Today I tried to restrict access to my personal files by going Computer>Vista>Users>BriT.
I Right clicked my folder (BriT) and in the Security tab checked deny to Read and Write. The PC changed some security settings.
Problem is it won't let BriT (me) access BriT's folders or start programs.
So I went back to the Security tab and checked Allow All and went through all users to make sure all subjects were on Allow. But the PC now stalls saying Access Denied. And BriT still cannot access BriT's files althought going via another persons account, he can.
So now if I log in as User BriT, my quick start icons are all gone , still can't open my own files eg pictures (I don't have permission), still can't open say CS4 ( this and that files are 'locked').
This is crazy. How can the Administrator (me BriT) be locked out of his own files set to Allow All, be unable to undo restrictions on restricted files (its a one way deal that..you can restrict it but you can't unrestrict it because you need to access it to unrestrict it but access is denied because its restricted..AARGGHH!) and yet get access when logged on as a different user with limited use? There must be a simple way of getting back to how it was 6 hours ago.
I tried System Restore but to my surprise it says its turned off which is not right because I watch all updates and the PC tells me it is setting a restore point. I wouldn't be surprised if the System Restore also cannot be accessed..the restore points are there but like everything else its locking me out.
My head has turned to mush right now so I'll call it a day but will be back tomorrow to look for any pointers. I'd like to know what 'm asking about if a techy term applies to it eg "locked out" or something so I can do some more research and get outta this mess.