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XP Home Security Permissions

Q: XP Home Security Permissions

Hi Guys,

I've just bought a netbook with XP Home installed. I'm a student teacher, and I'd like to make it pupil-proof, so I've partitioned the hard drive, and I've got an admin account and a limited account that I'll be using in class. What I also wanted to do was restrict access to the paritition with all the windows files to just the admin account.

I used a tweak found here to do it.

Anyway, turns out that I can't restrict it without making it impossible to log in to the limited account. I think that it's because it can't access the account settings. I added back the permissions for the limited account and it seems to be working fine, but it appears that I'll need to do that every time I create a new account, cause I think I deleted some other permissions.

Question 1: Is it possible to restore all permissions to their defaults, including the deleted profiles, without doing a system restore? If not, does anyone know what the defaults are so I can add them back manually?

Question 2: Does anyone know how I can restrict access to the windows partition properly?

Thanks in advance to anyway who can help me!

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A: XP Home Security Permissions

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In the course of investigating why a programme was not functioning correctly I was requested to check the Security settings for permissions using Safe Mode in Windows XP Home Edition.

Whilst checking these settings I noticed that each Drive Partition of my two HDDs had different settings.

C Drive shows:
All with full permissions

D Drive shows:
Everyone - with full permissions

E, H, I and K Drives show:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators) - Full Permissions
CREATOR OWNER - Special Permission only
Everyone - Special Permission only
SYSTEM - Full Permissions
Users(ERIC\Users) - Restricted Use (three items checked)

Can anyone explain these settings, confirm whether they are normal and if not what is normal?

I checked my Laptop (One HDD and Partition) and found that it only showed "Everyone" and with Full Permissions.

A link to an explanation of security settings in Windows XP Home would be helpful.

A:Security Permissions for XP Home


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We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


A:6 PC home network permissions/security question

Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz

We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".

It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.

It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share the folders you need access too from inside the network.

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I have used various programs to delete the viruses; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, AVG 9.0 (currently installed), CCleaner and it now seems somewhat stable. There is only one admin on this pc. I had created a new admin and still had the same issues, as follows... I found an old file named Spybot - Search and destroy, which I am unable to delete because I don't have permissions...? I also have been getting an update from MS to download and install MRT, but even though it says successful, I can't run it from start>run or from system32 and it continuously comes back to be reinstalled. When I right-click on ANY file folder or application file, there is no security tab to change permissions. ARRRGGGHHH! Thanks!

I disabled AVG to run DDS.SCR and RootRepeal

DDS.txt below (Attach.txt, and ARK.txt attached)

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by MW at 12:09:17.06 on Fri 11/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.151 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
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A:xp home/viruses removed; still have permissions/security issues

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This is the problem that I have.
I have a back-up of all my files accessible from Bounceback express (which is the back- up program that came from the box). This is visible from win 7.
The files and folders are from my previous XP computer. My docs, my pics etc. I can see them through the hard drive backup  them but I can't open them.
They say I need administrator privelages, but they are my files and folders. How can I remove this permission obstruction when they are my folders?
What I want to do is gather the folders from the back up of XP and place them into Windows 7.
I invested in a backup thinking it will be easy to fix if things crashed.  
If I set administrator privelages in the past how can I open them and use them in win 7, when the old pc is kaput ?
Thank you soo much if any help is able

A:Permissions from XP home backup to Win 7 home premium

Adding full read and write permission to those folders probably fix your problem. You can change the access permission of a file or folder form the "Security" tab. Read the below guides to set full permission to tha folders.


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Hi there,

I'm new to this forum.

The other day I got hit by Vista Home Security and Windows Home Security virus. It's made my computer completely useless(no Internet access).

For the past 2 days I've trying to fix it but to no avail.

At first I went to safe mode and tried a restore to a prior period but the virus was even in safe mode. Any time I tried to restore, the virus pops up even after I tried to end process.
So I did some research and found this:


I loaded rkill and Malwarebytes onto my computer using a USB stick. But rkill is not stopping the Vista Home Security and Windows Home Security virus from running so that I can download Malwarebytes and run it so that I can remove the virus.

Every time I run rKill I get the black screen and then after a while I get this message and then a notepad the program finished.

" sed.exe: can't read c:\users\acer\appdata\local\temp\rks1.log: no such file or directory "

The Vista Home Security and Windows Home Security virus wasn't disable so that I could download and run Malwarebytes.

I tried it in normal mode and safe mode.

The big issue is that the virus hit my work computer and I got a deadline.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Home Security and Windows Home Security virus

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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I am the administrator on a church PC running Windows 10 HOME. I'm consistently having issues with other users changing settings, downloading and installing software, and otherwise just making my job much more difficult. I'm constantly fixing something that someone else has adjusted. On our PC, most users only need access to a couple of programs. Ideally I'd like to restrict user access so the only thing that can be done without an admin password is run the programs needed, no access rights to anything else and no changes to settings. I know I'm very limited in the HOME version with what I can accomplish here. Would the PRO version of Windows 10 be of any help?
Thank you

A:Home vs Pro Permissions

I am going to speculate here...............
You have only 1 user account in the computer and it is an admin account.
You let EVERYONE use that admin account.

If my speculate is correct, then here is your problem............... you are letting others to use your admin account.
Admin account has the privileges to change settings, install programs etc etc.

You should create a standard user account.
Standard user account cannot change settings, install programs etc without entering the admin password.
Change your admin password and keep it confidential and your problem is solved.

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Somebody riddle me this: Why is it that I'm an Administrator with Full Control of folders, subfolders, and files but can't remove a folder's Read-only attribute in XP Home?

Whenever I uncheck a folder's Read-only attribute and then click Apply and OK, the Read-only attribute returns after I close the Properties box.

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How do you set the permissions for certain files so that they cannot be read by others ?
OS XP Home SP 2.


A:Solved: XP Home Permissions

[email protected] said:

How do you set the permissions for certain files so that they cannot be read by others ?
OS XP Home SP 2.

BilljhClick to expand...

Im assuming you want to keep files private from other users on the same computer.

You need to right click on the folder (unsure if it works on individual files), then click properties and in the sharing tab check "Make this folder private"

This will tell other users that they cannot acces the files if they are trying to access it from another username.

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Just purchased a laptop with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I also have a PC with Vista Home Premium.
I set up a home network primarily so that I can access files on the Vista machine wirelessly from my laptop. The Vista machine is hard wired to the router and the laptop utilizes a wireless card. After checking many forums and websites the only way that I have been able to access folders designated for share was to create User accounts (with corresponding passwords) identical to the User accounts for the machine trying to access files and folders. Example, on the Win 7 machine my User name is Mark and is password enabled. I had to set up a user on the Vista machine with the username Mark and the same password. I did the same on the Win 7 machine by creating a User account and password that matches the Vista machine.
This seems ridiculous to me. Shouldn't I be able to set Everyone in the permissions with full control to access files and folders in the network? I did that but kept getting the message that access was denied because of improper permissions. I'd like to remove the extra user accounts from both machines so if someone has a suggestion I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you in advance.


A:Permissions on a home network

i'm not sure if this is what you are after, but try:

control panel >> network and sharing center >> change advanced sharing settings >> home or work >> turn off password protected sharing.

i've noticed this setting has a habit of resetting itself sometimes, so make sure it's still off if you notice a problem.

anyone should be able to access shared folders now.

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I wish to be able to make files inside a particular folder, and that once a file is created it can't be deleted.

So I right clicked to that folder, Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Change Permissions, Add (my user name - "boris"), and then I edited permissions, where I denied DELETE and DELETE SUBFOLDERS AND FILES.

But it didn't come as I wanted since I can only create new fiels inside that folder, but I can't named them. So if I make new text document I can't name it as I wanted also I can't renamed it after it was created. However deleting is denied as I wanted.

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

Please advice..

A:security permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by mihael

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

It is called Readonly...

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I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

Thank-you VERY much!

A:Security permissions

Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.

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I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

A:Security Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7

I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

You really dont want to go changing permissions on the fly. First why do you need to "see what is inside"? the only true test of a backup is to restore it to see if it works.

Second the Backup may be owned by a group called trusted installers. they have permissions to install and change applications.

If you really must change permission to look you are going to need to include the switch to change the sub folders/directories as well.

Be careful changing permissions can make the backup un -useable.


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I have a Dell desktop that just recently crashed. It turned out that the logic board went belly-up. It was running WinXP Home, and the disk is formatted with NFTS. I managed to retrieve the hard disk and put it in an enclosure with USB connection. I connected it to another laptop, also running WinXP Home.

The computer recognizes the enclosured-disk right away and I can view the folders. However, when I attempt to read any file, I get "Access Denied" error message. I figured I probably need to take ownership of the folder. (I was unable to find Security tab for the folder, and there was no way for me to turn off Simple File Sharing in WinXP Home.) Anyway, I had to boot into Safe mode to access the folder and take ownership. I logged in as the default Administrator, and found the Security tab and took ownership. I then granted Everyone -> Modify, and Administrators -> Full Control NTFS permission. I then reboot, and logged on normally as another user with administrative privilege. I still can't access the folder. And then I tried to log on normally as the default administrator, I get the account is restricted error message.

I'm at lost as to why I still can't access the folder after I granted Everyone Modify permission. Did I missing anything? Any hint will be greatly appraciated!

A:Assigning Permissions in WinXP Home

This may help:


Scroll about halfway down the page and download "Repair Permissions".

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows 7 computer which is linked to 2 other windows xp home & pro computers. My question is that i used to be able to go on the network and drop files etc..onto my husbancs windows xp home comupter. Now it is asking for permissions. I need to set up permissions for my husbands windows xp home computer and his laptop which runs windows xp pro.

I really need help with this one. I don't understand permissions.

Could someone help me set this up so that we can send files back and forth.

Thank you.

A:Setting up permissions in Windows XP Home & Pro

There is an article on how to allow or deny permissions to users and groups that you may find useful, you can read it here.

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Have WinXP Home on one machine and Pro on others. I'm trying to set user permissions on folders and printers. I found a page at microsoft.com that says do the following in the Windows XP Pro machine:

"Click Start> My Computer> Tools> Folder Options> View. In the Advanced Settings sections . . . ".

I don't have an advanced settings section. I am guessing it is because we are running FAT32 and we need NTFS for this Advanced Settings section to show. Is this correct?

On the Windows XP Home machine, we are running NTFS; but, I assume we don't have an Advanced Settings sections on it because that section is not available in the Home edition and we need XP Pro. Is this correct?

A:Setting Folder Permissions in XP Pro & Home?

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I have three drives C,D and E on my PC.When I go to administrative tools, these three are marked as default shared.If I try to change ths, I am not allowed to do so and the message I get is that this has been shared for admin purposes.
My requirement is that I want to have a folder in E drive which can only be accessed by administrator.Since the default share is at E drive level and grants control to everyone, my folder level permissions are over ruled.What can be done to remove that default share??

A:Win Xp Home Edition: Permissions Issue

The names of the drives are most likely the letter plus the number sign ( # ).Everydrive that is connected has it, and it cannot be removed. It is a default share that Windows uses to mange administrative rights exclusivly for itself.As for sharing the specific folder and having it set up so only specific users can access it cannot be done in XP Home. However, in XP Pro you can. Also in XP Pro you can actually leave specific actions each user can do.For example: I have a folder I want John, Joe, and Sandy to only read and add files but not delete files. And Moe, Jim, and Luke, can only add files but cannot see what is already there.

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I have been wrestling with file permissions on my computer. I've searched online and found a couple of ways to make changes to files and directories - using Safe Mode and Cacls. Safe Mode is the only way I've managed to get to work, but I can't modify the permissions for every file on the drive, only files and folders individually. I imagine there is something fairly simple that I'm missing. Any Ideas?



A:Windows Xp Home File Permissions

How to set,view,change or remove file or folder permissions in Windows XP.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308418/en-us

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When I right click one folder/file, I am capable of going to the security tab. When trying to
highlight more than 1 folder at a time to change permissions, I don't see a security tab.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? It's a real issue at work we are trying to figure out.

A:Security/Permissions Problem

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Hi All,
Does anyone knows what level of security permission is requires to enable servicing plan option to users. currently users are not able to see servicing plan option.

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I am running win XP pro with ntfs file system. I created an additional admin acount for security purposes. But I loaded a program that I only wanted the admin group to have access to. So I went to the folder that contains the program and denied explicit access to the users groups. When I tried to launch the program with the admin it would not let me in. So far I have had several problems with the ntfs system that they have instituted. Some of the functions that were in 2000 PRO were just fine and now I am having a hard time learning the new configuration. But I will start with this. Thank you for the help.

A:Win XP security permissions problem

Go and download X-teq Systems X-setup and clear the simple shares, like I have in the screenshot.

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Okay, I am having some odd problems with my laptop. Today, I realized that I think my two problems might be directly connected. I am using an Acer Aspire 7551 and running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Recently, I noticed that here and there my laptop would tell me that I had to have administrator permissions to run a program or change a setting. That in itself is odd because not only am I the admin on this laptop, but there isn't even another user account, period. This has increased in frequency to the point that I have to right click and run everything as admin.

Today, I unplugged my router and modem to clean up a little bit and when I plugged it back in I couldn't connect to my wireless network. When I tried to troubleshoot the problem, Windows told me that the Diagnostics Policy Service won't start so Windows couldn't fix the issue. I checked out my Windows services and realized that Diagnostic Policy Services, Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System Host were all set to be started manually. I switched them all to automatic and restarted my system. The problem still persists. I then tried restore my computer back a few days to see if that fixed the issue, it did not. I plugged in directly to my cable modem and everything works fine. I googled the issue and saw some people mentioning that both of my problems could be caused by an issue with my Security Permissions. I have no idea if this could be the issue, and if so, how I could fix it.

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A:Security permissions problem?

Starting with Vista, Microsoft introduced User Access Control, a security feature that requires you to Run As Admin any software installation,or change of computer setting even if you are an admin and the only user on the computer . You can Re-adjust the UAC to a less intrusive setting if you like (not recommended). Go to Search and type UAC. This would not affect your Wireless settings though.
The Diagnostic Policy Service should be set to Automatic startup type, and the service started, but Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System host should be set to Manual, with the former service started.
While in Services make sure WLAN AutoConfig is set to Manual but started.
Make sure your Wireless switch is on.
If you continue to have problems, you may be infected, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help

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I was screwing around with the permissions in Win 7 Premium, C:\Windows\winsxs and I now have them in a mess! System Restore wont work. Trying to rest the permissions with icals.

From an elevated command prompt I did this:
C:\Windows\winsxs>icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

After running awhile I got this message:
successfully processed 73649 files; Failed processing 0 files

But nothing was changed?

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?


A:NTFS Security Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?

You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.

Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.



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We are building a new network based on Windows 2003 server. All seems fine apart from one bit of software we need to work - which doesn't.

I seem to be having some problems with security/permissions [please note - I am something of a novice!] There may well be a simple answer...

The program resides on the server and is simply run from a shortcut on the local machine.

It does work on any PC logged in at administrator level, and I have had it working, and tested its stability.

However, I can not seem to get it to work under any other level. Last thing I tried was creating a group specifically for this. Gave it all the permissions I could find, and gave this group ownership of the directory. I would have imagined this might work. But it seems not.

Can anyone help me out?


A:2003 security / permissions???

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Hello Guys,

Here is the and setup.

3 Computers. 2 Windows XP and 1 Windows 7 computers

XP1 is acting as a type of file server. Hosting a folder with data in it. The other XP2 computer and Win7 PC have a application on it that use the data on XP1.

I have made a network drive on XP2 and Win7 to the folder that stores the data. I want the application to have full read and write access but I don't want the users to be able to go into the network folder and mess around with anything. Can I block user access through My computer or windows explorer? How do I protect that data without interrupting what the application needs to do?



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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit /dvd /english
Dynamic Disk, GPT Partition table, DAMAGED....................................  Basic disk for MBR/master boot record partition, extend logical partition  no support or corrupt                    
basic disk 0\primary partition 465GB online /MBR/master boot record/Quota settings C:

BUILTIN\Administrators -------15.93GB Amount used
NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller ------ 4.68GB Amount Used
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ------- 3.28GB  Amount Used
musty-PC\musty ------ 221,35MB Amount Used                                                                                                                      &nbs... Read more

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Windows 7 64-Bit , 64-Bit Computer SyStems(Graphic Card Or Everything 64-Bit) BEFORE 32-Bit format available............vs How to recover HDD Security Permissions? Wont boot Computer 
NT Authority\cryptsvc
NT Authority\browser
NT Authority\homeusers
NT Authority\homegroup
NT Authority\Network
NT Authority\Network Service.......... HDD&Regedit possible try

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Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

A:Security Permissions for Users

Quote: Originally Posted by mjf

Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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I'm just trying to figure out the right permissions for the home folder and the profile folder on my test network.. I've got a windows server 2003 hosting the file manager services, and have the directories structured like this:

C:\Home - contains:


C:\Profiles - contains the same.

When I go to active directory, I have set the appropriate path to the above folders via: \\server2\Profiles\%username% & \\server2\Home\%username%

When I create a new profile for any user, and change a few settings, or make a file/test folder it saves it to the computer's local account on the hard drive, and the server in the appropriate folder. However.. the only thing that doesn't stick is the desktop wallpaper. How come? When I log in to the same account from a different computer, or virtual machine, some settings don't stick with the user account. I thought the purpose of having a roaming profile was to have this feature?

the folder permissions on the home folder.. I want the Administrator account to have full access to everything, and only the specified user to access their own home folder (so other users cant see the contents)

Where do I set the permissions for this, on the C:\Home folder or the individual security settings on the users folder name?

Any help would be appreciated, I've went through many books, and training materials, and can't seem to get it straightened out.

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MSHOME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.

This is the error message I get when I try to see any computers, printers, or storage devices connected to my home network. Sometimes, I can see other computers that are attached, but I cannot access them and receive a similar error message. Other times, I cannot even see any of my network. I have not lost connectivity to the internet, only to my local systems.

There are several computers attached to my network, all are running Windows XP SP2. One of my laptops can see all and touch all, but the rest cannot. Iíll focus on the computer that I am currently on. It is an AMD 3000+ that is wired to a Linksys wireless N router that is connected to a cable modem. The SP2 firewall is off and I am running Zone Labs Zonealarm. My home network IP range is setup in the ďTrustedĒ zone. I can ping the computers and devices attached, and can send print jobs to my network (wired) printer, but I canít even view my home network, reference the error message above. And, as I indicated earlier, I donít even receive the same error message day after day. All of my computers used to communicate with each other very well. I cannot say for sure when this trouble started. I donít often try to attach to my other machines, but I sure canít do it now.

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A:Solved: Access permissions on home network

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Alright so here's my scenario:

- I have a small home network with 3 PCs, which I'll call "PC 1", "PC 2", and "PC 3".
- "Folder X" is stored on "PC 1".
- I want to have "Folder X" accessible from "PC 1" and "PC 2", but NOT accessible from "PC 3".

How can I do this?

I've been trying to get this to work for a little while, fiddling with file sharing permissions, but I'm a novice when it comes to networking and permissions. Does anyone know how this might be done correctly? Additionally, I'd also like to set it up so that if any additional PCs are added to the network, they do not have access to "Folder X" by default.

All PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate.
"PC 1" and "PC 3" are 32 bit, "PC 2" is 64 bit.
Using a WRT54G2 Wireless G router.

A:Sharing permissions on a small home network.

Right-click on Folder X. An option will appear to "Share With >". Then select the "Specific People" choice. A list of all the users connected to you network will appear. Select who you wish to share with, and don't select anyone else.

Users added to the network (via adding a new PC) will not automatically have access.

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Hi all, 1st post here!

I've got a home media network setup driven by an HP microserver running win 7 pro 64 and sharing via SMB / windows standard sharing connected via ethernet to my router. It runs no GUI but I can do for administrative purposes.

My main PC (win 7 64) is connected to the same network where I control the copy of new media to the microserver and edit / reorder from time to time.

Other family members access files via laptops / raspberry pi's running raspbmc.

My issue is that to allow access to everyone and maintain my editing capabilities I've had to grant permissions to all sharing folders as 'full control' to 'everyone'. This isn't ideal from a security perspective and ideally want to allow full control to my PC and read only for everyone else.

I have looked everywhere in permissions under new user, group, location and cant see how I add an individual PC within the network, all options seem to relate to users or groups physically on the microserver.


A:Permissions on a home media network setup


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Hello ? I have twogeneralized questions that aren?t related in this context, but I hope it?s OK Iinclude them both in the same thread. They do both pertain to general Windows 7functionality and if later versions of Windows are the same, the knowledge isof value. Basically, I am wanting a better understanding of how Windows worksin these areas that can help to explain some of the seemingly illogical ways wehave to do things at times.

Question one: I?ll sum it upas, ?why, at times, do I have to give myself permission or ownership to certainfolders or files?? The first account created in the first admin account and conceivablyhas the highest level of control ? but then why do I have to sometimes ?Run asAdministrator? certain programs at times? I have a basic understanding of howpermissions work, and how they can be inherited ? and how to change them, andchange ownerships. But I don?t know how these two things fit together. And atthe core of the issue is, if I?m able to give myself ownerships andpermissions, then why does Windows even make me have to go through it?

I realize that this has beendesigned for client-server networks, domains and a lot more than a singlecomputer or home network. I would like a better understanding of all of it ?that way when I do come across a situation where I can?t access a folder orfile, I won?t have to fuddle around in the various security and details screensuntil hopefully it finally works. One situation in particular is when I?veconnected an ... Read more

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I've been called to assist with a PC having some issues. The PC is a Compaq Presario desktop running XP home which is fairly old based on the 80GB HDD and the fact that it's got a 3.5" FDD. Sorry I don't have more specs but don't know that it's relevant to the question.

The events as I know them are;
There was an infection with what I believe was a variation of the blaster worm which was causing the PC to reboot and redirecting the IE7 web browser. I helped via remote access to get a copy of AVG on the PC and killed that bug.

The owner then did what any typical owner would. Applied ALL MS updates. Unfortunately this included SP3. After the SP was applied the PC fails to boot in any mode. Troubleshooting and fixing this will be discussed in more detail in a separate topic.

This topic is about trying to get data files off of the PC before anything else is done. My approach seemed simple. Pull the HDD, attach it to a USB/SATA adapter and copy files to new host PC (running XP home as well). Solid plan that worked well for some files. However the user had stored most of their cherished photos in a folder on the desktop. When I tried to access this folder from the new host I got 'access denied' (don't recall the precise wording but can post it later if needed). I could only see that the C:\documents and settings\owner\desktop folder was there, but could see nothing in it.

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A:Changing file permissions in WinXP home

Yes, solution is to take ownership of the files from System 1...while the hard drive is attached to System 2.How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 All files which fall under the Docs & Settings group...act this way when access to these files is attempted from another system.Louis

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Hi Guys,
Im using WinXP pro with SP2

Im trying to change a folders permission(C:\Program Files) so that i have full access to it.

I right click the folder and choose properties and then the security tab.. from there if I try to alter permissions in any way it freezes up or i get the form not responding message and i never manage to do it?
I try to add mtself with my user account so that I can get full permission but when i do this or alter the same hapens Form NOT Responding
Any suggestions of how to do this or whats up?

Ive tried going through start>> accessorys>> windows exporer>> but each time it stops responding.

Thanks again

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Is there a way for me to recover the stupid idiotic mistake that I did? What I did was removed all the permissions to a partition on my HD that contains all my trading files and folders making it impossible for me to open ANY of my files on that partition. I thought I was removing the permissions for others on my network and selected the read only attribute. Then when I tried to allow full control after I realized what I did, it tells me access is denied.

So is there anything I can do to recover what I screwed up??

A:Removed all Security Permissions by accident

try changing it back through the hidden admin account... Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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I'm trying to help out my sister on her laptop (Compaq Vista 32bit). Here are the problems:

Can not access Windows Security Center.. It comes up on the tool bar red with the X. When you try to open it either off the tool bar or even through the Control Center you get: A "open with" window to select the program to open "rundll32.exe". I have tried the tutuorial on this site to change security center from disabled to automatic, this did not work, it defaults back to disabled.Will not start up the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program automatically on startup. You must manaul start and either run as adminstrator to start or go through the "open with window" process.All program starts require to go through the "open with window" approach and some that does not work and you need to right click on the program and "run as administrator" to start the program (i.e. intenet exployer).I have manually run Microsoft Security Essentials and removed numerous virus and trojans.

I am familar with XP and Windows 7, not Vista...

Any assistance will be appreciated

A:Security Center and Program Permissions

Hallo Brack, It sounds like you could have corrupted system files from malware & more than likely still have active malware.
First off try these and see if the make any difference with things such as the Security Center not starting;

Check Disk - chkdsk

After this run System files command this will check for and attempt to repair any corrupted System files, please note that this can only fix one problem at a time so you may have to run it several times;

System Files - SFC Command

Next a good place to start is to download Malwarebytes free standalone scanner, update it & run a Scan;

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

IF malwarebytes will not install, update or run then look at these other options see if your computer will allow you to run this free online scan;

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

If not you may have to go to a friends computer Super anti spyware has a portable scanner you can run from a USB stick Caution:( any of your USB sticks may be infected so it would pay to borrow or purchase a new one, please do not infect your friends computer)
This portable scanner has a file name that malware is not supposed to recognize so it may give you enough leeway to get things running again;

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

The next option is a rescue disk which you can download and burn to a CD on another computer then insert the disk in your computer & Restart so the disk can scan before Windows loads... Read more

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

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

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

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

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I have a 1TB HDD connected via the network. 90% of the folders on this drive are fine, but a few were created by previous Windows installs.
I needed to delete the folder but it won't let me do so. I've tried fiddling with the security settings but they wont "stick". See the attached for what I mean.

I can't do anything with this folder. This is also happening on other folders and I've experienced this annoying issue over the years. Finally knowing an answer would help a great deal.
I can rename the folder, but everything inside the folder and the folder itself cannot be removed.

A:Security Permissions on network folder.

You probably have to Take Ownership: How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8.

I don't know if that reference in your screenshot to "domain" is going to cause an additional wrinkle.

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

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

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

A:Lost security permissions on a User.

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

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

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hey all,

Bit of a prob here. i did have 2000 pro but, i recently upgraded to XP pro.
now every time I try to remove or add any software I get this 1926.... here is the message from my last error:

"Error 1926. Could not set file security for file 'C:\Config.Msi\'. Error: 5. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to modify the security permissions for this file."

Am I running parellel OS's? Unfortunatly I have taken my PC for granted and I am extreamly reliant on it for school. Don't know what id do without your help, Thank you! James Sterling

A:Error 1926/ security permissions

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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted and can you read your files on a mounted device or does it have to be unmounted

A:Unable to change Security Permissions

A Mounted Drive is a drive attached to an empty folder on an NTFS volume. Mounted drives function the same as any other drive, but are assigned a label or name instead of a drive letter. The mounted drive’s name is resolved to a full file system path instead of just a drive letter. Members of the Administrators group can use Disk Management to create mounted drives or reassign drive letters.
Mountvol.exe is a utility that enumerates the volumes in your system
more information here -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc976820.aspx

Since mountvol is a command line utility, double clicking it in windows explorer will give you exactly the response you are getting, mountvol needs to be told what to do by adding switches and/or paramaters. This is done through the CLI (or sometimes from a shortcut if it is a repetetive task). Unless you are actually trying to mount a folder as a drive, you have no need to use this function.

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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted an... Read more

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So, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and up till recently I've been the only user that had access to the computer. That is about to change and what I'd like to do is create an alternate Account for the machine, which I have done, while making only specific folders available to that account.

To give you a better idea: I have a folder on my desktop entitled "Stuff" with, well, lots of stuff in it. I'd like to make several of the folders within this directory accessible to the other account, for read only, and to make all other folders in the directory effectively hidden and unreachable for read or write access.

I know how to do this with Sharing across a Network but have never had to mess with Account permissions to this degree. Is it possible?

(Also, I apologize if this is the wrong forum. It seemed like a general security issue but maybe it'd be better placed in the Windows 7 forum?)

A:Solved: Windows 7 Security Permissions

Nevermind, After digging a bit further online, using proper keywords, I found what I was looking for. Couldn't locate what I needed previously as I was stuck in the lingo of Network sharing.

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow wandered into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a few things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've tried doing a system restore, tried a couple of things in Windows RE, tried using the hidden Admin account to change the permissions, etc. None of it has worked yet.

Are there any other possible commands to be tried in Windows RE? I've yet to attempt turning off UAC and attempting to take ownership again to change the permissions, but I'm not sure if that would even take hold given the state of the permissions.

Note: I am able to get a command prompt open in Safe mode as an administrator.

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Windows 7 Professional x64 fully updated.
Generic PC

I regularly reinstall Windows for various reasons and normally manage to fairly easily overcome the equally various issues that arise from doing so (never learn!).

This time however, I'm stumped as to why one particular problem is proving really frustrating to try & fix.

I have 3 drives with around 12 partitions spread over them as I like to have things organised and to ensure that files are less likely to perhaps get overwritten etc.

As there were no other changes being made to drives or partitions I expected drive letters to remain stable and that I'd be able to easily import saved items e.g. pictures etc back into the clean Windows and so on which hasn't quite gone to plan. But my main issue is in being able to save back into the other drives/partitions etc - get that common error msg about not having access rights or whatever & today have been driven mad by just getting constant file errors on trying to install software into a partition on one of the other drives and also saving images into another one.

I did go & do a search over the weekend on the problem & found it a common one, The main solution suggested was running the Reg fix Take Ownership which I have done - endlessly but to no avail. I can understand not maybe being able to run say a program installed in the previous version of Windows which might cause a conflict with the new one, but why on earth can I not save images to a different... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the t... Read more

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

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

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

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