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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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Is there a way to recover my username in Kali Linux?

I forgot my username in Kali Linux and can no longer login. Is there any way to view usernames?
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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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List all members of a group (Mac OS X)

I've tried Googling but not getting anywhere. How can I list all the members of a group called mygroup from the command-line in OS X? $dscl . list /groups will get me all the groups...but how can i ...
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What is the “wheel” user in OS X?

I recently reinstalled iTunes and I noticed something peculiar. The "original" version of iTunes has a user in the permissions known as "wheel" that is set to "Read Only". I dragged this version of ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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Determine own domain group memberships XP Professional

This seems like it would be a simple question, but my Google skills have failed me. When logged into a domain (as a domain user without any admin rights), how can I determine what groups my user ...
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Enable multiple users to install software using homebrew

I installed homebrew using my other user account (which I use during work), but it is impossible to install software from my newly created personal account: $ brew install unrar Error: Cannot write ...
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How can I access the System Account in Windows 7?

I have always wanted to have access to the system account in Windows 7 – on a test machine, not my regular use machine. In Windows XP it is easy, there are how-to's all over the internet. How can I ...
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Problem after moving users folder on Windows 7

I've just tried to move my users folder to another drive on 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate. However, I can no longer log in as I get the error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User ...
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How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7?

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 7, and remove the old one. How can I backup and restore my user accounts to the new installation to be as the old ones??
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How to determine logged on user in Windows XP?

What's the easiest way to determine the logged on user in Windows XP (without loading any support tools)? I'm looking for something similar to the 'whoami' command but for Windows. I need something ...
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Is there a usermod equivalent in terminal for OS X 10.6.1

Can anyone tell me how to modify a user and add them to a group in terminal on SL (10.6.1)? It seems that usermod is not used by Mac.
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Cannot Create User Account Named 'Con' Under Windows 7

I'm unable to create an account named 'con' in Windows 7. I can create the account but each time I login, I see a notification that I'm working under a temporary profile and my files are wiped off ...
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How can you find out the currently logged in user in the OS X GUI?

Trying to find out if a particular user is logged into the machine, specifically the user using the graphical user interface. Is this possible via command line?
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Quick and dirty user management service for Linux VMs?

Background I have a home server running Debian, and a workstation that runs various VirtualBox VMs (mostly Linuxen but some Windows). At the moment, I'm creating my main user account anew for every ...
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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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Can a Linux user belong to more than one group?

Can a Linux user belong to more than one group? If it is allowed, then one use may access files from two groups, that would be quite nice! If not, is there any alternative way to have this function? ...
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How to disable internet connection only for some standard user accounts in Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are many users in my machine with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Some of them are standard user accounts that have no administrative access to the computer. I want them to be unable to connect to ...
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Create hidden user account in Windows and should not show document folder in My Computer

How can I create a hidden user account with administrator rights in Windows XP ? It should not show in user list at log-on screen. Document folder should not show in My Computer. User should not ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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force user logoff script for Windows 7

Is there any way to force another user to logoff via command line in Windows 7 Home Premium? My work VPN policy requires that there be only 1 user logged in, to log the other users off I have to run ...
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Can I make Windows have multiple passwords for a single user?

How can I make Windows accept more than one password as the correct password at the logon screen? What registry key do I change, or what setting?
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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How to know SID of Windows' user account?

When you look at HKEY_USERS registry key, each subkey (representing each user's settings) looks something like S-1-5-18 which is called SID I guess. How do I know which SID is for which user account?
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Make a user account an administrator account in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, how do you change an existing "standard" user account into an administrator account without removing and re-adding the account?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Change user account picture

My new Windows 7 (Enterprise) laptop will not allow me to change my User Account picture. How can I enable this?
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Restrict access for users on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to apply group policy settings to specific local accounts in Windows The internet cafe where I've just started working has just received some new Windows 7 computers. ...
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Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ?
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How to allow VB scripts to run on an admin account

I'm encountering an issue with the VBscripts while I try to run them. I'm working on Windows 8.1 update 1 Enterprise, connected to an Enterprise domain, and I'm logged with a domain account. This ...
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How to avoid the login screen when returning from standby?

When my computer comes out of standby mode. It still ask me which user I am. Still, I'm the only user. So this seems a bit useless. How can I prevent this extra click? Standby settings don't seem ...
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Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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WinXP - putting user directories on secondary partition?

I'm refurbishing a computer for my brother and his family. The main drive is split into 4 partitions: WinXP C: drive; Ubuntu system partition; Ubuntu swap partition; NTFS data partition (currently ...
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Users removed from Local Administrators Group after reboot?

I have a windows 7 image that I will deploy to a system. I leave the initial account as the local administrator available for any modifications that need to happen to the computer down the road. I ...
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How do I run a not trusted application in Windows 10 administrator account?

I'm installing D-Link Dongle (Data card) for connecting to internet. But my Administrator account is not allowing to run this app. It showed the message: "An administrator has blocked you from ...
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How to add users to a FTP site in Windows 7's IIS?

I've setup a HTTPS and FTP site in IIS but how can I add users to use the FTP site? Does they necessarily need an account with password in the computer to be able to use it?
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In Windows 7 Home Premium, is it possible to grant a user account the “log on as a service” right and if so, how?

The title says it all. I need to have the ability for a local user account to log on as a service on a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium. In Windows 7 Ultimate, this is accomplished by going to ...
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Are there no default user pictures to choose from in Windows 8?

I am customizing my Windows 8 installation and when I went to change the picture of the user accounts I saw there were nothing to choose from besides images you may already have or photos you can take....
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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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Can 'Switch User' in Windows 7 work with Active Directory?

In Windows 7 you can 'Switch User' to anyone who's been configured locally on the machine. Can this be extended to allow someone to switch to a user defined in Active Directory (the same directory ...
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Use one home directory for more than one operating system

I want to configure the same user account across multiple operating systems. Right now, I'm set up for general use in Mac OS 10.6.6 "Snow Leopard," and I have about 200gb of files in my home directory ...
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How Can I tell if the current user is Admin from Windows Command Line

Is there anything I can call from the command line which will tell me if the currently logged in user has a limited account or is an admin?
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Auto Relogon after remote access by admin

I see this article about auto login when joined to a domain. Windows 7 Automatic Login when on a Domain I have a similar scenario. But there is an occasion when a user may want to log on remotely and ...
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Windows user just for one thing

Is there a way to create a Windows user that all he can do is open one program? I give one of my computers to someone for a specific purpose only and I can't watch if he's using other things or ...
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Weird linux problem: user is in www-data group in /etc/groups but groups command doesn't show him

I've come into something strange. I just added a user to the www-data group, the user appears in both /etc/group and /etc/group-, however when I use the groups or id commands the group isn't listed; ...
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Clear history of usernames in Skype [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove username suggest function in Skype 4.2, Windows Vista? I'm looking for a way to clear the login name history on my Skype (Windows 7). I don't know where it is ...
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Can I move Windows 7 C:\Users more easily using 2 installs of Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I am trying to move my Windows 7 C:\Users folder off of my 64GB SSD onto another drive (A partition on an ...
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How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online account?

I have a number of machines ranging from a Windows Server 2003 based Home Server, a couple of Windows 7 machines and now a Windows 8 Surface. I'd like to be able to seamlessly access my media library ...