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plencnerb
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reply to FoMoCo

Re: Permissions

Are you asking about the above box? I'm logged into my Windows 7 x64 system right now using my local user account. If I browse to C:\Users, and then try to open the "Administrator" folder, I get that above box.

I'm not sure how to fix that once done, but I wanted to add that to help clarify your question, in the hopes that someone else could answer.

--Brian


FoMoCo
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plencnerb thank you for clarifying my problem like I should have. Guess when I did it I should have taken permanent as just that. There has to be a way to revert this. This is win7 home so no gp.

dave
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That just adds an access-control entry to the security descriptor of the file. So can simply delete the same.

This may require reconfiguration to show up security descriptors in the first place; I forget, since I have always turned off the Windows options that hide the underlying OS features.


FoMoCo
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Dave that sounds great but I have no idea what you just said

After some more reading I now understand you Dave - fixed now and thanks.


StillLearn
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Please tell us.


FoMoCo
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I edited the security permissions for the admin profile.

dave
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reply to FoMoCo
Good, glad you figured it out. I didn't have time to get back to this before now.

dave
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reply to StillLearn
Right-click on the folder in Explorer.
Bring up the folder Properties.
Select the Security tab.
There will be a list of who can do what to the file.

In the OP's scenario, he will have added an entry that says "some particular limited user has (I would guess) full control access to this folder".

Remove that entry via "Edit".

Be careful. You can do a lot of damage by removing access that needs to be there. You might, for example, think "the SYSTEM has no right to see my files". Well, maybe. But on the other hand you perhaps just destroyed the ability of the operating system to operate. Ditto with Administrators. "Users" are not always people, they're also code executing in the OS.