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TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder

Q: TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder

1. So when I try to that, it goes FILE BY FILE but some cause a window to show up which reads: access denied!!
And I am admin, makes no sense!

2. When I am on a limited user and I try to access an admin folder or directory, or run application as admin I am asked to enter the admin's password. for folders I just click on the folder and it opens a window that asks for the admin's password, for apps I click run as admin. The problem is that after I enter the password and proceed, It hangs, explorer hangs i guess.

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A: TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder

If you are trying to editing a file that is located in the programs folder, than you need to save the file to the desktop and drag it over into the folder and it will override that file making it the correct folder.

Take a look at your security settings: ..Windows 7 | Security Features.. and see what they are set at. Also, download an different Internet Browser and see what happens.

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

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

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

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

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



A:Changed from Admin to limited user - no access

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

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When I am on a limited user and I try to set permissions of its folders I need to provide the admin password to proceed, why?
Now the problem with User Account Control.
When I click on advanced sharing, or try to do any activity that requires admin priviliges, User Account Control window pops up, you know, that window asks for the password and it somehow blocks the desktop and anything else so I cant take a picture of it.

Anyway after I provide the admin's password, the pop up closes but the process hangs/freezes does not respond for eternity.

If it is an app, it does not run.
If it is a folder, the explorer thread(is it thread?) related to that folder is not responding for eternity and it is stuck, hangs. however you want to call it.

A:Allowing limited users Admin priviliges problem

Well 21 hours ago your post.
TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder
Who's computer is it.
Ask the administrator for help is my suggestion.

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Hi, I need help:

1. I log into a normal user account.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey all,

I need to allow some of our users to start an application on their workstations, but UAC will only allow admin users to start this application (control software for remote security cameras). The workstations are running Windows 7, and our server architecture is Server 2003. We'd prefer the application to be installed on the local machines rather than run directly from the server. Does anyone know a way to allow a user to start such an app without A) having administrator privileges, and B) completely disabling UAC?


A:Allowing access to non-admin users

Hi sqlreid and welcome to Sevenforums!

There's this way: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

In short you use the built-in administrator account and store the password in the Credential Manager. But it's not a perfect solution, make sure you read the information in the warning boxes!

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I am interested in knowing how to quickly turn an XP Admin user into a limited user while preserving settings, documents, etc.. I know this will involve making a limited user and copying settings over. I have found conflicting info on this including ownership of files issues, etc..
I want to do this as I understand limited users are less vulnerable to malware, etc.. Referring to XP sp3 machines.
Thanks in advance for any insight!

A:make admin user a limited user

Create another admin account before doing anything.

You can then switch the admin account to a limited user account while logged in as the new administrator.

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I am the households administrator-I need to monitor my foster child's use of the computer. This is a safety issue.The account was originally set up by my other son but he set it up as an administrator rather than a limited user. I have changed the user account to a limited user, but I still cannot access the limited user account. I've been going into the C drive under documents and settings. Is there anyway to do this other than by resetting the password? Windows XP

A:Admin monitoring of limited user

Reset the child's password via your account...

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My teenaged daughter is running XP Home Edition with SP3 on her system. I have an admin account for me, and my daughter has a limited account, however it was somehow changed to an admin account. I switched it back to a limited account, and now she cant change backgrounds on her desktop. When she opens IE, the runonce page comes up and she cant get past saving the changes. If I switch it back to admin, there are no problems. As a test, I created a new Limited user account - no problems encountered.

Any suggestions? This is really vexing me and my daughter...

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I had Windows XP PRO SP2, running in a Workgroup (not in a Domain), set up with Power Users, regular Users, etc. accounts. Now that the hard disk crashed and re-installed XP, the only user types allowed are Administrator and Limited, as if the OS had turned into a Home edition. The funny thing is that in
My Computer>Manage>System Tools>Local Users &grps>Groups
all the user types do show up, but in
Control Panel>User Accounts>Create a new account
the only options for user type are Administrator and Limited. How can I create users in the other Groups? Thanks!

A:Only Admin and Limited user types in XP PRO

hello ,

administrative right / user contols

when you power on your system start tapping the (F8)key & keep tapping it until a screen is revealed thet give you the options

safe mode
safe mode with comand prompt
safe mode with network

and many others

you will want to select (safe mode ) then enter

then a screen with all types of codes will scroll down

then you will get the welcomscreen stating that windows is loading

then you will get the user log on screen

here you wil have a list of all users and a hidden (administrator account) you will need to log onto this account

then you will get awindow that is notifying you that you are loging into safe mode on this account / you will check the box & then select ( yes / okay / apply )

then the account will compleatly load

once loaded you will want to select start / then select (my computer ) by right clicking it / then you will want to right click on the icon for your harddrive icon/ local disk / from the drop down menu you will want to select (properties ) then another window will appear , you will want to select ( security)

it is here that you can set the administrative right for each account that you have created on your system

when you are done ajusting the settings you will need to select ( apply ) then select ( okay )

then close all windows and reboot

you will now have full access to all functions to your system

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question. I'm not sure where else it should go, and since it's related to security I thought I might get the best answer here.

I've been running on a default account for Win 7 Professional (x64) since the RTM was released. I thought, at the time of installation, that the default user was not the administrator - But I've found that I was wrong on that point. I have the UAC set to maximum, by the way.

Anyhow, I'm interested in setting my user as a LUA now, and I've found fairly thorough instructions on how to do so online here. Before I take this plunge, though, I'm concerned about the impact this might have on my system stability and security. I have a number of applications that require administrator access during automated procedures - ESET NOD32 autoupdates itself, and obviously needs Admin access to do the automated scans that I have scheduled - not to mention the realtime access it requires. EVGA precision tool and RealTemp require Admin access to run. Beyond that, some programs autoupdate themselves, or record log files - Steam and my IM Client both engage in this behavior.

If I were to change my existing account to a LUA, would that break a lot of these programs? Would I still be able to run the programs I usually do, or patch the programs I need to? Would all of my programs fail to save logs, or fail to patch themselves, because they no longer have appropriate access levels?

In effect, would taking an administr... Read more

A:Reverting an admin to a limited user?

From what I can understand, you want to have one account on the computer. That account shouldn't be an admin, right?

I don't think that there is a way to do this, but maybe (if this helps) run this (Win-key + R):

control userpasswords2
You can change a lot of settings through this...

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Hello forum. I am an administrator with 3 limited users on a windows 8 machine. I have installed a game on my account that I want to let one of my users play. I have tried everything I have read about giving permissions, admin right etc, but it still asks for my password everytime he opens the game? I'm at a loss...thank you for your time

A:How to give admin permission to limited user

Hello Scott,

You might see if creating an elevated shortcut of the game that standard users can use to run the game elevated without getting an UAC prompt for your password may help.

Since this is for a game and not a normal program, there's no guarantee that this will work though.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,

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I would like to set up a Windows 2000 machine with both an administrator and a limited user account, with different passwords for each. Thanks for the help.

A:setting up admin and limited user accounts

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i installed Tixati and theres no start menu icon or in the all programs menu. it shows in add/remove programs. also i can create a short cut by right clicking the desktop .but if i switch to admin user theres icons in the start menu. same happens if i try to install utorrent

A:Help icons show on admin but not limited user

Welcome to Seven Forums Windroid. Did you choose the options to add start menu entry, quick launch icon, desktop icon, etc. in the individual install options, if available?

Since this is so specific, you'd may be better off asking the developers.

Help and Support - Tixati Support Forums

?Torrent Community Forums

A Guy

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I am having a problem with openoffice running on windows xp home. We have an admin user and a number of limited users. Previously a file has been created and edited by an admin user, then saved to a none protected directory. When the file is opened by a limited user, they are only granted read-only access. Openoffice support seem to think the problem is with windows xp locking file permissions for any files edited by an admin to admin only, is this likely to be true? If so, how could I go about giving limited users full access to those files?


A:admin/limited user file permissons


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Is it possible to create user account with limited administration permissions?
I would like to create user with permissions for installing and removing programs and access to "basic" setting.
It must not have access to Local GPO, Registry... - "advanced" settings.

OS: Windows 8.1 x64 Pro

Please advise.

A:Create user with limited admin rights

The only way to do this would be to control the PC via Group Policy. There is no other way of limiting someone's administrative power.

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Okay okay, I know typical forum etiquette and hate being that new guy that just logs in to ask a simple question, but today I'm that guy. I tried searching and couldn't find an answer and something this simple should easily be found at least on Microsoft's page.

I just want to know the best way to allow programs to be accessed and/or denied access by various user accounts.

Example: I currently have Photoshop Elements installed on my computer and the only way I could find to give access to the others users (household media center) was to copy a short cut and paste it on that users desktop. Then I had to install it on each individual user account. I had to do the same for Firefox and Napster. Is there a better way to do this??

I am currently having issues with Napster running correctly and I have a feeling it's because of the way that added this to each user's account. Thank you in advance.

Very nice looking forum, by the way! It has been bookmarked.

A:Allowing user access to programs

There is a better way, depending on the program. When you install it, look for an option to install for all users, not just the current user. Then it should show up in each account. Uninstall and try looking for this option.

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?


A:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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I have just bought a new PC with Win XP Home edition Ver 2002 Service pack 2.

I am the Computer Admin and have several other users set up with limted access. But I do want them to have access to the Internet. Would anybody be able to shead some light on how I can achieve this?

ty in advance


A:Allowing user access to Internet Explorer

instructions for account setup from Microsoft.


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I have just recently set up a business laptop for someone with windows 7 ultimate. I set the user as a standard user and the IT department as admins. After doing this, one weekend the user was trying to view a cd in the cd drive, but it requested the admin password. He only needed to view the info an not downoad anything. I was thinking a standard user could do this without having to be an admin. Is there a way to keep this user as a standard user but have access to view a cd/dvd?

A:Allowing a standard user to access cd/dvd media

My name is Abhi and I work for Social media and Community at Dell.
I just went through your query. As far as I know a standard user should be able to play or view the contents in a cd unless your company has a separate win 7 image or polices. But if the cd automatically runs; ie autorun.exe then it might ask for admin password. The best way to check that would be to play an audio CD

Dell | Social Media Outreach Responder

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

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Hi there, I am a Newbie with a question still unanswered after I reviewed some previous questions regarding :

Do the following update globally on home computer with 1 Admin Acct and 2 Limited Accts????

Spybot AVG Clean Up! Windows Updates

These are the 3 prog/apps I run for security purposes from my Admin Acct.
I would think that these should update the whole computer system with regard to Protection.

Any definitive help is appreciated.........I just got Win XP after 10 yrs With Win 2000 Now I have XP with choice for Vista rollover whenever I choose. I really want to know the answer to such a seemingly easy question. I didn't see the answer in Knowledge Ctr.

Ironbird Remember I'm New here!

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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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On Windows Vista and 7, there is a screen, which asks for an administrators authentication whenever something needs editing on the system (such as installing stuff). I have a GPO (group policy object) for all the workstations, and I've navigated to "Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment". Is there a setting that let's the specified users/groups authenticate on the Windows Vista/7 administrator screen (as described at the begining), without them actually being administrators?

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Hi all,
I am a long time troll of this site, this is my 1st time posting. Forgive me if I put my question in the wrong spot.

Does anyone know of a way, to let a non power user add fonts to their computer?

I have a network of users who have standard rights on their computers. They are always asking for fonts to be installed. So they need to get me to just login as a local/domain admin just to install the font locally on their computer.

I am looking for a way to just allow my staff to install the fonts they want without calling me. I don't want to give them local power user, if I can avoid it.


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A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?

A:Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up

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There is or used to be a hotfix for correcting a problem in Windows 2012 r2 where users could not be added to access an encrypted file. The problem is addressed in the MS Support web page:
To download the hotfix you are asked to open the link at the top of the page entitled "Update Available." The leads to a page that states the hotfix is no longer available for Windows 8.1 and you are advised to update to Windows 10, but I need
this hotfix for Window 2012 r2 Server. Is there a way to obtain this hotfix?

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I am running windows 7 ultimate and I have only one account (admin).
I have no trouble installing programs, running programs or copying files from different locations on my hard drive, but if I try to save a file in a program, I get the message, that I do not have permission to save in that location and that I have to contact the administrator to get permisson - but am I not the administrator?

E.g. I tried to save a document from word, but couldn't - I could only save it in my Documents folder... In some locations I got the message, that the client didn't have the neccesary rights to save the file in that location (I'm using danish language pack, so one of the pictures might not make much sense, but I've attached both messages anyway - the danish message says: C:\test.docx
The client is missing a neccesary right.)

I haven't had this problem all the time since I installed windows 7 ultimate, as far as I recall, so might be an update or something that is causing the problem, I don't know.

I have read some threads concerning admin rights, but haven't found anything that got rid of the problem, so hope someone can help me.. It is very frustrating not being able to save documents etc...

A:Limited admin rights? - access denied

Hi jmj

This is windows Default location, Doc's to My doc's, Pic's to My Pictures, Video's to My Video's

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I have a desktop on windows xp sp2 32b that has two hdd partition (C: & D:)

Is there anyway I can set permission so that only people with Admin access can access my D Drive? I tried creating more than 1 user account (Admin, Guest) which keeps the guest account out of the admin's document folder on the C drive but the guest account can still access the D Drive.

Nothing on my D Drive but personal files. I don't use my desktop anymore except as a backup PC or to backup files. I'm too cheap to buy a Flash Drive when I have a available HDD. More than 4GB of data so burning it to a DVD is out. Don't use DVD/Burner enough to buy the newer DVDs that can hold 8GB either.

Scared to just delete them cos I know I'll need it as soon as I do (That is how my luck always is)

A:[SOLVED] Limited access to D Drive for non-admin users

First setup Limited User accounts for any other users other then you. Then make your files or folders Private: How to make files and folders private in Windows XP so that only you have access to them

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Could someone please help me? Thanks you in advance^^

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:33:41 AM, on 12/23/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Infected. Limited Access to Admin. BLue Background. PLease Help. Have Hijack Log

Hi,I understand that you need help in order to get rid of the malware that is present on your system - But you need to help us first..I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it is finding.Then reboot.After reboot, open your Avira and select "reports".There doubleclick the report from the Full scan you have done. Click the "Report File" button and copy and paste this report in your next reply together with a new HijackThislog.Then we'll start from there, because it really makes no sense otherwise that we clean this up manually if an Antivirusscan is not present which should be able to deal with most and prevent further reinfection.

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Was wondering if anyone can tell me whether or not it's possible to actually lock a user on a limited account out of specific folders such as program files and windows system folders.

The issue is this ..... teenage kids who instead of doing their homework log onto msn and chat.

Have already removed the program links from the all users folder so they don't have shortcut access to msn but they can still get to it by navigating to program files and running it from there.

Is there a way to stop them from being able to access the program files folder from their limited user account ?

A:Limited User Accounts and Folder Accesses

Hi there

Have you tried setting up a share? Remove all access to the folder that is currently there (everyone may have access by default) then only give access to the people you want?

There may be an easier way but this should work.

Hope this helps


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Hello: I have windows xp on my dell pc and it only has limited access on the only user account on windows xp..and I would like to know how do i change it to administrator when i have no access. This is my only user account. Help me find the best solution..

A:limited access on windows xp no administrator access user

You will have to boot to safe mode and log into the Administrator account to change the limited user account to one with Administrator privileges.

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

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

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).


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Ok so i have this problem. I had a problem with my admin account last night. When i tried to login it said that that the user profile could not be loaded. So i logged into the built in admin account and deleted that profile and created a new admin account. Now when i login to my new account, in c:/users, the old profile folder is still there. And i cannot delete it even through the default admin profile. It says that i need an admin account to delete it. All the files and evrything are still in that folder. How should i delete it completely??

A:How to delete windows admin user folder??

Hello Babyshoe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Once you enable the built-in Administrator account, you do not want to try and delete it's "C:\Users\Administrator" user profile folder. Doing so could cause you unwanted issues.

If you do not want to continue using the built-in Administrator account (good idea), then you could just disable it instead.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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I have a desktop running win xp pro.
My 5 yr old son logs on using a user account made for him, which i have configured as a Limited User Account.

But he still wreaks havoc on the computer, deleting files, changing many program features.
I want to limit his powers on the computer. I just want him to play his games and visit few websites of my choice . I want to restrict his access for all other features of the computer. I dont want him to explore the computer by using my computer. I want only the documents in his My Documents to be accessible to him. I also dont want him to access the start menu. (..thats where all his destructive powers start from!!)
Someone told me that all this is possible by editing the group policy.
I went to gpedit.msc.....then I got stuck...what do i do.
Can someone guide me......

A:Restricting Access of the Limited User

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I have one user coming in that needs just internet access, shared folder on network for backup purposes and network printer. But we do not want that person accessing public folders and have our login scripts run when they log into the network. I'm not sure how to set this up in active directory since the basic user has access to the network already. Also, regular users are limited in what they can customize on thier desktop with GPO.

It seems that this should be simple to do, but I keep running into a wall with my thought process.

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Hello everyone, i have bought a new laptop and i want to make a guest account with very limited access to it, i want guest user to be only able to use limited programs like internet explorer, yahoo messenger and skype etc.... the rest like start menu, right click and taskbar should all be disabled, can someone show how to do all this? thanks a lot

A:guest user limited access

Hello Yakutpura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you might consider creating a standard user account and using Family Safety on it to restrict the account.

The tutorials below can help show you more on Family Safety to see if that may work for you for this.

Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Web Filtering in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Time Limits in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Windows Store and Game Restrictions in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety App Restrictions in Windows 8How to View Activity Reports of Users with Family Safety in Windows 8How to Send and View Requests with Family Safety in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I was trying to create two admin accounts. admin1 and admin2.. and I wanted that admin2 to denied access to C:/windows/Users/admin1 folder. but I mess it up.
now both admin2 and admin1 cant access the folder help how can i get it back?

A:Accidentally denied admin User's folder. how can I get it back?


If you're not too badly denied you may reset it's permissions.

With an Elevated Command Prompt run the following command,

icacls "C:\Windows\Users\admin1" /reset

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Hi there,
I have 2 accounts on my Vista Home Premium machine. One is an admin account with password and the other is a standard account without password (UAC off). I have multiple internal hard drives some of which has folders that I want only my admin account to access. I have denied all permissions for the standard account to these folders.
When I login as the standard user and try to open these same folders I get a pop up message saying that I don't have permission to access them and to click “continue” for access. Then I get a second message saying the same thing but there is a clickable link at the bottom to the "security tab" and it's suggesting to use to gain access. Once I click on that I get another "You don't have permission to change security setting" message in the folder properties window under the security tab. At the bottom of that window it's also suggesting to click on the "Advanced" button for special permissions which will lead to taking the ownership from the admin account under the "Owner" tab by clicking "Edit", thus allowing full access to the contents of those folders.
Does that make sense to anyone?
I also noticed that the standard account has the ability to change the type to an administrator account from “User Accounts” in Control panel, is that normal?

A:Why is standard user able to replace folder ownership with admin?

Originally Posted by ossimo

Hi there,
I have 2 accounts on my Vista Home Premium machine. One is an admin account with password and the other is a standard account without password (UAC off). I have multiple internal hard drives some of which has folders that I want only my admin account to access. I have denied all permissions for the standard account to these folders.
When I login as the standard user and try to open these same folders I get a pop up message saying that I don't have permission to access them and to click ?continue? for access. Then I get a second message saying the same thing but there is a clickable link at the bottom to the "security tab" and it's suggesting to use to gain access. Once I click on that I get another "You don't have permission to change security setting" message in the folder properties window under the security tab. At the bottom of that window it's also suggesting to click on the "Advanced" button for special permissions which will lead to taking the ownership from the admin account under the "Owner" tab by clicking "Edit", thus allowing full access to the contents of those folders.
Does that make sense to anyone?
I also noticed that the standard account has the ability to change the type to an administrator account from ?User Accounts? in Control panel, is that normal?

U need to check in your user rights management.

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i want to restrict limited user account to access internet.

A:Restrict limited user to access internet

Hi amitbciit, and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response but as you can probably see, we are very busy here right now.

If you still require our assistance with this matter, please post back.

I will subscribe to your thread so that i will be alerted to any response from you and will get back to you as soon as i can.

Could you please provide a more detailed explanation of what you are trying to acheive?


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Hey Guys,

I'm having a fairly similar issue to this one. My boss at work (who is completely computer illiterate) decided to install Norton Internet Security on his own. And now the HotelGuest account which is a Limited User account can't access the internet at all. I have tried serveral solution on my own - uninstall NIS, delete user account and then recreate it, reinstalled NIS and triple checked NIS user settings to insure account was active and allowed Internet access, I even tried the one suggested here, which caused an odd occurence. Once the Limited account is changed to Admin the internet works and once its changed back it stops again, and since this is a public computer leaving it set to Admin(my boss's suggestion) is completely out of the question unless I want to spend 10 hours a day cleaning up Porn, P2P appz, and otherwise "Duct Taping" this POS back together.

Any ideas that may help with this issue are great appreciated and welcome.
Thanks in advance,

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

I've split your post into it's own thread, since we like to have one problem per thread.

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Just set up a new PC (Dell XPS Gen 4) and was running OK for a week with just myself as user with admin rights.

Decided to add limited accounts for wife & kids.

Every time the accounts are logged in to, they get the error message - Error - Access Denied. The process for this is LVCOMSX.EXE somethin to do with the logitech webcam me thinks.

Tried to change write permissions to file, but does not affect error.
If I change the account to admin - the error goes away.

Cannot find any help any where. so HELP !
Please. . . . . . .

A:Error Access Denied - Limited User Only

Yes you are right it is Logitech QuickCam Driver that is causing the problem.

Lets do one thing remove the entry from the start up items.(msconfig) and the try I think it should resolve the problem.

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Aright...so, I have a limited user account on my laptop (windows xp home sp2) and I'm trying to allow this user to access the internet via my wireless LAN.

The limited account can access the internet through a dial-up connection, and my virus update software can connect to the net through the wireless network, but when I try to use Internet Explorer while logged in as a limited user, there is no internet connection available.

How do I allow the limited user to access the internet?

A:Limited user account can't access internet!

Change the limited user account to an admin account open up IE and run the wizard (tools/internet options/connections/setup) and make sure its setup for your type of network. Once you have it opening up webpages change the account back to limited.

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How can I stop access to the use of the internet by a limited user? I know how to stop the use of iexplorer.
So how can I stop a userís ability to use the address bar to access the internet?

Using xp pro sp2

A:Stop internet access for a limited user

I don't know how you'd actually do this, but here's an idea: disable TCP/IP in the network connection's properties for that user, then restrict their access to the network connection settings (or the entire control panel).

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i want to restrict limited user account to access internet. i am using win xp proffessional.

A:restrict limited user to access internet

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.


A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions

Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith

If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.

and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )

I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

A:how to remove padlock/gain access to user/(user) folder

Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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