Run as administrator problem

Posted: 12-08-2008, 11:47 PM

Well, after unsuccessfully uninstalling a program in windows Vista,
tried to manually delete everything from the program files folder
however, I was denied permission to delete that folder. I tinkere
permission settings from this thread ' clicky
(http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html) bu
was successful. I never knew that I had to restart the system to be abl
to delete that folder. Now, after tinkering with those settings, I can'
seem to be able to use the option "run as administrator" anymore whe
right-clicking a file. Is there any way I can restore default permissio
settings for the files? I tried system restore but the restore point wa
too late to be useful

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Brink
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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-08-2008, 11:57 PM

ultralord910;905810 Wrote:
> Well, after unsuccessfully uninstalling a program in windows Vista,
> tried to manually delete everything from the program files folder
> however, I was denied permission to delete that folder. I tinkere
> permission settings from this thread 'clicky
> (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html) bu
> was successful. I never knew that I had to restart the system to be abl
> to delete that folder. Now, after tinkering with those settings, I can'
> seem to be able to use the option "run as administrator" anymore whe
> right-clicking a file. Is there any way I can restore default permissio
> settings for the files? I tried system restore but the restore point wa
> too late to be useful
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated
Hello Ultralord910

If you used the method in the link below from the automatic way in th
link you provided, then it has a option to remove it as well

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/11...-ownership.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 12:05 AM

Thanks for the reply, I'm afraid I didn't use the automatic method, I
used the "through a windows explorer window" method


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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 02:13 AM

Ok, I found something out...it seems as though the "run a
administrator" works for all folders expect the desktop shortcuts...i
there a solution to this problem

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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 02:49 AM


Brink,

Before I got locked out of my Admin account I shared my music files
with the guest account. After sharing however, I discovered that I was
unable to rename the shared files. After I undid the sharing I was able
to rename them. If I were to use the Take Ownership option on a shared
file would I then be able to rename them? Assuming I ever get back into
my Admin account (at least without doing a complete restore).

Thanks,

Richard


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Posted: 12-09-2008, 04:31 AM


ultralord910;905886 Wrote:
> Ok, I found something out...it seems as though the "run as
> administrator" works for all folders expect the desktop
> shortcuts...(running the exe from the programs folder works) is there a
> solution to this problem?
What are the shortcuts for?

You might see if it will work after creating a new shortcut for one of
them.


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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 04:33 AM


RichFrogg;905909 Wrote:
> Brink,
>
> Before I got locked out of my Admin account I shared my music files
> with the guest account. After sharing however, I discovered that I was
> unable to rename the shared files. After I undid the sharing I was able
> to rename them. If I were to use the Take Ownership option on a shared
> file would I then be able to rename them? Assuming I ever get back into
> my Admin account (at least without doing a complete restore).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Richard
Hello Richard,

What is causing you to be locked out of your Admin account? If it is a
password issue, then this tutorial below may help.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...-password.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 05:14 AM


Hi Shawn,

I was reading your tutorial earlier. I can't download and burn the ISO
without admin and I saw in one post where there is a registry setting
that can be changed from 3 to 1 but I can't edit the registry. I did a
system restore once already but now the problem is worse because I'm
acually locked out of admin (as opposed to just not being able to run as
admin or change my password etc.). I contacted H/P about the problem and
they suggested that I unlock the hidden admin account (which I did) and
try to run a system repair at start up but after I set up the admin
account and tried to run System Repair it also said that the password
was incorrect. After this I did a complete system restore and this fixed
some of the issues but only for a time. I contacted Microsoft support
and they suggested that it was probably the display and Bios drivers
needing to be updated. So I used the H/P update tool and it said that
there was an update for the Bios but it installed the same exact
version.

So now I think I'm going to have to restore the system again. This time
though, I'm going to have better information and tools if I get stuck
again.

Thanks


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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 06:06 AM


I tried to send a shortcut from my program files folder, but it still
doesn't work. The only way I can get it to work is to set "run this
program as an administrator" from the compatibility tabs in properties.
I'm not sure if this is supposed to be the solution or whether there are
other fixes.


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RichFrogg
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Re: Run as administrator problem
Posted: 12-09-2008, 07:46 AM


Shawn, I came home from work and tried logging on to my admin account
and was successful. I'm going to follow your tutorial now and I'll let
you know how it goes.

Thanks.


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