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Windows 7: Admin wants grant access to ALL documents, music, etc.

24 Jul 2011   #1
TerresaTate

 
Admin wants grant access to ALL documents, music, etc.

Today, I changed 2 of our computers (plan on doing them all) and now I am the administrator on those computers, I want to grant access to ALL documents, music, videos, etc. files that already exist on their PC's.

I really just want to block internet porn and the likes.

I installed Windows 7 Family Safety, but I don't want to keep them from their files.

Can I still be the Administrator and grant file access?

PLEASE help!!!!


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24 Jul 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Not sure if this is what you're after, but I'll post the link anyway.

File and Folder Permissions
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24 Jul 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Today, I changed 2 of our computers (plan on doing them all) and now I am the administrator on those computers, I want to grant access to ALL documents, music, videos, etc. files that already exist on their PC's.

I really just want to block internet porn and the likes.

I installed Windows 7 Family Safety, but I don't want to keep them from their files.

Can I still be the Administrator and grant file access?

PLEASE help!!!!
Public folders are accessible to all users without admin permission.

Copy or move those folders to Public folders. Every user can access them now.

Use Copy To or Move To option in your right click context menu.
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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24 Jul 2011   #4
TerresaTate

 
Access to Hard Drive

Thank you for the information.

I really want them to have access to everything on their computer.

When I become the administrator all access to their files was unavailable to them.

I do not have them time or desire to grant access to each individual file. These are their to begin with. Did I misunderstand what I was reading?

I really just want to limit what they access on the internet and the time frame they use their computers.

Thanks again for any help.

Terresa
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24 Jul 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Thank you for the information.

I really want them to have access to everything on their computer.

When I become the administrator all access to their files was unavailable to them.

I do not have them time or desire to grant access to each individual file. These are their to begin with. Did I misunderstand what I was reading?

I really just want to limit what they access on the internet and the time frame they use their computers.

Thanks again for any help.

Terresa
Please specify to whom you were replying.

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That way there will be no confusion when there are multiple repliers to your post.
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24 Jul 2011   #6
TerresaTate

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Not sure if this is what you're after, but I'll post the link anyway.

File and Folder Permissions

Thank you for the information.

I really want them to have access to everything on their computer.

When I become the administrator all access to their files was unavailable to them.

I do not have them time or desire to grant access to each individual file. These are their to begin with. Did I misunderstand what I was reading?

I really just want to limit what they access on the internet and the time frame they use their computers.

Thanks again for any help.

Terresa
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24 Jul 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Teresa Tate,

Quote:

I really just want to limit what they access on the internet and the time frame they use their computers.
if you are talking about your children, this is only possible if they aren't normal children. You can thwart the child the first time, but then they ask their friends, they go to some of their favorite sites and ask how or they google the topic.

If this is your own children, remember that you may stop them at home but not when they are away.

Best is to devote your efforts to develop their own abilities to evaluate knowledge. I have two marvelous, now adult, children. Raise them up in the way they should go and they shall not depart from it.

Good luck in your endeavors.
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24 Jul 2011   #8
TerresaTate

 
Sorry I posted it wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Today, I changed 2 of our computers (plan on doing them all) and now I am the administrator on those computers, I want to grant access to ALL documents, music, videos, etc. files that already exist on their PC's.

I really just want to block internet porn and the likes.

I installed Windows 7 Family Safety, but I don't want to keep them from their files.

Can I still be the Administrator and grant file access?

PLEASE help!!!!
Public folders are accessible to all users without admin permission.

Copy or move those folders to Public folders. Every user can access them now.

Use Copy To or Move To option in your right click context menu.
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

I was "answering" the first post. Yours (I believe is the second) and it "told" me to move or copy. I was alble to move my documents to the publich folders, however anything that is on the desktop is not accessible to everyone. My husband uses his desktop like a real desk top and keeps his files all over the desktop. Because this is the computer he uses for his business, I don't want any real limitation on the computing side of the PC, just the internet.

Here's the real situation. I am trying to find a way to limit access to the internet for my entire family. Originally I chose OpenDNS, but I have ATT Uverse and it is too complicated. The Geek Squad told me that Microsoft had a program (and it was free) that would be what I wanted, but I would need to be the administrator. Perhaps I misunderstood him. Maybe I just need to the administrator on the Windows Safe Family and not the computer itself.

Hope I answered the right post.

Terresa
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24 Jul 2011   #9
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Today, I changed 2 of our computers (plan on doing them all) and now I am the administrator on those computers, I want to grant access to ALL documents, music, videos, etc. files that already exist on their PC's.

I really just want to block internet porn and the likes.

I installed Windows 7 Family Safety, but I don't want to keep them from their files.

Can I still be the Administrator and grant file access?

PLEASE help!!!!
Public folders are accessible to all users without admin permission.

Copy or move those folders to Public folders. Every user can access them now.

Use Copy To or Move To option in your right click context menu.
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

I was "answering" the first post. Yours (I believe is the second) and it "told" me to move or copy. I was alble to move my documents to the publich folders, however anything that is on the desktop is not accessible to everyone. My husband uses his desktop like a real desk top and keeps his files all over the desktop. Because this is the computer he uses for his business, I don't want any real limitation on the computing side of the PC, just the internet.

Here's the real situation. I am trying to find a way to limit access to the internet for my entire family. Originally I chose OpenDNS, but I have ATT Uverse and it is too complicated. The Geek Squad told me that Microsoft had a program (and it was free) that would be what I wanted, but I would need to be the administrator. Perhaps I misunderstood him. Maybe I just need to the administrator on the Windows Safe Family and not the computer itself.

Hope I answered the right post.

Terresa
In Windows ( Vista and Windows 7 ), it is called Parental Control. Logon to the administrator account and then apply the Parental Controls. Read the artocle below.

Note : the blue words are "live" links. Click it to read more about that subject.

Parental Cotrols :
You can use Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on the hours that your children can use the computer, the types of games they can play, and the programs they can run.
Go to the Windows website to watch a video about how to set up Parental Controls.
When Parental Controls blocks access to a game or program, a notification is displayed that the program has been blocked. Your child can click a link in the notification to request permission for access to that game or program. You can allow access by entering your account information.
To set up Parental Controls for your child, you'll need your own administrator user account. Before you get started, make sure each child that you want to set up Parental Controls for has a standard user account. Parental Controls can be applied only to standard user accounts. For more information about user accounts and setting them up, see What is a user account?
In addition to the controls that Windows provides, you can install additional controls, such as web filtering and activity reporting, from a separate service provider. For more information, see How can I add additional parental controls?
To turn on Parental Controls for a standard user account
  1. Click to open Parental Controls. * If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Click the standard user account that you want to set Parental Controls for. If the standard user account isn't set up yet, click Create a new user account to set up a new account.
    Under Parental Controls, click On, enforce current settings.

    Once you've turned on Parental Controls for your child's standard user account, you can adjust the following individual settings that you want to control:
    • Time limits. You can set time limits to control when children are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent children from logging on during the specified hours. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off. For more information, see Control when children can use the computer.
    • Games. You can control access to games, choose an age-rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block unrated or specific games. For more information, see Choose which games children can play.
    • Allow or block specific programs. You can prevent children from running programs that you don't want them to run. For more information, see Prevent children from using specific programs.
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24 Jul 2011   #10
TerresaTate

 
Hope this is the right thread regarding Admin

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerresaTate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post

Public folders are accessible to all users without admin permission.

Copy or move those folders to Public folders. Every user can access them now.

Use Copy To or Move To option in your right click context menu.
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

I was "answering" the first post. Yours (I believe is the second) and it "told" me to move or copy. I was alble to move my documents to the publich folders, however anything that is on the desktop is not accessible to everyone. My husband uses his desktop like a real desk top and keeps his files all over the desktop. Because this is the computer he uses for his business, I don't want any real limitation on the computing side of the PC, just the internet.

Here's the real situation. I am trying to find a way to limit access to the internet for my entire family. Originally I chose OpenDNS, but I have ATT Uverse and it is too complicated. The Geek Squad told me that Microsoft had a program (and it was free) that would be what I wanted, but I would need to be the administrator. Perhaps I misunderstood him. Maybe I just need to the administrator on the Windows Safe Family and not the computer itself.

Hope I answered the right post.

Terresa
In Windows ( Vista and Windows 7 ), it is called Parental Control. Logon to the administrator account and then apply the Parental Controls. Read the artocle below.

Note : the blue words are "live" links. Click it to read more about that subject.

Parental Cotrols :
You can use Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on the hours that your children can use the computer, the types of games they can play, and the programs they can run.
Go to the Windows website to watch a video about how to set up Parental Controls.
When Parental Controls blocks access to a game or program, a notification is displayed that the program has been blocked. Your child can click a link in the notification to request permission for access to that game or program. You can allow access by entering your account information.
To set up Parental Controls for your child, you'll need your own administrator user account. Before you get started, make sure each child that you want to set up Parental Controls for has a standard user account. Parental Controls can be applied only to standard user accounts. For more information about user accounts and setting them up, see What is a user account?
In addition to the controls that Windows provides, you can install additional controls, such as web filtering and activity reporting, from a separate service provider. For more information, see How can I add additional parental controls?
To turn on Parental Controls for a standard user account
  1. Click to open Parental Controls. * If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Click the standard user account that you want to set Parental Controls for. If the standard user account isn't set up yet, click Create a new user account to set up a new account.
    Under Parental Controls, click On, enforce current settings.


    Once you've turned on Parental Controls for your child's standard user account, you can adjust the following individual settings that you want to control:
    • Time limits. You can set time limits to control when children are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent children from logging on during the specified hours. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off. For more information, see Control when children can use the computer.
    • Games. You can control access to games, choose an age-rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block unrated or specific games. For more information, see Choose which games children can play.
    • Allow or block specific programs. You can prevent children from running programs that you don't want them to run. For more information, see Prevent children from using specific programs.

Okay, I watched these videos and I had already set up most of this settings.

I think this is what my ultimate question is: Do I need to be the administrator on my husbands PC or can I just be the administrator on WLSF?

I still cannot see the desktop files as a guest or a user, but I will try again.

Thanks for all your efforts!!!!
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