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Windows 7: can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions

28 Jan 2014   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
can't change Administrator User Account Control & Permissions

Aloha All,
My issue started when I tried to delete files in the hidden cache of Dropbox.
I went into "my computer", clicked on my C drive, scrolled down to "Users" and found file "All Users" with a "locked" icon attached. I clicked on it and up popped an error message that I don't have permission to access this folder. I rightclicked on properties, followed by the security tab. The security tab lists 3 user groups; everyone, system, administrator. When highlited, none of these groups contained "permissions". I tried to "edit" the "permissions", which opened another "permissions" dialogue box. I clicked on each permission in the "allow" list for each group, to no avail. I went back the the main "users" folder and found "locked" icons on 2 other folders, "default user" and "administrator" (which is my wifes and my names.)

I've read with interest some of the 2012 & 2013 threads of a similar nature, but none of the problems were quite the same and the fixes didn't help me.
Sure hope the community can help me resolve the issue...
I've provided a screenshot of the "System" page from Control Panel.
Mahalo for all the help.

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28 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with. "All Users" is nothing more then a junction to "C:\ProgramFiles" when you messed with the permissions of that junction you just messed up everything else concerning the system. See the links in my signature.
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31 Jan 2014   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64
can't change Administer User Account Control & Permissions

Aloha logicearth,
Thx for your time in replying. I've read the 2 docs you referred me to, however I'm no closer to correcting the problem in the thread title or of correcting your assertion that this is "Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with".
I can follow specific directions when given them, such as read these 2 docs, however I have a hard time finding an action for me to follow when the docs I was instructed to read appear to have been written for tech guru's such as yourself. I found no specific actions to follow. Your obvious frustration with members such as myself is understandable, however I thought this forum was for neo-phytes to gain knowledge from super-guru's such as yourself providing clear and understandable directions. I failed to comprehend such direction if it was presented by your reply...instead it borders on disgust with my problem and what I consider as a cavalier attitude. Where's your A L O H A. If you can't find it, just pass my querie to another of your colleagues please.
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