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Can I transfer User info to Administrator account in windows 7?

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I've been using Windows7 x64 with a user profile that has all admin privileges (or so I thought) but as you may all know win7 has a separate Administrator login. Sometimes when using my user login win7 won't let me delete certain files/folders. When I log into Administrator account I can.

So is there a way to transfer all User info to the Administrator account? I don't really want to set up all the programs that I'm used to (rocketdock, chrome favorites...etc) again.
Edited by calavera - 6/1/11 at 11:36pm
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post #2 of 7
Just go into the control panel under user settings and make the other account the administrator. No reason to make it more difficult than it needs to be.


Also, turn UAC (user account control off) - (Type UAC in the search bar in your start menu and it's your first result. Turn it to "never notify".)
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I already did all of those and yet sometimes it won't let me delete certain files/folders even though it's not important at all.
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The ones with the lock on them correct?
If so you just need to take ownership of the file to do what you will with it

http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...-in-windows-7/

The .reg file here will allow you take ownership of them
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Thanks for the suggestion, but that is not the case. It won't let me delete regular folder/files sometimes. Why it won't let me do it is beyond me. It has nothing to do with windows 7.
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i feel you man.. ive had this permission problem for ages.. ive stumble upon a site which suggest resetting all permission to default which is now worked well so far.. However at some cases it does has a little permission error.. -.-" y did i upgrade to 7.......

So.. i wanna kno as well if its possible to move everything from 1 account to another with all the settings and config.. also if there is a way to get rid of permission LOL.....

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post #7 of 7
Why not set the UAC slider to a lower setting?
Otherwise if you upgraded from a previous version of windows or you need to take ownership do the following

Take ownership of the files. Start a Command Prompt (cmd) as an administrator, and enter:


Code:
takeown /f 
filetakeown /f /r directory
Give yourself full rights on the file:


Code:
cacls file /G username:F

Edited by Spooony - 6/5/11 at 12:02am
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