Windows 10: Access to an inherited PC-no password available

Discus and support Access to an inherited PC-no password available in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; What are the steps to access a PC when the initial password is not known? The owner died and without a record of the password, and I am the executor... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Nadya77, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Nadya77 Win User

    Access to an inherited PC-no password available


    What are the steps to access a PC when the initial password is not known? The owner died and without a record of the password, and I am the executor of the estate. We have the death certificate and the probate court's order for the executor.


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    Nadya77, Nov 24, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Unable to access files on desktop

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please reply with the details to help you further:

    • Is the computer connected to any organization’s domain network?

    I suggest you to try enabling Inheritance for that particular folder and check if you are able to access the files. Please follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Open the file location and right click on the folder.
    2. Click on Properties
      at the bottom of the context menu.
    3. Click the Security tab, and click on
      Advanced. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    4. Check if Inheritance is disabled; if it is disabled, please Enable it.
    5. Now, click on Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from the object.
    6. Click Apply and then click
      OK.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Nov 24, 2020
    #2
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    Tushe, here's the password for the HDD:

    8pqw6hyk

    Enjoy! Loves.
     
    LovesFLSun, Nov 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Aaron_Sum Win User

    Access to an inherited PC-no password available

    sharing files over local network some subfolders gives access error

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity and assist you with appropriate steps, Could you please confirm if there any major change on your system prior to which you did not face this issue?

    This issue usually occurs when the folder is shared, but the inheritance is not enabled. I would suggest you to check by enabling the inheritance for the folder containing the subfolders which you are not able to access and see
    if this issue still persists. Please follow the steps below and check if it works for you.

    Steps to Enable Inheritance:

    1. Right-click on the folder that you are sharing over the Network.
    2. Click on Properties
      at the bottom of the context menu.
    3. Click the Security tab, click
      Advanced, and then click the Permissions tab, select the user and check if the Inheritance is enabled at the bottom left corner of that window. If not, click on
      Enable Inheritance (Note: If the Inheritance is already enabled, you will find a button in the same place that says ‘Disable Inheritance’).
    4. Click Apply and then click
      OK.

    We await your response.

    Aaron Summith

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Aaron_Sum, Nov 24, 2020
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