Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.

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How do I create an account on Windows 10 without internet?

As soon as I got Windows 10, I determined what domains were used for surveillance and/or were major annoyances and blocked them at the local DNS server. Among them was login.live.com, the blocking of ...
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How can to get forgotten username on Debian? [duplicate]

I have a Debian desktop. On last time, I had updated/upgraded. Now I cannot login (maybe I forgotten username). I cannot login to root too. It seems that we cannot login with root (we just can switch ...
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How do I transfer permissions in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I recently transferred the files on my backup hard drive to my new computer. However, I'm unable to open any of them because Windows gives me an error which states: "It looks like you don't have ...
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Associate existing user profile folder with new account

I'm trying to create a new standard user in Windows, generate its user profile folder, then load that user's registry hive and modify some registry settings for the new user. This works, but as soon ...
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Connection to work or school already used by another user on Windows 10

Error: "Another user on the System is already connected to a work or School. Please remove that work or School Connection and try again." I removed the user, but that didn't help. It was a local user....
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Moving Mozilla Thunderbird email accounts from one computer to another

I have my Mozilla Thunderbird full with email accounts. That's over 200 different accounts that I wish to move on my new laptop. I tried to find a way to export them but Thunderbird only has an ...
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how to properly remove an administrator's account from server

We have several administrators on our Debian servers and one has left our company. In leaving, he removed his own account. He was the first user on a bunch of our systems, so now any files that he ...
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Disable UAC controlling the saving of files in Windows 7

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and I am getting used to the new UAC it has; I don't mind the extra clicks to install programs and what not, however what is annoying me is that files I have ...
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Is it possible to create a User account that has access to a share, but won't show up on the Login screen?

My two roommates and I all have Windows 7. I've shared two folders on one of my drives, I want to have Read-Write from my actual Admin account but I'd like for them to only have Read access. I set up ...
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File permissions “Administrators: Full Control”. Why isn't it always sufficient?

Consider the following situation. Let's say I have two interactive local user accounts registered on my machine: Admin (member of Administrators group) and Alice (member of Users group). Let's say ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 account for network shares, but not local login?

I need to share a folder on my network for my new scanner to save documents to. I don't want to give the scanner my personal account's password, and it looks like anonymous shares, even very limited ...
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Remove All Traces of Renamed Account Mac OSX

The iMac I’m using now is a new one, but was set up using a Time Machine backup from my old iMac. That computer I bought from a friend and instead of wiping it (had a lot of good programs on it) I ...
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Copy all preferences and documents between profiles in Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10, and everything seemed to work perfectly. However, my local user profile is corrupted: the start icon and many of the core Windows functions (WiFi, Cortana, etc.) are ...
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Win 10 Login Accounts Without Password

So I upgraded my parents computer to Win 10 which went well, however I want both accounts to not have passwords, and just boot to a account selection screen so they can just select which one they want ...
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How to remove Microsoft school account?

I created a school account with my school e-mail address for using the Office. Office for students I thought this would give permission for desktop use of Word, Excel and Powerpoint for free. Get ...
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What is the purpose of the “Other accounts you use” list in Windows 10?

What is the purpose of the "Other accounts you use" list in Windows 10 under "Settings - Accounts - Your account"? Specifically, I have two Microsoft accounts and I'm often wanting to access online ...
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Will another account on my PC have access to any of my files?

If I create another account on my PC for someone else, will they have access to any of my files or folders e.g. Dropbox etc? Or is EVERYTHING (apart from installed programs) hidden from them? Thanks!...
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Use Microsoft account but with local password instead

So when I got Windows 10, I was trying to setup Cortana and all those other fun apps, and it asked me to log in with my Microsoft account. But when I logged in with my Microsoft account, it switched ...
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Install programs for different accounts Win7 Home Premium

Can someone explain me how to install a corporate software in their community editions for different Windows 7 Home Premium users' accounts. I'm planning to create an account on Win7 for installing a ...
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Can I have an account in Windows 10 that is linked to my MS account but does not use a password?

I have a Windows 10 PC in my living that I use as a media PC. Originally I installed Windows 10 and set up a local account without a password. I want this because several people use this PC and I don'...
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user\<myuser>\Deskop folder not showing all shortcuts from Desktop

I have windows 10, and I noticed that sometimes when I install some program, the shortcut is created but in the WRONG FOLDER! After a program is installed, the shortcut is created and situated in ...
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Sign in or log in using third party account when the service no longer exists

I began to wonder what if I'll register at service X by using the account of another service Y which after some time will no longer active. For example, the Y service is no longer available, no longer ...
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Grant permanent admin access without change entire account policy

How do I grant permanent administrator access to a .exe so I don't have to do it myself every time I run it? I don't want to change the setting of account control to "never notify". Actually I ...
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Reset synced Microsoft Account settings

So I've been having some problems with my Windows 10 PCs. My Microsoft account is a child account (don't even ask why), and occasionally, Family Safety will just shut off. Well, not completely shut ...
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Do I really want my Windows login associated with my Live account?

I recently upgraded to Win 10 and used my same username and password from my previous Windows installation. Earlier today when returning to my PC, it had locked as I had been away for a while but it ...
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A blank black screen when switching users

When I want to switch users in Windows 10, the screen goes black, the mouse cursor is visible and can be moved around. However, I cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL into task manager, and clicking around does ...
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Account login weirdness OS X

Running Mac OSX 10.10.5 So I recently changed my account name and home directory name per these directions. All characters in the name are lowercase alphabetical. After making the change I was unable ...
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Create a user solely for FTP in Windows 7

I was tasked to research and create a manual about installing an FTP server on Windows 7, and everything's fine and all until the specified user part during the creation of an FTP site. I'm told that ...
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Being prompted to convert local account to a Microsoft account — how to stop this?

I had to switch my Micrsoft account back to a local user account due to issues with offline file sharing. When I had switched back to a local user account, every time I click on the start menu I get ...
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Windows 10 logging in says - “Preparing Windows”

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows 10. On the partition with Windows 10 I used to have Windows 8.1. Once in a while (when I had Windows 8.1), I would login to find the it say Preparing ...
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Detect My Second Account [closed]

Let's say I was banned from a website, and I want to create a new account and use it without the 2 accounts being linked. Different Browser Is Used. IP is different. Java + Flash disabled. Different ...
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bash prompt change after user default directory change

There is something I am not understanding. I have used the method found here about changing user default directory using vipw /etc/passwd However once I go into this file and change a user default ...
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Can a person work on two user accounts simultaneously

Can I run two user accounts simultaneously in windows and work simultaneously? I have windows 7, 8.1 and 10. I have got few applications (calling and remote tracking software) that I use everyday in ...
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Why are sudoers not defined by UID?

Login information is tied to UIDs in Linux. However, when I open the sudoers file the sudoers are defined by username instead of UID. Why are used usernames instead of UID? Does the sudoers file ...
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I want to sign in my microsoft account but use local account

This is a company terminal but it would be easy for me if I could just sign in my Microsoft account. I am allowed to sign in any of my account but I am not allowed to change the local password of this ...
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Suspicious temporary user account in Windows - tvsu_tmp

I discovered a new user account on my computer and took this photo immediately. After a few seconds when returning to the start screen the account was gone. What is the background to this?
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Connect TWO separate users account (same windows) to TWO different wireless network and work simultaneously

I login to different accounts and switch between them doing different work at the same time, each account has its own profile and settings. These accounts share the HW resources like the built-in WiFi ...
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How do I add Azure Active Directory User to Local Administrators Group

With Windows 10 you can join an organisation (=Azure Active Directory) and login with your cloud credentials. Based on the information provided here the first account per computer that joins the ...
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How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up

I want to make it so a user account is fresh every time someone logs on but I want to keep the desktop background,start menu,and the tool bar. How would I do this? I tried deleting the user profile ...
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Windows 10 skips initial screen, goes right to screen saying user locked out; can't select another

This problem is keeping me from logging in to my PC. The PC has two local users (neither is tied to a Microsoft logon). One is a regular user with time restrictions; one is an administrator. ...
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Disable Lock Buttons, but Keep Win + L shortcut GPO

On my domain controller, I recently enabled the "Remove Lock Computer" option under GPO: User Configuration => Policies => Administrative Templates => System => Ctrl+Alt+Del Options => Remove Lock ...
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Windows 10 Revert/Switch From Microsoft Account to Local Account

I've been struggling to revert my windows login from a microsoft account to a local account. There are many tutorials on the web but the solution presented involve an option that I cannot see: I'm ...
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How do I remove the last logged on information from the lock screen in Windows 10?

After switching from my MS account to a local account and back to the MS account (removing the local account) I still keep getting signed in to the local account every time I boot up Windows. It ...
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How to delete an administrator account (Windows 8)?

I use Windows 8 with Windows 7-like GUI, classic shell I have two administrative accounts: user and Administrator. I am currently user Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage ...
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Windows 7 - One User Account Cannot Change Password

We have a computer running Windows 7, with one user account on it. The user reported changing her login password, and after having done so, she now cannot log in to Windows. In troubleshooting, we ...
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Make A Local Admin Account On Domain Computer

I want to know if it is possible to make a local admin account on a domain computer. I know that there is already an account called 'Admin' which is local but I want to make another one because I ...
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Windows 2012 Server - Audit Who Logged User Off

Is there a way to tell who logged a user off with Windows 2012 Server? For example, I use rdp to log into a box that as multiple admins, there are some scripts that run under a specific user. The ...
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Multi-user ftp configuration issue

I have a server running centos 6.5 and proftpd. There is already a user "master.admin" created, thus having his own home directory (/home/master.admin). Now, I want to add client users -for example: "...
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How can I disable network access for specific user?

I use Windows 10 and want to restrict a specific user from accessing any of the network resources. I only want him/her to access the local physical drives but no other network resources such as other ...
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Access Old User Directory on previous (faulty) SSD [duplicate]

I recently had a problem with the SSD I was using as my OS drive and I had to replace it. Just out of interest I tried plugging the old SSD in again and I appear to be able to see and read data from ...