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Windows 7: No 'Administrator' In Saved Files


30 Nov 2009   #1

Windows7 (Home Premium)
 
 
No 'Administrator' In Saved Files

I'm really quite confused about Administrator settings and permissions.
I set myself up (the only user) as the administrator when I installed Windows 7.
It reads: Monsonman(Foghorn7\Monsonman).

When I moved saved music files from external MyBook back to the PC, most all files in all folders do not list Mm(Foghorn7\Mm). As a consequence, when I go into Properties/Details to change some settings (like track #), no bar opens up to allow me access.

But on a recent download file, Mm(Foghorn7\Mm) is listed and I'm able to access all items in DETAILS.

Of the 2 example songs, "Little St Nick" was recently dwnld, while "Ashokan Farewell" is one of the saved files from MyBook.

(Foghorn7 is the PC name)

Is this because the saved files are from old Vista, and my user name was different? How come there are other Users listed, too? I never configured them. I only configured Monsonman(Foghorn7\Monsonman).

Maybe these few attachments will better show my plight.

Thanks all; and I wasn't too sure if this was the right Forum to post this topic.



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30 Nov 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Chipper,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
Is this because the saved files are from old Vista, and my user name was different? How come there are other Users listed, too? I never configured them. I only configured Monsonman(Foghorn7\Monsonman).
I believe so. You may need to take ownership of the files before you can change anything. Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope this helps.

Gary
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30 Nov 2009   #3
HPF

Windows 7
 
 

Maybe you are confused for the same reason I was when I installed Windows 7. The account I created during installation was by default labeled Administrator, but I did not have administrator privilegies.

Very confusing indeed.

I spent some time trying to edit and save c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts which I couldn't because I didn't have admin rights - but the account was admin account, or at least so I thought. I ended up changing attributes for the entire windows directory which required a complete reinstall.

Anyway, you may find your answer here
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I do not recommend using the built in Admin acct. for normal use. Security is the issue. Best to give yourself privileges to the music and such so you can run from your user acct. Just MHO.
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01 Dec 2009   #5

Windows7 (Home Premium)
 
 

Thanks Garysgold and HPF for your suggestions.

I'll continue to look at the linked tutorials.

In the meantime, here are two other snaps. Each contradicts the other.

I've used MP3Tag in the past, and it proved useful in getting around the Properties\Details entry problems. But not this time.

Also, it mentions something about READ ONLY. Well, whether the song file(s) were left with 'read-only' checked off or not, it didn't matter; access was still denied.

FWIW


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01 Dec 2009   #6

Windows7 (Home Premium)
 
 

Well, I just went ahead and dwnld the TAKE OWNERSHIP zip file and went through the install to the registry.

It said the change went through, and on the right click menu, Take Ownership (with the blue/yellow shield) is listed.

But...it doesn't work.
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01 Dec 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hmm. Haven't heard of it not working. Might try a restart to see if it helps. You could do it another way. Try method 2 option 2 here. Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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01 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You have the music folder within the "Program Files" folder...do not put it there...move it to your user account folder. C:\Users\Monsonman, Program Files is a protected system location.
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01 Dec 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yes--get all of your music collection consolidated into a sensible folder structure OUTSIDE of C program files--typically in C users Monsonman or whatever you are using. Divide them up any way you want, but don't put them or any of your personal stuff in C program files.

When you have personal stuff in system folders (such as C program files), you can easily have permission issues. System folders should be off limits for personal data.
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01 Dec 2009   #10

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Doh!! Didn't notice that.
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