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I've been praising Microsoft for many years now. Users who are not up to the task of doing a Windows installation, sure limit their rights, but as the "god" of my PC I want to give myself control without and then apply it and click ok on all the windows and and close it. 4.thats it ,done!! But frankly, if their shares drop to 85% it isn't going to break my heart nor (I suspect) theirs. :) Edited by Davidk41 Sunday, March 14, 2010 12:37 AM Disclaimer for navigate here

But security surely doesn't need to include idiocy? Situation: a folder was created on a network drive by a Windows 10 Home laptop that has since been returned to BestBuy. Back as far as XP, the administrator has god-like capabilities. Now Owner name must have changed. 11.

My take on it is that due to security regs and best practices, MS finally decided that "the" Administrator as the sole and default user really was ill advised like people When you want to for instance install an application you will be asked to approve it, whereafter the installation process alone gets the higher priviliges. I had been so very frustrated trying to access the Application Data folder on my Windows 7 PC.

Windows 7, you set up your account, tell it that it's the "Administrator"....yeah, but it's not.You have to go in and turn on the administrator account, then log in as said Malwarebytes came up clean. Recommendations Reviews & Affiliate Disclosure But administering the server platform under Windows is about 5 times more time intensive to install and about 10 times more time intensive to maintain than *nix platforms.

For example: You want to save a text document to the system32 directory but Windows won't let you. That way, all you would have to do it open the command prompt to the correct directory and type "sudo.bat" or whatever you wanted to name it. 4. It has plethora of options that are fairly confusing. by kstenbch / May 23, 2014 3:23 PM PDT In reply to: What do you mean I can't access these folders?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:34 PM 0 Sign in to vote backing up dapperman here, this problem, and it's solution are nothingmore than completelyunacceptable, on a professional, personal, and industry level. If I drag and drop a file from the desktop to another folder, like one of my libraries, it works fine, but if I try to run it off the desktop You'll see a long list of "SUCCESS" messages as ownership is reassigned. "takeown /?" will display a full list of options. by R.

Poke your users in the eye and blame them for not being able to see things properly? Hide Question All replies Helpful answers by Niel, Niel Sep 9, 2014 8:35 AM in response to lazyguru Level 10 (324,344 points) Sep 9, 2014 8:35 AM in response to lazyguru Read more:

Should I convert my FAT32 drives to NTFS? Saturday, December 10, 2011 11:07 PM 0 Sign in to vote I do want to say thanks...

So we'll open up permissions. check over here The thing is that security is an ongoing issue which gets more complicated every day, so not like one fix is going to be the end all for the situation. I'm the Windows administrator! The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.

please stop building the bumps into the thing for G*d's sake! Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. MS treats me as if my time is worth nothing. his comment is here Please try the request again.

We can't log onto the local machine as adminstrator and copy/delete/edit after taking ownership of the folder/files.No matter who we log on as (EG: domain\administrator) we take control, and that works I believe the "Take Ownership" option will replace the "Run as Administrator" option on your context (right click) menu. Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page...

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FAT32 and NTFS are two different file systems or ways of storing data on hard disks. Thanks!GK Friday, April 20, 2012 1:07 PM 0 Sign in to vote Hey Robinson, Better approach than Andreas, but seriously... It is a flaw, and a huge gaping flaw at that.a flaw whichyou stand behind with the fullrigalia of ignorant bliss, blaming the user, and having them do your dirty work if it doesn't work, and you know it, fix it in a way that people want to use it!

I granted myself as User (me\user) full control, thatdidn't help. General Discussion Permission not granted to access files even after taking ownershipI have a 250gb hard drive from an old PC that has ALOT of pictures ,videos, and music stored on. This level of permission and ownership does not exist on drives formatted as FAT and thus none of this applies. (FAT file systems are the equivalent of "everyone has full access" by default.) weblink I haven't seen this issue addressed here yet.

Also, we have System File Protection (SFP) to learn about. Click on “Advance” 5. Historically microsoft has claimed to make the computer systems people want, and take user suggestions to improve their products, ok, do it then. I had the files on another computer, and they will not work on my PC.

The way to fix this is to take ownership of the file or folder and then you can give yourself or the "administrators" group the access as needed. Rich,Can you tell me if you found an answer to this problem as I am in the process of buying a Lenovo laptop for my daughter for College. Unfortunately, it doesn't address the core problem that by default files on the desktop are inaccessible, and I still can't save to my desktop. Admin is not "God."There are ways to take ownership of the folders and files and we also have good tools like Unlocker if the file was inadvertently locked.Beyond these areas you

I reinstalled Windows XP ona different drive, then went back to original OS drive to copy my Favorites, My Documents, etc. After installation, to run the program, even when logged on as a member of the Administrators group, right-click the shortcut and select "Run as administrator, or click the "Advanced" button on Jake, Edited by Jake S Nelson Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:07 AM Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:42 AM 0 Sign in to vote Taking ownership is a workaround. In my Vista system I had promptly disabled the UAC after getting the system.

Proposed as answer by Mooballs2 Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:33 PM Friday, November 20, 2009 2:27 AM 2 Sign in to vote To be able to be help out we must The UAC prompts are a good hint of that.One of the tools I use has instructions for installation and use. THIS STINKS, MICROSOFT. Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - taking ownership by verdyp / May 23, 2014 8:16 PM PDT In reply to: The problem is needing to take ownership Taking ownership

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I'm the Windows administrator! Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:22 AM 0 Sign in to vote That worked for me -- after spending all day trying various guesses -- but the problem is deeper: IT SHOULDN'T SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved.