When Put File In Admin Account It Also Appears In Guest Account

Jun 13, 2012

I put a folder in my admin acct it also appears in the guest acct which is dangerous. I need both acct's but how can I put is only in admin. When I delete it from the guest acct is disappears from the admin acct too.

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Nov 9, 2012

My friend and I share my laptop. Recently I found out that he was watching porn on my computer. So I promptly confronted him, and told him to stop. Weeks later, he did it again. So I downloaded Norton's Safety Minder to prevent it. So this sneaky prick goes around and enables the guest account, and lo and behold, porn fest again.What can I do? I don't want to keep him off the admin account, because he plays games on here, but I don't want him watching porn on my laptop either. Is there a way to put parental settings on the guest account? I know you can disable it, tried that, he just re-enables it, then disables it before he gets off. I'm really frustrated about this.

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not sure this really belongs to the network forum, but in the absence of a "User account" forum and given that my issue is about the "net user" command, I figured I would post it here.


I have a very weird issue here.

I am trying to enable the guest account via command line and cannot get it to work.

I am using the command "net user guest /active:yes" on Windows 7 Ultimate (and before someone asks, yes I am using elevated administrator rights on the cmd window).

The command is accepted and completes successfully, but when I go see in the Control Panel User Accounts it still says the Guest Account is off.

- Trying on a full, original Windows 7 Ultimate install did not work either (initially I was on a vLited install and I thought it was because of that, but no, it doesn't work with a full install)

What's even more weird is that if I type "net user guest" and look at the info displayed it does show "Account Active Yes", but even after rebooting the Guest account is not displayed on the welcome screen and is still turned off in the Control Panel.

So, it appears it absolutely needs to be turned on via the GUI in the User Account Control Panel. If I turn it on via the control panel and type "net user guest" in a cmd window, the information displayed is exactly the same as before when I attempted to activate the guest account via command line, with one exception: via command line it showed "Last Logon Never" but when turning on the Guest account via Control Panel it shows a logon date after "Last Logon".

I also noticed that after having turned on the guest account via the Control Panel, entering "net user Guest /active:yes" (or /active:no) will work as intended (after rebooting), it just does not work the first time if the account was never activated at least once through the Control Panel. Anyone else can confirm this, and is there a workaround or known solution?

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Apr 14, 2011

I run Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio, and never had issues.recently I had this situation where some software doesn't run properly on my main account (admin) but only in a secondary account I had created the software is installed without problems, but then it fails to run properly as an example I have a small car speed detector which has a software to download journeys. it doesn't run as it should on the main account no matter what I try. similarly i bought a Sony Bloggie and its portable software as well as the main software that came with it don't work properly, but they do on the other account, so I (annoyingly) have to switch users, and run the software there, and then go back to my main account.I suspect some anti-virus or other stuff from my main account is "blocking" things somehow. I also had a number of instances where I get alerts like "windows cannot open this file for security reasons". I have tried to change security settings, firewall settings but nothing worked.there was a general security level that required admin status to lower, yet although I obviously am admin, windows wouldn't allow me to do.

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I have been given a laptop to try and sort out. For some unknown reason the user account has changed from an administrator to a guest account. Tried logging on through safe mode but nobody knew the administrator password. I cleared the password and gained access to the system via safe mode. When trying to access the system via admin normally the admin account was not activated.

So safe mode again and reactivated it finally got into the system in normal mode but now the user that was guest that i want to make admin again con not be found. If i go looking in the users folder there user name and folder is there. If I try to create a new user with the same user name the system will not let me. I need to get it back. How to achieve this?

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I have access to the Internet when I am on the admin account and I use to have access on the guest account as well. Today for some reason I start my computer up and the guest account no longer has Internet access. (using IE) Why could this be? Why would it happen out of no where? I use chrome on my admin account and it works fine.

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How can I restrict all my files in my admin normal account (all the documents, music, movies, information, etc) in order that a Guest Account in Windows 7 is unable to view and open them?I have a pc where is located a lot of private data. A person will live in my house for a couple of days and I will not be there. In order to give access to my PC to this person but not allow that this person can see my files or open them what I need to do? I investigated and I created a guest account. My personal account has a password. But I dont want that this person through the Guest Account can view any of the files that I have in my PC.

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