Windows 10: Gaining access to "All User" folders as local administrator

Discus and support Gaining access to "All User" folders as local administrator in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; New to Windows 10 (new computer 3 days old!), but already needing help. I chose to create only a local account, and am the sole user, hence... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by DickinSD, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. DickinSD Win User

    Gaining access to "All User" folders as local administrator


    New to Windows 10 (new computer 3 days old!), but already needing help. I chose to create only a local account, and am the sole user, hence administrator. Nevertheless, I am prevented from accessing "Documents," "Start Menu," and several other folders under "All Users." When I try to change the security settings for "All Users," I am prevented from doing so. I have tried a variety of suggested fixes found online, to no avail. Suggestions? Computer is toshiba Tecra; Windows 10 Pro. All I've installed so far is Firefox, Norton Security, and solitaire (gotta have it!). BTW -- I went with just creating a local account because I didn't want to have to tpe in a PIN to start the computer. With a local account, I was able to have a null password, therefore eliminating the need to do anything. The convenience otweighs the security risk to me.

    :)
     
    DickinSD, Nov 15, 2019
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  2. EdArt Win User

    After creating a folder or a file on my PC, where I am the only user and I am the Local Administrator I get the following message:

    After creating a folder or a file on my PC, where I am the only user and I am the Local Administrator I get the following message:

    You don’t have permission to access this folder or file.

    The only way to get access is for me to go through a number of steps to gain control of the

    folder or file and adding myself as a new PRINCIPAL.

    This happens even though I am the ONLY user of this PC and I am a local administrator.

    Can you help?
     
    EdArt, Nov 15, 2019
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    Hi Renee,

    Having an easy access to the Desktop folder can give you a convenience on opening your files. Regarding your concern about the Desktop folder that was moved to the Downloads section, we recommend that you create a new local user or administrator account to
    resolve the issue.

    To create a local user or administrator account, follow the steps listed on this
    link
    .

    In addition, to move your files from the Downloads folder back to the Desktop folder, we suggest that you manually copy and paste the files to avoid any data loss.

    Feel free to post back if you need more help.
     
    Eileen Gal, Nov 15, 2019
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  4. Gaining access to "All User" folders as local administrator

    I can't gain access through the administrator.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time, and will assist you with the issue.


    • Is there any other user account? If yes, is that an admin account?

    If not, I suggest you to enable the Built-in Administrator Account
    and then try to create a new user account with administrator privileges.

    Follow the steps to enable the Built-in Administrator Account.

    Steps to Enable the Built-in Administrator Account.

    • a) Press Windows + X, Select Run.
    • b) Type net user administrator /active:yes
    • c) Close the elevated command prompt.
    • d) The built-in Administrator will now be available to select to sign into.
    • e) Restart the system.

    Then enter into the administrator account. And try to create new user account.

    Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.
    • Select Add an Account.
    • Enter a user name and hit next.
    • Click on Finish.
    • Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    • Check if issue persists.

    Once you create the new administrator user account try to disable
    Built-in Administrator Account.


    Steps to disable the Built-in Administrator Account.

    • a) Press Windows + X, Select Run.
    • b) Type net user administrator /active:no
    • c) Close the elevated command prompt.
    • d) The built-in Administrator will now be available to select to sign into.
    • e) Restart the system.

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Nov 15, 2019
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