Showing some numbers when doing "right click>properties>security" tab


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Showing some numbers when doing "right click>properties>security" tab


    Hello everyone,

    2 week ago i was having trouble opening "my computer" and "network places" properties. Everytime i tried to do right click>properties, i got nothing. I thought my pc got infected so i reinstalled windows 7. Yesterday i did see something when i right clicked application(properties>security) I found something strange that there are some numbers like (S-1-5-21-1884898452........) listed there.

    I have attached a screenshot along with this post to make it more clear for you guys.

    Help needed.

    thanks in advance :)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Showing some numbers when doing "right click>properties>security" tab-securityerror.png  
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #2

    Those are totally normal Security Identifiers (SID) for various users on your computer. A SID always starts with S-1-5-21, then a unique ID, the last digits telling to what or whom the SID belongs. For instance the built-in administrator account SID ends in all versions of Windows with -500, the Guest account SID with -501, the SID for first user account created when installing Windows with -1000 or -1001 and so on. A SID ending with -5XX or -10XX is always a user profile SID.

    To get a complete list of your user profile SIDs, give this command in Command Prompt:
    Code:
    wmic useraccount get name, sid
    This lists all users showing their individual SID:

    Showing some numbers when doing "right click>properties>security" tab-2014-07-09_10h35_01.png

    Read more:

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 09 Jul 2014 at 11:31.
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  3. Posts : 71,559
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Hello MaDDonkey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    In addition, the SIDs are for user accounts that are either deleted on the local PC or not currently connected to the network. :)
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi Kari and Brink,

    Thanks for the help. i just deleted those SIDs and now it works great.

    Glad that i found this board for a solution from a helpful guys like you.

    Cheers.
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  5. Posts : 71,559
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    You're most welcome. Glad we could help. :)
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