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Administrator Permission????

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by manganime, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. manganime

    manganime Thread Starter

    Aug 8, 2003
    Hi all,

    Recently I have been experiencing some problems with Vista in that I only have one account on my laptop which i mine and so I'm also obviously the computer administrator..but quite often I get messages saying that I can't do something like move a folder since I need administrator permission :confused: I don't know why it keeps on saying that, can somebody help me?

    Thank You
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Your account is NOT "The Administrator" but a account with limited Admin permissions.

    What are you trying to do, when you get this message?
    Tell us, what files and folders that you are trying to move.
  3. dlsayremn


    Feb 9, 2008
    Don't know if I can explain this properly, but will try.
    Even though you have an Administrator account, Vista's security setup treats you as a normal user with no admin rights unless you are Running As Administrator. This is to prevent you from doing something that will mess up the system. The little popup that asks do you wish to continue is just a polite way of saying "This may screw up your system, but in your limited Administrator capacity do you want to do it anyway"

    There are system files and folders that even administrators cannot move or change.

    CMD.exe will ignore any commands that will change system settings unless you run as administrator.
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