Windows 10 Permissions Issues Solved

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  1. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    About the initial status of 'Admin' user accounts

    I would like to add one comment that I believe will be useful.

    About "I thought the fact that "Administrators" were listed in the permissions meant that all Admins had access, but apparently not."

    When you log on using an account that has "Admin" status, you are logging on using only its underlying "Standard" authority.
    - In other words, Windows treats Admin users as Standard users until it is told otherwise.
    - That's how Windows works.
    - You have to deliberately invoke your Admin status to achieve anything that needs it and that Admin status lasts only for the job that you have invoked it for.
    - That's why you will see that Admin challenge when doing certain jobs -
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    In case this is confusing, I can put it another way.
    - When you log in using your Admin account, you are only a potential Admin.
    - You are not an Admin until you deliberately invoke your Admin status and that Admin status lasts only for the job that you have invoked it for.

    All this is why following Bree's advice about giving a named account access to that folder was the correct thing to do for your 'potential Admin' account to be able to write to that folder.
    - Before this change, your Administrators only had access after they had invoked their status.

    If I have merely confused you further then please say so.

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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Like having a Security Pass to get into a building, but you still have to show it to the Guard at the door.
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