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Windows 7: Admin rights

27 Jun 2011   #1
TomBoy2010

Windows 7 Professional 32 it
 
 
Admin rights

Hi, I am a beginner and don't understand the logic of Windows Admin rights:

1. I am the adminstrator (the system control confirms that). Still I can not save a txt file under programs (in that case: under Thunderbird Mozilla / Chrome). WHY?

2. The problem exists even when I individually rightclick on "c:" then "programs" then "thunderbird" then "chrome" and as for extended user rights including Writing for all these folders - something that should not be necessary for Administrators anyway...

3. Following the advic eof another user I went to START cmd and entered: net user administrator /active:yes
- so now I could login as "Administrator". Again, my own private account is already indicated as Administrator - but even if I want to login now with this new User: what's the password for Administratr???


My main problem actually is: Why do I get the message that I can not save IF I am the Administrator?

Thanks


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27 Jun 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Because you do not have Administrative right until you ELEVATE (See the UAC dialog) until then you run with standard user privileges to prevent system files from being changed. If you want to run something with Administrative power, right-click it then "Run as Administrator"
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27 Jun 2011   #3
TomBoy2010

Windows 7 Professional 32 it
 
 

IOk, I know this rightclick function - but for the moment I just want to save a txt-file in a folder under "programs". so, there is no application to run as administrator. How doing that?
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27 Jun 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Run Notepad as Administrator then save it. Or Save it to another location then drag-and-drop it where it should go.
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27 Jun 2011   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

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27 Jun 2011   #6
TomBoy2010

Windows 7 Professional 32 it
 
 

ok, that worked. Thanks a lot.
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