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Windows 7: Bogus users blocking folder access

22 Jul 2010   #1
americanu197

Win7 7686 x64
 
 
Bogus users blocking folder access

Some folders in my computer are blocked as in i cannot modify their content only read them.
When accessing the security tab it shows that my user (which is suppose to be the only one on the computer) has limited access and some users which i consider bogus (they have names like S-347373-26262 etc.) have full access
Tried formatting they are still there
HELP, please


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22 Jul 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Hi americanu197, Welcome to 7Forums

First and foremost, don't mess with something that you don't understand
Even if you have created only one user in the system, many other users are created by Windows for different tasks and some folders are off limits for normal users.
Deleting the system generated users or playing with those folders can be quite dangerous.

Hope I was not too hard on you. We have seen quite a few users who do things like that and then complain that Windows doesn't work properly.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
americanu197

Win7 7686 x64
 
 
the folders are user made

im not a noobie im a web designer and im talking about folders with all my music music that i personally created on D:
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22 Jul 2010   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

If the folders are created by you, then you can try taking ownership of those folders
Take a look at this tutorial,
Take Ownership Shortcut
Regarding the user account, I think I have seen some accounts that look like that (S-XXXXXX-XXXXX) that were actually system accounts.
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22 Jul 2010   #5
americanu197

Win7 7686 x64
 
 
thanks

unfortunately im at work and i can only try this tonight when i get to my own computer
but why the hell is the system taking over my folders anyway
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22 Jul 2010   #6
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

did you install anything new in the last few days ?
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22 Jul 2010   #7
americanu197

Win7 7686 x64
 
 
xx

its been going on for quite some time but i formatted last night and the situation remained the same but thats probably because windows left the folder settings there
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