Y'all have to forgive me for perhaps not being too knowledgeable but as stated before I graduated on to a brand new machine with Vista 32 bit Home edition from WIN98SE with a whopping 128MB memory and a 400 processor which worked just fine and fast for my needs until lightning and a bad surge strip took it off my hands.
What I'm having problems with and which is driving me crazy are the UAC/Administrator controls. Let me say up front that for now I only have one account set up and for now it's without a password; UAC is set to "ON" so when I log in it's always as an administrator, right?
Here's my "not understanding": there are files I can open and/or change, others I'll be prompted for an o.k. but then there have been quite a few with "access denied" even though I am the administrator.
For example >computer>os(C:)>users>"name">application data>, access again is denied and when I look under properties "name (name-pc\name)", "system" and "administrators (name-PC " all inherited from "C:\users\name" have full control but "everyone" did not. Just to try, I gave "everyone" full control which I didn't expect to be able to do because it wouldn't let me open the d...... thing in the first place but, voila, it worked!
Now, why wasn't I allowed to open the folder "application data" but then was permitted to change its security settings? This "access denied" issue is driving me up a wall; I'm always in there as an administrator, right, no, yes?
One more question, and we can use "application data" as an example;
why is it listed twice in the left panel in computer, once at the very beginning in "folders" under ">name>application data>" and then again further down under ">computer>os(C:)>users>name>application data>"? BTW, after changing the security setting I was able to open BOTH application data folders and I hope that the name of my computer being the same as my only and administrative account has nothing to do with my problem. A patient answer would be appreciated; totally confused in Texas.