switched to #2 account, #1 account is now limited account type. problem is, can't get to "change user account" screen on account #2 - get error message. Is there a "backdoor" way to change #1 account type from limited to admin from #1 account? Been searching through different editors, etc from the RUN function, but don't really know what I am looking for. Just don't want to have to go through back up and reinstall of XP.

A:[SOLVED] user account permissions

try go to safe mode and log in with admin account and edit them.

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Hey guys n gals,
This might have been covered somewhere else, is so could someone throw me the link.

Anyway, I have set up another user on my computer. They have a restricted account. But I would like to tighten it up more. When I look at the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) I don't seem to be able to specify a single account. Is there another Policy editor for individuals or is there another way I can restrict what a person can do?

I wish I had AD at home!!

mucho thanks!

A:Changing a user account's policeis (permissions)

If this can't be done in Windows, is there software that can be downloaded to do it??

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I have Windows 7 account named Joe and it is an Administrator. Whenever I try to open a program or shortcut I get the "Open with..." dialog box and my option is Internet Explorer. Another odd thing that I discovered is that if I right click and select on "Run as Administrator" a program or shortcut will open as it should.

I also created a seperate Administrator account named Jim and everything opened normally.

So the Joe account has permission issues? I ran malware-bytes and tdsskiller and found nothing.

A:Windows 7 User Account Permissions corrupt

Hello binaryhat and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that when you created the "Joe" administrator account (or shortly thereafter), something damaged or corrupted that account. When you created the "Jim" administrator account everything processed as it should. It would be near impossible to figure out why the "Joe" account isn't working the way it should.

Since you have a second administrator account under "Jim", you could delete the "Joe" account without any issues because all you need is one administrator account on the computer.

User Account - Delete

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This computer is a Windows XP SP 2 Home Edition.

Ran all the scanners and such, and turn up nothing. The problem is an account has gone missing. The files are there, and if I log onto Windows XP classic style (typing name, instead of clicking list), it lets me, but it is a guest account now instead of admin like it was.

I log in as the default administrator and navigate to that account's files, can see them, but can access them.

Here is the HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:47:02 PM, on 10/31/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
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A:User Account Missing, Permissions Errors, Etc

Hello, we apologize for the delay. We have been quite busy here lately.

This sounds like an XP issue and not a malware one, but I do see some suspicious entries in your log so let's take care of those first.

Open Hijack This and click on Scan. Check the following entries (make sure you do not miss any)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9BA469A1-337E-8C1C-4CB9-4A9A37CF2034} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A4F94C0C-54A7-4DB1-9AF3-B22E63D00309} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C38E5C25-0456-4060-AD98-8863B0A5E779} - C:\WINDOWS\Config\sisc.dll (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {97B79133-88F0-45F0-8D57-0F2EF27D9C66} -
O20 - Winlogon Notify: sisc - C:\WINDOWS\Config\sisc.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: winexz32 - winexz32.dll (file missing)

Please remember to close all other windows, including browsers then click Fix checked.

Reboot and post a new Hijackthis log, we will continue from there.

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I upgraded from Win 7 Ultimate to win 8 using an upgrade disk (to save 2GB download). Everything went fine and I purchased the necessary registration and activated OK.

BUT, now I find that a ClickOnce application I wrote in C# and which has always run on XP and win 7 DOESN'T run on Win 8. Investigation showed that it needs to create a temporary file in the Windows/System32 directory and it is denied permission. I found I was also denied access to various other directories even though I am logged in with the account Windows created for me and which is part of the Administrators group.

I spent a couple of days reading about UAC and "Taking ownership" so I figured, OK, let's own the lot. I therefore went in to take ownership of the C: drive and saw it was currently owned by "Trusted Installer". I wanted to set the ownership to my account but it didn't appear in the list, so I set ownership to the Administrator's group. It went through all the sub-directories and changed the ownership.

However, my application still gets access denied. I am just bewildered by this UAC/elevation/access denied nonsense when I am an Administrator and can't do anything.

I realised it is probably my lack of understanding so I decided to set everything back to Trusted Installer. Imagine my horror when I found that this account (just like my own account) is Unknown to the system. (It doesn't apper in any lists of permissions so it cannot be selected.)

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OKay, so i just got vista and my cousin et up the accounts and my sister is the administrator. I wanted to download something from the web but i needed administrative permisisons, and seeing that my sister can be a total [email protected]#^% sometimes she won't let me change me to the administrator for awhiel whiel id ownload the thing. I tried to figure out her password but no luck. I searched the web trying to see if there was a way around it, but nothing helped. Can anybody tell me if if can do something here?

A:USer account password/administrator permissions

I would suggest you speak to the administrator - your sister.

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Hey I am trying to access songs from my user account on my pc (Which is saved in "My Music" [so in my user folder]) from My Samsung Galaxy phone using a program called All Share (it uses DLNA).

When I try getting songs from other user accounts on the PC it works fine and even from other PC's. However when i try from my user account it can't!

I remember messing with the Sharing permissions before in the security Tab and now I have mine (Baladya) on Full Control.. When i try to change my permissions the error in the image below comes up! Why is access denied when i am an Administrator myself 0.o Also Homeusers also have "Full Control".

When i try going to my folder and clicking "Share With" from the toolbar above and I choose 'Everybody' it doesnt change ; when I click it again it's on 'Nobody' ??

Tried right clicking on my folder > Properties>Sharing>Advanced Sharing>Check'Share this folder'>Permissions>Full Control. Still I can't access it from my phone.

What am I missing there? Is there a way to just return everything to default :S

Would really appreciate the help

A:User Account Sharing Permissions issue

What you have done is tried to change permissions for the whole User account folder which includes certain Hidden folders like AppData for your user Login and you are not allowed to change the permissions of them whatever account you use

As for your sharing issue can I ask what it is your problem is?

Sorry if I am confused

Many Thanks,

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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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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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Aloha All,
My issue started when I tried to delete files in the hidden cache of Dropbox.
I went into "my computer", clicked on my C drive, scrolled down to "Users" and found file "All Users" with a "locked" icon attached. I clicked on it and up popped an error message that I don't have permission to access this folder. I rightclicked on properties, followed by the security tab. The security tab lists 3 user groups; everyone, system, administrator. When highlited, none of these groups contained "permissions". I tried to "edit" the "permissions", which opened another "permissions" dialogue box. I clicked on each permission in the "allow" list for each group, to no avail. I went back the the main "users" folder and found "locked" icons on 2 other folders, "default user" and "administrator" (which is my wifes and my names.)
I've read with interest some of the 2012 & 2013 threads of a similar nature, but none of the problems were quite the same and the fixes didn't help me.
Sure hope the community can help me resolve the issue...
I've provided a screenshot of the "System" page from Control Panel.
Mahalo for all the help.

A:can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions

Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with. "All Users" is nothing more then a junction to "C:\ProgramFiles" when you messed with the permissions of that junction you just messed up everything else concerning the system. See the links in my signature.

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I'm at a bit of a loss on this one... My wife's laptop sat unused for a week while she was away. Upon return, none of her applications (OpenOffice, iTunes, etc) would open and she couldn't access any of her files (docs, images, music, etc). She was getting a permission denied error. Looking a little closer, she doesn't have permissions for anything. A bit of fiddling and some reboots and we're no closer. I can log into the laptop using my credentials and I have access to everything, including her files.

My wife's account is a Microsoft live account, while mine is a local account. They are both members of the Administrators group. Nothing was installed just before she went away or while she was away. I can't figure out what would have caused this. There's a lot of history in her account that she doesn't want to lose and have to rebuild (browser favourites, iTunes library, etc). Everything is still there.

any thoughts would be really appreciated.


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I have a computer certificate stored in the computer certificates store and I want to set for a dedicated local user (the "read only") permission to this certificate. (OS: Windows 7 / 32bit with SP1 DE)

I know that I can do that over the mmc
and the certificate snap-in (mmc => add certificates (local computer) snap-in => certificates (local computer) => personal => certificates => right click to the certificate of interest => all tasks => manage private key),
but I need to do that on many computers. How can I solve that problem with a script (i.e. certutil.exe)?


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I am setting up new PC with Windows 8.1 x64 for office user. I would like to have following account configuration:

Administrator account - for administrative purposes (full access/control)Power/Super user account - for maintenance purposes (program installation, minor setting change...[almost full control but GPO and similar "admin" access not allowed - like some sort of Service/Help desk account])Standard user account - for everyday use (limited access/control - no installation and/or settings changes allowed)
I have all three user accounts created and Administrator and Standard user accounts are working fine, but I am struggling with Power/Super user account.
There is only one PC in office so no domain is established - all permissions are Local GPO based.
Power/Super user is needed because there is external contractor for some programs that run on PC and he needs some level of administrator rights - installation etc.

I need advice how to setup Power/Super user account.


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Cannot hide folder even when checked....permissions?

Hello all.

I have a folder on a WD MyBook portable drive (ie in case with plug for power & stuff like that) that for the drive itself, is I guess you could call now a networked one where its USB is plugged into a USB port on my router and being used as a media sever via a DNLA capability the router has.

Basically since I am using the drive this way, one, it now shows up on my network instead of the Explorer menu like the other drives, and two, being that I surf through it with the Roku streaming device I am using it to feed, I can see any folders on it which I would really like to prevent for the ones I don't need as just is more stuff to have to go through.

Now interestingly, the router upon setting up everything for the drive to be used as a DNLA server, created a folder on it that is essentially by default was checked as hidden, and is dimmed out, and that folder does not show up on the Roku unit.

For all others I didn't seem to need, I actually deleted them, so they are gone too.

But there is this one folder which I think might be working to run the drive which came on the drive from the factory an has several drivers in it.

All in all I could care less that it is there for any other point, but would be nice to not see it in the Roku menus.

So basically just like the one the router created, and for the way this normally gets done, I tried going to the folders propertie... Read more

A:Cannot hide folder even when checked....permissions?

I don't know how to help you but I did find something that is good reading. It's related to security so I thought I would post it.

How to fix the UPnP security holes | ZDNet



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ok well im trying to give the program called peer guardian full control but it wont let me and it just says Error applying security and i had UAC on and i turned it off and i still have the same problem and it wont let me have special permissions on my own acc and i am administrator and im running 32 windows vista Man this gets frustrating! Please help!

Kk well ill give u a pic ok but now i cant even open up the file peer guardian its like not letting me do anything with it now Please help!


A:Help Please special permissions??!?!?

Did you reboot after turning UAC off? Personally I'd turn it back on.

Can you create the error and post a snip of it so we can see what going on?
Info on the snipping tool and how to upload pics to the posts here if needed:
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista


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Has anyone been able to add a checkmark next to special permissions or been able to add a checkmark in the grayed out boxes ???

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just went to back up drive, it said i dont have permission.
in safe mode , properties, security, there is no tick the "special permissions" box. i have tried several times to tick this box but with no luck. could someone give step by step instructions on how to do please.
these settings were ok a few weeks ago, but i have been infested since and these settings must have been changed somehow.

A:no special permissions, gone

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I am a teacher, and my district suddenly made it so there are things I can no longer do, like add/delete programs, system restore, look at msconfig from "run" etc. I swear I'm not going to do anything bad to the computer!! But there are programs that are starting up every time i turn on my computer that slow it down a LOT, and I don't need them. I don't want to delete them because the district put them there, but would like to take it off of the startup automatic boot. Every time I try to do that, it tells me I need to be an administrator, which I am, but when I type in name/password, it tells me I would have to be "elevated"in order to gain access. I teach music, so sometimes get new software, totally safe guaranteed, and want to be able to use them. This district is enormous, so I can't just ask the schools IT guy like I could at my previous school which was small and I knew the IT person and she trusted me and gave me complete access back.

It says I have "full control" and everything is checked except special permissions, which can't be checked. It has my regular user account as owner, but when I try to take ownership to my admin account, it tells me again I need to be elevated (even though it says I can take ownership). I assume that means that I need special permissions?

I tried doing system restore so I could try to go back to before this update that took all my privileges away, but again, I need to be elevated in order to do a sys res... Read more

A:Need special permissions back!

I'm sorry but those controls are there for a reason so if you want more access you will have to ask your IT department, it's against site rules to help you bypass these restrictions.

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I'm trying to take full control of my laptop that I own personally.

I've taken control of the C Drive and changed the permissions to full control but for some reason it won't allow me to tick the Special Permissions option.

Can you please advise how I can get special permissions?

I would like to get ultimate control of the operating system.



A:Windows 7 Special Permissions

Special permissions are more fine grained than the normal permissions. If you have full control you already have all of the special permissions.

You have taken a drastic step and I care not to speculate on it's consequences. Not a pleasant thought.

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Hello everyone.

Let me start off with explaining my problem first, I'll just give you the short version.

So basically I deleted the Profile who had "special permissions" completely. I don't know how I ended up doing that or why .
But since then, my laptop has been freezing in a specific pattern. For example when I boot my laptop and I run a game, it will 8 out of 10 times freeze my laptop completely for about 1-2 minutes. If it doesen't freeze when i start a game, it will later on.
I also tried to do a system restore but it won't allow me since it doesen't have access to a specific file. It says it's most likely because of an antivirus but I uninstalled everything I had. I have performed successful system restores before so this doesen't make sense.

I tried to search for answers but all I get are XP Vista and Win7 solutions, all have some options I don't have on my Win8.
Is there a way to restore this profile with special permissions or can I give myself those permissions?

Thanks in advance for any help or info.

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Alright, I made a big mistake and downloaded a file that I didn't know where it came from in hopes it would speed up my Adobe Photoshop CS4 that I have installed. Now problems have arisen and the file is undeletable. It has made the cracked "faster" version of Photoshop is able to be used in the entire master suite. All of the other files have lost their registration and won't start, or will crash on startup.

The Program is Adobe Cybershop CS4 from CyberWarez, do not download at all costs.

Here's what's happening, in addition to the above ->

1) Right click on Cyber Warez in Program Files (X86)
2) Delete
3) Folder Access Denied, you need permission from Computer-name\Administrator to make changes to this folder. Mind you I am logged into the hidden Administrator account and attempting to delete.


1) Right Click -> Properties
2) Security Tab
3) And I see My admin account, my 2 user accounts and a few others
4) Trusted Installer which is okay, SYSTEM which is okay, and CREATOR OWNER which is baffling to me as I've never seen this before.

Creative owner has only special privelages
TrustedInstaller has List folder contents and Special permissions
and SYSTEM has everything but Special Permissions

I go into the advanced tab go to the owner tab and change owner to Administrator I also select replace owner on subcontainers and objects.

Apply. It says I've taken ownership. Hit okay, close, reopen and I have everything including special perm... Read more

A:Editing Special Permissions for file deletion.

Alright, new situation. Went through and deleted the files, from the bottom up and somehow that allowed me. However that did not uninstall that crap that I installed. Went to Control Panel and tried to uninstall except, the uninstall option did not show, as it did prior to deleting. It was uninstallable from the beginning. Any suggestions? Thanks, Appreciate your time.

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Or tell me how to automatic logon hiden user ?2, when user ?1 logon in normal mode.

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I recently looked at my D drive, to find out that every file and folder in the D drive has a S-1-5-21.... account under the security tab. However the D drive itself does not. When I do to delete it, it tells me I cannot because it is inheriting permissions from its parent. But The D drive itself (The parent) doesn't have that user. So first, can you explain this.
So, I go and stop it from inheriting permission, and then delete it.. The issue is that this is quite time consuming. I basically want to remove this user on every file and folder on the drive at once. Now how do I do that?
I would be perfectly happy removing all the file permissions for all the files (Yes, I know that leaves them unaccessable) and then just adding them, as adding them to the D drive itself will cause all the child objects to inherit them, yes?

A:File permissions, an S-1-5-21 account, and inherited permissions

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall


A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?

A:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.


You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account

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I changed the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon to hide a user account and expected the system to give me an option to enter username as well as password to log back on to the same hidden account. But
NO, no luck. It still gives you all unhidden user account to select from in order to log on though.

Unfortunately the account I have hidden is the only Administrator account I have in the system. I've tried to change the registry by logging on as a standard user. However both the command prompt and the regedit do not offer option to run as administrator.
So I can't restore the registry.

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We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?


A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.



A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

A:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,

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how can it be?

a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off

i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too


A:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

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Good evening guys,
Today I changed my username and Change User Profile Folder Name but on my hard disk everything right now every program, files and my drives are registered too my previous name
as you guys can see from the above image my previous account name was caffe and now it is james
so all of my permissions are still registered to that previous name

Now what I want is to change all of the permissions to my new user name but the main problem is my new username isn't showing on any of the permissions

as you can see I can't find my new username in the above window Is there is any solution.
and if someone want's to know I changed my userprofile and Change User Profile Folder Name with this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums

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