Windows 10: Parental controls

Discus and support Parental controls in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I tried to access a game on Steam and was told that Windows parental controls have blocked my access. I am an adult of 70+ tears with no children... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by FredPrager, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Parental controls


    I tried to access a game on Steam and was told that Windows parental controls have blocked my access. I am an adult of 70+ tears with no children presently in residence and everything I find says I need to set up a child's account to disable parental controls. What if one has no children?????? I am running Windows 10 64 bit Home on a Dell Inspiron.

    :)
     
    FredPrager, Jan 16, 2019
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    Parental Controls aren't working

    Hi,

    The issue could be because of corrupted files. I suggest you to delete the corrupted files yourself and see if it helps

    to resolve the issue, please follow these steps:

    1) Make sure your children are signed out of any monitored accounts.

    2) Sign in with an administrator account and find the folder that contains the corrupted files.

    There are two ways to do this. The easiest way is to enter the complete file path:


    • On the Start screen, type C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls and press Enter.

    • If you’d rather open each folder individually, follow these steps:
    a. Go to This PC

    b. Open C:, open the
    ProgramData folder, open the Microsoft folder, open the
    Windows folder, and open the Parental Controls folder.

    3) Delete all contents of the Parental Controls folder.

    This will delete any corrupt files. Your settings will be downloaded again from familysafety.microsoft.com the next time you sign in.

    Hope it helps. Reply with the result and I'll be happy to help you further. Thank you
     
    Arul_D, Jan 16, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 Parental Controls not working properly

    Hi,

    Thank you for the response and keeping the status updated.

    The issue could be because of corrupted files. I suggest you to delete the corrupted files yourself and see if it helps

    to resolve the issue, please follow these steps:

    1) Make sure your children are signed out of any monitored accounts.

    2) Sign in with an administrator account and find the folder that contains the corrupted files.

    There are two ways to do this. The easiest way is to enter the complete file path:


    • On the Start screen, type C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls and press Enter.

    • If you’d rather open each folder individually, follow these steps:
    a. Go to This PC

    b. Open C:, open the
    ProgramData folder, open the Microsoft folder, open the
    Windows folder, and open the Parental Controls folder.

    3) Delete all contents of the Parental Controls folder.

    This will delete any corrupt files. Your settings will be downloaded again from familysafety.microsoft.com the next time you sign in.

    Hope it helps. Reply with the result and I'll be happy to help you further. Thank you
     
    Ruth Buruga, Jan 16, 2019
    #3
  4. Jane Pin Win User

    Parental controls

    Parental control

    Hi, Giwa.

    To disable your Parental Control, please follow the steps:

    1. Go to the Control Panel from the Windows Start menu.

    2. Click User Accounts.

    3. Click Parental Controls.

    4. Click on your account photo.

    5. Choose Parental control off.

    We're just here if you have further questions. Have a great day!
     
    Jane Pin, Jan 16, 2019
    #4
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