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How to set permissions for local user account to computer stored certificate.

Q: How to set permissions for local user account to computer stored certificate.


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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So,we have school laptops,that I also use for home use, connected to a domain and I want to create a normal user off the domain. Is this possible?, also is it able to have admin abilities, since we aren't even allowed to change our backrounds on the domain. PLEASE HELP!!!

A:How do you create a local user account on a domain connected computer?

So,we have school laptopsClick to expand...

Ask your school's IT department for help. We do not want to suggest anything that may go against their policies.

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I hope someone can help.  I set up Win8 and used my Hotmail account.  I saved the password so that I would log in automatically.  Then, I changed the password to my Hotmail account, on the web, not through Win 8.
So, now, when I turn on the computer, the saved password is not the right one. Not a big deal, but "pesky".  Does anyone know where I can change the saved password?
I have found many articles regarding CHANGING the password.  I do not want to change my Hotmail password, I want to change the one that is STORED in Win 8.
Thanks in advance!

A:Change STORED User Account password

Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?

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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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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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This is a new laptop Toshiba Satellite L55t with Windows 10. I have had several instances where access to a file is blocked because of a stored profile. My user account is administrator and it should allow access to any file. I found the stored profile but I can't find any way to change it so I can access all files on my laptop. Do you have any suggestions that will help me solve the problem. Thank you

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.


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Encryption problem - Please help
hello first
I encrypted some files using windows standard encryption it was good
and I saved the certificates for it done!
then I wanted to encrypt another file done but windows didn't ask me to save a key
or certificate this began to happen all time
I dont want to lose these files so I decided to decrypt them however it didnt work
installing the certificate wont work to
I changed user name and passwords a time ago is it associated to certificates ?
tip;I have more than a user names (8.1) (Matrix)
some times the owner is Matrix
sometimes is 8.1 what to do?
now all files wont open ?
regard thanks s.;

A:User account file encryption certificate

Hey Gamer,

If you are using EFS to encrypt the files, then all encrypted files will use the same certificate unless changed by you. If you change your user account's password from another account or at boot, then you would loose access to all your existing encrypted files.

Here's a couple of things you could try to regain access to your EFS encrypted files.

1) If you add a encrypted file to a zipped folder, the file will be unencrypted (decrypted) when extracted from the ZIP file.

2) You could try the 30 day free trial program Advanced EFS Data Recovery to decrypt the files.

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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Hi all. I have this problem: every time the Windows 8 starts it seems that i loose the permissions to the temp folder. As a result some applications using that folder to launch (for example Google drive) fail giving me an error. Another example are some installation files not starting because the temp folder cannot be used.
So, i have always to go to temp folder and manually set the permissions to have all working.

What can I do?
Thank you

A:Set permissions to \<user>\AppData\Local\Temp folder

So, I googled your problem and it appears that others are experiencing a similar issue and the common denominator appears to be an Adobe Acrobat product. So, you might want to check out these links if you have Acrobat installed:

Can't install any applications. - Microsoft Community

Adobe Community: Acrobat replaces NTFS permissions of Temp folder

Good luck.

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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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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So, I have been working on my neighbor's computer. She doesn't want a password to log in to her computer. Is there a way that I can disable the password upon login. This is on a local account.

A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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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 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.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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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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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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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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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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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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 a situation where a standard domain user who is not supposed to have admin rights has admin rights in a local PC. I have checked the account permissions and it does not have admin rights. I have also checked the Tools>Computer Management ? Groups
> Administrators and confirmed that it does not have the user added to this group.
This computer officially has 2 admin accounts, one is the domain admin and one local admin. I am cracking my head trying to figure out how this user got admin privileges even though locally and in the AD this user does not have the rights assigned to them.
I have removed the user profile in this computer and have created a new profile but that did not seem to help.
Please advise if I have missed something here.
Thank you.

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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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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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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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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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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
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.e... Read more

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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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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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.

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 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 want to setup a Local User Account with Administrator priveledges on a laptop that currently has a single login via a Microsoft Outlook.com User Account, which I want to keep active.

I had assumed that this would be as simple a process as it was on XP, Vista and W7. However, I first consulted a number of other techical websites and have been rather confused by the large number of reported "issues" that users seem to have when setting up a Local Account.

Surely W8.1 permits multiple Users on the same machine and surely it is up to the owner of that machine as to whether they want a Local Account with Admin rights?

So why all the reported "problems" that Users are having when doing something which should be very simple.

Some of the reported problems are: -

- After setting up the Local Account the user could not login to the Microsoft Account
- User files in the Microsoft Account "disappear" after creating Local Account
- Microsoft services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive stop working in all accounts after creating a Local Account
- Programs won't run under the Local Account unless the User activates "Run as Administrator"
- Profile of Microsoft Account corrupt after creating Local Account
- Locked out of Admin rights on both the Microsoft and the Local accounts

I would really appreciate some clarity over whether or not there are "issues" associated with creating a Local Account in W8.1



A:W8.1 - Local User Account

I just created a Local Account to try it out and encountered no problems as you described. But, I am running 8.1. Probably MS fixed a few things in this new release.

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Hello. I have a laptop that I use from work. I changed the computer from logging on to a domain to my home workgroup. When I rebooted my computer I cant log on. I don't know the administrator password or any local user acounts on the machine.

How can I change back to log on to the domain without logging on?

Please help...thanks!

Oh Windows 2000 pro BTW

A:Can't log on to a local user account PLEASE HELP

I have a corporate PC as well. The only way I know to work around this "fully" is to contact your network administrator. There is something you can try though.

If you know your domain name from work try typing this into your user id field:

<domain name>\<user id>

Then type your password accordingly.

Hope this helps.

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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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From what I have read, in order to use OneDrive (integrated in the OS, not the web browser), you have to use a MSA account to login to the computer in order to use OneDrive.

Is there a way to use a Local user account, while still using OneDrive without using a web browser? Even if it means I have to login everytime I open the drive from Windows Explorer? I plan on installing Win10 and using a local account to use the computer (I have a MSA account that I can use for OneDrive, but don't plan on using it to login to the computer itself).

Thanks in advance

A:Local User Account and OneDrive

Hello Jaesun, and welcome to Ten Forums.

When you sign in to OneDrive using OPTION TWO below, you would still need to sign in with a Microsoft account, but you can do so while still remaining signed in to Windows 10 with a local account.

OneDrive - Unlink in Windows 10

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Greetings all,

I'm hooked on Spotify, most of you probably know about it - It's like Pandora, iHeart Radio, and many more services that play thousands of songs on your mobile device. But there is an option to install it on your PC as well.

I went to do the PC install, and was given a message : "Spotify must be installed by a non-administrator account". OK. SoI played along and created a new user thru the Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management. Msft automaticaly put it in the Users group, so I thought that s/b fine. But no. I logged in as the new user, and when I tried to install Spotify with the .exe file that my login (Admin) had downloaded, Msft gave some permission gripes. Anyway, it did finally install under NewUser and brought up Spotify.

I knew I hadn't one the battle yet. I logged off of NewUser acct and logged back in as me. I didn't see a new profile created for NewUser **Actually, a new profile was made for the new user, it just took several minutes for the new profile to appear**. I did a search on all of drive C for 'Spotify'. I didn't get any hits, and figured Spotify may have an alias when installed. I believe it will just give you access to it via your browser, ?? But I see now Bookmarks, etc in Chrome.

So I'd like to assign my profile to this NewUser. It's really just a one time shot, hopefully - to get Spotify installed, and to put any related files into my profile folder. Then, assuming this works, I'll want to delete this NewUser. ... Read more

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I've been trying to recreate/rebuild a user account for a local user. The user had software issues that were not present under other accounts.

I renamed her account to username_old. but instead of Windows creating a new account using their login name like I'm used to with XP, it is logging in under the TEMP account. I can't change anything in that account because when they log out there is no TEMP under the Users directory.

What do I have to do to have Windows recreate the user's account under their login?

A:recreating local user account

Please check these Microsoft articles.

Fix a corrupted user profile

How to Fix Corrupted User Profile in Windows 7

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I just turned on my Dell inspiron 15 which is running the newest version of Windows 10 home 64 bit and it displayed an error message saying it couldn't find my user account or files so it logged me into a temporary account with the same name. I went to c:/users and I found the folder for my user account and all of my files are still there. I tried restarting the computer and sign out then sign back in but that didn't help. I'm currently posting this from my phone while system restore restores to a restore point that was automatically made a couple of days ago. Since this problem just started I hope it helps. I'll update this thread after system restore is done. Any additional help I can get will be appreciated.

A:My local user account is missing

Update: system restore just finished and my user account is working normally again. All of my files are also back. After all of my programs are done updating I'll update my backup copy of all files that aren't in Microsoft onedrive.

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I purchased a new Dell 1764 Win 7 Professional about 2-weeks ago and have been learning how to use Win 7 - I consider myself an old XP guy!

I was in the windows explorer to see who was listed inder the Users directory where I found a directory with my name on it. I double clicked and noted the contents of the directory was the same as in XP. I clicked on the Local Settings directory (I temporarily turned off the "hide protected operating system files" option to see if contents was the same) and got a message that access was denied. I was told by a tech that this was normal in Win 7 in order to stop people from changing options, etc. which could cause problems.

My question is this - was the tech correct by saying it was locked for protection? If the answer is yes, then who can access the directory? (I have system administrator rights.


A:User account - Local Settings

Hello Pierre,

Yes, he was correct. The faded shortcut protected OS folders are actually only "junction points" to the actual folder instead, and are not real folders. They are used for backwards compatibility for older XP type applications that still reference them by default instead of the newer default locations in Vista and Windows 7 now. They redirect the older application to the new Vista and Windows 7 locations instead.
Hope this helps,

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We have local Certificate Authority server Windows 2012 R2. There is a code signing certificate that was issued by
the local  CA and is expiring  in 3 weeks. How can we renew the certificate?


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Hi Friends,

I'm working on a Dell Laptop that has Windows 8.1 on it. User can't remember his password. I've tried at least 5 different various tools to get in, and all of them either don't see the drive, or see the drive but see no accounts, or give me error messages when I try to use net user to reset the password from outside the OS.

Please assist!

Apologies if this is the wrong sub-forum to post this in.

Thank you!

A:Trying to Get Into Local Account, User Lost Password

Sorry, but our forum rules do not allow us to assist with password related matters as we have no way of checking the validity of the request, this is not any sort of accusation, and we hope you will understand our reasons

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Hi All,

Hopefully a straight forward question for you...

We have a company laptop that is normally used on our domain and the user wants to setup a local user account on it for home use. We have tried adding a new user but it keeps asking for the domain. I am presuming we have to leave the domain and setup a workgroup for example and do it that way?!? But this causes an issue when the user wants to go back on the domain at work.

Appreciate any advice/help.



A:On Domain want to setup local user account?

New user account

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Well it looks like MS shot themselves in the foot again.  Over night my system has changed so that my personal account is no longer an administrator even though it is still listed as one in Computer Management.  In User Accounts it is set as
a standard user and it cannot be changed to an administrator user.  Why does MS keep screwing up Windows 7???  It is a great operating system other than the stupid things that they have done, like not being able to copy a configured user account
to the default user and now this!!!   My assumption is that they do not want corporate users anymore, they just want brain dead faux McIntosh home users!  What they are going to do is force everyone to run as "The Administrator" instead
of creating other user accounts, why did they drop the "Power User"?  That was a very useful account, I know it's still there but it isn't the same!  Mr. Ballmer, please retire and let someone with some brains take over this company before you totally
screw it up!Ted McCarty

A:Can't change a user account to a local administrator

Hi Ted,


According to your description, I would like to say that if it is grayed out when you trying to change the account as administrator, it states that you
are already the administrator.


If you boot to Safe Mode, are you able to log in as Administrator? If so, go into User Accounts in the Control Panel and change your personal account
back to the Administrator type.






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