I need #@$%& permission?!!?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by BlackScarletLove, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

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    I just got windows 7, and on a great many files and folders I try to access, move, or delete, it tells me that I don't have permission. Sometimes it tells me that I need to access the security tab for the particular file. Sometimes I have to try and change the permissions for the parent folder. Pretty much everything involves going into properties then two or 3 sub menus for each thing I want to access and delete. What total garbage! XP actually let me do what I want with my files. I am the owner and administrator, how do I get global 'permission' from whatever dictatorial entity is denying me access to my own computer? It's not practical to jump though tons of hoops for each file or folder I want to be allowed to modify. is there a way to turn off permission restrictions completely and finally for everything all at once? I have disabled UAC in control panel, that does not help.
     
  2. Yakuman

    Yakuman Registered Member

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  3. UAC is a security feature. It allows local administrators to do stuff as an effective limited user most of thet time, lets limited users elevate to admin status when necessary, and lets the OS sandbox applications like Internet Explorer. Disabling it and running as full admin is a serious security risk.

    Before you consider disabling UAC completely, I would advise reconsidering how you are using Windows. What you say about permissions, etc. indicates to me that you're putting user data somewhere it doesn't belong, e.g. C:\Windows or C:\Programs. That is probably a bad idea. Likewise, deleting system stuff that your user account does not own could be disastrous.

    The solution is not to disable UAC, but to put your data somewhere you have full access to - in your user's home folder, or maybe on a separate partition.
     
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