Is there a way to stop Windows from trying to keep everything so damned 'secure'? Eliminate the need for permissions and file protection etc?
I have a whole host of folders I can't access, or can only access by every time granting admin privileges. The biggest problem being that when a program wants to access a folder, it can't give those rights and just crashes. If I try to scan a page for instance, I have to store it somewhere like C:\TEMP or something because I can't store it to My Documents!
Normally I've only been logged in as administrator, and signed into my microsoft account. However, when I try to use the MyDocuments folder, for instance, it always says I don't have the right to do that. In accounts, I have made sure even normal users have full control of all files and folders, let alone admins. I haven't even basically created any other users until as a measure to try to access my My Documents etc. folders I made a normal user (with admin rights though) but to no avail.
If I check the properties of the MyDocuments folder - it says 'read only'. Now if I tick that off, it takes a while applying the command to all subfolders and such. Fine. The tick vanishes. Now here's the fun part - if I close the properties box, and re-open it immediately - AGAIN it has turned read-only! Seems like there is no chance to win!
I believe this all has something to do with the fact that I have...umm..seven harddrives in my machine, and they of course have been used in older Windows installations as well etc. How else could I transfer all my old data? So what I fear is the issue is that Windows somehow gets messed up with all kinds of old permissions set to those files and all, and doesn't really know how to work them.
Well, as a result of all that I now have several MyDocuments folders; one is on C drive and I can't access it really, but some programs apparently store info there, and then there's my main MyDocuments folder on E: drive which I keep separately for documents only, and it has been transferred all the way from back to win 95 days I suppose, of course having been transferred to new HD's every now and then.
I really don't want to have anything on C: except Windows and the main programs I use, the drive is really small too, only 256GB (SSD) and I need a separate SSD drive for my work projects, another for video, another for documents, another for like games and such, and then there are storage drives for backups and files I use less frequently.
But anyway...is there some kind of way that would let you kind of reset all privileges and permissions and eliminate all admin bull?
ALL I want to be able to do is:
- Login to windows without any passwords or such needless stuff
- Access any and all folders as admin and NEVER get bothered with any permissions and whatnot protection
- Login to MS account for Windows and work MS account for my office programs and mail and such
This whole thing seems so bloody convoluted and difficult. WHY do I need to have users and everything, can't there just be one general admin for everything?
The problem gets even more severe as this is only one machine, I have like six other machines at home, and they all need to be able to swap files between them, and I for instance stream music and play games via SteamStreaming between them all...and aaaagggghhh....it's just hell to try and keep it all accessible to all in the home network. Especially when some machines that run critical apps I don't want to be on the network except rarely, and don't want to update them or change ANYTHING on them, have them login automatically when they boot automatically etc. etc...
But if I could at least get control of my own main machine's files and such that'd be a great start...