why cygwin have access to all the users in Windows

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu May 12 05:54:00 GMT 2011

On May 11 19:20, solde9 wrote:
> Hi I am newbie to cygwin. I am surprised at how cygwin have access to those
> directories belonging to users with a password and private access, that
> normally cannot be accessed from the normal Windows environment. How this
> happens?

Every admin has these rights, but they are usually disabled in 
the user token.  See


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