Deleting and moving files UAC

Posted: 06-11-2006, 04:41 AM
Hello,

I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space, however
every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it may be
an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the desktop
and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.

Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying them to
the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much as
possible in Vista.

Any help would be great,

Thanks

Brian

Deleting and moving files UAC


Responses to "Deleting and moving files UAC"

M@dhat3rr
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RE: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-11-2006, 05:28 AM
It's not a ownership issue, if it was you would have been flat-out denied.
It's just UAC asking to elevate privilages. The files are interfacing with
Vista, hence management of thus said files are under vista. I personally
haven't fiddled with UAC so I don't know how customizable it is, but I'd try
tinkering with it. Otherwise, you would have to disable it.

"Brian" wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space, however
> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it may be
> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the desktop
> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>
> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying them to
> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much as
> possible in Vista.
>
> Any help would be great,
>
> Thanks
>
> Brian
>
M@dhat3rr
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RE: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-11-2006, 05:47 AM
Sorry for the second post, I was lazy the last time. So, go to local security
settings\local policies\Security Options (as long as you aren't on a domain).
Scroll down to the bottom, there will be eight security options for uac....
the second option from the top of the eight 'UAC: Behavior for Admin
Approval' double-click and select no prompt.

"Brian" wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space, however
> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it may be
> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the desktop
> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>
> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying them to
> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much as
> possible in Vista.
>
> Any help would be great,
>
> Thanks
>
> Brian
>
Zack Whittaker
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Re: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Try turning off UAC:
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...ity/disableuac

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"M@dhat3rr" <Mdhat3rr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BE7FBBFF-A145-4F97-A700-877FE7A8E325@microsoft.com...
> It's not a ownership issue, if it was you would have been flat-out denied.
> It's just UAC asking to elevate privilages. The files are interfacing with
> Vista, hence management of thus said files are under vista. I personally
> haven't fiddled with UAC so I don't know how customizable it is, but I'd
> try
> tinkering with it. Otherwise, you would have to disable it.
>
> "Brian" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space, however
>> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it may
>> be
>> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
>> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the
>> desktop
>> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
>> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>>
>> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying them
>> to
>> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much
>> as
>> possible in Vista.
>>
>> Any help would be great,
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Brian
>>

Sean McLeod
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Re: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-11-2006, 07:54 PM
Rather than disabling UAC rather just run an explorer/cmd window when needed
as an administrator. Assuming you can't get the permissions sorted out.

"Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Try turning off UAC:
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...ity/disableuac
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "M@dhat3rr" <Mdhat3rr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BE7FBBFF-A145-4F97-A700-877FE7A8E325@microsoft.com...
>> It's not a ownership issue, if it was you would have been flat-out
>> denied.
>> It's just UAC asking to elevate privilages. The files are interfacing
>> with
>> Vista, hence management of thus said files are under vista. I personally
>> haven't fiddled with UAC so I don't know how customizable it is, but I'd
>> try
>> tinkering with it. Otherwise, you would have to disable it.
>>
>> "Brian" wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space,
>>> however
>>> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it
>>> may be
>>> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
>>> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the
>>> desktop
>>> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
>>> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>>>
>>> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying
>>> them to
>>> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much
>>> as
>>> possible in Vista.
>>>
>>> Any help would be great,
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Brian
>>>
>
>
Brian
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Re: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-11-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the responses. There are some interesting options in the policy
console I will have to experiment and see which does what. Runing Explorer
as admin also works.

Brian

"M@dhat3rr" <Mdhat3rr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:231EFF98-0A93-4368-930C-E139C69ADDE1@microsoft.com...
> Sorry for the second post, I was lazy the last time. So, go to local
> security
> settings\local policies\Security Options (as long as you aren't on a
> domain).
> Scroll down to the bottom, there will be eight security options for
> uac....
> the second option from the top of the eight 'UAC: Behavior for Admin
> Approval' double-click and select no prompt.
>
> "Brian" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space, however
>> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it may
>> be
>> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
>> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the
>> desktop
>> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
>> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>>
>> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying them
>> to
>> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much
>> as
>> possible in Vista.
>>
>> Any help would be great,
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Brian
>>
Sean McLeod
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Re: Deleting and moving files UAC
Posted: 06-12-2006, 07:52 AM
Yes generally rather run the odd program/task as administrator if the UAC
prompting doesn't work or is too much hassle rather than switching off UAC
and running as an administrator full time.

If you do switch off UAC and run as administrator full time then you're
losing out on the extra security.

Cheers

"Brian" <no@no.com> wrote in message
news:B3D87570-4D89-47CD-B386-DB6955D33B10@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the responses. There are some interesting options in the
> policy console I will have to experiment and see which does what. Runing
> Explorer as admin also works.
>
> Brian
>
> "M@dhat3rr" <Mdhat3rr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:231EFF98-0A93-4368-930C-E139C69ADDE1@microsoft.com...
>> Sorry for the second post, I was lazy the last time. So, go to local
>> security
>> settings\local policies\Security Options (as long as you aren't on a
>> domain).
>> Scroll down to the bottom, there will be eight security options for
>> uac....
>> the second option from the top of the eight 'UAC: Behavior for Admin
>> Approval' double-click and select no prompt.
>>
>> "Brian" wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I powered up an external hard drive and went to clear some space,
>>> however
>>> every time I delete or move a file I get an UAC dialog. I thought it
>>> may be
>>> an ownership issue since I created everything on the drive in XP, but
>>> changing ownership did not help. Finally I copy a directory to the
>>> desktop
>>> and the UAC dialogs stopped. Also when I emptied the recycle bin I got
>>> another UAC dialog asking to confirm the delete.
>>>
>>> Is there anyway to take total control of these files without copying
>>> them to
>>> the desktop? I would like to keep UAC on and I am trying to do as much
>>> as
>>> possible in Vista.
>>>
>>> Any help would be great,
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Brian
>>>
>
 
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