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Windows 7: Strange items in owner/properties/Security

05 Mar 2018   #1
WacoJohn

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Strange items in owner/properties/Security

2 unknown account usernames or groups??????????

I don't think this is quite right. Notice the two unknowns in the attachment.

This is found in Explorer, C:\Users\Owner, PROPERTIES, security tab on a W7-64 machine.

Any help in correcting this? Control panel - User accounts only shows one user ... owner - administrator




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06 Mar 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John, :)

The "Account Unknown" listed in permissions would be the SID from a user account that had accessed the item and the account is no longer available. This could be from an account that was deleted on your PC, accessed from another computer, etc...

If this account no longer needs access rights, then it is safe to delete the "Account Unknown" entries from permissions. You can click on the "Edit" button, select a listed "Account Unknown" entry, and click on "Remove".
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06 Mar 2018   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Anything with just numbers is the sid of an account that no longer exists often you get it if it's a clone drive or folders copied from another pc
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06 Mar 2018   #4
WacoJohn

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

WOW ... Thank you both. I thought this would be a headache to fix. I REALLY appreciate both replies.
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06 Mar 2018   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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