File permission problems

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by Kerrie Bantoft, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Kerrie Bantoft

    Kerrie Bantoft New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Purchased new laptop win 8 installed.. went though the normal install stuff.. named computer etc.. did windows updates.. installed my programs.. usual stuff.. I am a digital designer and make own jpgs, pngs etc. My problem is when I go to access some of these files it wont let me change them saying I dont have permission. I have gone in an changed permission on some individual files but I have thousands and cannot do them individually.
    It seems to be an admin permission error.
    Under User accounts
    user_capture_zps2e1a1fd8.
    When I start up my computer it shows me as user MandogScraps and says I am Local Account and Administrator... but I still have problems changing some docs or even uploading to my facebook acct.. whether they on my c: drive or external hard drive.. I never had this problem on other computer under win7
    Can anyone please help
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,830
    Likes Received:
    1,565
  3. Kerrie Bantoft

    Kerrie Bantoft New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really just want to have ALL admin privileges on my user.. even though it says local account.. administrator.. I want it to be able to access everything.. thanks
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    31,830
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Well it's up to you how long you keep it enabled.
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,051
    Likes Received:
    302
    Hi

    Have you turned off the UAC?

    I'm guessing that most of the people here have it turned off, if for no other reason then to get rid of all the annoying messages.

    There isn't really a lot of risk if you are the only person using your computer.

    You will find that Windows gets a lot more trusting with it off.

    It was driving me crazy when I first installed Windows 8.
    Now I'm using my regular Administrator Account and it leaves me alone. LOL

    Mike

    Ps. you should also be able to change the attributes of all the files in a folder from the folder properties.
    Uncheck read only etc, for all files in the folder.
     
    #5 MikeHawthorne, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 11, 2013

Share This Page

Loading...