"kraut" <NewsGroupsPlease@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> In the wife's Vista when I click on some box when I try to access some
> of the folders (Does not matter which ones or why I want to look at
> them) I get message that I do not have permission to even though I am
> set up as the administrator.
> First question is why and second question is is there a way to access
> them or look in them for whatever reason??
> On my XP box I do not have that problem.
The why is a complex question. In Vista, for enhanced security purposes,
MSFT initiated UAC (User Account Control). Here is some short context from
Vista Help's website, and remember you have Vista Help on your Start Menu: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/win....aspx?=&qu=uac
It's been well received by enterprises, and debated by end users. If
you're interested, although their blog has long closed, you can read what
the team that made it described over many months here: http://blogs.msdn.com/uac/
A short couple articles that context it are these MSKBs:
Description of UAC http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951016
How to use User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922708
After You Turn on UAC, Some Programs Can't Access Network Connections http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937624
What vexes most end users, is that they are running as Admins, and they
still can't access folders you need to access. Sometimes it seems you're
locked out at random, although I'm sure there is an elaborate rationale.
I notice when I dual boot, lately I've been locked out of the desktop of the
other boot I like to access.
You could simply disable UAC by typing msconfig into the run
box>tools>disable UAC. It's not advisable because you compromise security.
Other ways to disable UAC: http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm
Here are two ways to get into the folder you need to get into:
Right click Properties>security tab>edit>add>users>put a check in all
boxes>close>reopen and you should be good to go.
Right click Properties>security tab>Advanced button>Owner tab>edit
button>put a check in "replace subcontainers and objects">other users
button>type user name you want to have the permission in the box or simply
"users">ok>apply>ok on the advanced security settings dialogue box.