Accounts :: Reinstalled Windows 8 - No Permission To Create / Delete Or Rename Folders

Jul 27, 2013

So I've recently reinstalled windows 8 and it seems I have no permission to do anything like create/delete folders and rename.

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Unable To Rename Folders In Windows 8.1

Mar 23, 2014

I run Windows 8.1 and out of the blue I've recently found that I cant rename a new folder that I've created (so far I've tried it in music , docs , photos and by creating a folder on desktop so seems pretty universal). I've not installed any programmes (except for the latest windows updates) that could have triggered this.

What happens in that when I try to rename the new folder I get a dialogue box that says "cant find specified file make sure you specify correct path and file name." with the options "try again or cancel. When I click on cancel I get a new box that says "file or folder does not exist" which is odd as I've just created it and it is listed as new folder, When I click on it, it opens normally

The same issue occurs when I try to rename existing folders.

I am logged on as an administrator

I'm a bit stuck in term sof my files and folders if I cant rename them

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How To Rename System Folders

Apr 24, 2013

Let's say I would like to have one place with only the following folders:


If I click on my username I get folders for My Photos, My Music etc... I would like to rename those folders so that they -stay- renamed. When I renamed the 'Downloads'-folder to 'Temp' it stayed renamed for about 30 minutes and then for some reason it switched its name back to 'Downloads'.

Another thing: As stated above i would like to have -only- the folders of my choosing within the "Username"-folder. But then what can I do about the 'AppData'-folder which is also within the 'Username'-folder?

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No Extension After Filename - Cannot Rename / Move Or Delete Files (Win 8.1)

Sep 10, 2014

Never had this problem before I have two files in an otherwise empty folder but there are no extensions after the file name. I can't add an extension to the files. I can't rename them or move them or delete them. Every time i try any of these things i am being told that: "the element wasn't found. It is no longer located in (insert name here) control the elements place and try again"

What that means. I even tried to delete them from the cmd...

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - How To Rename User Account

May 5, 2013

So for some reason, windows 8 thought it would be funny to change my user name to Al Ex instead of Alex, AND since you can't have space on the address bar, the folder ended up calling Al.

This annoyed me a lot more than it should have, because i have tried changing the user name through control panel, but that just changes the display name, not the folder's name. How do i rename it?

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Accounts :: Rename Built-In Accounts

Feb 21, 2014

I read on the Malwarebyte's blog that they suggest you disable the built in Administrator and Guest accounts for security reasons. Those reasons being that with them enabled, potential hackers already have 2 usernames guessed for them.

But, I use the Guest account often on my home computer because I tend to have a lot of house guests. I don't usually disable the Administrator account either because I still use it on occasion.

So, here is a small tutorial on how to rename those accounts for some added security if you can't disable them.

-Open the 'Run...' box.Type "secpol.msc" and press 'Enter' or 'OK'.Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
-The 5th and 6th entries are the names of the Administrator and Guest accounts respectively.
-Double click the entry for the account you want to rename and type the new name in the text box.
-Press 'Enter' or 'Apply' and close the windows.

Next time you try to login with the Guest or Administrator accounts, you will have to use the new username that you came up with.

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Administrator Permission To Delete Folder

Sep 17, 2013

I have a game file that I have deleted/modified many, many times with no problem and now it seems I don't have permission to do so.

I used information from Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 to add the convenient "Take Ownership" option for files and I have ownership of the file in question.

It shows that I have "Full Control" over the file.

But when I try to delete the file I get:

When I click "Try Again" I get:

why I lost permission to do this all of the sudden and how do I make sure it doesn't happen again?

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Accounts :: How To Rename Home User To Actual Username

Jun 12, 2013

My friend has Win 8 64-bit installed via his assembler.

In his C: drive (OS drive) shows as C:UserHome..unlike mine one which is C:UserTroy <my name>

He wants his user name to replace the "Home" user.

How to achieve this and hope this will not impact the already installed progs?

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Windows 8 Can't Delete Files And Folders At Once

Aug 9, 2012

Ok maybe and it is not a terrible bug but when i try to delete any files from folders the files delete.

But when click on referesh from desktop context menu the files i have deleted show up again when i try to delete them again the files delete again and after 3 or 5 min the files are gone which i have deleted.

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Accounts :: How To Give Admin Permission To Limited User

Jul 23, 2013

I am an administrator with 3 limited users on a windows 8 machine. I have installed a game on my account that I want to let one of my users play. I have tried everything I have read about giving permissions, admin right etc, but it still asks for my password everytime he opens the game?

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Accounts :: Prevent All But Admin Accounts To Create More Accounts?

Sep 10, 2013

I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new Windows 8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)

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How To Delete AppData Folders

Jul 2, 2014

I have a huge mess .. and it is from a profile from a Windows 7 machine. It is on my backup partition and I want to delete it.

This is just a sample of one of the folder paths ...


I cannot delete it cause Windows says the path is too long ..

I cannot use the utility described in this thread as it will not run in Windows 8. But I will try compatibility mode ..

Stop Application Data folder replicating? Solved - Windows 7 Forums

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Accounts :: User Accounts Can't Delete Bad Or Corrupt Account In UAC

May 11, 2013

How to correct user accounts in windows 8 Pro on new HP Pavilion g7 2246nr, I set notebook up using Microsoft account then called Microsoft when problems started, and we decided to switched to a local account. They created a new user account, then copied all my files to it. But I ended up with i administrator account that could not be deleted. That worked but my files are broken up between 3 other user accounts. I spoke with Microsoft to try and consolidate the accounts and they used a command line in cmd, run as an administrator, but it did not finish, or I may have cut it off by accident.

I am still working with the system but it has problems. I have reloaded the software 3 times so for. How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again? Also after setting up sharepoint in Office Pro Plus, it created another administrator account in UAC. I did not think this was going to happen? Right now in the UAC I have two administrator accounts with the sane name, In c:users there 5 with the temp file they created. What that command line they attempted to use was to correct and consolidate the user accounts.

How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again.

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How To Delete Font From Download Folders

Dec 1, 2012

I downloaded a font from, put the file in the downloads folder.....I installed the font and want to delete it out of my downloads folder. However, I can't. It says the file is open in the System.

I tried changing the name of the file, and I tried restarting the system....both no success.

Edit - Actually found out there there are more files doing this, and not just the font file.

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How To Create List In All Folders

Jan 22, 2014

What's the comparable way in Windows 8 to make all items in all folders as "list" pls. This is what I do in Win7. any folder
2.on the right with arrow down, pull down menu list,Details,Titles,Content. Choose list
3.on the left under Organize, pull down menu to Folder and search option on View tab
5.Apply to Folders

Any way to make all items in a folder appear as List.

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Safe To Delete Unused Metro Apps Folders

Jun 23, 2014

I've noticed that there are a lot of folders in C:Users<user>AppDataLocalPackages and their names sound like Metro apps. The folder contain subfolder for Metro apps I no longer use and even have uninstalled them.

The question is: why weren't they deleted next to applications uninstalls and is it safe to delete them manually?

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Maintenance :: How To Delete Program Files (x86) Folders From HDD To Free Up Space

Mar 21, 2014

I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.

I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 I tried both of those commands

(To grant currently logged on user ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y (To grant administrators group ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders.

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Error 0x80070570 When Try To Create Or Delete A Folder

Apr 8, 2013

I keep getting this error when I try to create or delete a folder. I also cannot use applications which create temporary folder such as WinRAR.

The error says this: "An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue receive this error, you can use the error code to search for solution of this problem. Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

I tried all the possible options to solve this problem except for reinstalling the Windows.

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Accounts :: Accessing Win7 User Folders On Windows 8 PC

Oct 27, 2013

I just got a new laptop that had a second Hard drive bay, so to speed up copying all my information from my old laptop (which had Windows 7) I just took the HD out of the old and put it in the new.

Everything seems to work fine unless I try to access the files stored in the /users directory (which is where almost all of my work files were). When I double click the file for my username on my old computer, it tells me I do not have permission to view this folder.

Under that is a button that says Click here to permanently gain access to this folder (with an admin icon).

So... I click there. Then as it begins to open the folder, the green bar flies up and stops at about 95% and just sits there.

I had about 40GB of data in subfolders to this, is that how long it takes to change all their permissions? Or do I have to put the HD back in the old laptop and copy it another way?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Any Way To Merge Folders Of Two User Profiles

Apr 16, 2014

With Windows 8 there is no way (that I am aware of) to avoid having to create a user profile. So now I have my user profile and the stupid Public profile. For some reason some stuff gets put into the Public profile and some stuff is being put into my profile.

An example would be documents.

The majority of my documents are stored in Users/<name>/Documents yet for some reason there are a bunch of documents that I use being stored in Users/Public/Public Documents

Is there a way to merge these 2 folders and then get rid of the Public profile completely?

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Accounts :: Can't Delete Windows 8 User Account

Apr 7, 2014

I have 2 accounts as in the picture ( i tried to upload it but failed ):

I can't delete the one named administrator. I want to delete it because i'm getting this "preparing windows" like each 3 days ( temporary account ) . I might have deleted the registry for the user "administrator" a long time ago ....

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Accounts :: Delete Old Account Picture Windows 8.1?

Oct 9, 2013

On windows 8, i can delete it by right click -> delete but can't do that on 8.1

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - How To Delete Administrator Account

Apr 27, 2013

I accidentally made a Microsoft Account on windows 8. I deleted the account with microsoft, but when starting the pc there still a user (administrator) with the same deleted account name and requires password. I tried to remove the administrator account, to change it, etc, nothing works.

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Accounts :: How To Create Windows 8 Account

Nov 16, 2013

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This is pretty insane because all I had to do was enter an email address; no name, no password, nothing. Now, all I have is an email address, and of course no name and no password. So, exactly how am I supposed to enter a name and password din SQL server, for the security to work, or whatever, when these things don't exist, and there's no way to create them.

I've been working on this project for weeks now, simply because every time I need to do something, I literally can't do what I need to do.

The REAL problem is that I have to use SQL Server to login to Windows. My Windows 8 works fine, and my SQL Server works fine, but they won't work together. That's the entire problem that I'm dealing with.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Deleted User Account - Files Will Not Delete

Aug 11, 2013

I have been using windows 8 for just about a week now. I have made a new admin local account and have deleted the old admin local account but when I go into C:/Users the deleted user account files are still there. When I go to delete these files, a message comes up telling me that I don't have the permission to delete these files. I have read online and searched alot but came across no fix. I have tried turning of windows features, then I tried deleting the files through command prompt using rd /s /q but still no luck. I tried this method using safe mode command prompt but still no luck.

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Accounts :: Create Picture Password In Windows 8.1

Apr 7, 2014

Although optimal for touch devices, this feature can also be used with keyboard/mouse devices.

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Accounts :: Deleting Folders In C Users?

Sep 15, 2014

I recently had both the guest and the built-in "Administrator" account enabled, but just today I decided to turn them off. Now there are two folders in C:Users (Guest and Administrator), and I was wondering if I can delete them. I probably will use neither ever again, but I do not want to mess up anything. I just wanted to get rid of some space.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Pro - Can't Create User Account Despite Being Admin

Jun 10, 2013

I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.

My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsUser Accounts.

There are all the different links named as below:
Change your account name
Change your account type
Manage other account etc..

However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!

What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.

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Accounts :: Block Certain Files / Folders From Other Users?

Oct 8, 2013

I am trying to block my personal files on my computer from the guest account and I was wondering how I do this?

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Accounts :: How To Delete Old Users Files

Jun 3, 2013

So during setup of my laptop I created a few different accounts and then deleted some, so I now only have the one account left. Below is a picture of the folders I mean. The "joey_000" is the actual one for my account, the other 2 have nothing in them.

I made the other 2 accounts trying to change the name of the folder from "joey_000" to just my name, but it couldnt be done so I just left it. The other two folders are there and when I try to delete them, that error message comes up. I just want to be rid of them because the accounts to which they are linked have been deleted and they serve no purpose and are annoying.

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Accounts :: How To Delete Admin Account

Jul 8, 2013

How can I delete admin account which I have created by accident? My main account is live account and I don't want any other accounts on my laptop. Is this possible or I have to reinstall Windows?

Also, how can I manage for my main account to have all permissions?

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