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Windows 7: Permissions for non-system, "user" drives; not "c:"

17 Apr 2013   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yes well I suppose I did react a little surprised haven't been used to having a woman around the house for a while so was a little taken back.

As for the problem which is a bit clearer now I am not real sure why it needs you to password the folders when they are accessed.

Try checking out the General and View options in Folder Options in Control Panel. See what has been set there. There is a small blue info How do I change etc etc at the bottom. I only have mine set to one click to open stuff and never really been any deeper.

Maybe make a note of what is set in the General and View tabs default the lot and go back and set as you need .

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18 Apr 2013   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I think somewhere along the line, there has been a bit of a mix up. I originally posted about Security Permission levels, not passwords.

It's been an annoyance to get the UAC when I rename folders/files. For some unknown reason, some drives have a "System" owner and some have an "Administrators" owner. Probably has to do with where/how they were formatted? The folders created for the "System" drives have "Authenticated Users" with good permissions and are not a problem. The "Administrators" drives are the pain. I am too unsure of the results to attempt to change drive owner to "System", so I changed it to the username, but that's not really what I think I want. Inheritance of Authenticated Users seems proper.
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18 Apr 2013   #13

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Well I guess the OS is "owned" but the other drives all I can suggest is just make them non admin. To be honest Diane I have never come across this only where peoples kids have set up their accounts as the admin, and in nearly all cases the problem is they have forgotten the password so Mum cannot access the machine.

I just used Ubuntu to retrieve files for the actual owner - usually Mum so that I can just clean install the OS for her.

I did fin this but whether it is going to help I don't know because the only way to alter security permissions is in that last post of mine.

Look I have got to go away for three weeks so you may have to bump it to the more help thread:)
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