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Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Q: Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

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A: Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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I have some encrypted files that were encrypted under a windows8 account that got corrupted by the 8.1 update.

I had to delete the account and recreate it. I created the same User ID and same PW but I can't decrypt the files now...

I swore I've done that before and regained access to the files. Was that an old WinXP thing?

Even though I know the password is the cert used to encrypt/decrypt seeded by time or something else random as well?

I.E., are the files lost because I didn't back-up my cert/private key?

A:Encrypted files and lost user account

Hello James,

I'm afraid that without being able to import a backup of the EFS certificate/key, you may no longer have access to those files.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

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

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

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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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.

Hutson

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, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. By default the 'first' user account (as declared in windows setup), is set at administrator level.
I want to run this 'main' account as a standard user, but when I went to change this in account settings, the option to change the account to standard was greyed out.

I decided to enable the administrator account to change this (computer management/local users and groups, un-ticked 'account is disabled'). I logged on as administrator, then changed the main account to standard.

As the Administrator account is now 'enabled', it shows on the welcome screen. I don't want this.
I went back and disabled it (running computer management as admin, in the now standard account, and re-ticked 'account is disabled').
technically, this should be how it was before I touched it, except, the 'main' account is now at standard user level, rather than administrator level.

The problem i have now, is when trying to run anything on the standard account, that needs admin rights, i get the UAC box, asking to enter admin password (which is blank), but there is no 'administrator' icon or password field, and the 'yes' button is greyed out.

How can I have my main account as standard user, the administrator account not showing on welcome screen, but allowing it (admin) to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC? i.e when UAC comes up, I can cl... Read more

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Unable to change User Account Control settings in Windows 7

I am unable to access my User Account Setting in Windows 7 when I click on it nothing comes up , even though I'm logged in as an administrator. When I click on "Change User Account Control Settings", absolutely nothing happens.

I am not able to access cmd as a admin.I have only one account and that is my admin account.When I click on admin cmd it open but when I right click and try to access it as a administrator nothing comes up.

I am also not able to install any new software on to my computer it show a Pop-up window user account control do you really want to allow this file to make changed on your computer I say yes and nothing happens

Can anyone please help me with this Thanks!

A:I am not able to access User Account Control on win 7 Pro using admin.

Sounds like you have lost administrator rights.
Are you sure your password is correct?

Check and see if you can go to a restore point before this happened.
It might not let you do this either.

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I cannot find the solution to this anywhere for months now. I've had to do a clean reinstall of my win xp HE. My old user account has dissapeared from user accounts. its still in win explorer is "documents and settings" but every time i try to access it, it says access is denied. Also tried doing so in dos, and with other various programs. I've managed to get the files from within the folder using "getdataback for ntfs".
Would appreciate it if you could help me.
 

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I have always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

A:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

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After installing windows 10 home, I logged in with whatever default account there is. I then logged in with my Microsoft account to pull down some settings but then switched over to a local account so nothing else gets synced. Things have since been working fine until this morning.

Now for some reason, my user account is recognized as the built-in admin account and I can not longer run any of the modern apps that I downloaded or those that come preinstalled (including edge). the cmd command

`net users` lists my account as the defaultAccount so at least that's consistent.

I have tried the solution offered here:

Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10 - Super User

to no success.

I am unable to begin the prompt to create a new user account located in settings > accounts > Family & Other Users

Which brings the to point of me having no idea what to do. I can't create a new account to transition to. I can't give my account the ability to run these apps (which is preferred).

A:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

A:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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My computer was set up using a single user account with admin privileges and all apps have been installed. In order to minimize the virus threat I now want to create a user account without admin privileges, but be able to access all apps and itunes library that I have already installed using the admin account.

Please let me have a step by step method how I should set about doing this

My system : i3 windows 8.1 4GB RAM 500GB HD

Thankyou

A:How 2 transfer apps from Admin account to ltd user account

I'd go to Control Panel, Users Account and add a new Standard account. The new name only has to be one character different. The new account should be able to do most things but will be quite limited in making changes to the computer.
How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
I'd leave the existing account alone, should always have at least one that has administrative rights. There is an actual Administrator account but it is hidden on purpose.

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I am only user on this computer and heard about the hidden Admin account for Windows 8. I logged into it, but all stuff from normal account such as documents and program shortcuts were missing. Is there any way I can transfer the Admin full access rights to my primary user account? Please help and thanks

A:Hidden Admin Account Access Transfer to User...

Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

If you like you could just include the other account's folders into the Administrator's libraries.
Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm going to let a technician have my Windows 7 64bit PC in order to do clone the HDD to a SSD and then replace the HDD with the SSD. I think the techn wants an admin level account. I am concerned that (s)he not gain access to confidential files etc that would be available to me were I logged in. Is there a way to let the tech have admin access (s)he wants w/o having to be concerned about the privacy of the info on it? Can you create an admin level account which deprives its user from gaining access to files on a certain directory under c:\users

A:granting another user access to an account with 'admin' privileges

Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

See my pic it shows the process but remember the drive you clone to has to be as large or larger than the drive you are cloning from.

There is a way of dragging and dropping the partitions into a smaller drive but it is not reliable enough for me.

The alternative is to image your drive slip a new one in - install the system using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and then use the image to get back your data. As you seem to be concerned that you have data that you do not want to be copied or whatever. That is so easy if you know how and I can and I am not a techie so the shop bloke would be more than capable of doing that.

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Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.

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I did the following; tried to fix my user account because of network problems, so I created a new administrator account. I used this account to delete my admin user account. I thought only the files relative to the account profile would be deleted. Disaster! all my files were deleted, Word, Excel, outlook, desktop items, emails, everything. I downloaded PC Inspector to try and recover and cannot find anything. Can anybody help? Years of work and records gone!

A:Deleded admin user account - lost all files!

Try this program, it is free. http://www.recuva.com/
Also, didn't you ever backup your system. Get a portable hard drive and do monthly backups on it.

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Hello all,

I need some guidance please. I have a chess software program that I installed on my Admin user account for W7 64 bit OS. The program is a bit older and would not run after installation on my W7 OS. After I went into the properties and compatibility mode and selected the option to run as if my OS was Windows XP Service Pack 2, then the program started running and working great!

My problem is that if I use a different User Account (other than admin) and try to run the program it gives me an error message and won't start. I also selected the compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2 in the other user account but it didn't help.

Finally, I went to: Control Panel - Programs and Features with the thought to try to uninstall and reinstall the program and the chess program isn't even listed with my other installed programs (and yet it still runs just fine on my Admin account).

Any guidance or thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated!

Regards,

Gavin

A:3rd party SW will run in Admin account but not User account...

Welcome
Gavin, did you give permission to the other user to use the game
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

You may also want to have it run as adminstrastor, when in the none adminstrator account
Run as Administrator

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I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:Making User Account into Admin Account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StevenBonnellII


I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!


Hi ans welcome to seven forums

Why not either run as admin all the time, or Run with elevated rughts? There is even a tutorial on how to run elevated rights in the tutorial section here on SF

Ken

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Hi Folks,  i like to use on demand scanners alongside my regular AV and i do this when i'm in my Admin account,  now when i go to my user account do i need to do the scans for it as well ?
 
Thanks

A:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
Regards.....................

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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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Hi

Incredible forum and can't believe I've not found it sooner.
I'm looking for a little help with a frustrating problem which I'll try and keep to the basics.

My son downloaded a program which (I assume), deleted the administrator and my account (chris) from Windows vista. ie When I logged in the admin and my log in "icon" were still there but when I tried to log in, it informed me the user details/password weren't correct.

The details to fix this were on this forum - which were to go to the HKEY registry and delete a .BAK file. However the SID field was not there and no user account was shown. I assumed the account information had been wiped clean and therefore I was unable to log on. The files that were there were "S-1-5-18" 19 & 20

I tried System Recovery along with sf /scannow and numerous other ideas. I downloaded ultimatebootcd and tried a few things - still nothing.

I'm convinced the program must have had a virus which just deleted my accounts from the registry.
Therefore all "paths" from these accounts can't get accessed to.

I've fortunately backed up my data! ...atleast the main areas photos/videos/music.

I've now copied the 2 partitions from my laptop hard drive to an external drive (but not the boot info).

I can view all my photos etc on the external drive from my newly formatted laptop drive.

However, I can't find emails, documents etc which I would love to find - I didnt back these up prior to the e... Read more

A:Deleted user and admin account. Cant log in. Copied partitions but cant find files.

Chris
Try this software, but use the computer as little as possible until the recovery

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that does not work give this a try, but this one is less likely to work.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

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Okay guys this actually happened a while back and I never got round to fixing it, but basically when I turn my PC I see my guest account and what used to be my admin account, it used to be called Curt and now is saying Other user and I actually have to type the name and password in and it says that it is incorrect. It's also running very slowly so it takes a while for normal actions. Help is hugely appreciated, thank you.

A:Admin account corrupted, can't access it or any of its files.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by curtfh


...I actually have to type the name and password in and it says that it is incorrect....


I would use the tool mentioned in option 5 of this tutorial to remove the password:
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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

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

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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Greetings,

A friend of mine has been having a recurring issue with his computer that's getting worse. I've spent hours going through the forums, but haven't seen anything about this, so I'm posting here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ISSUE:
He uses his computer with a password protected user account, while rarely logging in/off the password protected Admin account. For months, while working in his user account, his computer will BSOD at random times whenever he has IE11 or Chrome open. He's got malware causing him issues, BUT:

In the last few weeks, when it reboots after a BSOD, it will automatically login to his Admin account on its own, without him entering his Admin password. WTH?

I've never even heard of something like this and not sure where to start. He ran Malwarebytes and sent me an email tonight (below) that listed what was found. Over the last couple of years, he seems to be a magnet for downloading PUPs, PUMs, malware, adware, viruses, etc., that I've had to help him through.

His computer is custom built:
Windows 7 Home x64 - All service packs, auto updates turned on & current
Core i5
8GB RAM
ATI video card
AV = MSE
Also runs MalwareBytes free

His email last night:

"I received a BSOD while logged onto my user account side with Chrome and Outlook open. I went to watch TV for an hour and when I came back to the computer I must have had a BSOD and I was logged onto the Admin side. This is the second or third time this has happened ... Read more

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My previous user account became corrupt and so I created a new one and moved all of my data to the new user account. But like the title says I can?t access any folders. I can?t even access My Computer or even the Control Panel. It keeps saying I don?t have the appropriate permissions to access these folders and paths. I?ve tried changing ownership and I?ve tried changing permissions to the new user account. So now I have no idea what to do.
Does anyone have any ideas?
When I go into safe mode, I am able to open my files and folders. I've also tried disabling all services and startup programs and still have the problem. I've also installed Malwarebytes and did a complete scan of that.

Update:
So I tried creating a new user account with admin privileges. At first it seemed to work but after I finished transferring all of the data from the old user account I got the same problem and now I can't access and folders. It still says I don't have a appropriate permissions.

A:Cannot access files and folders after moving to a new user account

Take ownership of the files and folders?
Take Ownership Shortcut



   Warning
Dont run Take Ownership on the entire C drive or on any system elements without consulting with the experienced members of the forum. That might be fatal.

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

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Hi COursework deadlines are coming up and my acess has been denied to my folder. Please help windows couldnt find my user profile so i had to go to safe mode log on as admin create new account. I also deleted the old account and kept documents and settings. I could not access this. after searching i found out i had to go back to safe mode log on as admin and go golder options ---> view then there would be an advanced tab yet this wasnt there what do i do.. :/
 

A:Access Denied To files after deleting user account

Google "taking ownership of files" and follow the how to.
 

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Hi Guys,

I recently recovered windows on my compaq presario cq60 using the built-in recvoery program, which also made backups of my files. I have reinstalled windows now and recovered my files but I have a problem. A large number of my documents and files come up with "access denied" when trying to access them. I have tried running "take ownership" on the folders but that has only resulted in some of the files becoming unblocked. When I right click-properties- security settings on the blocked files, there is a s-1-5-21- (followed by another string of numbers) and a picture of the user account with a question mark, which has full access as well as the administrator account. If I remove this unknown user account and add my new user account, the file becomes openable once again.

The only problem is I have thousands of files like this- I've tried performing the operation on the folder itself but it has no effect- anyone know how to do this on a mass level?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Unknown user account blocking access to files

Very easy fix this.
Firstly please note that taking ownership DOES not set permissions. It does exaclt as it says, it sets you as the owner. Being the owner now ALLOWS you to set permisions. After this you now set permissions as you have tried.
Go to the root of my docs. Right click the my docs folder, properties, security tab. Now click the advanced button. In here set the permissions you want and now tick the box that says "reset permissions on all subfolders" or soemthing like that. It will then go through and apply those permissions to everything so you only need to do it once.

Bonus answer for you here. The s-1-5-21 account was your old user account from your previous Vista build. This is called a SID and it is used to uniquly identify a user object. This actually is what it really is. It is the windows interface that matches this up to the username and displays it as that for you. since this SID no longer exists on your new system it can't match it to the name so it displays the SID instead!

EDIT: I forgot to add when you take ownership first you also need to take the same box "reset permission on subfolders etc..." THEN do the same on the security. if you only take ownership on my docs you will not have ownership of subfolder and wont be able to reset permissions on them
 

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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A friend's notebook HD is dying. I have removed it and have it connected to MY computer VIA USB adaptor.

The problem: Some of his data is in a User Account that is "locked" - so I cannot retrieve his data. Is there a tool that can gain access to that directory?

I know of tools that'll do it with a boot disc, but this is a bit tricky on a HD that doesn't boot - even in safe mood.
 

A:Solved: Access an Encrypted XP Account

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Hello. I can't open the guest folder usgin my admin ccount on windows 7. Each time I need a file I have to login using guest account and its frustrating. I just clic on the folder and nothing happens

A:Can't access to guest account files from another account

Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
But an user account with the name "Guest".
When you activated the Guest account, there will not be any password.

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Hi

Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to Vista, but want to create another user account so that I'm not using my Admin account. It seems that this is suggested by Microsoft as it's safer.

I have all my programs installed and now I want to create a user account without admin rights that has all the settings, look and feel etc that I have set up with my admin account.

Can I copy the admin account and then just turn off admin rights? or is there some other way of doing this?

Thanks for the help and your time.

All the best to you,

Glen
 

A:Non-Admin User Account

Click Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a new account.Hope this is what you were looking for.
 

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Hello Everyone!

I made a HUGE mistake today. I was configuring 2 'puters at a time & accidently made the only admin account into a limited account. At first, I swear, I remember seeing the at least one other account that was an admin but I guess not.

The login screen is a bit wierd as well. Instead of it being the new xp screen with the users' icon it has the old 2000 version with the window asking for the username & password.\

I tried to enter the UN in that I thought I remember seeing & a variety of possible passwords but nada.

My questions are:
1. is it possible to reverse the limited restrictions on the formerly admin account without any other admin account. This seems unlikely but I guess there has to be a way, right? (GOD!, I hioe there is a way!)

2. If there really is another admin account (it seems unlikely that windows would allow the only account to be changed to limited access) then how can I recoup the forgotten password. I didnt make a passwords disks.

I am in a super jam here folx so if any mad scientist out there can help mw out, I would forever be greatful!

Thanks in advance!
peace
rusia
 

A:Admin User Account in XP

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I have a big problem; can any one help.
I have two reg user accounts and i changed one to an administrator account that I didn't want to use regularly, but when I try to do certain things it ask for a password, but when I put my password in it says "wrong password' or something like that. I know that is the right password; so I try in safe mode it say "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer. Also the account that I created will not show up when I restart my computer, so I can't login using that account.
Can someone please Help

A:Admin user account

Welcome

Try getting in with safe mode

Then try to access the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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when i use my admin account to create a new admin account i get stumped.

i can create the account, set the password, and then when i try to switch users, i click on the new account admin2, and i get a warning that

"unknown user or bad password"

i have actually seen posts in other forums with the same issue but no answer

windows 7, 64 bit laptop

A:cannot create a new admin user account

Could a reboot before using the account help?

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Ok, I may have made a mistake here, I was told to click this SID thing and change my SID I code in order to be able to install this WindowBlinds application however, it seems to have gone crazy.

After restarting my computer, It now has two users after looking in the C:/users - one Gareth.GarethPC which has NOTHING IN IT. And the other is my original GARETH account which it wont let me access - asking for an ADMIN password however It wont let me type anything in!

So I can't do any activity that requires Admin access, i've been trying to system restore naturally Admin required.

Any help? I'm wetting myself.

Thanks Everyone.

Edit: Mine is now a guest account..
 

A:Admin User Account - Im Locked Out!

HI this is for the hidden admin account try doing the steps form the guest account http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...idden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 

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I have six user accounts on my PC, i have a big family, but one of them can't login because "The Group Policy Client service failed to logon. Access denied" error message pops up and we are sure the password is correct. Also the guest account does not have a password it just logs in and takes a while to prepare the desktop, after it has logged on there's a pop up message that says that the current account is temporary and can't acces any files and the ones created will be deleted once I log off. This account is also the admin account and when installing programs a prompt comes up and ask for the password but there is none and all you have to do is press enter and it works as if you had actually input a password. Also I cannot create or delete accounts because for some other reason acces is denied, I have tried using the command prompt to change the password and tried several other commands but they don't work. I have several limitations because of this problem and it seems to keep on getting worst, any help is appreciated.

A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
The number of Users allowed appears to be limited only by the amount of space available on the HDD.
user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community

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Hey
I have accidentaly deleted my administrator account. It happened because i created a new user, then I used that abit. When I logged on to my old accout I deleted the new one that I made, but then I wasnt't administrator anymore... ON NONE OF THE USERS ON THE COMPUTER. So I can't create a new account with admin rights and I can't change my account type to administrator Please help me if u know how.

- Victor27 -

A:Deleted admin user account

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.The weathermanBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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