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Windows 7: Old Guy with Access permissions after Win7 Upgrade

22 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

Those users you see that aren't you are logically "virtual users".

Your computer is like a virtual reality that is settled in the very wild forest. So that not just anyone, or anthing, can simply change your important files and ultimately destroy your PC, your computer has those users.

SYSTEM is basically your own computer. Specifically, Windows.
Guests is everyone not registered to your computer and it also incldes the Guest Account.
Administrators include administrator accounts which may also include you.
Administrator includes the one and only boss account which is hidden by default. It is also referred as the true administrator.
Users include ALL user accounts you have created.
Everyone- this is self explanatory.

Now you might be asking yourself "I'm an administrator, why the hell does it ask me for permission?!"

Well, the reason for this is viruses can trick you so they would run under your name which can be devastating if you have full rights. So to be safe, you're treated as an ordinary user. The UAC prompt just basically confirms that you want to do what you think you want to do.

Note: The Windows and System32 folders are very well protected and is basically locked down from any modifications. There is no reason for you to modify these files.

I'm not one of thsoe security fanatics, but I would highly suggest you keep UAC on.

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22 Feb 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Glad to hear that we got rid of one problem.

I don't quite understand the others. Let's hope someone else does. If not, then use the Snipping Tool to include a pic of your problem in one of your posts.

To use the Snipping Tool:

Tap the WIN key
type Snipping Tool
Click on Snipping Tool in the resulting list.

You might want to add the Snipping Tool to your start menu and/or your Taskbar.
When you've got Snipping Tool displayed in that list, then right-click on it and you will see options to pin the program to the Start Menu and to the Taskbar

WIN denotes that key with the funny looking wavy flag on it.
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22 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

I want to add- Meddling with security profiles is not a good idea if you don't know what you're doing. Unless the security settings are affecting your work efficiency, or if it is causing system problems, please don't meddle with it. More so if the "users" listed are simply annoying you.
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22 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 home premuim

I sincerely want to thank u both for your advice and suggestions. I have returned the "Slider" to it's default position.

I just want to Access ALL the Folders and files on my computer. Some I wanna delete, Some I wanna view. The "ACCESS DENIED" pisses me off. That's what I'm trying to get around.

I don't wanna disable security but I DO wanna manipulate my files at will.
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22 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

Which folder are you trying to manipulate exactly?

On my experience, the only folder that gave me that red "ACCESS DENIED" error straight to my face was System Volume Information, which contains system restore points.
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22 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 home premuim

Windows Explorer .. Under Documents & Settings ... shows All Users, Default, Default User, Harry, Public. Only All Users and Default User have lil Blue arrows (Access Denied).
When I click Harry .... App data, cookies, Local settings, my documents, net hood, print hood, send to, start menu and templates are all BLUE ARROW (access denied).

Eliminating that "access denied" is my only goal.

Sorry to flood the help site. That wasn't my intention. I DO see a bunch of folks reading the posts, though. Maybe I'm not alone with my delima.
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22 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)

Hello there! I think I can help. Try this:

Taking Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope I helped!
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22 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
The procedure given in the attached file will help.
This does not work in Windows 7 Home Premium, which is what the OP has (and what I have.) That file is not accessible
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22 Feb 2010   #19

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Using the same procedure you used with SECPOL.MSC, then

run LUSRMGR.MSC , expand Users and tell us what users are listed.

I've attached a copy of what I see on one of my computers to help explain what you will be looking at.

After you list what LUSRMGR show for users, then I'll make some specific recommendations.

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22 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7

LUSRMGR.MSC is also not accessible in Home Premium. The advanced security options that are available in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate are not available in Windows 7 Home Premium and Basic.
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