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Windows 7: Guest account access denied.

12 Feb 2014   #1
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Guest account access denied.

HI. Need total help here. I have a Dell computer. Desktop. Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an administr account with a password. Then, like 2 years ago or a bit longer I created a guest account without password. I am using it since then. And have stored a bunch of important files. Now, I can't access that account. The message says: " THE GROUP POLICY CLIENT FAILED TO LOG IN. ACCESS IS DENIED"
And thats it. No more access since 10 days. The administrative account has access with the password. And I created a third account without password which also has access. The problem is that guest account. No way I can access anything. NO idea what to do!
All your help, with detailed steps will really really save be eternally appreciated!

THANKS!!!!


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12 Feb 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Try adding a password to the guest account, such as "guest"

If that doesn't work try looking in the Group Policy Editor to change the policy. Something may have changed a Registry setting. GPE is just an editor that stores the info in the Registry.
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12 Feb 2014   #3
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Miles, I went to do that but the ONLY options that gives me is "change picture and Turn off guest account"
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12 Feb 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You're right. The Guest account is not allowed a password. I would try to allow access using this:
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

If that doesn't work, my inclination would be to back up the files, then delete the guest account. Then enable it again. But if the files are important I would use them from an account in the Administrator Group. My guess would be "Guest" is the least tested user account on the system. After all, it's designed as a throw away. No user can even save preferences.
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12 Feb 2014   #5
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HERMES33 View Post
HI. Need total help here. I have a Dell computer. Desktop. Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an administr account with a password. Then, like 2 years ago or a bit longer I created a guest account without password. I am using it since then. And have stored a bunch of important files. Now, I can't access that account. The message says: " THE GROUP POLICY CLIENT FAILED TO LOG IN. ACCESS IS DENIED"
And thats it. No more access since 10 days. The administrative account has access with the password. And I created a third account without password which also has access. The problem is that guest account. No way I can access anything. NO idea what to do!
All your help, with detailed steps will really really save be eternally appreciated!

THANKS!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2014   #6
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Nothing. How can I access files in the guest account from the adm account?
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12 Feb 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
The administrative account has access with the password. And I created a third account without password which also has access. The problem is that guest account.
I'm confused. You said you had access with 2 other accounts.
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12 Feb 2014   #8
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes I can access the adm account. But I need access to the GUEST account. The one Im having problems with. How can I access the files from the GUEST account, the one that dsnt grant access? From the Adm account.....
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12 Feb 2014   #9
HERMES33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I found the files! Thanks for your incredible help!!
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13 Feb 2014   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately in Windows, user account corruption is a common occurrence. There seems to be no efficient way to analyze it. Most people just create another account and move the data to get rid of the issue.
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