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Windows 7: Restrictions to Administrator Access

29 Mar 2010   #1
willofirony

Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600
 
 
Restrictions to Administrator Access

I am the only user on my notebook and, thus, have Administrator status. I am using Win7 home premium OS.

I had installed a program which did not have a comprehensive help guide but had a website with a very good guide. So, as I have done many times with WinXP, I tried to copy a shortcut to the web page into the program's folder on the startup menu. I was rewarded with an access denied error. I also find that, without very indirect methods, I cannot access the all users startup menu folders.

Can anybody help with extending my access to the whole machine and not just to my user/files?


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29 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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29 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Simply drag the shotcut to your desktop first, then put it into the program's directory.
Do not change any permissions at all.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
willofirony

Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600
 
 

Thank you. Richard hit the nail squarely on the head with his solution, I simply gave myself permission to have full control of the C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder via the folder's properties.security.Edit User. This folder is the All Users Start Menu that is merged with the Current User's Start Menu.
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29 Mar 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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TY for the rep and the kind words. Enthusiasm and appreciation like yours makes my work at the Forum so much more satisfying.
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04 May 2011   #6
Ollienz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willofirony View Post
Thank you. Richard hit the nail squarely on the head with his solution, I simply gave myself permission to have full control of the C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder via the folder's properties.security.Edit User. This folder is the All Users Start Menu that is merged with the Current User's Start Menu.
I'm in the same position as Willofirony, - I tried giving myself "full permission" using the above "C:\Program Data\............" path but I am still being denied?
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