> My new computer came with Vista home premium and all I want to do is get into
> some folders that I'm locked out of even though I'm set to admin. It seems
> Admin doesn't mean what it use to in Vista. I have found instructions to use
> secpol.msc but that policy doesn't exist in the home version. I desprately
> need a hack or someway to disable the admin approval mode. I sure hope
> someone has a way and they will share it with me. I'm flabber gasted the MS
> would lock us out of our own computer.
You don't need to disable UAC to get into "some folders". You simply
need to take ownership of them.
Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and
1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information
on permissions, see What are permissions? http://tinyurl.com/2j9vgr
To take ownership of a folder:
1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for
an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in
this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check
6. Click OK
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