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Windows 7: i have 2 problems. 1 admin password, 2 dir locked in read only mode


17 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
i have 2 problems. 1 admin password, 2 dir locked in read only mode

Os Windows 7 home 32 bit. I have a dir in the c drive that is locked in read mode and has defied all normal attempts to unlock it. I have tryed in both normal and safe mode to change permissions in the security tab, I tryed taking owenership. Nothing works. I can make changes to the directory in safe mode but I can't change the permissions. I opened the super admin account in users accounts to try and reset the permissions that way. But I am locked out of the super admin by a password. I have never set a password for the super admin account. I am at a loss as to what to do about this directory, it is not the only one like this on the c drive, outside of doing a partition wipe and reinstalling everything. Everything installed on the c drive is backed up ether on a 2nd hd in a external usb case or on dvd. I learned that lesson the hard way.

Steve


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17 Oct 2012   #2

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Ok go to the command prompt...run as admin

type in net user Administrator * hit enter
it will ask you for a new password for the super admin account...choose one..type again to confirm... you should now have access to the admin account
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17 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
re: admin password

It didn't ask for a new password. see picture below.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Ok go to the command prompt...run as admin

type in net user Administrator * hit enter
it will ask you for a new password for the super admin account...choose one..type again to confirm... you should now have access to the admin account
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17 Oct 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I couldn't get the picture to post so I typed it in by hand

c:\windows\system32>net user administrator
user name administrator
full name
comment built-in account for adminstering the computer/domain
user's comment
country code 000 <system default>
account active yes
account expires never

password last set 10/17/2012 04:06
password expires never
password changeable 10/17/2012 04:06
password required yes
user may change password yes

workstations allowed all
logon script
user porfile
home directory
last login 11/20 2010 14:48

logon hours allowed all

local group memberships *administrators *homeusers
golbal group memberships *none
the command completed successfully

c:\windows\system32>
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17 Oct 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

did you type in as stated?

start, cmd...run as administrator

net user Administrator *
enter
enter new password
enter it again
exit command prompt
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18 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
re: admin password

I typed "start, cmd...run as administrator > enter" then "net user administrator" > enter



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
did you type in as stated?

start, cmd...run as administrator

net user Administrator *
enter
enter new password
enter it again
exit command prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
i have 2 problems. 1 admin password, 2 dir locked in read only mode

I was able to reset the super admin password and logged in as super admin and i was able to solve the 1st problem about unlocking the read only mode problem in those dir's. thanks for the help.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reble View Post
I typed "start, cmd...run as administrator > enter" then "net user administrator" > enter



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
did you type in as stated?

start, cmd...run as administrator

net user Administrator *
enter
enter new password
enter it again
exit command prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Glad it worked out for you...take care


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