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Admin account corrupted and cant access files using Admin p/w

Q: Admin account corrupted and cant access files using Admin p/w

Hi guys when my pc gets to the first screen where you choose your account my admin account has changed from my name to 'Other user' and when I click on it it asks for a username and password. Also trying to access files from the admin account when it prompts me with a password I enter it and the dialogue box goes away as if it has accepted the password but does not let me access the files. Any help appreciated thanks.
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Okay guys this actually happened a while back and I never got round to fixing it, but basically when I turn my PC I see my guest account and what used to be my admin account, it used to be called Curt and now is saying Other user and I actually have to type the name and password in and it says that it is incorrect. It's also running very slowly so it takes a while for normal actions. Help is hugely appreciated, thank you.

A:Admin account corrupted, can't access it or any of its files.

Quote: Originally Posted by curtfh

...I actually have to type the name and password in and it says that it is incorrect....

I would use the tool mentioned in option 5 of this tutorial to remove the password:
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7
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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past
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A:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

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A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

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A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
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For future reference so that I can avoid this problem: What causes might there be for losing read/write ability and the ability to change file/folder names?

A:Admin Account Corrupted

There can be many different reasons for this, was the files concerned in an external drive?
Have you had any updates that have failed?

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A:Fixing my corrupted Windows 7 admin account? (No backup available.)

Hello Jake, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to the built-in Administrator account, the tutorial below may be able to help with the user profile error for your account.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.
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A:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help:, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.
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A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

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A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
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A:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

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A:New 8.1 account set as Admin, but doesn't work as Admin

Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
Read the directions.

An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

Good Luck
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I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
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when i try to access the admin account, it says "The user profile service service failed the logon. user profile cannot be loaded.
i cannot delete programs in control panel, the pc has 4 accounts, all password protected as well as admin. dya think it's something fixable or pc hospital. i asked for (and got, yay!) an external hard drive for my bday but am scared of messing and still not sorting the problem.
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A:cannot access admin account

I've encounter this problem in win xp not in vista yet. But I believe the solution maybe about the same. Do you now using guest profile,normal user profile or admin profile? Because you say that the pc has 4 accounts that has password protected as well as admin. I suggest you read:

make sure that you read carefully instruction on both of the website. If you can try to obtain at least one admin account to do this fix. Have you try to boot in safe mode to delete the account?? I believe that maybe that the admin account that you want to access is corrupted. well good luck
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Have you tried to turn on the built in Administrator account?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

You can use this to then make a new Administrator type user.
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A:Can't access admin account on win 8.1

Hello Mario, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot. Afterwards, sign in to it to fix your account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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If it's a works machine then no you're out of luck. IT have purposely limited the machine for a reason of security. If you do hack it they will know.
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A:Can't Access Admin Account to make changes

See here:

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Sounds like you have lost administrator rights.
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A:Access problems after rebuilding admin account

Try Take Ownership Shortcut.
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A:Lost access to Admin account - urgent help pls

Download Hiren's BootCD 15.2 - All in one Bootable CD ? , burn it to CD/USB, change BIOS to boot from it then use
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Take ownership of the folders, then delete them..

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Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

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Try to create new user with admin rights and see, if same issue happens there.
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A:Admin rights for Admin account?

Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

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Click on the Install button. A shortcut icon will be created on your Windows Desktop.
When the installation finishes, the HijackThis application will launch.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. When the scan is complete, a log file should open in notepad.
On the notepad document, click Edit>Select All>Edit>Copy and then paste the contents of the log file into your next reply to this thread.

>>Please-Do Not use the Analyze This button-the results can be dangerous if misinterpreted.
>>Please-Do Not have HijackThis 'fix' anything yet. Most of what if finds will be harmless or even required.
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A:Windows 7 Home Admin Account Hidden Access

I found this on another site. I also checked three other Internet references and they pointed to the following. It seems this may help you. However someone with more experience may have some other suggestions. Please read the following:

In order to hide a user account (which also means create a hidden user account) in Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, just go to Control Panel User module and create an additional user as usually do (Control Panel -> User Accounts and -> User Accounts in Windows 7 and Windows Vista). If you already have an existing user that wants to be made hidden, invisible or disappeared from Welcome Screen, then go straight to guide below.Run (RegEdit.exe).
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Name the new DWORD registry as the exact same name that match the name of the user account to be hidden. For example, if the user ID of the user account is John, the name the registry value as John.
Double click on DWORD , and set the value data to 0 in oder to hide the account from Welcome Screen. Tip: To display the user account on Welcome Screen again so that it’s visible again, delete the registry entry, or set the value data to 1.
Exit Registry Editor.
Log off or restart computer to make the change effective.
Tip: In order to login into Windows using an user account that has made hidden and invisible, just press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up Windows Logon dialog, and then type in the user name and password manually.

Hope this is what you were asking about.

Still Learning, Learning Still.

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Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

See my pic it shows the process but remember the drive you clone to has to be as large or larger than the drive you are cloning from.

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The alternative is to image your drive slip a new one in - install the system using this
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My questions are:

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B. If so, how do I get him out of it and give him a regular user account.

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A:Questions about Admin. account, access for children, parents, etc.

Log into the account and remove the password from there.
Also, while you're in the account you can convert it to a standard user account.
Use Parental Controls to modify his permissions.

FYI - we will not assist with defeating passwords, so any questions about that will not be answered here.
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A:Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work

Hi Biker, 
Thank you for your question. 
For troubleshooting, we could do the following steps: 

Configure the share file on other PC, then use this account which has admin permission to check if the issue persistDelete this account profile on two PCs which share didn?t work, then rebuild the Windows profile to check if the issue persistTurn off Windows firewall on two PCs to check if the issue persist 
If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know. 
Best Regard, 

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact

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Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

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Does Safe Mode function normally?
That is to say if you boot in safe mode are you able to perform basic functions and use the system to some extent?

If this is not a registry or av/security related problem the easiest fix would likely be SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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If this is a problem with admin priveldges you are honestly probably better off doing a repair install
Repair Install
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Try this: Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable

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Security hack discussions are not allowed on the forum.
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A:adminstrator with no admin rights can't access or move files C:

Download UBCD here. At the boot menu select Parted Magic and follow this guide to copy your files to the external drive.
You can burn the UBCD iso to disk on another computer or use Rufus and the iso to create a bootable USB flash drive. Backup any current data you have on the flash drive as it will be erased.
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I'm running Windows Vista home to files?? have doesn't access Admin .exe [SOLVED] permissions appropriate edition -bit I'm logged in as the administrator and yes I've tried right clicking and selecting quot run as administrator quot Any file I download gives me the same error message since I restored my computer Not sure what happened I have a firewall virus protection all the latest Windows updates that [SOLVED] Admin doesn't have appropriate permissions to access .exe files?? I need since I restored The complete error message is quot Windows cannot access the specified device path or file You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item quot Never had this problem before couldn't find any helpful info on the Microsoft website getting kind of annoying now It doesn't matter where I download the file to either -- downloads folder of my documents default or desktop still doesn't install Very well known trusted programs I'm trying to install --- Adobe Reader AIM iTunes Nothing works I tried to provide as much information as possible that I thought was necessary Let me know if I left something important out Any suggestions

A:[SOLVED] Admin doesn't have appropriate permissions to access .exe files??

right click on the drive you have them saved to

choose properties

security tab


set the effective permissions
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Hello I have an external drive which I'm trying to reuse as a storage only medium It's a usb drive on which at one point I managed to install access delete denied safe in when files I mode admin a limited version of windows xp to run on my first netbook which access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin I no longer use I have put other stuff access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin on the drive so I don't want to format it but there are two files I can't get rid of They are macromedia flash files ocx and exe I tried taking ownership running cmd adminstrator going into safe mode with command prompt and running admin powershell I can see the attributes - A and R but I can't change them I've also tried deleting them via filemenutools delete locked files but that does not help me either I want them gone can anyone access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin help me I've read one other post where the OP had the same problem but his problem was solved because his antivirus program eventually decided his file was a virus and got rid of it So it is possible but I can't find what to do I guess it's not a big thing but it bothers me that I'm not able to remove these files no matter what I do Help would be appreciated

A:access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

I would just reformat it personally. Start from a clean slate.
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I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can.

I absolutely do not want an MS online account - I want to have a local Admin account (not "Administrator" itself) but with the same rights as Administrator, for example being able to add a new user.

This was possible in previous versions of Windows - can it still be achieved and if so, how?

A:Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

Then type: net localgroup administrators "UserName" /add

where UserName is the name of your new local account.

You can check which users belong to the various groups with these commands:
net localgroup guests
net localgroup users
net localgroup administrators
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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows Operating System worldwide through which we can Access Delete Copy Replace Important Data without Cracking Resetting the Login Password in Windows OS and for this we not need any can windows want user locked login I is access (locked microsoft with password) to Admin/ know account we know OS rd party Software CD DVD Pen drive CMD Script or any other means of hacking Devices tool only through Windows OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world and user will never get to know that his her computer has accessed by someone else This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world I want to know is microsoft know we can access locked windows OS (locked Admin/ user account with login password) U can assume how much serious is this Issue if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company Govt data or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows OS I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool software available also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum but not get any meaning full response from them I am asking this message to here coz i want to Spread this issue around the world so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update Thanks for reading Your's Truly Arun Kumar Kushwaha