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Windows 7: Cant work as administrator

24 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 32
Cant work as administrator

I have a home computer set as administrator

the folde
c:\ProgramData\Start Menu has a padlock symbol against it and says access deniyed. WHY?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 32

Hi I beleve that a simmilar issue was raised as far back as June 2009
Padlocks on folders.
Add "Authenticated Users" to the access list with full control
What is this.
Hi AliBong, take the files & sub folders out of the main folder, delete it, re make it & put you items back.
If I can't get into the folder how do I take the contents out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Right click on the "All Programs" button in the Start Menu.
"Open" will take you to the current users Start menu folder and
"Open All Users" opens the All Users Start menu folder.

I think you'll find that c:\ProgramData\Start Menu isn't a folder. Its a link or shortcut put there for compatibility.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 32

No this does not work. I want to get to the folder that contains all the information in the list when I click on all programs like
Office word 2007
Excell 2007
Acrobat pro x
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Works for me, all of what you listed above shows up.
C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
C:\Users\(You're user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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