Can I be administrator for my computer forever?

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  1. Posts : 345
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
       #1

    Can I be administrator for my computer forever?


    There are no security issues in this household. But I continue to struggle with running things as administrator. I tried the tutorial on assigning the ďrun as administratorĒ command to the context menu but it ainít working for me.

    Ever since upgrading to W10 I get the message that I canít do something because Iím not the administrator. Can I be recognized as administrator at logon?

    Presently Iím finding it difficult to remove the read-only attribute from files copied from a DVD to my HDD. I probably can figure it out, but Iím really searching for a way to be recognized as administrator forever.
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  2. Posts : 8,634
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    Administrator is just a Standard User with a few more rights.
    Last edited by bro67; 13 Oct 2019 at 09:50.
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  3. Posts : 11,396
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #3

    There are no security issues in this household
    There are if you are connected to any network, including the internet. Windows is built on the assumption that you need internet-related security precautions.

    I get the message that I canít do something because Iím not the administrator
    Do you mean that you get challenged by this dialog?
    Can I be administrator for my computer forever?-admin-consentui.png
    If so, that is normal and all Admins get it. It is not stopping you from doing anything; it just wants to get your permission.
    [Non-Admins would get one that also included a requirement to enter an Admin's pasword].

    Can I be recognized as administrator at logon?
    If you get the dialog shown above then you are recognised as an Admin.
    Windows treats Admins as Standard users until that dialog is displayed and accepted [for a specific task]. That's just the way Windows is designed.
    You could find a way to bypass that dialog but you would be opening yourself up to hackers & awkward family members who could carry out any task they wanted on your system without your knowing anything about it.

    Iím finding it difficult to remove the read-only attribute from files
    Do you mean folders? The R attribute on a folder is virtaully meaningless and does not stop you doing anything.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
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  5. Posts : 11,396
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #5

    Yes, you could. But

    Try3 said:
    you would be opening yourself up to hackers & awkward family members who could carry out any task they wanted on your system without your knowing anything about it.
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 345
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #6

    My present problem is trying to unset the "Read Only" attribute for a set of files that I copied from a DVD. I unset the box, click apply, click ok, and the progress bar looks like the command is processed. Then I return to the properties for the files and they're still shown as read-only.

    I've been assuming that this is because I don't have privileges. I go to the security tab and I'm shown to have read and write priviledges.

    What am I doing wrong? How can I remove the read-only attribute?

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  7. Posts : 8,634
    Mac OS Catalina
       #7

    There is no need to change the attributes on those files & folders.
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  8. Posts : 24,664
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    lbeck said:
    I've been assuming that this is because I don't have privileges. I go to the security tab and I'm shown to have read and write priviledges.
    Just Read and Write? I would have expected you to have Full Control.
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  9. Posts : 345
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks, Bree. I do have full control - I only mentioned read/write because that's what I want to do.

    bro67
    There is no need to change the attributes on those files & folders.
    Then why does Lightroom say that the catalog is not writeable and when I check properties the attributes says "Read Only"? And how do I get read/write control?


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  10. Posts : 8,634
    Mac OS Catalina
       #10

    Has zero to do with attributes. Anytime you are having issues with a program, always check the help forums for that program/vendor while waiting for a reply if you are not able to get a result that is helpful in your searches. I just used the error message when I searched and clicked on the adobe link that came up. Lightroom catalog cannot be opened
    Last edited by bro67; 15 Oct 2019 at 22:24.
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