Windows 10: I locked myself out of all my files with Windows 10 Security Settings

Discus and support I locked myself out of all my files with Windows 10 Security Settings in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am a Mac user but also have a Windows game pc that I rarely use. I was trying to create an extra account so others can use this pc. To protect my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MoNercy4, May 29, 2019.

  1. MoNercy4 Win User

    I locked myself out of all my files with Windows 10 Security Settings


    I am a Mac user but also have a Windows game pc that I rarely use. I was trying to create an extra account so others can use this pc. To protect my files I expected that a standard user wouldnt be able to access the files of an administrator. This was not the case.


    I then changed the Security settings of the whole disk. I first removed 'Standard Users'. As the new account is a standard user I was expecting it no longer to be able to view my files. It could still, though.


    I then removed every 'Principal' except for 'Administrators' (COMPUTERNAME\Administrators). In my mind, after this, I would logically be the only one with access since I am the only administrator. But no. Neither I, neither the new account have access to this entire disk, nor can I change back the rights.


    I locked myself out of my own files. Great!


    I was wondering if anyone has a solution.

    :)
     
    MoNercy4, May 29, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 29, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 Lock Icon


    I am having issues being able to paste files into a folder that has a lock icon on it. I am not the owner of the folder, my boss is. I am using Windows Pro 10 and my boss is using Windows 8.1. I can open files contained within the folder but cannot paste files into the folder. I have opened properties and gone to the security tab and I am listed within the Group or user names list and my permissions are all at allow. Any suggestions?
     
    wsquality1, May 29, 2019
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  4. HAT
    hat Win User

    I locked myself out of all my files with Windows 10 Security Settings

    Windows 7—global file security settings?

    I wish it were that easy. I've tried that already. For example... I wanted to share something in my program files folder, but when I tried to apply the security policy to drive c:, it said access was denied to the program files folder, so it didn't apply the settings to the folder that was in the program files folder...
     
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