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Q: Solved: Admin and only user no access to many folders

After reloading Win 7 from the recovery partition I can't get access to Docs and settings , sys volume information and many more. I get messages saying; C: Documents and Settings is unavailable Access Denied, or You dont currently have permission to access this folder. Since I am the only user and the admin, could someone please tell me how to take full control of my system?
Thanks,
Bill
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 446839 MB, Free - 404024 MB; D: Total - 29795 MB, Free - 4374 MB; G: Total - 30517 MB, Free - 28042 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 144C
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx

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A: Solved: Admin and only user no access to many folders

There you go Bill :- http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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Prior to last week my computer was running Windows 7, the computer also has a 3TB MyBook external drive on which I ripped over 100 movies from DVD/Blue-Rays that I own (and still have). The reason for doing that was 1) so I could watch the movies on my TV without the hassle of inserting the dvd into the blue-ray player, and (2) reduce the amount of storage space (I threw away the original containers and put them in a simple DVD file).

Last week I installed a new internal hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 8. Consequently my admin account's user name was changed to be the same as my Microsoft live.com account name. Now I can't access any of the folders on MyBook without taking ownership of them one-at-a-time. That is going to be very very time consuming to do that for over 100 folders. Does anyone know of any faster way to accomplish this?

I don't know why Microsoft won't allow computer Administrator to access any folder on his computer. This is just dumb.

Thanks

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The situation gets even worse -- after taking ownership of the folders I still can't access any of the files or sub-folders. I have to do that for every folder and file, somewhere around 500 of them! I feel like just reformatting the drive and starting all over again.

A:How to let Admin access folders created by another user

You need to take the ownership AND change permissions. Respectively, it's accomplished with two commands in the elevated command prompt:

Code:
takeown /f D: /r /d y
icacls D: /grant:r UserName:F /t


In this example:
D - the letter of the drive you need to get access toUsername - your username

The commands take care of all drive folders recursively.

   Warning
Never apply these commands to the system drive.

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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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In Explore, there are several folders with a little black "arrow", and inside those folders, there are many that I cannot open. It says, "Not Accessbile. Access Denied"

I am the one and only user, the admin, so why can't I see what is in those folders? One example is C:\doc & settings\All Users\startup.

I want to see what is in the ll users startup menu, but it won't let me.

To me, this is very odd.

A:Admin cannot access many folders. Why?

Hello Robert,

These are protected operating system files that Vista will not let you change since they are not really folders anyway. They are symbolic links redirecting older programs that still reference these old locations to the newer C:\Users\(user name) folders locations used by Vista now.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to block access to all folders & files located in the Administrator folder. How would I do that? At present I have 3 users: Administrator, guest & User. I am the Admin.

Windows 2000 boots with User (Group Membership: Restricted). User can go to C:\ and then to My Documents in the Admin folder.

Thank you for your advice
 

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When I try to logon a dialog comes up "User Profile Service Failed The Logon" and when on my other account (which has parental controls) I attempt to give admin permission to open windows media player and nothing works. Its been months and I'm
panicking as I literally cant afford to lose that profile. Please don't comment about how you also have this issue as I desperately need constructive help.

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Hi, hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction?

This my father's PC (my brothers hand me down).

He previously didn't need to login as a user at all, it would go straight to his desktop (wasn't even aware of any username etc).
I set up as an administrator so that I could change a file name, this worked just fine until we wanted to get to his desktop etc. It then asked for a username & password, whatever I try it doesn't want to work.

There is only one other user account listed as well as the administrator, I've tried logging in with this username with and without passwords set up from within administrator account to no avail.
All his files, desktop etc are there when I explore the hard drive as admin.

Any help would be appreciated?

A:unable to login user, I do have admin access

I don't know if this has a bearing? The account doesn't appear in user profiles? Please see attached.

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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?

thanx

-sam
 

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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Many complaints about Msft's jumbled handling of user accounts,  but none of the fixes I found work.
Files in a folder on an external hard drive give an access denied error - you must be an admin to access. Only one account on the pc and it's an admin enabled account. Other files in this directory on the hard drive open fine, and the folder has never had
different permissions applied so it's ridiculous that I can't access these files.
One thing to note is I do get a "Windows needs to be activated" alert when I look at the admin account dialog. The only option given there is to sign into a Msft account which I don't want to do nor should I have to. Windows is clearly activated
and working fine and the need to link to a Msft account is just Msft marketing bullcr*p. 
I only use this pc for music so if this can't be fixed easily I'll just install Linux and be done with Windows. I've already wasted far too much time going down Msft's rabbit holes. 

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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'm running Windows 7 Ultimate - and I've noticed that from a secondary standard account, users can access the admin's files (my files) from simply going into C:/users/xxx... or by accessing them from windows search.

I want to prevent this from happening - I've tried preventing access to my user folder, but it is still accessible from another account. Scouring Google hasn't brought me results either Can anyone help resolve this problem?

A:Standard User Can Access Admin's Files

have you given admin rights to the User account in qestion?

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Hello!

I have this problem since Windows 7, i don't remember this happens on Windows XP.

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 installed: desktop and laptop. I am trying to access local disk drives of "desktop" from "laptop".

For example, i type in Windows Explorer "\\desktop\c$". "Windows Security" window pops up where i am typing credentials. If i specify "desktop\administrator" user and then provide correct password everything is fine, i can access disk C. But, if i type "desktop\john" and provide correct password i am getting error "Access denied". "john" is my main account, it's in "Administrators" group of "DESKTOP" computer.

If i try to access the same resource over "cmd net use" i receive error "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."

Why "john" can't access "DESKTOP"'s disk C over LAN?

A:Can't access disk drives over LAN, user is admin

The users in Administrative Group aren't the real administrators. See the tutorial:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

In Vista and later the user the system sets up as a member of Administrator's Group is roughly equivalent to the old Operator's Group in NT 4. It can register/unregister ActiveX, install and remove software, but it cannot delete system files etc..

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I'm trying to register a couple music products but can't because of file access errors. I've never had this problem until a couple weeks ago. It seems that during the authentication process, it accepts the key but cannot write the actual authentication file to the disk.

When I right click the authentication software and go to properties, it says I have full control except 'special permissions' which I don't think I had even before it WAS working. I also have the 'run as administrator' option checked. I am logged in under the only admin account so I have no idea what's causing the problem at this point. There's no programs running and using the same software at the same time. I even downloaded a program called UnLock IT which is supposed to unlock any kind of restrictions set on the file but the program says its completely 100% accessible and has no restrictions either.

I'm kind of at a standstill with this whole thing but want to use the software for my projects. Googling the software with the problem gets me nowhere either.

The two programs in question are 'Plug and Mix VIP bundle' (which I've redownloaded from their official site twice), and Positive Grid Bias Bundle (This was authenticated and working and then stopped and went into demo mode).

Help me out guys

A:File Access Errors despite being User Admin

Just wanted to add that I just tried booting into safe mode but encountered the same error.

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Hello, I have a desktop running on Windows XP.

It's a long story... The fact is that somebody has put a password on my Windows User account. I thought I can still access Windows through the Admin account, but the Admin is also passworded. So I'm staring at the monitor not knowing what to do.

Is there any way I can access my desktop?... I don't want to reinstall Windows, because there's stuff on my PC that I don't want to lose.

Thank you.

A:I cannot access desktop because of admin and user password.

u can download the hirens boot cd and boot into mini xp. inside of mini xp there is many tools for repairing windows and such included in those tools is a password recovery tool. ive never used this tool ive used the hirens boot cd for repairing stuff in windows before but ive never used the password recovery options. u can try this or maby someone els knows somtihng better.

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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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Hi i would like to know is it possible Run a particular program without UAC, I am in a situation where a program for datacard always prompts for UAC to allow connection to internet, It works when i log into admin account. But the program always asks for UAC when run from User account,

I tried creating a schedule task for starting the program from Admin account and created a shortcut for the program.

But when i run the shortcut from user account(standard) it says access denied,

System is Windows 8.1

any help on how to disable UAC for standard user for particular program will help a lot,

Thanks,

A:Admin access from standard user for particular program

You could probably check the properties of the datacard and select it to "always run in admin mode", like you can for software.

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Hi all,

I'm not really sure when this problem started, but as the admin account and only real user (I set up another account to test my problems) on my HP Laptop, I cannot access the user accounts on my computer. I've tried to access them multiple ways, including through the control panel and directly through the start menu, but when I try to click on anything having to do with the user accounts on my pc, nothing happens. So I am unable to change my password, change my picture, or add or remove other accounts. It's almost like I'm not an administrator. However, according to multiple places on my computer, my account is still an administrator. Also, some programs do not launch unless I chose to launch them as an admin by right clicking, is that normal?

So to summarize my situation, I don't think my admin account is giving me proper access to my computer, limiting the things I can do.

Does anyone have an idea of what has happened or how I can fix it?

Thanks,

- Sean

A:Unable to access user accounts as admin

Try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Enable the hidden Administrator account: Enter net user administrator /active:yes

Reboot and got to safe mode (press F8 during boot).
Login as Administrator (no password).

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.
Check you account and make sure it's still setup correctly.

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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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Hi,

I am new user to the Windows Vista Home premium. My laptop is being shared with some family children. I given them the Standard User Account and applied various security policies regarding their computer usage.

But I need help regarding the following:-
1. How can I restrict a Standard User from using Removable Media like CD, DVD, USB.
2. How can I disable "Delete Browsing History" or "Internet Options" for the internet explorer for a standard user.

Kindly help me in this regard ASAP. I have searched on net but nothing fruitful can be done even on changing Registry.

Regards,
Raj Kumar Arora

A:Some Solutions for an Admin to control user access permissions

All of these apply to all users.
The Only way to do it is to disable the optical drive/usb under device manager, and disable internet options/menu options (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Browser menus) .

This has to be done through the admin account/ and will affect ALL accounts. This would be a tedious task to perform every time the admin/standard user wanted to log on/off. You would be better off dual booting two Operating Systems- and letting the kids use the newly added restricted one.

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My friend recently bought a new Windows 8 laptop which she set up in her name and therefore has a passworded Admin account. I also partitioned the HD so that the smaller portion (C) contains the OS and the larger portion (D) is for all her files.

Since I am only using the laptop temporarily my passworded 'standard' user account is located in (C) and cannot be viewed by anybody else, however, I can view my friend's files which are now being stored in 'D'.

Is there a way to protect the files in the 'D' partition in the same manner as if all accounts were on one drive and password protected?

Tom.
 

A:Windows 8 admin/standard user access issues

It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
 

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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 all,I hope someone might have an idea on how to proceed here. Im working in a company where the IT department is run by the 3 Stooges and hence the overall "service" is more like a free theater show when interested in wasting time.Having said that, I have my work laptop at home with full Admin Access and my own user profile. The laptop is a HP 640 G2 which was set up via fingerscan for me to log on (into the user profile). Since this laptop (which i also dislike alot for various reasons) stopped accepting the fingerscan (and subsequently fingerscan turned out to be fully broken hardware wise) Im not able to log into my User Profile. The password that has been set up for it was done once as out of requirement when we got them but never used and hence forgotten.The IT department has no clue or idea how to fix this remotely but I have the full access of the computer with admin rights, im able to go manually into my user profile folder and so on, so my question is, how can I reset the password? In theory, I should be able by going into Control Panel and User Accounts but my user profile is not on the same domain as the admin access and the userprofile is not listed within the user accounts.Admin is based on the computer domain name (like lpw1234-/admin) and my user profile is on the "office" domain, which by default required just my username with no previous domain name (like office/user).Could someone tell me how I can reset the user password for that profile?Thanks alot... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - USER PASSWORD Reset - with Admin Access

Sounds to me like the entire situation is the responsibilty of the entity IT dept.  It possesses the means, at the very least, of just providing you with a system...or changing profile passwords for you.  Since this is the property of a business entity...with an IT department...it's up to them to resolve it.
 
My two cents...
 
Louis

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Hi ya'all,
I've been going in circles trying to regain administration privileges I did not know I lost. When I go to the Users, the only thing visible is guest, so I cannot change settings. At some point, I added a home group to share with family, b t that's all. I've
been trying this over time, but after hours I have to quit. I backed my computer up to an external drive, hoping to just wipe computer and start over, but I don't have administrative privileges. I AM THE FREAKING ADMIN!

So, since my computer came pre-loaded with 8.1 in my Dell XPS 8700, I thought the simplest thing was to obtain a Recovery CD (I should've added to my purchase initially) and start fresh, but that doesn't seem to be as easy as it used to be. I do not even
have ability to go into the cmd. I'm not a techie and need help. Dell keeps offering me the back up using a USB, but I don't have one, which is why I backed everything up to an external drive.
Your help and advice is very much needed. THX!

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I have a Windows 2003 Exchange Server with Windows XP Professional Users on my Workgroup. I removed it from a domain, and added a workgroup. The easiest thing to do, would be start from scratch, but I am not afforded that luxury Everything is fine in the Intranet and Internet connectivity...

My problem is this:

I need one user to be able to access EVERYones pc's, including the desktop, and My Documents folders at anytime... and restrict Users from doing the same... I have the one Administrator account set up on the main pc, with a few other end Users on other pc's, but still can't remotely "see" the desktop, only the standard "Shared Docs" folder and the shared folders I set up, on another pc...

How can I give one user access to everything? Is Remote Desktop the best answer? There must be some simple policy I am missing here...

HEEEEEELP!
 

A:How do I access a user's desktop, documents, etc as a Workgroup Admin?

You could try RealVNC....
 

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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 have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.


Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work

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Thank you!

I am admin ( WIN 7 Pro 64 computer 4 years old): In admin user default account, any and ALL open, and .exe functions denied.

CMD right click 'run as admin' (net user admin etc.) has no effect. Checking all folders I show FULL permission. Right click 'run as admin' has no effect on any file.

Created new USER with ADMIN functions and all works in that account.

Q: How can I trouble shoot my normal ADMIN account (it has all of my 1000s of folders, programs etc.)
Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

This happened after a Microsoft standard update weeks ago. I tried restore, but restore fails. By now I have done much on the computer and restore not an option.
I have not been able to open or run any program files.

Any help I would be grateful!

TF

A:Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

Is this a really a simple common error? Is that why no replies? Or is there no help for it?

I searched the forums for hours over 2 days reading multiple posts and possible solutions and came up empty. Nothing applicable to my situation.

I have tried:
1. System restore. It always fails, even in SAFE mode or REPAIR mode.
2. Run as administrator (Both from right click and from CMD)
3. Sharing all folders (Although this ADMIN account has all privileges/permissions as it is anyway)
This created a 2nd ADMIN account. Don't know why.
4. Reset all privileges back to default settings.

Have not tried to re-install windows as I don't have a copy of Win 7. Plus I would like to avoid the reality of reinstalling so many programs and files.

Right now when the Original Admin user tries to run a .exe, I get a "Setup was unable to create the directory "...etc..." Error 5 access denied.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. It would at least get me moving trying some things. Thank you.

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When i try to launch some applications and aloso the command prompt, im being denied access. Noone could have changed anything im positive and im the only one who uses this computer ever. Would a reinstall fix the problem? and also as a side question can i reinstall windows and save all the data that on the computer? does a reinstall of windows without formatting just overwrite the system? or if i reinstall will i have to reinstall everything because ive been having other misc problems and id like the reinstall if i dont have to backup or copy all my info. Thanks in advance for any info!
 

A:Not able to access cmd prompt (admin restrict, yet im the sole user of this comp)

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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.

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, 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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I have two users on my laptop but only one with admin rights.  It now won't logon (user profile service service failed)Tried to boot in safe mode - won't work (missing files?)Tried HP recovery manager - won't work as it needs the admin account to access itNo windows disks as its a HP productCan't download windows to reinstall as it's a HP productLaptop was bought in US 7 years ago so no chance of supplier support (Live in UK).  I realise I need a new one but I'd still like to access the photos etc.  I will have backed up most of them.  Is there anything I can do? Am I forced to buy discs from HP? and will that even work? I'd be very grateful if anyone can see a way to resolve this.  

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Hi,

Can we give the local area connection icon(which will be at the right end of the task bar) complete access to the local user which is not having admin privileges as we give some time and date permissions if required to the local user which is not having admin privileges like that.

Awaiting for the reply.
 

A:local area connection icon access - non admin user in windows

help me on this please
 

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A couple months ago my friend fell for a Microsoft call scam.  She let them in remotely.  I have been trying to help her get rid of whatever malware or ransomware there is.  When I boot normal it gives an error that the Desktop is unavailable and locked.  When I boot to safe mode it says it could not log into the user accounts profile. I added the admin login but I still can not change anything in user accounts.  I have tried the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, Malwarebytes, Super antispyware, and CCleaner, nothing has changed.  I can still recover her personal items in an old data folder the scammers saved, but I would really like to recover the computer.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Safe mode doesn't allow access to admin and user profiles after scam.

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This seems like a basic concept, but I can't quite figure out how to make it happen.

In a domain environment with Win7 systems, I want to create a shared folder that all domain users have access to. However, when any domain user accesses the share, they should only be able to access certain subfolders.

For example, assume the shared folder is \\server\shareme, and it contains subfolders \aaa, \bbb, \ccc, and \ddd. Further assume that there are three domain users: user1, user2, and user3. How can I allow user1 to browse \shareme, but not open any of the subfolders; allow user2 to browse \shareme and also open any of the subfolders; allow user3 to browse \shareme but only open subfolder \aaa?

Any help much appreciated.

A:allow access only to certain folders within a share based on user

Do you know how to write scripts at all>?

If not, than you have to right click on the folder and apply permissions to each specified user on the machine or network. It would be easier if you had a spare computer lying around that would act as a server, but its not a necessity. The only downside is that all users on the network need to have had to at least viewed the shared folder at least once.

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Is or can any data stored in the user profile folders, including the name of the profile folder, be accessed from internet networking sites such as myspace, facebook, etc. and if so, am I correct to assume this is done for no legitimate purpose?

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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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System Win7 SP1 64 bit, up to date.
UAC on - regular users and administrative users.
 
I am logged on as administrator.
Got a potentially unwanted program (PUP) warning from Emsisoft Anti-Malware “C:\Users\Kathy\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\1.mp3 detected: Trojan.MP3.Tobfy (A)”
 
 So I try to look at the file (PUP)*, using explorer to navigate; When I double click on AppData  I get the following message:
 
“ You don't currently have permission to access this folder.
Click continue to permanently get access to this folder. “
 
QUESTION - Will I harm (have I cause it is done) the system or end user (owner?) of this folder if I proceed and gain access to the folders (folders because this repeats as I drill down).
e.g. will their user experience change any / significantly because administrator now has full control over these folders?
 
Any comments on the wisdom of this protocol or preferred alternatives is appreciated.  
 
* My main motivation is to upload to virustotal  - not just look at the file.
 

A:Does grabbing access rights to end user folders have negative impact.

The denial of access is the problem protecting itself.
Rather than get an opinion from virus total I'd be looking at the way to remove the file and any other trash it brought into my system, then I might consider doing other things
Keep us posted

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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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I have a hp pavillion a1130n with windows xp media center & windows service pack 3
I was unistalling some software with the add/remove program a couple of days ago
and then was unable to reboot so I selected F10 and did a system revovery of windows
not a destructive install. Everything is working now but seems slower. I also have 2 HP
Administrator folders. The orignal one and one that I created and named HP Administrator.xxx
The oringinal HP Admistrator folder says it is empty when i hold the mouse over it. The other thing
is that my free disk space went from 56% free to 36% free. I only have a 250 gb drive and would like
to get back to 1 HP Admistrator folder and get my disk space back if possible without doing a destructive install and have to redownload a bzillion upates again along with all the software reloading.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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i have accidentlly disabled my admin now i cant log on ....i do not have the windows cd....what do i do?
 

A:Solved: disabled admin and no user

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Hello -- I am running a Toshiba Satellite L305 using Vista with a wireless router. I switched somehow from a user account to system admin recently to deal with a virus issue. I now have a program called file helper that starts at start up and I have tried to go in to program files to delete it. I get a box that says Destination Folder Access Denied - you need to confirm this operation with selections - continue/skip/cancel. Then after I hit continue, I get another box that pops up User Account Control
that says windows needs permission to continue, if you started this action, continue. Selections are continue or cancel. I hit continue and another box pops up Destination Folder Access Denied that says --
you need permission to perform this action - try again or cancel.

I thought I was already operating as a system administrator since when I log off the system reboots itself and a small red box appears at the bottom of the screen and if I select logoff it finally logs off. The whole time this happens my log in box appears in the middle of the screen. At this point, I am confused as to whether I am back to using a User account vs system admin. First, what am I using and how do I get this file helper program off? Then after that is completed, should I be back as a user account so when I boot up/down I am considered a user and will not have logoff issues?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: System Admin v User

Read this:

http://www.vista4beginners.com/Manage-User-Accounts

After reading it you will know which accounts you have on your PC, which ones you're using and which of them are Administrator or not.

As for removing the program; the best way of doing this is using the Controlpanel - read here how:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial141.html

Hope this helps!
 

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Please help!
I have a set of files and folders that I need to delete but that I cannot delete. These are not system files, they are simply the help files for the application that controls my router (Apple's AirPort Utility). I have to reinstall the application (it's the only way to control my router) and it won't let me reinstall because some of the files are already there and Administrator doesn't appear to have enough permission to overwrite or delete them(!?). Very frustrating...

I'm logged in as an administrator.
I try to delete one of the files.
"Destination Folder Access Denied." "You need to confirm this action." Click <Continue>.
Then I get the "User Account Control <Continue>... Windows needs your permission to continue" dialog.
Click Continue.
Then back to "Destination Folder Access Denied" and "You need permission to perform this action."

(These are just CHM files, for God's sake...)

If I right-click on the file, and go to Properties > Security, I see that Administrators have "Allow" on all rights.

How do I delete these darn files?
 

A:Solved: Please help! Can't delete certain folders or files; Admin doesn't have enoug

Try Unlocker.
 

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I'm new to this site but couldn't find anything that fully addresses my problem(s). I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop w/ Windows 7 fairly new but off warranty).

Somehow I deleted or altered my administrative user account. Almost instantly, "RA Media Server" showed up and took over administration of my laptop, requiring a password for almost everything (and I don't have that password). From what I understand, RA Media Server isn't malware but is part of Dell's remote access system.

In reading about this problem, I saw that you can restore your computer to an earlier point and thus eliminate this Dell remote access tool. But no luck. When I went to restore my computer, I got a msg that said: "System restore did not complete successfully. System restore failed to extract the file (C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf) from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore". (0x80070005). I even tried to reinstall Windows 7 from the disc but the RA Media Server administrator requires my password.
If anyone has an idea of what I can do here I would really appreciate the help. I'm not an IT person but also not a total novice. I rec'd three Windows 7 disks (upgrade assistant, utilities and drivers and upgrade option, operating system. Any thoughts? Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Different admin user id appeared; but can't restore

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Can someone run through a step by step guide to becoming an administrator in PalTalk. I have attempted this before, but I am having no luck.

Cheers

Matt

PS. Any other useful little hint tips in PalTalk would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Creating An Admin User In Pal Talk?

Don't worry I Have worked this one out now!!!
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 20296 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-7312
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have just created a user profile besides my admin profile to use regularly in order to provide further security.

My preferred browser is still Firefox. How do I share or transfer the bookmarks from my admin-Firefox to my user-Firefox?
 

A:Solved: Transferring bookmarks from admin to user

I have solved my own problem! Cheers! For anyone else, the method I used was to export and then import, using HTML files. Not difficult.
 

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Hi Guys,
I needed to log in as Administrator to install a program. So I used this method on the Microsoft site: activating administrator on windows 7 home premium - Microsoft Community

After doing that I installed my program successfully. I rebooted and logged on with password ect. I now wanted to change back to my regular User account so I don't have to type my password every time I boot up.

I followed the above microsoft method again and this time a user account control box pops up and asks " to continue, type administrator password and click yes"...Only there is nowhere to type a password and the "Yes" button is greyed out and can't be clicked. only the "No" button works.

How do I fix this and change back to my normal user account?

Cheers

Uly

A:[SOLVED] Win 7 won't let me Change back from admin to user?

Hello Uly5,

There should have been no need to activate the Built in Admin account.

I do recommend disabling it again.

First, create a new account from the Administrator account and give it Administrator rights. (Or give your current user account Administrator rights, but I do suggest using a password if you do this).

Create a password for the new administrator account.

Log into the new administrator account.

Open an elevate CMD prompt.

Type the following and press enter.


Code:
net user administrator /active:no
You should see "The requested action completed successfully" or something along those lines.

then type and press enter


Code:
netplwiz
Highlight your account and deselect the Users must enter a username or password to use this computer checkbox.

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