Windows 10: I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC.

Discus and support I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] When i got this PC a couple years back, i didn't really set up a user properly. So it just logs in as "HOME". Everything was working fine... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/townsa9, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC.


    I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. rM_p7THlL4ds6nUGQpL9ye6T7MeAAIX4lkqA-x4buKI.jpg

    When i got this PC a couple years back, i didn't really set up a user properly. So it just logs in as "HOME".

    Everything was working fine until i removed myself as an Administrator.

    Now when i go into Users and find HOME, im not even a member of the Users group.



    https://preview.redd.it/9ndvpq26v18...bp&s=a8b66128f0e90c583cc35b41fb60cd380e963ed0

    This is stopping me from doing a few things like opening Revo Uninstaller or even getting to my Network settings.

    The administrator account is disabled and due to me not having any permissions i cant activate the account.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    /u/townsa9, Jun 30, 2020
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  2. yahanna Win User

    HELP - Idiot Msft Tech Fudged Up My PC

    Some idiot tech at msft fudged up my PC over an issue I was having. I couldn't boot to my desktop after that. So I inserted my installation disk to install a fresh new copy. For some reason I got an error saying, "we couldn't create a new partition. Error: 0xe6774cc0." To correct this, I entered the following commands from a youtube video in command prompt:

    -Diskpart
    -List disk
    -Select disk x
    -Clean

    After that I got a bunch of drives created which was weird... see image. How do I delete all these drives and just install a fresh new copy of win 10?


    I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. [​IMG]



    I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. [​IMG]
     
    yahanna, Jun 30, 2020
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  3. silkstone Win User
    Windows 7 - Messed up permissions

    So, while trying to delete some folders, i ended up messing up permissions for all of my folders.

    I cannot use things like MSconfig.exe, it tells me settings cannot be saved. Word gives me errors and is unable to save to the normal.dot template, and when i restart my computer it hangs before the desktop unless i press one of the F-keys (not sure which one as i mash them).
    -pressing the F-key here does not give me a menu, it just allows windows to load for some strange reason. While windows is loading, if i do not press the f-key the computer crashes and i cannot even ctr-alt-del to restart.


    Is there any way to reset permissions to default?

    I am on an administrator account and UAC is off. I know a re-install will fix it all, but it's annoying to have to do that *Frown I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. :(
     
    silkstone, Jun 30, 2020
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  4. erixx Win User

    I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC.

    Windows 7 - Messed up permissions

    Forget it and get Windows 8! *Smile I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. :)

    Messing with permissions is really for advanced users, you can't win the Kernel with a crowbar *Smile I am an idiot and messed up the permissions on my PC. :)
     
    erixx, Jun 30, 2020
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