[Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

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[Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

Lucy Greco

Hello:

in previous versions of Windows I was always able to go to a folder in users to edit what the contents were of the start menu. In Windows 7 if I try to go to that folder it tells me access denied. I'm running as administrator so why am I not able to edit that menu.

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

University of California, Berkeley

http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu

(510) 643-7591

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

Zane C Cooper

Will the msconfig command accomplish the same thing for you?  Have you tried that?

 

 

Zane Cooper

Chief Technology Officer

Haas School of Business

University of California Berkeley

(510) 642-7280 (o) / (510) 642-5307 (f)

 

 

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:08 PM
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Subject: [Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

 

Hello:

in previous versions of Windows I was always able to go to a folder in users to edit what the contents were of the start menu. In Windows 7 if I try to go to that folder it tells me access denied. I'm running as administrator so why am I not able to edit that menu.

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

University of California, Berkeley

http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu

(510) 643-7591

 


 
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Re: [Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

Michael Chung

Lucy,

 

I assume you referring to the Start Menu’s of different users in on a Windows 7 machine (C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu) and NOT the Public Start Menu (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu).

 

Your problem is NTFS permissions on those folders—I just tried running the same operation myself and was able to access the start menu of a different user profile on my own Windows 7 machine here after providing elevated credentials; FYI: I am logged into my computer as a non-administrative user, and provide a different credentials to elevate access control.

 

Worst case scenario, if NTFS permissions are set so that only the user has access (and Administrators are not granted access), you will need to take ownership of the folder.

 

Michael Chung

Systems Administrator

Haas Enterprise Computing & Service Management

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From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Zane Cooper
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:09 PM
To: [hidden email]; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

 

Will the msconfig command accomplish the same thing for you?  Have you tried that?

 

 

Zane Cooper

Chief Technology Officer

Haas School of Business

University of California Berkeley

(510) 642-7280 (o) / (510) 642-5307 (f)

 

 

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:08 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] editing the start menu in Windows 7

 

Hello:

in previous versions of Windows I was always able to go to a folder in users to edit what the contents were of the start menu. In Windows 7 if I try to go to that folder it tells me access denied. I'm running as administrator so why am I not able to edit that menu.

 

Lucy Greco

Assistive Technology Specialist

University of California, Berkeley

http://www.attlc.berkeley.edu

(510) 643-7591

 


 
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