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Windows 8.1 permission issues on an Administrator account

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 permission issues on an Administrator account


    I'm having trouble with permissions on Windows 8.1. I'm using an Administrator account but I sometimes need to run programs as admin or they won't function properly (e.g. Chrome can't access bookmarks if not run as admin), start-up programs won't start automatically and I can't even change the desktop background image (it's all black). I sometimes need to enable access to folders or files through properties > security tab. Sometimes the permissions are revoked after a time (I need to enable access again). Some programs can't auto-update because they can't get permission to access certain folders or files.


    This all started a couple of months ago. As far as I remember, the only unusual thing that happened before the problems started was when I removed and replaced the motherboard's CMOS battery while cleaning dust from inside the case. After that I had to recover BIOS settings. However, the problems cropped up gradually after that, not all at once.

    Changing User Account Control settings does not help.

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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    This is not a work computer issued to you, is it?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    This is not a work computer issued to you, is it?


    No, it's my own desktop at home.
    Last edited by Veral; 04 Jul 2015 at 12:50.
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