Because folk had a tendency to destroy their installed OS, the first time you look it does that.
As to your comment about the Admin, that's not a "God" account. Admin accounts must obey permissions and more.
Try a new admin account and take care in what you do to answer those prompts.
It says "0 objects" in My Computer. I have all the "view" options set correctly (display system folders, folder is not hidden). A warning message I used to get on opening the folder no longer appears either. I am the administrator. Help?