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    Hidden Admin Account Access Transfer to User...

    I am only user on this computer and heard about the hidden Admin account for Windows 8. I logged into it, but all stuff from normal account such as documents and program shortcuts were missing. Is there any way I can transfer the Admin full access rights to my primary user account? Please help and thanks

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    Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

    Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

    If you like you could just include the other account's folders into the Administrator's libraries.

    Hope this helps,
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