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Windows 7: Run as different user error with Dropbox


16 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Run as different user error with Dropbox

Hopefully this is the right forum to post in, my apologies if its not.

I'm trying to run Dropbox as a different user, but whenever I try, I get the error "Logon failure:unknown user name or bad password." The first way I tried was by holding shift and then clicking "Run program as another user." The username and password that I typed in were definitely valid, but for some reason they weren't recognized as so.

So I tried another gimmick, I installed Dropbox on the alternate user on C:\ and navigated to "C:\Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin" on my administrator account. I then made a shortcut of the .exe to desktop, went to properties, and added in "runas.exe /user:username" before the target. Command prompt then came up asking for a password, and when i typed it in, the error "RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run.... 1326:Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password."

I'm clueless, someone please help me out! Thanks!


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16 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is our tutorial on the subject, hopefully you will find some hint that may help
Run as Different User

It appears,however that it describes the procedure that you already tried.
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16 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried that before posting this, that's where I got the idea for Shift+click>run as different user
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16 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

OK, at least we have confirmation of exactly what was tried and that a problem exists. Maybe, this will correct it.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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16 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ran the scan just now, no problems came up
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17 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd like to add that I'm having the same problem with other programs as well, not just dropbox. Tried running Peerblock as another user and that also failed.
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17 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried creating another User Account just to test that it is the computer, and not a dodgy User Profile?
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17 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mind blown, it worked.

lol. how sad.
Created another user account and it worked

thanks for the help!
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

haha, your welcome

Never let it be said my random shots in the dark don't work
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