Security - User, Group or Built-In Security Principal: Explanation?

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    Security - User, Group or Built-In Security Principal: Explanation?

    Could someone explain the purpose of all the accounts listed under the Advanced button of the User, Group or Built-In Security Principal search-box that appears when you click the Change link under Advanced Security Settings (Properties > Security > Advanced) for any file or folder?

    Specifically, the long list of names made available when you click Find Now. Such as 'Administrators', 'Creator Owner', 'authenticated authority asserted identity' etc.

    What is the purpose of these names/groups? Is there a way to reduce the number of these by pruning unused/unwanted groups? Are there options to edit the members of these groups etc?

    The more detail and depth people can go into on this the better.

    Much appreciated.
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    Don't touch or you can brick your PC. Creators are the user that created a source, admin have full control ,system if higher than admin, owner is the person that created a file or folder.
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    Is there a way to log into windows with the account that has the absolute highest privileges of all the accounts?
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    Which of these accounts can safely be deleted?

    Can any of these accounts be used to gain remote (network-based) access to a PC?

    Still working on locking down access from the internet without explicit authorisation, consent and active monitoring by the physically-present user.
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