Windows 10: Parental time controls not working

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  1. Parental time controls not working


    We are using the parental controls built into windows 10 and the Xbox family app to control time on our son's PC, up until last week it has work flawlessly. but then it started to add extra time.It happens randomly some times it will work other times it will double the amount of time we give him. It happens regardless of whether the time ids added via the app or whether we give directly on the PC. I have checked that windows 10 is fully up to date and I have signed out of his account and back in again. I can't find any help online to resolve this. If anyone has any thoughts I would be most gr

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    jamie frazer, Oct 12, 2021
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  2. Parental Control - Adding more time doesn't work

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I will assist you with this.

    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
     
    Deepak_Krishnan R, Oct 12, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Oct 12, 2021
    #3
  4. Parental time controls not working

    Parental controls time limits not working

    Hello FlashFire,

    Thank you for keeping us posted.

    We appreciate your patience on this issue. I would like to assist you with further information from here.

    Please refer to the below suggested methods and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Method 1

    This issue might occur if some related settings become incorrect or system files have been corrupted. Follow the below steps.

    • Make sure your child has been signed out of any monitored account.
    • Download the Family safety troubleshooter from
      Microsoft website
      to fix most of the incorrect settings automatically.
    Method 2

    • Open the File Explorer, navigate to the location:

      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls
    • Inside the Parental Controls folder, delete all contents including any files and folders.
    • Sign out and then sign in again to re-build the setting data.

    Hope the above information is helpful. If yo need further information, feel free t write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Oct 12, 2021
    #4
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