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Additional Users Can't Unlock Taskbar

Question: Additional Users Can't Unlock Taskbar

Here?s the situation: Windows 7 Ultimate is installed, and the original user (administrator) can unlock and lock the taskbar. However, any additional user (standard or administrator) is unable to unlock the taskbar. We have tried right clicking on the bar and clicking Taskbar Locked (which should unlock it) but when it brought up again, it is locked. We have tried right clicking , opening ?Properties? and then clicking unlock taskbar with the same result. Finally we have gone into Control Panel, opened Taskbar, clicked Unlock Taskbar. When we go back to the taskbar, it is locked.

Any ideas?

Don

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Answer: Additional Users Can't Unlock Taskbar

dapplestein

Maybe admin settings may be preventing std users from changing it. If admin is unlocked can the std user change it and does it stick?

ken

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

Answer:How to Unlock "Users\All Users\Documents folder

My Win10 computers [both Desktops and Notebooks] do not have an All Users Folder in the C:\Users Folder, all are default Upgrade installs.

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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Hey all, is there a hotkey or some key combination to unlock the greyed out bios settings in Lenovo UEFI bios (k450e)? Thanks
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

Answer:K450e - Bios unlock for additional options?

Hi Lenovo000 , 
 
Greetings. 
 
Default users may not have access to certain option of the BIOS and would require a supervisor /administrator password and access to allow . 
 
Be careful not to lose the password since there is no reset to it if you forget it. 
Security tab would allow you create a supervidor password. 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
Regards

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Hello all,
So about a month ago I restarted my computer and when it came back on all my programs pinned to my task bar and everything that was in my start menu was gone. From there I could not unlock the taskbar and nothing would pin in either the start menu or taskbar. I researched everywhere about it. I tried unlocking the taskbar in properties and registry with no luck. I finally found some posts about how my user profile was corrupt and from there I went on and made a new profile and copied everything and BOOM it all worked fine now. Well today it happened AGAIN! I restarted my computer and everything disappeared. So I think it is still a corrupt profile, but this is the second time it has happened. My question is. 1) is there another way to fix those two issues besides creating a new profile? and 2) What could be the cause of this happening twice in a month. Would a reformat fix it or is it a hardware issue?

ADD: I forgot to mention my outlook email profiles are gone too. Those somehow got erased as well.
 

Answer:Cannot unlock taskbar AND cannot pin anything on taskbar or start menu AND Outlook Pr

Did you run chkdsk on your drives to eliminate possibility of file corruption or cross-linking ?
 

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Hi, I am working on a laptop with Win 7 x64 Home Premium, SP1.

It was recently pretty badly infected, but has been thoroughly cleaned, and all additional bloatware uninstalled.

I am unable to unlock the taskbar, nor able to pin any shortcuts to it. There's also a strange folder that keeps appearing on the desktop, called %localappdata%, with a subfolder called 'elevatedDiagnostics'.

I enabled gpedit.msc. I have tried using the sevenforums supplied bat file to restore all Group Policies, to no avail. I searched inside of gpedit to the location that controls the locking of the taskbar, and it appears normal, as 'not configured', as are all the other entries under 'start menu and taskbar'.

I am trying to repair this without doing a full re-install of windows. I'd actually rather know *why* this is happening, and fix it manually.

thanks for any help!

Answer:Can't unlock Taskbar, Can't Pin to Taskbar, odd folder on desktop.

It often isn't enough to clean up a badly infected PC so I would strongly consider doing a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 especially if this is factory-installed Win7 which is the worst install of Win7 one can have anyway.

Otherwise run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware followed by SFC /SCANNOW Command.

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I have a client that has laptop with windows 7 Pro. He had a faulty network card, so I have added a new, usb network card. That said, He can not pin anything to taskbar or start menu. I cleared both folders of shortcuts(567 of them) but to no avail. He also has no options under his desktop Context menu for New. He is also using a roaming profile, of which I will disable next time I am there. I have a feeling that might be the issue. I did scour the internet trying all the usual suggestions, but do vaguely remember something about an entry in cache somewhere that if it is too big or corrupt, it could cause this behavior. I am unable to find that post anywhere now. Any thoughts? I would appreciate it. I mention the network card because one post had taskbar issues until he disabled his faulty network card. I have disabled the faulty network card.

Answer:Cannot pin to taskbar, start menu or unlock taskbar

Theres also settings in the performance options that can affect the ability to pin things to the taskbar at least. Have you ran a sfc/scannow on this machine?

Welcome to the forums btw.

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Just got this new PC and 1st experience with Windows 7. I set it up with no password for Administrator (the way I want it). However, the Administrator's files are shown as LOCKED. How do I unlock them? Thanks for your help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 9198 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940161 MB, Free - 883437 MB; D: Total - 13604 MB, Free - 1673 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AB6, 1.04, 1234567890123456
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:How to Unlock Users

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I am running a Windows 2003 server. As of right now I can only have 2 remote users logged on at the same time. How can I make it so that I can have more than 2 at the same time? I need to have about 4 on at the same time.
 

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I am using Windows 2003 Small business server. Currently I can only have 2 remote users at one time. How do I go about allowing more users to log on? Can I just change the limit or do I have to buy additional licenses??
Thanks,

Stufine
 

Answer:Additional Remote Users

I found this in the Terminal Services configuration

this server is configured in the default remote desktop mode for remote administration which allows a maximum of two simultaneous remote connections

How can I get it out of default mode??
 

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So it's all about this new computer...

My brother asked me to creat an account for him (limited rights), to use the computer as well... so I've did. But now, he's saying that he can't access one specific game, that is installed on a computer - Mount&Blade 1.011. Also, he's experiencing problems with Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 (or actually DVD+/-RW drive), that I've given access to him as well.

Maybe there's some outside-software for that... danno.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thx,
rhino1366

P.S. It's my first time taking care of an additional user account, and allowing / disallowing permissions...
P.P.S. Also, this pop-up glitch remains. I might try my luck, when new Windows updates 'll be ready, if no-one has a solution for me.

Answer:Additional users' account management

Was Mount&Blade 1.011 installed for all users or just the admin account? That may be the problem.

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Tweak for XP does not address this, and the regular way will not unlock it. Does anyone have a registry fix for this?
 

Answer:Taskbar will not unlock

Is the option to unlock greyed out? Try this Taskbar Repair Utility, from Kelly's Korner.
moper
 

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Working on a friends laptop which was seriously infected with Malware (and I never knew Sony put so much bloatware on their laptops)..I've cleared all the bad guys using the tools here (tweaking.com/rkill/Malwarebytes/Adwcleaner etc.) but the user account appears to be corrupted somehow as it will not let me unlock the taskbar or remember settings like "do you want Pale Moon to be your default browser" or change the desktop icons using the personalization menu..I was able to create another test user admin account and everything works fine..I'd like to fix this only because I'm obsessive to a fault, but googling hasn't helped me resolve this so I thought I'd try this gang..Barring a fix, I'm wondering if I could transfer her "profile"(?) (if that's the right word over) to the new account so that all her current desktop shortcuts etc and computer would act seamlessly after deleting her old account..as a quick aside is it also possible to rename the current corrupted account so that I could name the new account the same name she currently uses?..any suggestions, as always, greatly appreciated!!

Answer:Can't unlock taskbar

Fix a corrupted user profile, Win 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
 
Louis

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I have Windows XP Professional and I can't unlock the taskbar.

When I right click the taskbar, the "Lock the Taskbar" is checked. I can't uncheck it.

When I got to properties and uncheck "Lock the Taskbar", I hit Apply and then OK. But the taskbar is still locked. It doesn't work.

What's going on? Anyone?

Answer:I can't unlock the taskbar

Is it greyed out or can you change it?

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What I want to do is limit or deny access to certain programs for additional users set up on my computer. Is there a feature of WIndows XP or some kind of program out there that will allow the PC adminstrator to do this.

Say when one of my kids is logged on I don't want them to have access to certain programs installed on my computer.

Please let me know.

Answer:Limit access to programs for additional users

Should be able to do that using gpedit.msc (Start >>> Run >>> gpedit.msc)
I'm not sure where to do this for programs, but it should be easy to find by just looking around...
(I think you'll have to be logged in as Administrator)

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I installed (via rpm) the RT tracking system v3.0.10 on a RedHat 9 system. I have the user email the address specified in the alias file and a ticket is created. I would also like to email the members of the helpdesk team when the ticket is created. I added an address to the alias file but the an error displays.

No recipients found. Not sending. (/usr/lib/rt/RT/Action/SendEmail.pm:257)

I have tried changing configuration entries but nothing is working.

How can I send an email to a user as well as create the ticket.

Thanks
 

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I have windows 10 and have done a hyper-v installation of WinXP. I want to run good old Print Artist, ver 4 or 8. I have old cd's with lots of graphics on them from the Print Artist Users Club. My problem is to install/unlock the graphics I have to put in the floppy with the 'iinstall.exe' on it. I don't have any floppys anymore. Does anyone have this old program so I can install my graphics in PA in WinXP within Hyper-V on Win. 10?

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I have windows 10 and have done a hyper-v installation of WinXP. I want to run good old Print Artist, ver 4 or 8. I have old cd's with lots of graphics on them from the Print Artist Users Club. My problem is to install/unlock the graphics I have to put in the floppy with the 'iinstall.exe' on it. I don't have any floppys anymore. Does anyone have this old program so I can install my graphics in PA in WinXP within Hyper-V on Win. 10?

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On a PC at work that when I lock then computer, then unlock it the taskbar/start menu will hang, act like it is redrawing and disappear for a few minutes after each unlock. Everything else but the taskbar/start menu will work as expected though, also a couple of other PCs near me that do the same thing.

Was window patch that did nothing, changed the registry in mine just to get start menu items to quickly appear. About all I have done...

XP SP2. 1.5GB RAM, Intel P4 2.8 GHz

Thanks,
Xorg
 

Answer:Unlock PC, freezes taskbar

It sounds to me as if something is crashing windows Explorer.exe when it relaunches and this is what you are seeing

Try doing a ctrl +alt+ del to bring up task manager.
Look under processes (easieer if you click name to sort by name) for explorer.exe
Click kill process, and agree that you want it dead.

Now in the taskmanager go file / new task and type
explorer.exe and click ok

Is this basically what you are seeing happen?
If so then something (probably antivirus or video card software) is crashing ,
Try checking (make a list) the processes before you lock and again after you unlock to see what is not relaunching (and hope it is not a sub process of one of the svchost that is causing the problem. If it is you will need a process viewer to be able to check the sub processes)
 

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I am trying to fix a task bar that is occupying one third of the screen. In the right click context menu only four commands are displayed; Show app icons; Show all notification items; Show touch keyboard button and Show language switcher. Other commands,expected, such as Lock the task bar and Properties are not displayed. I want to check if the task bar is locked as it cannot be clicked and dragged, with the double-headed cursor, to a normal size or to the sides and top of the screen.

Is there an alternate way to check if the task bar is locked or unlocked?

Answer:Windows 10 `Big' taskbar - unlock not available

MalcolmW said:

I am trying to fix a task bar that is occupying one third of the screen. In the right click context menu only four commands are displayed; Show app icons; Show all notification items; Show touch keyboard button and Show language switcher. Other commands,expected, such as Lock the task bar and Properties are not displayed. I want to check if the task bar is locked as it cannot be clicked and dragged, with the double-headed cursor, to a normal size or to the sides and top of the screen.

Is there an alternate way to check if the task bar is locked or unlocked?



You are in "Tablet Mode"

Tablet Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have a basic userform setup already that has contact info, etc. On one of the inputs, I am asking for a number of locations. Depending on this answer, likely 1-10, I want the user to then be taken to a second userform based on the number of locations input into form 1. If for instance, the user says 6 in this field, after hitting submit, I want the user to be taken to a form to fill out information for Location 1, then a form for Location 2, and so on until they are finished filling out the number of locations they specified.

I need all of that information posted into my worksheet in the specific sections with the same name (Location 1, 2, etc.)

How would I accomplish this task? I'm a noob to Excel, so go easy on me. I just figured out how to build a userform and have it post to the correct areas in my worksheet this morning.
 

Answer:Create Additional userforms based on users input

On the other hand, if it's simpler, I could have the number of Location fields populate in the first userform based on the number chosen, so that it would all be one simple form, the length of which would change based on the input of # of locations. Either way, I could use some assistance.
 

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I get blank taskbar items when a program displays a 'toast' - I have only noticed it with Skype and Teamviewer. See screenshot attached.

These are quite annoying, is there a way to fix this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Additional blank taskbar items

Perhaps those applications got installed with some weird issue occurring. Have you tried reinstalling those two?
 

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So far i find it impossible to do.

One taskbar at the bottom, oh you can add things to it but not a 2nd taskbar.

Any experienced Win 7 users out there know a way?
 

Answer:Win 7, creating an additional taskbar at the top of your screen?

I was also looking for that option too cause in Vista you could just drag a folder to the top and it would create a bar. But it don't seem to be the case with Windows7.

So yea i too would like to know .
 

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I have tried looking for this but haven't had any success in the forums.

I want to Pin my additional hard drive (Local Drive) to my taskbar in windows 8.1!

I would also like to Pin a particular folder to my taskbar too.

I can't find an answer for this. Is it Possible?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I Pin An Additional Harddrive/Folder to Taskbar?

The easiest way is to download Pin to 8: WinAero: Pin to 8

Run Pin to 8select Pin to a folderselect the drive/Folder then click select Folder

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Here is the deal: I have a server at a small business running XP Pro sp3. Whenever a workstation logs into the business system that is hosted on the server, the program prompts for a username & password. This username & password are the same as one of the user accounts on the server, so if someone mis-types the password one too many times, the server locks the account for multiple password fails.

Is there a way I can either unlock the account remotely (Logging in with an admin account on the server bogs it down enormously, as it actually serves 6 different programs and tends to run at about 65% cpu usage with nothing else really going on), or set a policy that makes it to where the account will never lock for excess password attempts?

I apologize if this has been addressed somewhere before, but I was a little daunted by the thought of digging through over a thousand pages of threads to find out.

TIA,
Dannan

Answer:Remotely unlock a users account after 3 password fails

First why are you using xp pro as a server? and To answer your question.. the easiest way I can think of is to setup a separate box on the network for the specific purpose of remoting in. Once on the network you can use the Computer Management console to remote connect to the machine in question and unlock the user. That way you never have to actually login to the "server" but you will need to do it from an admin account local to both computers.

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Its unable to lock or unlock the taskbar. Tried the methods in these threads:http:

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock

I cannot unlock taskbar - Microsoft Community

but it doesnt help

When I rightclick on the taskbar, the dialogbox is appearing, I click unlock or lock, but it doesnt work


The computer has 32 bit windows 7 home premium


Thanks

Answer:Impossible to unlock or lock the taskbar

Use this tutorial by Brink to fill in your system specs. This will help others help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Do you have Windows 7 Updated including SP-1?

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Is the feature to Lock/Unlock the taskbar hidden in Windows 2000 like the transparency affect is? I know these features are available in XP but since I use Win2K, I'm curious to know if there is a tip/tweak that will enable these. I would like to be able lock my taskbar. Would I need run REGSVR32 with a particular DLL to do this?

Appreciate in info on this.
 

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Guys last night I followed this tutorial on how to have the Recycle Bin show up on the taskbar: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar and it worked great. But then like a complete idiot I deleted the Trash folder I had saved in directory I used to save it in. This of course ruined the whole procedure (hindsight is a great thing) and the "undo delete" function didn't restore any the functionality wither. So I decided to start from scratch. However, when I got to the part about right clicking the task bar and going to Toolbars-New Toolbar there was a menu entry for the Trash folder I had created earlier which was ticked. I unticked it and ever since then I can't lock or unlock the taskbar. I can tick and untick but it doesn't do anything. System Restore didn't fix it so I'm at a loss. I created a new user account to see if it worked from there and it does. So I thought maybe my user profile had become corrupt during the processes I outlined above and decided to follow the tutorial on how to fix an corrupt user profile here: Fix a corrupted user profile
But I can't copy the user files over as I keep getting an access denied/require permission message when trying to do so. Any advice lads? I should left well enough alone

Answer:Unable to lock/unlock the taskbar

try doing a system restore and then start again if you really want the recycle bin on your taskbar

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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(Win 7 - 64) I recently was hit with the DOJ "computer locked" hack. I followed the u-tube video instructions and restored my PC to an earlier date. This solved the issue, everything is back to normal, except I cannot make changes to the Start Menu props or unlock the Task Bar. I also ran the MalwareBytes program which removed three instances of malware. Also ran a Vipre deep scan.

I have checked the registry section regarding keys which might be locking these items, but found none. Would appreciate any ideas regarding how to approach this issue. Would creating another user account help? I thought about creating another account, signing out and signing in under that account. Would that boot Win 7 back to the default settings for the Start Menu and Task Bar? (so I could change them?)

Thanks for any ideas.

Answer:cannot unlock taskbar or make changes in Start menu properties

omegatx,

Some policy was probably set by the ransomware.

Let's see what we can find...

Please download SystemLook:
http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/SystemLook.exe
Save to the Desktop

Right-click SystemLook.exe and select: Run as Administrator

Copy the content inside the following quote box into the open field:





Quote:
:reg
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


Click the Look button to start the scan.

When finished, a Notepad window opens with the results of the scan.

Please post the SystemLook.txt in your reply.


~~~~
Next,

Let's see what your system shows with the following short scan...



Please download RogueKiller:
Tlcharger RogueKiller (Site Officiel)

When you get to the website, go to where it says:
(Download link) Lien de t?l?chargement:

Select the version for your system: 64-bit (button with x64)
Click the applicable dark-blue button to download.

Save to the Desktop.



Close all windows and browsers.
Right-click the downloaded file and select: Run as Administrator


At the program console, wait for the prescan to finish. (Under Status, it says: Prescan finished)


Press: SCAN



When done, a report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt



Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply.


... Read more

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Hello,

When waking from sleep then unlocking session, or even just locking and unlocking later, the task bar will be frozen for +10'sec (when you clic on it, pop-up will tell it doesn't respond, etc..) at boot it does it too, but less long and this is understandable since it has to load every apps, etc... After waking/unlocking however, i don't get it! Any ideas?

PS: This month's tuesday patches are safe? Last month's too? I didn't install any of them yet, i know there was some issue recently so i prefer to ask.. Maybe there's a thread for that?

Thanks;

Answer:Taskbar Freeze After Wake/Unlock... And Windows Updates.

How are you locking and unlocking ?
I haven't seen any issues with any of the Important updates, using ie10 64-bit. passed on some of the Optional/ Recommended ones after reviewing them.
I've passed on quite a few Optional/ Recommended updates after reviewing them/ ie9 on another machine.

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Here's the scoop. My workstation got setup by some independent tech who has since pretty much vanished.

He installed WinXP Professional X64 onto the workstation for some reason. I'm a web developer and I absolutely don't need/want X64 because of whatever limitations, and it's not like I need it.

Anyways, I'm stuck with it because I don't want to take my boss's time fixing something he already paid for. It'll get fixed eventually, but I'm on a tight schedule and even making this post feels like a huge waste of time to me.

The problem isn't exactly that he installed X64 though, it's that he installed a bunch of garbage with it. Customizer XP and TweakUI are both installed and both "tweaked" apparently. I had to enable all of the Control Panel extensions again and do all sorts of other crap.

Here's my main problem though. I have no Right-Click menus on the desktop or taskbar, or taskbar applications. When I right click on a taskbar application, the window (such as this one) loses focus but no menu appears. I'm quite sure this was just applied as a tweak for whatever reason. The case is the same on the administrator account and this setting apparently applies to all users.

As you can see, I can't unlock the taskbar.
So, symptoms:

1) No right-click menus on the taskbar or desktop
2) No desktop icons and no way to enable them (there's an option in TweakUI, but it does nothing.)
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Answer:Unable to unlock taskbar; no icons on desktop; no right-click menus

In order to get get no icons on my desktop in windows 2000 I had to use a regestry hack, and that hack did the exact things that you are describing, I of of course wanted this to happen.

I'll try to google it to find what I did. I am not sure it would help tho.

edit: here is is. here
 

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Hi
I'm helping a friend who had a malware infection, which has now apparently been eradicated (thanks to the Malware Removal forum!). Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit. I don't know if the following problems are due to the malware, or if they were preexisting on my friend's computer. But I suspect they were used by the malware to protect itself.
*The taskbar won't unlock, even temporarily (in contrast to the folder properties issue mentioned below).
*I can't show hidden files/extensions, even temporarily.
*Folder properties can't be altered, e.g. the user documents folder is always displayed as "Pictures and Videos" type instead of "All Items" ; can't set to use Windows Classic folders, show full path in Title Bar, etc. They CAN be altered temporarily, but the previous settings revert on rebooting.)
*Context menu items such as new folder, new text document are not present.
*Deleted files do not show up in the recycle bin.

They did not return to normal after doing a system restore to 3 weeks before the time the malware became apparent. This was done before eliminating the malware. The following were tried afterwards:
I ran Unhide (from Bleepingcomputer) several times; no effect.
I ran System File Checker several times; the ~4 items that it couldn't repair don't seem related to these issues.
I've tried restoring the context menu items using the fixes shown here, but to no effect.
http://www.vista... Read more

Answer:Taskbar won't unlock, can't show hidden files/extensions, missing context menu items

Re: Taskbar won't unlock, can't show hidden files/extensions, missing context menu it

There was only one account on this computer. I created a new Admin account, and the New context menu items showed up in the new account.

So what does this say about what I need to do, to make them show up in the original admin account?
 

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Hi
I'm helping a friend who had a malware infection, which has now apparently been eradicated. Vista Home Premium SP2 32bit. I don't know if the problems it still has are a result of the malware, or if they were preexisting on my friend's computer. But I suspect they were used by the malware to protect itself.

*The taskbar won't unlock, even temporarily (in contrast to the folder properties issue mentioned below).
*I can't show hidden files/extensions, even temporarily.
*Folder properties can't be altered permanently, e.g. the user documents folder is always displayed as "Pictures and Videos" type instead of "All Items" ; can't set to use Windows Classic folders, show full path in Title Bar, etc. These items CAN be altered temporarily, but the previous settings always revert on rebooting.)
*Context menu items such as new folder, new text document are not present.
*Deleted files do not show up in the recycle bin.
*No matter which browser (FF or MSIE) is set as default, when the default browser is reopened it always states to this effect: "This is not the default browser. Would you like to make it the default browser?"

These did not return to normal after doing a system restore to 3 weeks before the time the malware became apparent.
The system restore was done before eliminating the malware. The following were tried afterwards:
I ran Unhide (from Bleepingcomputer) several times; no effect.
I ran System File Checker several times; ... Read more

Answer:Taskbar won't unlock, can't show hidden files/extensions, missing context menu items

If a new admin account you have created posts no issues at all, then it strongly indicates that the "old" admin account has been corrupted.

Removal of the old admin is the order of the day.

How to deal with corrupted user profile :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

Note : You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to complete these steps, including the new account you just created.

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I am using XP home with 4 accounts one per familiy two for children with Norton parental control enabled. Ove the past couple of weeks the taskbar on the 3 other accounts (not mine) have been disappearing. They are not minimised etc and aside from deleting the account and rebuilding, I cannot restore it. Anyone have any bright ideas please??

Answer:Taskbar missing from users accounts

maybe it is set to auto hide?

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Guys how best to copy a taskbar toolbar that I created (user=win 7 admin) to all win 7 users on the machine.

We want all current profiles on a machine to have the same toolbar (toolbar points to a company folder) and need to create a batch file to implement across all user profiles. I see a thread on how to back it up but restoring it into other profile does not work.. Any suggestions is much appreciated

Answer:Creating a Taskbar Toolbar then coping to all win 7 users

Hello Steve, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean the tutorial below, then restoring would only work if the users have the target path of the toolbar at the same location.

What is it doing when you try?

Taskbar Toolbars - Backup and Restore

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I want the same programs in taskbar for all users

Regards,
Joćo

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Does anyone know how to set taskbar icons for all users in windows 10?

Answer:Windows 10 All users taskbar folder location.

They are stored in C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar for each user. I think you'd have to copy in the shortcuts you wanted from a template.

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Hello

1.) How can the Media Player pinned shortcut on the taskbar be removed for All Users?

2.) In general, how can application shortcuts be pinned to the taskbar for All Users?

I reviewed the excellent REG files posted that would allow taskbar pinned applications to be added or removed for the current user or all users but those solutions seem to only apply to the win 7 OS system level application shortcuts.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Adding pinned items to taskbar for All Users

You'll have to do it manually for each user account.

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I am trying to find out how Lenovo has configured Win 7 such that each new user gets two icons- Lenovo Shop App and Lenovo Device Experience. I know a user can unpin them, but this is for a business and we cannot expect every user to be able to accomplish this task. We do not want to create a support snafu when users try to use these icons.

I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Remove Pinned OEM Icons from Taskbar for ALL USERS

quote : I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.


Were you referring to this tutorial ?
Taskbar Pinned Programs - Enable or Disable

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Please help, i have this new HPnotebook with a core2 3Gram, ATI 512..

When i play games, switch user, my taskbar enlarges and shrinks respectively.. look at the image.. does the resolution of my PC have to do with this? or vista is at fault? or HP is at fault? or me? what to do, HP customer care dont know what they are doing.. Also, they didn't review my specs before sending new solutions.. Giving drivers not compatible for my notebook. I dont know what to do, after i play a game, whether its an officially licensed game or a cracked game. And when i change user, it shrinks.. look at the image..

#1, normal size of taskbar..
#2, size after switching users..
#3, size after playing games..

Please help.. and also, let if HP is at fault, let this be warning to everyone.. I bought this notebook because i love gaming, but gaming is one of the problem that arises in this model and brand..

Answer:My taskbar resizes after playing games and switching users..

When playing a game, is the screen resolution different from the normal desktop resolution?

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Hi


I'm in Audit Mode.

I wish that all new users of Windows 7 SP1 had no icon on their taskbar and no link in their Start menu.

So, how do I do this?


Thanks


Bye

Answer:No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

Try right clicking on each icon on the taskbar and on the start menu and choose unpin from taskbar or start menu.

Jerry

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I have 3 programmes that run on all users taskbar. How do I prevent other users from gaining access to these programmes?
 

Answer:How do you prevent other users access to programmes running in taskbar?

Disable the guest account on your computer and log out of your account when you leave the computer. That will remove the desktop and anyone going to your computer will have to log in to gain access. With no account and the guest account disabled, only an authorized user with a proper password will be able to log in and see the desktop and programs.
 

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i just stumbled upon this. looks like it's been around for a while. it works great!

controls on mousover with album art as window thumb, album art as window thumb in alt-tab, playlists in jumplist, and more!

Windows 7 Shell Integration | wintense.com

Answer:foobar users rejoice - plugin for taskbar inegration!

If only foobar wasn't such a headache to get it going the first time around.

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Hi
i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...
Thanks
niusha

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I'm trying to unlock AT&T Lumia 1520, I followed the steps on the unlock support page,I got a confirmation email and a code to track my request. 10 minutes later I got the following email:
Thank you for contacting AT&T about unlocking your mobile device. Because of AT&T guidelines, we aren't able to unlock your device. For more information about unlocking a device, check out our device unlock support page.
Any help?

Answer:I'm trying to unlock AT&T Lumia 1520, I followed the steps on the unlock support page

If it's paid off and has a clean IMEI number, they should unlock it no problem. I'd take it into an AT&T store and have them do it there.

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I have a valid AT&T unlock code for my device. I have entered the code via using another SIM card and the ##7820#.When the SIM card is inserted (Walmart Family Mobile T-Mobile towers) the message "SIM ERROR" is displayed. I tried a 2nd WFM SIM card, same issue. I discovered the ##7820# with no SIM card inserted and when I enter my 20-digit code, the locked symbol shakes back and forth. I cannot get the code to work. AT&T customer service guarantees the code with my IMEI number and won't issue another code as the code provided is unique to my IMEI number.

Answer:Why won't my Nokia Lumia 920 unlock with proper AT&T provided unlock code?

From my experience, I've unlocked four Lumia phones with AT&T. Each time I've just done it without a foreign sim card inserted and via the ##7820# without any issues whatsoever. I hope you are able to get this resolved somehow. Have they verified with you that they have the correct IMEI number on their end?

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I have upgraded to windows 10 mobile with windows insider slow ***** ring... But today the phone is not unlocking even after I have entered the PIN.... Please help me

Answer:Unable to unlock my lumia 525 with update of windows mobile 10. How to unlock it?

Have you tried a hard reset? Hold the power and volume down until it restarts. If it doesn't help, use the recovery tool on the pc to go back to 8.1. The phone version is still buggy so stuff like this happens. It is a risk that you are taking as an insider.

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1st of all, im not sure in which topic i have to post this issue,
sorry if im post it in wrong page

Problem:
unlock.exe <-- using this software, its locked all the access, and unable to unlock,

/me if this software run has admin, we can unlock it back,
but, the rite click was disabled,
to repair registry, locked too,
to access C:, locked too...


Its all checked - have to unchacke
WARNING: PLEASE DONT CHECK ALL AND PRESS 'UBAH!'

Translation:
Ubah - Change
Keluar - Exit
Settingan yang diubah - changed settings
Tambah Toolbar - Add Toolbar
Hapus History - clear History
Tidak ada autorun - No Autorun
Jam Taskbar - Taskbar Clock

The Software -
http://navins.biz/temp/unlock.rar

Please Guide me,
Thanx alot...

Greetings.
- NavinS

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I currently have autolock enabled and love it. I have a t420s without a finger print scanner. Is there any way the autolock function can also be used to unlock my computer by detecting my exact face. I know that my droid razr has face unlock. Maybe this is something that can be worked on and have it come out soon as a driver or something.
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

Answer:T420s: Face unlock available to unlock screen?

Face unlock is not available on ThinkPad. It is more of a convenience thing, it is not absolutely secure as a authentication method.

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I have a Lumia 520 and when I press the lock/unlock button nothing happens, but when I hold it he works fine appearing the message to slide down to power off. Someone know what happens?

Answer:How do I unlock my phone if the unlock button isn't working?

Its a hardware issue, could be a liquid spill? Try opening the back cover and cleaning the contacts with iso-propyl alcohol or any electric circuit cleaner. If it doesn't work then send it for repair
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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i have been given over 90 days before i can re-enter my password. is there any way i can unlock the screen before that time. i think someone tried entering the wrong password many times.

Answer:How can I unlock my phone if it is saying that I have 90 days before I can unlock it?

Do hard reset but it will erase everything from phone memory.

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My phone is stuck on narrator witch won't let me do anything cant power off or unlock scr

Answer:My phone is stuck on the narrator and won't let me do anything can't unlock. How can I unlock my phone?

To turn off Narrator
Turn off Narrator at any time by pressing and holding the Volume Up button, and then pressing the Start button. Don't release the Volume Up button until Narrator tells you that it's turning off.
Tip
This button combo will turn off Narrator even if Narrator quick launch is turned off.https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/h...or-on-my-phone

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Hey Guys,

If you are using Kaspersky on Windows XP, and your Blue Shift is not working, I may have a solution for you. If you go into Kapersky, go to My Security Zone and then application activity. Go to Category and then click all. Scroll down until you find everything to do with Blue Shift ( Half Life Launcher, installation etc). Right click on each of these and change the status to Trusted. The game should work now. I hope this helps I've had the problem for a while and it was driving me nuts. I'd also like to thank the user "fragger" for giving me the idea to look at Kaspersky. If your reading this, hope it helps you out buddy.
 

Answer:Half Life Blue Shift Problem for XP Users: Solution for Kaspersky users

I'd also like to add the game only works when I have Safari open. Absolutely no idea why, but this seems to be a requirement.
 

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
 
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
 
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
 
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
 
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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hi guys,

really need some help on this one cause i cant seem to get how something that sounds so simple is so hard to do.


i got a client with a workstation that has a local user account on it.
they also have a domain which he has another account on there.

so i have local account joe1 and domain account joe2. now i need to get joe 1 to combind and merge outlook and my docs with joe2. and then get joe2 to stay on the server so that it remains a account that can be accesses on any computer on the domain network. with this in mind the user profile needs to be saved on the server and the profile can be copied to the computer that his sitting at when he loggs on.


anyway i can figure out how to move the local (joe1) account to the server (joe2)i have tried a command moveuser but i keep getting a parameter error on there (error 87) .

i typed it like this

moveuser joe1 (company doamin)\joe2 /c:\\(client machine)

please can anyone help me one this
 

Answer:migrating local users on xp to domain users on a windows 2003 server.

prob best n easiest way to do it would be to FAST the local profile to the server then log in with the domain profile and FAST it back
 

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

Answer:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.
 

Answer:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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Hi everyone,

I am the web masters of a local snowmobile club and our new website is having a few problems with printing. Please take a look at the site, http://www.strathroysnoblizzards.com/Strathroy_Sno-Blizzards/index.html

As you can see it has a black background which when printed on my Mac OS X has no problems with printing (it leaves out black background and keeps the text and images) and prints everything.

The problem is that one of our members are ticked that they can not print the site because of the black showing up above the text and images and I really don't want to change the background because it look good the way it is, so is there any way to change to printer settings or some ideas for him to help him out with this problem.

Second problem is that out of 4 pages, 2 are blank with nothing on it and there is suppose to be text and images on those pages, anyway how to fix this too?

Thanks Guys
 

Answer:Website printing??? (backgrounds causing problems with PC users but not Mac users)

I only have one suggestion. Do they have this unchecked?
Print background colors and images.

IE->Tools->Internet Options->Advance Tab-> scroll down
to the Printing headline. Make sure it is unchecked.
 

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How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

All of my computers are wired... but, I would like to give my retired neighbor (he's 64 years old) wireless access. But, I don't want him or anyone else access to my shared files b/w desktop/laptop. So, should I put it on a different subnet? Do I need a 2nd router? Right now, I have the BEFSR41 with a WAP11 AP on 192.168.1.245 with the router on 192.168.1.1 (both are 255.255.255.0 subnet).

Thanks!
 

Answer:How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

I would setup a DMZ, you can do this by using two physical routers or something like smooth wall with multiple nics. If I were you I would setup smooth wall on a crap old box and install 3 network cards into the old computer. Hooking your cable modem to one of the network cards in the smoothwall box will be like pluggin in your cable modem to the wan port on the back of your router. I would plug your wireless router into to the next nic on your smooth wall box. If your neighbor is the only one using the wireless do the following. Enable WEP, don't broadcast your ssid, filter by mac address, and limit the total number of connections to 1. That should keep your wireless rather secure. With the final network card in the smooth wall box attach either a standard switch or even another router. Smooth wall has built in DHCP support and it will allow you to set a range of ips.Hard wire all your home computer to the switch and your in business.

check out www.smoothwall.org
 

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I was wondering if there is a soulution to this issue, if anybody has any ideas please let me know thank you
 

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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I don't remember when, but I availed myself of the free Windows 10 upgrade sometime back. I was using 8.1 and I had, at some point, moved C:\Users and all its associated folders to E:. Everything has worked fine and Win10 didn't have a problem. I did notice that there was still a C:\Users, but the only folder it contains is Administrator.

This was probably not a good move to make. Moving data folders, like Pictures, Documents, etc., is fine, but moving the actual User Profiles was not such a good idea. My E: drive is no longer large enough to hold all my photos and other data. I bought a replacement drive large enough, but having my Users Profiles on E: is now a problem and I want to move them back to C:, only without the data folders.

I can delete all the existing data files from those default folders (I have backed them all up), so now I need to find a way to restore the Users folder and contents to C:. I've tried researching the problem, but found nothing that specifically applies to my situation. The TenForums article, "Relocating Users folder on an existing Windows installation" Seems to be as close as I can get. Unfortunately, this part has made me take pause and ask you all for help:






Kari said:

Be sure that the drive into which you are relocating the Users folder is empty or at least does not contain any Windows system folders, especially Users folder or parts of it from any current or previous Windows install... Read more

Answer:Restore Users Profiles back to C:\Users without data folders

Jim McClain said:

Do you know what I should do? Maybe Kari's still around and can reply? Any guidance would be appreciated.



If you used the Sysprep method to relocate the Users folder to E: drive, you can use the same method to relocate it back to C: drive. The warning you quoted is when doing this in a clean install, it does not apply when moving Users folder back to C: drive which will always be accepted and OK for Windows.

Follow these simple steps (looks more complicated than it in reality is!):

Create a new, temporary local user account, name it as you wish like "Dummy" or such (tutorial)Change Dummy's account type to administrator (tutorial)Sign out from all other user accounts, sign in to DummyDisable all other user accounts except Dummy, the one you are currently signed in (tutorial). No worries, accounts and their data will remain intact, deactivating (disabling) them temporarily is done because sometimes Sysprep causes existing user accounts to lose Start and Search / Cortana functionality. When we are ready we will again activate (enable) all old user accountsWhen done, open an elevated Notepad (right click and select Run as Administrator) copy the following code and paste it to a new text document]:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name=&q... Read more

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My sister has an android, I have a windows, She connects through facebook, but I have to use the gamertags. Is there anyway we can be neighbors?

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

balubeto said:

Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

Originally Posted by balubeto


Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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Does anyone know what explorer is showing OneDrive instead of Chad in this case? You can see the first pic that shows OneDrive, but then when you select the folder in the explorer path, it shows the true path is D:\Users\Chad.
Is this a registry setting?


Thanks in advance!
Chad

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How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:
C:\ProgramData

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

Answer:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin

bump
 

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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
You ever had Video Streaming, someo... Read more

Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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Hi, There seems to have been a problem with a Microsoft Antispyware update, so those of you who have BOTH Norton software, and use Microsoft Antispyware program, had better wait till the next update which will hopefully resolve this:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...spyware-deleting-parts-norton-anti-virus.html

We are seeing several other posts with this issue, right now, so I am sure it is not a mistake.
 

Answer:READ!! Norton users/Microsoft Antispyware users.....

This only affects the corporate edition and has been corrected in the latest MS Anti-Spyware updates.

See stickied thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...ects-nav-corp-edition-trojan.html#post3358777
 

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Hi all! I've found a found two windows xp based APPS that'll optimize your performance "Right Mark CPU Utility" is the 1st one and your just set the profiles to the optimal performance... another tip that you could use to optimize your turion 64 is to uninstall the turion 64 update with evidently keeps your processor running at a specified temp with does limit your performance. Another application that you could use to optimize your ati 200m or anyother mobile based graphics card is Power Strip.. Hope's this helps everybody out!
 

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Answer:Will pfd users be able to update to denim parlally with non pfd users????

Why not. For cyan it was also the case. Unfortunately a problem occurred and that was the reason that pfd were placed on "hold". Only I hope there are not coming major feedbacks on the demin in China in relation with pfd.

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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Cannot seem to find the right info on this one. I have been through the GPO settings and have found that nothing really refers to the level of restrictions applied for downloading.How far can the download restrictions go even after choosing the correct user policy?Kind regards

Answer:Power Users vs Restricted Users (for downloads)

I should know the answer to this one ..but my mind has gone blank.... so this will bump it up to the top again.

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I had to enable "Show hidden hidden files" in order to install Wizcrafts' latest Spam Filters for Mailwasher.

There are two new users there. They were created dated today, when I first switched the computer on.

What are they?

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As Administrator, I?ve created my own folders for my documents. These are located in the D: partition of my hard drive; and they are shown in the Library section of the contents of the computer, on the left.
Now, when opening the computer from the Guest Account, my own folders do not appear in the Library, all right. But just below the Library there appears the rest of the computer content, including the D: partition, and any Guest can access all the folders and files there, including my documents.
How can I hide the folders of each User from any other Guests, not only in the Library but also in their actual location in the hard drives?
Thanks for any help.
ACA

Answer:Hiding Users' files from Guest Users

OK this appears to be a simple permissions issue.

go to your root folder on the D: drive and right click the folder and select properties.

on the security tab you should see a list of those who have access to the folder - Make sure that your user has full rights and remove all rights to the "everyone" user group. This when OK'd should xascade down to all files and folders contained in the folder

If you wish you can adjust the rights available to any other particular user on the system - Make sure that you do not remove or change any rights given to system or administrative users unless you fully understand the result

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Vivaldi browser heavy users & users share your experience here plzz.

And plzz reply the following in your post ---
1. Are you running Vivaldi as your main browser?
2. Vivaldi 32 or 64 Bits Browser?
3. Vivaldi Installed or Portable/Standalone?
4. Your experience with Vivaldi, add-ons compatibility, features you miss, etc...
 

Answer:Vivaldi Browser Heavy Users & Users

1. Secondary Browser
2. 32 Bits
3. Portable/Standalone
4. Overall experience good. I only use Google Translate & IDM extension. IDM video download bar doesn't appear on videos. I miss inbuilt translator, flash, etc... Sometimes I notice page load takes little time.

And I would like "Open link in new tab" work as Chrome or an option to set that way. "Open link in background tab" is the 3rd option & as a Chrome user I have the habit of clicking 1st option so gets annoying.
 

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This references: Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room - a post by chillz which discovers a "bug" with the taskbar not resetting the row-sizing for toolbars when dragging the taskbar to the left then back to the bottom.

I, for a while now, have been using a custom quick-launch toolbar on my taskbar with the taskbar being 2 unit-lines in height and having the taskbar on my secondary ( left ) monitor. When I first set this up it showed 3 lines of small icons in the toolbar and up to 2 lines on the standard taskbar. This was perfect because the toolbar didn't reset the order every time I launched an application contrary to how the pinned application system works. With pinned applications, no matter what position I drop the icon, the order always resets and floats from place to place so that system of organizing icons is disgusting because you have apps between icons of apps that aren't running some times and other times the running applications are above and below with or without grouping enabled.

The vertical display would be the ideal way for me to view unlaunched applications ( see aforementioned topic ) because they group together and launched apps come after; in horizontal mode the taskbar is chaotic without a toolbar organizing the apps to one side but then you lose the functionality of the pinned-application system ( if you forfeit usage of that chaotic horizontal system in favor of how the vertical system works but in horizontal mod... Read more

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Anyone else have this problem?

When I click on the white speaker icon in the taskbar to change voume, it pops up (so i can access the volume slider) but disappears in like a second. Any attempts to reclick on it i just hear the 'beep' (the clicking on something you cant click on windows 'beep') and it locks up my taskbar, to where I cannot click on anything on it.

Any ideas?
 

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W7 Taskbar Tweaker is a freeware portable app, created by Lee, which lets you tweak the Taskbar Buttons & Thumbnail Preview sizes in Windows 7. HomePage
If you wish to give any feedback, please do so here.
Thanks L.W PS: It currently works on Windows 7 32-bit only, and will be updated to work on 64-bit in a few days.

Answer:Feedback: W7 Taskbar Tweaker - Tweak Windows 7 Taskbar Button sizes

I found a bug... a nasty one... =\
I wish i knew how to fix it:
After using your program, and trying to get back to the default settings... text area does not appear properly... what can i do to fix it? =\
E-mail me if not answering here: shjordanx (at) gmail (dot) com
How can i post a screenshot of the error? As the forum does not got me permission to do it, already hosted it just need the permission to post it. ---------- Post added at 12:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 PM ---------- the link is http : / / imgur.com/9gWMY.png see it?

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I have nicely pinned all my key stuff (Google Calendar, Gmail, google maps, etc. to the Win10 taskbar, but everything I open opens in Chrome.
If I click my iTunes taskbar-icon then iTunes opens and its taskbar-icon brightens and a little blue bar appears on its taskbar's bottom edge--iTunes opens FROM the iTunes icon.
If I click Google Calendar, G-mail, maps, etc., these icons remain black, and all this opened windows just stack up in Chrome very messily.
The intention was to have them open in Chrome but FROM their taskbar-icon, so they're nice and neat and separate and always right there conveniently.
How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Answer:How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Have you checked your default apps settings?

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Must preface: this is my 2nd Yoga 2 in 6 days. Had to exchange the 1st one within the week b/c Windows would not load (could not get past the logo screen -GeekSquad tech said only option was to swap for a new one).
 
Noticed an immediate difference (not for the better) in the new/2nd Yoga 2:
 
Cannot read the right click bubble the pops up when you right click on an app on the taskbar (i.e. to close it, or "unpin" it). I don't remember changing this in my 1st Yoga, but the bubbles there definitiely did not look like this (see pics below).
 
Appreciate any help!
 
 
Problem bubble: Right-clicking "This PC" app
 
Click here to view image 
  
Regular bubble: Right-clicking Taskbar
 
Click here to view image
 
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Image(s) converted to link(s) due to size.  Photos are limited to 100k size per forum guidelines.                     Please refer to About Posting Pictures for more information.

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Hey everyone, i've been having a lot of problems with windows 10. Recently i've had an issue with the taskbar, it started where when i left clicked on a program that i had pinned to it would not show up the menu like it usually does and just does nothing, and later on the start button wouldn't open up at all when i clicked it, now on my main screen (im using a dual screen setup) the left hand side of my taskbar is gone which had the internet access, speakers, notifications, language and date/time plus the show hidden icons and question mark. They are all on my second screen, but none are on my first (main) screen. I've tried using all of the different guides such as

5 Steps to Fix Your Windows 10 Taskbar Issues
How to fix your Windows 10 Start Menu - BT
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...39195ea?auth=1

and none of them worked, i followed every step, i did the powershell thing and everything else, i even tried make a new account and it was working for about 5-10 minutes and then it did the exact same thing its doing on my main account.

Can anyone please help ? I would really appreciate it
Thank you!

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Hi all,

Past items in Taskbar.

There are many leftover items of software that I used to have before in this section. For one reason or another they're still showing up as past items, although I removed that software a long time ago in the Add/Remove Programs. Do these items interfere with the speed of starting up the computer? I like to have my 'puter as clean as possible.

I would like to remove them if possible but can't find a way to do it.

1. Can they be removed?
2. If so, HOW?

Windows XP Home.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Taskbar and Start Menu Properties (past items in Taskbar)

Hi oma

Yes you can remove these as they are not automatically removed when software is removed, no they dont hamper the startup process, but I personally like to remove them as I like things tidy, just need a simple button to do this proces automatically and one thing I have suggested to MSFT to add.


Open Regedit ( goto Start > Run and type regedit and hit enter )
Locate the registry key location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify and right click the folder and choose Export ( this will backup that location for you )

then Delete the two values mentioned in bold ( agian right click each of them and choose delete ) IconStreams and PastIconsStream once deleted hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and look for explorer.exe in the Processes Tab and click it and choose End Process ( at this point it is perfectly normal for your taskbar and all desktop icons to disapear )

Then with the Task Manager still open click the top menu option of New Task (Run...) and in the Open box type explorer and hit enter.


Then when you check the Customize Notifications they will all be gone ( apart from some running ones ) best bet is to restore all your actual running tray processes is to re-boot.




Note for Vista users only this is slightly different as below.

Open Regedit ( goto Start > and in Start Search box type regedit and hit enter )
Locate the registry key location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Micros... Read more

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On both my Windows 10 home PC and work computer, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker causes duplicate buttons on the taskbar of Chrome that turn invisible:

As you can see in the image, there are two blank icons in front of the Chrome icon. Both of these are working and open Chrome when I click on them, except they're invisible. The only way I'm able to fix this is to restart explorer.exe whenever it happens. I've only ever had this happen with Chrome. Is this a bug with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, or perhaps maybe caused by the settings I use? Are there any known workarounds?

Answer:7+ Taskbar Tweaker duplicate blank taskbar icons for Chrome

No problems with these settings (I've made no changes except I use this for scrolling volume control).

You have Grouping settings different... and have hidden the Peek button- and as you can see from my specs, mine is the Anniversary build.

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Quote:
If you?re looking for some simple hardware monitoring tools that don?t clutter up your screen real estate but are right in front of you when you need them, Taskbar Meters sit unobtrusively right on the Windows taskbar.


Read More...

Answer:Taskbar Meters Turn Your Taskbar into a System Resource Monitor

These are awesome! Nice Find

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Hey all, my girlfriend is running Win 7 Home... she has always had the default Windows speaker "volume" icon down on her task bar by her clock. She uses it all the time to switch between her speakers and her headset, where she right clicks on the icon and selects "playback devices" and then changes between her soundcard/speakers and her usb headset.

Anyway, it disappeared last night.

Now open Taskbar, click on the "customize" link, get the window to select which icons appear... on the speaker "volume" icon under behaviors, it is set to "show icon and notifications"...

HOWEVER.

Then at the bottom click the link for "turn system icons on or off" and on that window, the icon is greyed out and set to OFF and it can not be changed to ON.

She's been bugging the heck out of me ever since to fix it.

We have no idea what changed it, or how it got changed.... we just know its been there and she's used it, for the past two years, and now its suddenly not there.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So i used IOBit Advanced System Care 5 to tweak some settings and apparently I messed something up lol I have reset them to default but it still does the same I have restarted several times, I haven't tried a system restore yet as that sometimes can cause problems beyond what it's worth, but I am willing to do it if it will help!

As you can see from the picture, when I have a single window open the button in the taskbar is stretched to fill the entire taskbar, if I open 2 they each take up 50% of the task bar and so on. I would like to return to normal sized buttons but I have no idea how to go about that!

Thanks in advanced if anyone can help, and PS I hope this isn't a repeat question I used the search function but the only threads I could seem to find were about stretching the taskbar across multiple monitors which is not what this is abut. so sorry for that if this is a common question

Answer:Buttons on Taskbar stretch to fill entire Taskbar

Welcome aboard, Charles Darwin Nice name

Advanced System Care 5 makes such a mess is reported earlier, too . First what I am to say you that windows 7 does not need any advanced system care at all . All these programs are not enough able to care windows 7 system. The inbuilt disk cleanup utility and CCleaner is enough for the OS.

Now let us discuss about the fix. If some registry backups are made by Advanced System Care 5 , restore those backups first.

If not fixed yet, follow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker .

Another idea to fix it may be by applying the System Restore to an earlier date than occurrence of that mess.

If still not fixed, try Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size .

At the last point, you can always perform a Repair Install , when no other fixes are working.

Please post back with results

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I've searched everywhere for the answer to this!! I can't believe this isn't bothering anone else?

I love the translucent look of windows, but when I have a window in full screen mode, I want the taskbar to be solid!! this was standard in vista! A translucent taskbar and frame makes it look like the window you're using isn't full screen, and I see I get drawn to it every time! hate it (the only thing I hate so far!).

Any ideas anybody? I know I can make it solid all the time, but thats not what I want either, I just want it to turn solid when a program is in full screen.

Please help me on this one!!

Answer:Vista-like Windows 7 Taskbar where taskbar turns solid!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by apples86


I've searched everywhere for the answer to this!! I can't believe this isn't bothering anone else?

I love the translucent look of windows, but when I have a window in full screen mode, I want the taskbar to be solid!! this was standard in vista! A translucent taskbar and frame makes it look like the window you're using isn't full screen, and I see I get drawn to it every time! hate it (the only thing I hate so far!).

Any ideas anybody? I know I can make it solid all the time, but thats not what I want either, I just want it to turn solid when a program is in full screen.

Please help me on this one!!


Hi and welcome.

I agree with you and my wife wanted it back to a solid blue.
OK here is the steps
1. Right mouse on Desktop and select Personalize.
2. Select Windows Color at the bottom of the screen.
3. Uncheck the Enable Transparency.
4. Make sure you select the color you want. I still like dark blue and make sure you Color inensity is about 75%

Hopefully that does it for you.
Let us know

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I want to see all task bar buttons and not have them grouped. XP Taskbar menu offers check "Group similar taskbar buttons." I leave this unchecked, then Apply, then OK. XP still groups the similar buttons (e.g., Word doc1, Word doc2, etc.) instead of having these ungrouped. Ideas? Suggestions?
 

Answer:XP Taskbar fails at NOT Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

Hi arthurk and welcome

Have you also 'locked' the taskbar option? Rightclick on the taskbar and see if there is a tick next to this item. If not, Rightclick again and choose Properties and see if there is a tick next to Taskbar and Group Similar Taskbar Buttons.
 

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