Win does not prompt for an Admin password in a Standard account


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #1

    Win does not prompt for an Admin password in a Standard account


    I have two accounts - Administrator & Standard. When I login to the standard account and tried accessing the admin folders (C:\Users\Admin...), it asked me for my admin password initially. However, after entering the correct password, I was able to access the files and folders under the admin account.

    Now, after several days and multiple shutdowns/restarts, whenever I login to the standard account and click on the admin folders (Desktop, Music, etc.), I am directly able to see the folder contents without windows asking me for an admin password. I would like Windows to ask me for the admin password each and every time an admin folder is accessed from the standard account. Please advise.
    Last edited by Nzyme; 05 Apr 2017 at 09:37.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,485
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Suggest:
    Logged in as admin, go to C:\Users\<your admin folder> in file explorer

    and rt click it, Properties, Security.

    My admin account shows only
    System
    <my account>
    Administrators

    You may have somehow set up permissions for Everyone or Users, for example.
    Last edited by dalchina; 10 Apr 2017 at 10:24.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 25,054
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Nzyme said:
    I would like Windows to ask me for the admin password each and every time an admin folder is accessed from the standard account.
    I don't think you can do that. Windows' behaviour when you first try to access a folder for which you don't have permission is to ask if you want to grant permanent access. For a standard user the UAC prompt will ask for an admin password to do this. You can revoke the permission later by deleting the added user account from the permissions for that folder if you wish.

    In this example User is a standard account and Maintenance is an administrator. Signed in as User we get...

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