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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

I have no idea what happened, but suddenly I cannot execute any programs at all on my XP box. Trying to run anything results in the error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or ...
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1answer
33 views

Set up a user with specific properties

I need to set up a User on Windows XP Professional that has: no possibility to power off or reboot (BUT it should be possible for an admin to reboot/log off somehow) no taskbar no access to any hard ...
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1answer
23 views

how can I recover my directory permissions in XP?

recently a folder containing my web documents was switched to "read only", and now I can't save or edit any files there. even when I log on as administrator I can't change it back to writeable. when I ...
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3answers
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Do you need special permissions to access an old internal HDD from another computer?

I was trying to copy files from a friend's damaged laptop. The hard drive still works, so I simply put the hard drive into a 2.5mm enclosure and connected it to my laptop via USB. The drivers ...
0
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1answer
703 views

Programmatically adding “Run this program as administrator” flag to executable?

I need to distribute a program to windows (XP, 7, 8) users. The program requires administrative rights because it adds and removes routes, among other things. The problem is that the "Run this program ...
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1answer
119 views

how to create a duplicate local administrator group in Win XP?

how to create a duplicate local administrator group in Win XP? I want to create a group same with local administrator group in Local Users and Groups under Computer Management. I know how to create a ...
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0answers
26 views

Samba connection and read only directory

I have a Windows XP computer connected with a Linux computer with Samba. My problem is that the directory in Linux has all permission, while when I see it from XP it seems to be a read only directory. ...
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0answers
51 views

Windows shell not starting for any user?

Admin accounts boot up just fine. And adding a user to the admin group fixes it until they are moved back to just being a user. This happens on new accounts that are created. Im able to bring up ...
4
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1answer
990 views

Windows Service Can't Access Files on 'Windows XP Home' Home Network

Note: I've been able to duplicate my problem by using another WinXp computers instead of a USB drive plugged into my router. Same exact problem. So, the bottom line is that I can access (and modify) ...
0
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1answer
619 views

How to run AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user?

When I launch AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user, it displays the error message You do not have sufficient rights to run AutoCAD LT and then quits. I also tried running it as Administrator ...
0
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0answers
737 views

Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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1answer
23 views

XP can't read data from transferred HD

Computer A, running XP, died. XP was installed on a fresh HD in computer B. Slaved data-backup HD from A was installed as slave on B. B will not read it; shows only 2 folders, Recycler and System ...
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1answer
502 views

Limited account Windows XP create internet connection

I have created a limited account on WinXP. I need this account to be able to create internet connections (PPPoE, connect through a modem, VPN, etc.). Is there any way to do so?
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3answers
346 views

import Certificate in WIndow Xp

I have created a temporary certificate. I am trying to import this certificate.I am importing Certificate to Personnel store of Local Computer and then using FindPrivateKey solution to find privatekey ...
1
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1answer
713 views

Insufficient permissions to run IE8 and Adobe Reader

I am using Windows XP Home Edition. I downloaded a few programs Adobe Reader Internet Explorer 8 The download is O.K., but when I attempt to run the applications, a message comes up insufficient ...
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2answers
893 views

How can I add security tabs to Windows XP Home?

I'm running Windows XP Home SP3. My only partition is formatted with NTFS. I need to be able to use the security tabs from XP Pro as shown in the picture but there are no options to enable them and I ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Windows XP Lost Permission to Save or Delete Files Most of the Time

I have a laptop that seems to have lost permission to create, update or delete files. It doesn't happen for every file, however. Microsoft Office will not save any new files. Some other non-Microsoft ...
0
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2answers
3k views

User with limited rights can still install some programs under Windows XP

I have created a new user as admin. Then I changed the new user's account into a limited account. It cannot install new software, however the account was able to install Mozilla Thunderbird and a few ...
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2answers
539 views

Cannot get into my Documents and Settings Folder

I tried going into Security - Advanced - Effective Permissions - Locations - Advanced - Find the User which in my case is Sony PC user and assign Full Control .. it accepts it and I still cannot get ...
0
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1answer
352 views

What permissions are required to print to a locally attached shared printer?

I have several users who have to be a local admin on a PC because that PC has a printer locally attached to it. Apparently they cannot print to it unless they are local admins. I really would like to ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
0
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0answers
627 views

Windows 7(or XP)'s Network Security Tab Missing

I am setting a local network of windows xp and windows 7 machines, together with a NAS (Synology Diskstation DS209). And then i set up those windows machines so that the users can access the ...
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3answers
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How to access a shared folder on Windows XP (advanced file share)

Information: Server name: HSERVER (Windows XP SP3 Professional) PC name: UPC (Windows 7 x64 SP1 Professional) I have a folder, shared in Windows XP, with the advanced file sharing. Permissions have ...
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1answer
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Windows XP local network sharing: 1GB .zip file is blocked; seeing “Access Denied” on copy?

I have two computers on our local network both running Windows XP. My main computer has local network sharing setup for \etc\install. I have a folder with two 1GB .zip files, one of which I've had ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How can I remotely pass cmd commands which require admin privileges via psexec to a limited account user?

C:\PSEXEC \\mechaflash -u admin -p admin cmd.exe /C "REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v WUServer /t REG_SZ /d http://WSUS_Server:8530 /f && REG ADD ...
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1answer
708 views

How to fix file folder permission in Windows XP or Windows Vista?

I have this problem that my file and folder can't be accessed because of file/folder permission. And every time I use my usb drive with another computer I need to apply folder permission for each ...
1
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1answer
657 views

How to change permission on a System owned folder?

I'm working on a Win XP machine. By mistake I changed the permission of a folder in a way that only System user has full control of that folder. My user has only read permission even if I'm an ...
0
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0answers
203 views

Windows xp registry permission problems

this one has me banging my head against a brick wall. Basically the computer in question has had it's problems but we have done a windows xp repair and got all the windows updates in and done got a ...
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3answers
1k views

Remote Assistance to Windows 7 Starter Permission Denied

Remote Assistance is enabled on a PC to-bo-controlled-remotely which is running Windows 7 Starter. I also allowed permanent access for it on the firewall. On the controlling Windows XP Professional ...
4
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1answer
77 views

How to get full permission on client

When sharing a folder across the network with Windows 7 on the server, and Windows XP on the client, how can we give full permissions to the client?
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2answers
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change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...
4
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4answers
3k views

Can I have an “execute only” batch file under Windows XP?

Is it possible to set up a batch file on a Windows XP system that a user will be able to execute but not read (type, edit, etc.)? I tried playing with permissions, allowing "Execute File" but not ...
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1answer
243 views

XP, permissions messed up, can I copy files and folders, format and copy back?

I've been having problems with permissions on my D: drive, so not my system volume. I was thinking I could copy the contents of my D: partition onto my external drive, format D: and copy the files ...
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1answer
4k views

How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...
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2answers
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How can I lock a folder so that it CANNOT be erased?

On my computer running Windows XP Pro SP3 I have a folder on my desktop that is very important. How can I lock it so that I can alter anything in it, but the folder itself cannot be removed without ...
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2answers
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Administrator not an Administrator?

I have copied some files from an XP computer to a PC running Windows 7. I am logged on as a user who is marked as an Administrator. When I try to access the directory, I am told I don't have ...
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2answers
451 views

XP, how can I copy permissions from one partition to another, had no permssions and getting access denied trying to fix?

For some reason, I'm not sure why, I have no permissions in the security tab/advanced tab for one partition. I'm trying to add them back by copying them manually from another partition. However when ...
2
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4answers
660 views

XP, how to apply security to files, now have simple file sharing and can't access some files from other machines?

For a month or two now I've been using simple file sharing, for several months before that I didn't, then before that I had simple file sharing tuned on. So at the moment I don't have a security tab ...
0
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1answer
843 views

Apache 2.2 Windows XP Uninstall Doesn't Remove All Files

I am trying to uninstall Apache 2.2 on Windows XP. The original installation was from the binary msi distribution. The uninstall function of the msi ran successfully, but it failed to remove a ...
1
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1answer
803 views

How do I grant raw disk access to a USB disk for a non-administrator in Windows XP?

I want an account, which can not be in the Administrator group, to have direct access to \\.\PhysicalDrive1, which is an external USB disk. The disk may or may not contain partitions which is ...
2
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4answers
645 views

Video Card does not meet minimum requirements for domain user only

I have 2 different domain users that are attempting to open an in-house developed application when they are told that their video card does not meet the minimum requirements to run the app. If I ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Find all permissions associated with a local group

I'm migrating a Windows machine to some new hardware. I have the new machine built and everything installed, but there's one thing that's not working. I've narrowed it down to a local security group ...
2
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2answers
1k views

win xp - change permissions and not require a restart?

In Win XP, is it possible to change permissions on a network share, and not require a restart? I don't mean, a case where one doesn't need a restart, though if there are cases where one does and ...
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3answers
1k views

Permission problems when transferring files from XP profile folder to Vista

I had two desktops, one XP and another Vista. The XP machine started to freeze frequently and eventually refused to boot. Repairing it didn't work so I decided to transfer the files from the hard ...
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1answer
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Disable UAC and XP Pro 32 Bit

It seems the latest patches have included some kind of UAC in XP - I can't seem to find a way to disable it. Does anyone know how/where? The reason I ask (I may be wrong on UAC) - but when I log in ...
0
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1answer
277 views

Default XP SP3 %SYSTEMROOT% permissions

What should the default output of C\>CACLS %SYSTEMROOT% look like under XP Home SP3? (There's a karma bounty if you can answer this before my spouse returns.)
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1answer
306 views

How to forbid shortcuts deletion from the desktop

I'm looking how to forbid a limited XP user from deleting a shortcut from the desktop. I've been trying to set the Security permissions but I can't apply them to a shortcut. can someone help me on ...
1
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4answers
2k views

Why am I getting permission denied installing Powershell 2.0 on Windows XP (and certain other updates)?

I'm working on a corporate desktop (still) running Windows XP SP2. I recently received a new PC and am reinstalling all my tools. Something is different about this one in that it won't let me ...
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1answer
331 views

Driver denied access to PCI card

Alright, I asked this on StackOverflow (here) and they suggested trying ServerFault to get help on permissions. So here's the deal. We designed a custom PCI card and wrote the driver for it. It's ...
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2answers
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how to get win xp admin password w/o changing it

I just wanted to ask if there's a way to get admin password or access to admin acc without changing password or using any 3rd party software like running from cd or usb?