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    Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Is there a way to make a global change of ownership so that a specific user owns all the files on a PC?

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    NO.

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Dave:

    I'm the only one *touching* this machine. And I wanted to modify the Start Menu, so, I rright-click, and choose Explore All Users -- guess what? I COPULDN'T.

    So then I go and make sure, as the message box says, to set the ownership to me and -- I STILL CAN'T GET AT IT.

    And I have Admin rights.

    This seems just a touch overboard.

    And, on top of that, remembering that I am the *only* user on this machine, when I did a search on "Start Menu", I found *10* instances.

    So which one do I modify (I want all progs available to all users) -- and how?

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    You are NOT "THE" only user, there are some machine accounts including "THE Administrator" account that you are NOT going to be able to control. Also any area that is protected by the UAC you are not going to be able to mess with.

    <hr>And I have Admin rights.<hr>
    NO, you have "Limited Admin" rights as only the MACHINE Administrator has full admin rights.

    <hr>when I did a search on "Start Menu", I found *10* instances<hr>
    Where are these 10 instances? give us the FULL path.

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Dave:

    I miscounted:
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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    From your post <post#=699325>post 699325</post#> ,"I was just wondering how I'd managed to screw things up so quickly! But I haven't evidently, so all is right in my world, for now."

    I chuckled when I read this and I thought - Give it a few more days Chuck - you WILL (screw things up)!

    Your first post re. Vista was on March 1 and since then you have made at least a dozen more posts as to why this doesn't work, and why that doesn't work, and why does Vista do it this way, and how come I can't do this.............etc., etc......... It's been a whole two weeks now where you've been trying to tweak and modify and alter an operating system of which you know very little and have probably researched even less.

    And now, when you can't get things to work properly (maybe because of your own incessant and uninformed tinkering ??????? ) you say "This seems just a touch overboard." I've had Vista on two of my systems for over a year now, and I'm still learning. In all reality Chuck, I think it is YOU who is "just a touch overboard".
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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    John:

    Although I must certainly shoulder responsibility for an over-anxious approach, I do think, that over the last several days, my "tweaking" has been confined to just trying to do what Vista itself gives one the impression that one can do -- IE, explore tthe Start Menu.

    And I do not think, in addition, that I am alone in my tinkering, or my screwing things up, be it accidental, hardware related, or due to software iidiosyncrasies. For, if I fact that were the case, Acronis, to name one, would be subject to only having me for a customer for their backup software.

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    John,
    "Yikes", Just when i thought that i was the only one.
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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Chuck, I may regret doing this but this is what I have found.
    <hr>IN VISTA, only shortcuts may be placed in the following path. Placing folders here will not work.
    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart Menu
    The only solution found is to go one deeper at:
    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms <hr>

    Edit.
    Also NOTE, that when you install a program and it asks for "All users" then you must select YES, or it will be a single user install only.


    Second Edit

    I will really regret doing this.
    Do a Google search on the following as typed with the quotes
    "All users" Vista Start menu


    Also check out Guidelines for Managing Default Applications in Windows Vista

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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Dave:

    Firstly, for my part, I promise I will back up (image) before I make *any* alterations to the standard setup. That way you (and the board) always will have the option of just letting me stew in my own juice as it were if I get myself into problems.

    Secondly, I really appreciate the links and research. There isn't a truly "one resource for all things Vista" as yet, so all input is great.

    Thirdly,

    "when you install a program and it asks for "All users" then you must select YES, or it will be a single user install only"

    Just the fact that not all do, and some that do not put their progs and links "here", while others put them "there" is a good part of the source of things like duplicated dll's and such.

    If developers and software designers were the ones held by some sort of restriction process, the world would be a better place. In addition, forcing the use of "custom installs" so that each and every part of a program is accounted for each time would make everything a lot more orderly. A *bit* more complicated maybe, but I think well worth the user involvement.

    Then maybe us problem children would have less opportunity to meddle in the first place.

    Thanks again,
    Chuck

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    Also thanks greatly for <!post=Welcome to Vista,614500>Welcome to Vista<!/post>
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    Re: Folder / File Ownership (Home Premium)

    Chuck,
    In addition to the sites that Dave has pointed out, I ran across the The WinVista Club a few weeks ago. The home page is mainly news and information, but the subsequent pages contain a lot of very useful information, tips, and <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> "tweaks". Many of the articles give quite a bit of insight into the inner workings of Vista and how it differs from XP. The whole site is a good read.
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