Windows 10: User account permissions need resetting.


  1. Posts : 275
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       26 Sep 2016 #1

    User account permissions need resetting.


    I've converted my administrator account to a standard user account and created a new administrator account.

    As a standard user I am able to access the admins user folder which I should not be able to do. There must some issues with the permissions somewhere but I'm not sure how to go about troubleshooting it.
    @fdegrove has already suggested running an acl.bat as detailed here, post #39 https://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-firewalls-system-security/64477-standard-user-account-necessary-tight-security-home-user-4.html

    but it has not fixed my user permissions.

    Has anyone got any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 275
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
    Thread Starter
       27 Sep 2016 #2

    I wonder if my issue could be that the users folder is "shared"

    I've found some information and uploaded some screenshots. I haven't applied the changes yet as I'll wait for another opinion even though it seems like a likely possibility...

    https://scottiestech.info/2009/09/25/windows-7-file-sharing-fixing-the-entire-user-directory-shared-problem/

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  3.    27 Sep 2016 #3

    You should not assign full permissions to everyone.
    Here's the default permissions for C:\Users on my computer:

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  4. Posts : 275
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
    Thread Starter
       27 Sep 2016 #4

    elliose said: View Post
    You should not assign full permissions to everyone.
    Here's the default permissions for C:\Users on my computer:
    Mine looks the same. I think my issue is in the sharing section of the user folders. As you can see under the sharing tab "everyone" has full access.

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