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30 views

How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
0
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0answers
18 views

I cannot run any programs that list an “All Applications Packages” in their permission groups

Some programs, with no pattern that I am able to discern, have a permission group labeled "All Applications Packages" present in their permissions, All programs that have this group refuse to run ...
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0answers
17 views

Inheritable permissions checkbox doesn't show up in windows 8 GUI

The system language is Chinese but the problem is just as simple as that, no checkbox. How can I change permissions for the subfolders and the all the conteined files? I tried C:>icacls ...
0
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1answer
44 views

How do I take full control of read only status for any file or folder on a Windows 8 machine

I've just got a windows 8 machine and it seems to suffer from the same permissions bug as windows 7 whereby a folder is set to read only, seemingly arbitrarily, and it's impossible to unset. I've ...
0
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1answer
51 views

How do I regain control of my external hard drive in windows?

My computer came with a 1TB HDD. I took this out, and put in a new hard drive. Rather than wipe the external HDD, I moved everything that would have been C:\ to a folder (old_windows). I bought an ...
0
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1answer
194 views

how to set hyper-v virtual machine connection permissions

I have installed Hyper-v on my Win 8.1 pro computer, and have a virtual machine running. I can access the machine and can see it running in the Hyper-v manager, and can launch a connection to it ...
0
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0answers
63 views

How to modify file on windowsapp folder

I have been trying to modify and add content to a app folder. But for some reason it does not allow me to modify or add new content to that folder. These are the things I have done: 1) Take ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Lost ownership of files after backing them up - how to regain full control

I backed-up important files from my old PC onto an external hard drive and whenever I try to delete, move, or open one of these files or folders, it tells me I do not have permission (access denied) ...
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2answers
55 views

Editing Windows system files in Windows 8

My user works on a piece of software that requires me to edit the Config.nt file in the windows directory to work. Now I navigated to the file location and tried to edit the file by opening with ...
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1answer
46 views

Windows 8 Default User doesn't have all of the Admin permissions

So I recently bought Windows 8 and I am still in the process of getting everything setup and properly working. My current issue is that the default account, the one made during the setup, doesn't ...
2
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1answer
89 views

Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
0
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1answer
59 views

How do I grant myself permission to make symbolic links on Windows 8.1?

I am trying to figure out how to grant myself permission to make symbolic links as a non-administrator on Windows 8.1 (NOT Windows 8.1 Pro) which lacks gpedit.msc. How do I do this?
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0answers
313 views

Windows 8 administrator denied access to file

I was working on a project with a library I've never used before (HaxeFlixel) as well as git for source control, and FlashDevelop as an IDE. I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but there is now ...
0
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1answer
306 views

“You require permission from Administrators” to delete a folder even when I am admin

I have a folder on my storage HDD that's taking up over 60 GB of space. I don't use the contents any longer, wanted to obviously free up the space. Only thing is I can't delete it. Every attempt ...
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1answer
41 views

How I can lock a folder from deletion in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8, and I have a personal folder that I want to prevent from being deleted/moved/cut. I looked into Windows folder security options ("Read & Execute", "Read" and "Write"), but ...
2
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0answers
520 views

Windows 8.1 WindowsApps Folder Permissions

I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ...
3
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3answers
2k views

net use and Windows 8.1

I have a script that in run by some application. The script adds a shared printer to lpt1 port, then sends a file to it so it get printed then removes the printer from the port: Everything works fine ...
0
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2answers
119 views

Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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1answer
457 views

Grant Admin rights to an entire registry Hive?

There is a way via a CLI or GUI application to grant Admin rights to ALL the keys/Values of an entire registry Hive (like System, SAM, ntuser.dat, etc)? The problem is that I'm using the Dism tool ...
0
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1answer
212 views

WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
0
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1answer
139 views

Windows 8 mail app wont autosync - keeps asking for lock screen permissions

I did a fresh installation of windows 8.1 on my new asus n550jv, and since a few days ago i noticed i would not recieve any new mails. when i went to check the settings i found out that the sync ...
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0answers
25 views

Tagging files in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit the tags using the native Windows 8 details panel, but it seems like I cannot edit the tags, or any details for that matter. I tried clicking on the tag category in Properties -> ...
2
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4answers
18k views

How to get permissions to copy or delete files in Windows 8.1?

When I try to copy to copy, delete or even edit a file in my non-system drive, Windows will ask for administrator permissions: I don't want to disable the User Account Control (UAC), rather make it ...
0
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1answer
596 views

Windows 8.1 0x80070522 error on secondary drive

I need urgent help somehow suddenly something changed permissions and maybe ownership on my secondary drive and right now I can't save or copy anything there. I checked permissions and the ...
0
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0answers
122 views

“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...
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2answers
351 views

Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Accidental access denied on c: after restricting Users access

There was a Deny type set in Advanced Security Settings for C:\ from explorer. There was the error proceeding with bootmgr folder and the operation terminated uncompleted. Now c:\ is not accessible ...
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1answer
147 views

You been denied permission to access this folder.

I have windows 8.1 and windows 7 on 2 different partitions. I have another partition where I keep all my pictures and music on. When I open that partition up I can access my music but I can't access ...
0
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2answers
273 views

visual studio 2012 debug windows 8

I run a local IIS server to develop a website and it works. If I try to debug however it stated "Unable to start debugging on the web server. You do not have permissions to debug the web server ...
0
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1answer
252 views

Virus has hidden almost all of my files in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently got a virus on my computer that has hidden all my files. I've tried to get rid of the virus using unhide.exe/RKill/ Spybot Search & Destroy/HouseCall/Malwarebytes, and it may have got ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 won't let me run vbscript even though I'm the admin

I wrote a little vbscript that downloads files from a web server. I understand why this would worry the OS but I am logged in as administrator and I want the script to run. The exact error I get is ...
2
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3answers
17k views

Installing the Windows 8.1 update on a non-admin account?

When trying to update to Windows 8.1 from 8 through the Windows Store I get the following error message: You need to use an account with Administrator privileges to install Windows 8.1, try ...
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1answer
3k views

Restrict access to hdd or partition in windows 8 to admin only

I have extra internal and external hard drives in my computer. One I use to keep some unused files, and the other I use for backup of my C: drive. How can I limit anyone that uses my pc under the ...
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2answers
2k views

Allow one Windows user to only execute 2 applications

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. I'm trying to create a very limited Windows account. The account will only have: Remote Desktop Access Shell replaced by our own in-house application Access to the one FTP ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Windows is saying access denied to files I own

So, recently Windows has decided to do some trolling on me and make it impossible to commit to my git repository It gives me this error in git (in Cygwin): $ git commit -a error: insufficient ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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2answers
192 views

Is it possible to discover the current owner of a folder?

I am running the Windows 8 Enterprise x64. Here are the current security settings for a folder on an NTFS volume: I have access neither to the folder contents, nor to its security settings nor its ...
2
votes
1answer
672 views

I don't understand groups and permissions in Active Directory

I'm playing with permissions and noticed the following situation I don't understand. The PC PC-EXAMPLE is a part of a domain, let's say DOMAIN (domain.com) and the currently logged on user is ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 administrator's account permissions have been reduced to guest's account

Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program. Here is the list of user accounts:
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0answers
1k views

Windows 8 Security shows all “permissions incorrectly ordered”

I have a strange Folder/File security problem with a new Windows 8 Pro machine and I spent 3+ hours on the phone with Microsoft today and they don't have a 'fix' but have heard of it a "couple of ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Windows 8 - can not right click on wireless network to change WEP key

I need to change the WEP key on my Windows8 laptop. The typical instructions are to open the list of wireless connections (Control Panel=>Network and Internet=>Connect to a Network), and right-click ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 8

It started after I was prompted to restart my computer by Windows 8 (it tried to repair disk errors). Than it asked me in Action Centre to setup a password. And now I can't open anything; cannot even ...
1
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0answers
240 views

Windows 8 Access Denied when moving files

I have a secondary drive that has been in multiple machines, both Windows 7 and Windows 8. When trying to copy or move some of the files from this drive, I'm often presented with an "Access Is ...
1
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0answers
163 views

Windows 8 - All of my permissions are broken

Windows 8 user here, and when I first started up my new computer, I discovered that almost all the permissions were broken. I did not have write access to several key areas, such as the root directory ...
0
votes
1answer
380 views

Drive not accessible after OS change

My PC has a C: drive containing the OS and an E: containing a bunch of data. I usually use Windows 8 but occasionally use Windows 7. To do this I physically remove the SSD that holds C: and replace ...
0
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1answer
552 views

Windows 8 shared-folder permissions for different accounts on different computers

I have ComputerA with account A@outlook.com and ComputerB with account B@hotmail.com. ComputerA and ComputerB have a few shared folders and I would like for them to be accessible by both ...
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0answers
28 views

Disable app access to internet on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently started using Windows 8 Pro for work purposes but I also occasionally use my laptop at home where I don't have an unlimited internet connection: I use tethering to connect to the internet ...
0
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1answer
107 views

How to load $mft by UltraEdit?

I'm the administrator of my OS(Win8), and have ownership and full control permission to all files in C drive. Besides I have turned off the LUA. However, when I tended to open C:\$mft by UE I got a ...
0
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0answers
5k views

Windows 8: Cannot access external drives. “Location is not available” “Access is Denied”

Background Information Our office is running a pilot of Windows 8 on a 100 machines. As I've been using Windows 8 at home since the Consumer Preview, I put my name into the pilot. My laptop was due ...