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Solved: Administrator who doesn't have access???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dDAPPete, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. dDAPPete

    dDAPPete Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2004
    Not a big deal and kind of humorous but on my Win 7 PC I have administrator access.......but there are times the computer says I don't have access to do a particular function and that I need Admin access to do the task, even though I am the one logged in and have administrator access..............I guess I could generate another account and give admin access and see if that works but was just wondering if there was something weird about a setting.
  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    No there isn't.
    Just try RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR from the right click drop down box.
  3. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
  4. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    There are many things disallowed to administrators. An administrator does not have total control over everything. Anything disallowed in policy, for example, will not be possible.

    But if you read the entire message that pops up sometimes, you will see that often there is another reason mentioned for why you can't accomplish something. Often, that reason is that the file or folder you are trying to access is in use by another process. The only way to get control is to stop the other process. There are several tools that can tell you what process is locking a file, folder, or application, such as Unlocker. One that I use that is a bit more complex but sometimes more effective is Emco's UnlockIt.
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