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I'm not the Owner or inControl

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ScottishPie, May 29, 2013.

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  1. ScottishPie

    ScottishPie Thread Starter

    May 29, 2013
    I often run into " S-1-5-21-3050395830-1169650352-1806787611-1000 " as the owner of many things on my computer when going through files. I am the owner of the computer and currently the only user, but not the owner of some random items. It tends to be difficult to make any changes when this unknown entity is the owner , even popping up with

    " Do You Want To Allow The Following Program To Make Changes ... PROGRAM NAME: Permissions Editor For Files And Folders VERIFIED PUBLISHER: Microsoft Windows CLSID: {1F2E5C40-9950-11CE-99D2-00AA006E086C}"

    and I'm not very sure how to determine the trustworthiness of this info (or just about anything else, this is my first posted question , starting simple since I'm slightly skeptical for fear my whole computer gets taken over . . please don't be offended by my honestly ignorant stand point, I mean no harm or fowl) to go ahead an accept. I believe I did so once, but that was before I ever had to wipe my PC clean. I've had to do the "press power on button once while holding 0 until it starts to beep" a handful of times, as my roommate had been using it without any protection for months. She no longer is allowed to use any of my computers, nor is she the listed owner of anything on this PC. There are probably so many things wrong with my computer , but if I could find out what this " S-1-5-21-3050395830-1169650352-1806787611-1000 " is, or who it is since it is an owner, where it came from , why . . . or just really if it is something to worry about? Thank you very kindly for taking the time to read through this and if you are able to help thanks again if you are willing to!

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4043 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 289746 MB, Free - 248510 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 609657 MB;
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
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  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    I think 1000 is the first user account created on the PC. If an account number like it shows up in a files's Properties > Security tab, instead of an acc name, then it means that the account has since been deleted.
  3. ScottishPie

    ScottishPie Thread Starter

    May 29, 2013

    Thank you very much for responding . That makes sense and fits in with activities I remember seeing when someone suggested I look through my event log. Without knowing what to look for, I really wasn't able to determine if there was anything there that shouldn't have been. What worries me , is that I cannot delete, or relocate folders, since I cannot gain ownership. In every attempt it says denied. Even more bewildering is how it appears on my external hard drive too? If it was created on the PC by factory or other standards ( I am guessing, since I did not create it and my PC was not previously owned) making it the first user account, I still am confused how its ended up having ownership of folders on my external hard drive as well? I would like to regain ownership of all my belongings and am hoping that is possible.
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