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Windows 7: possible to entirely remove all permission issues?

21 Dec 2010   #1
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
possible to entirely remove all permission issues?

One thingthats just killing me with W7 is the rights issues. I supposedly have full admin rights and this is my home PC and the only other account is guest. I have run that reg file that gives you the take control option on the right click menu. But there is just no end to prompts telling me i can't do this or that or shouldn't etc etc. All sorts of things that are just driving me crazy. Is there a way to end it once and for all and give me total rights to every thing that is possible ?


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21 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Not suggested, but you may want to try the real administrator and change the UAC
Again, I woiuld not do it. That inconvenience is for your computers safety.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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21 Dec 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you trying to access directories that you do not need to? Those junction points that are just for combatability. Those?
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21 Dec 2010   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are you trying to access directories that you do not need to? Those junction points that are just for combatability. Those?
I did that during the Win 7 Beta period and was sorry. Listen to these guys, dazco - they are saving you a bunch of trouble down the road.
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21 Dec 2010   #5
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure what he meant, but i even had to jump thru hoops to get into documents and settings ! Thene there are all sorts of warnings and such. I wouldn't mind once, but i get warnings for the same things over and over. It's just that this OS never stops prompting me with a ton of warnings and denials, none of which are anything i would hesitate to do. I'm not a programmer or anything like that, but i've been playing with operating systems at this level for 12 years and i haven't screwed anything up yet ! I can't give you the examples because i have been feverishly trying to get my new PC configured as my old one which is a months long pursuit with as tweaked as my last one was, so my mind is swirling and i haven't kept track of just what things have been in my way. All i want is to maximize my rights. I'll refrain from tring richc's first link since you all seem to believe it's not a good idea. But anything i can to to maximize my permissions and rights is what i'd be interested in.
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21 Dec 2010   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

I think there's a reasonable compromise solution. I disabled UAC, however I did not set myself up as the Administrator. So I'm not bothered by more than an occasional warning message, but I can't do anything too risky that only the Administrator can do. (And if I do need to do something that risky once in a while, I can always temporarily be the Administrator for that one function, and go back to just being the User at all other times.)
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21 Dec 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
I'm not sure what he meant, but i even had to jump thru hoops to get into documents and settings !...
All those folders that give "Access Denied" are junction points. They are set that way for a reason, You do not need to access them. EVER. Those junctions are there just for old broken applications. Use the real (see signature links) locations to access them data within them.

For example C:\Documents and Settings is really a junction that merely points to C:\Users
So trying to access it is completely and utterly pointless.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Well, i can tell you that there are more reasons to need to access documents and settings more than any other folder, and i understand what i'm doing in there and need to get in there for a lot of different things. I always have and now on 7 have many times already because it's where a lot of tweaks take place for mostly 3rd party stuff, not OS tweaks. But it denied me. granted, it was no problem removing that denial, but it's the kind of thing i'm burned out on alrady trying to get this PC configured as i had my last one. Like i said, in 12 years of messing with PC's and accessing even system folders, i have yet to ruin anything. It just takes some common sense and understanding when you are at the limit of your understanding as far as wht may or may not be fatal.
Anyways, i just want to turn off as much of that stuff as possible. It's not like i'm playing with my life here either, and all my important files are on a storage drive. worse case scenario i reinstall.
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21 Dec 2010   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

If you feel completely comfortable navigating about your folder structures, and are willing to live with the risk, then the quickest solution to your dilema is to turn UAC off.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Dec 2010   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
Well, i can tell you that there are more reasons to need to access documents and settings more than any other folder...
No disagreement here. Just make sure you're actually getting at the files you think you are. Win 7, as the others have told you, places what amount to "dummy" links to things to allow older programs to find stuff where they think they ought to be. Mess with those and you are setting yourself up for that re-installation scenario. Once you've done that you'll be right back where you are now.

I'd go with what Imperfect1 said and dial the UAC back to rock bottom. I can't remember when I last got annoyed by something trivial, other than when installing or upgrading a program. Even then, it's nice to know that if something was happening behind my back I'd get a warning. That's easy enough to live with.
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