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Windows 7: User account weirdness

28 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 Pro 64
User account weirdness

I installed Win7 without making a password, and have only one user account. This is the way I like it to be, no matter warnings.

Later I wanted to edit FSX.cfg, and find some other stuff usually hidden somewhere in my user account folder. I had no access!

So I set in Folder Options to show hidden files. Did not help. Back to folder options and set "Show protected OS files" to no avail.

Finally went into Administrative Tools and looked up my user folder there. Then just right clicked and set all subfolders to NOT be read only. Now I got access!

There is still a "lock" symbol on my user folder, but access is ok.

I conlude I got outta my problem in a speculative way

Is there any "proper" way to gain access?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Lock symbol on user folder is normal.

takeown /f command will give you full authority over the files/folders you direct it to. You can install something, if you wish, to have taking ownership in your right click context menu.

You have to be careful what you use it on, though. Removing permissions on some system files can cause problem in the future for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2009   #3

Win7 Pro 64

Thanks for the tip!

I`ll keep my fingers off other files I don`t know anything about. I just wanted access to certain cfg`s and addon folders for other programs.

When I finish editing the cfg, I usually set those files back to hidden.
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