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Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

Question: Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,


1. Suppose that I have a folder F1 in the computer P1 (attached)

2. Users of P1 are u1, u2, u3
3. Users of P2 are e1, e2, e3
4. Then how the folder F1 can be shared ONLY with the user e2 that is on the computer P2?

Thank you

Best

Jamal

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Answer: Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

Try this way:

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I have Windows 7 Home premium.
My public folder is shared with read only with three XP machine.

I want to share a file F:\Special with one of the XP machines in the network while keeping the public folder shared with every one
 

Answer:sharing folder with one XP machine

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I'm not sure what's going on here, everything appears to be setup correctly.

I have gone through my Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7RC and turned everything on except Password Protected Sharing.

I have joined both Win7 and Xp machines into WORKGROUP.

I can access my Public folder and my shared printer from my Win7 machine on my XP machine.

I'm trying to share my Mp3 folder, thats on a secondary HDD in my Win7 machine. Path being "E:\Stuff\Mp3z". No matter what I change as far as permissions, adding HomeGroupuser$ to the Advanced Sharing dialog...everything I've tried, my XP machine can see the share, but I get the ".......is not accessable. You may not have permissions...." error in XP trying to open the shared folder.

It should work as is, anyone else know why it might not be?
And what's up with not having a folder icon with a Share symbol in Win7 so by looking in Explorer you can tell a folder is shared?

Answer:Sharing a Folder with an XP machine.

Have you got same usernames and passwords on both PC's? My XP has to have my girlfriends account created on it so she can access my XP from her machine.

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The scenario:
I have 2 (soon to be 3) Win 7 machines in my home network. I want this main machine (YELLOW-TOWER) to store "shared" files for the whole family. It's always on and available. Folders are on a secondary, Data drive D:. Example: D:\Family Photos; D:\Family Documents etc.

Problem:
I want to be able to grant myself and my wife, Read/Write access to those shared directories (on YELLOW-TOWER) from our laptops (FAM-LAPTOP & NIC-MINI). I also want certain directories for she and I to have full access but no access for the kids.

Status:
I have joined all the accounts to the homegroup and have read access sharing working.

From what I've seen in forums, this seems realistic but I'm getting something wrong and am going around in circles at this point. Help Please!!!

Answer:Sharing a folder with User on Second Win 7 PC

For those certain directories, you might need to add a separate user onto the YELLOWTOWER with its own pw, and grant only that user to said directories. Then map those directories to the laptop with the aforementioned user credentials.

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Just want to share my pic folder so my wife can edit upload etc while signed onto hers instead of mine . I right clicked folder , added specific user , box popped up and looked like it worked . Checked on hers and nothing ?

Am i missing something , thanks

Chris

Answer:Sharing folder with other User

Hello Chris,

You might check using the tutorial below to see if you may have missed setting the permission settings for her user account on the folder.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Another option would be to place the files you would like to share in the C:\Users\Public\Public Pictures folder. By default, all users have access to the Public folders. The Public folders are also included in the libraries by default as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I try to add a user, which is in the drop down list of users to the left of the Add button in the File Sharing dialog, I get back a message of "Unable to locate user xxx...". Since the user has been selected from the list of users in the listbox, how can this message be true and what can it mean ?

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Hi,
i need to solve the issue for sharing the folder for domain power user.

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How do i share the user folder under document and settings on windows XP. I tried both types of file sharing, it shares the document and settings folder, but when i click on the user, it denies access.

Answer:user folder sharing on network

I found out myself how to do, Share the folder normally, Then go into security and add permission for everyone.

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Hi,

I have a home network consisting of several machines, all running Windows 7. I want to share a folder located on one machine, called PC1, with another machine called PC2. All other machines on the network are not to have access to this folder.

On PC1, I created a non-admin user account with the same login and password credentials as the admin user for PC2. I then right clicked the folder I want to share on PC1 and went into advanced sharing and added this user to both the Sharing and Security tabs and provided full control permission. I also removed the Everyone group from both tabs, since I only want PC2 to access this folder.

With this setup, I am able to see the shared folder in Networks when on PC2 but I get an error saying access denied if I try to open it. Not sure why I'm getting this error since I added the user and provided access rights.

I have noticed that if I go to PC1 and add the Everyone group back in, I'm able to access the folder without any errors. But this defeats the purpose of providing access to only one machine. If anyone has suggestions, I would like to hear them.

Thanks.

Answer:Need help sharing a folder to a specific user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by catback


Hi,

I have a home network consisting of several machines, all running Windows 7. I want to share a folder located on one machine, called PC1, with another machine called PC2. All other machines on the network are not to have access to this folder.

On PC1, I created a non-admin user account with the same login and password credentials as the admin user for PC2. I then right clicked the folder I want to share on PC1 and went into advanced sharing and added this user to both the Sharing and Security tabs and provided full control permission. I also removed the Everyone group from both tabs, since I only want PC2 to access this folder.

With this setup, I am able to see the shared folder in Networks when on PC2 but I get an error saying access denied if I try to open it. Not sure why I'm getting this error since I added the user and provided access rights.

I have noticed that if I go to PC1 and add the Everyone group back in, I'm able to access the folder without any errors. But this defeats the purpose of providing access to only one machine. If anyone has suggestions, I would like to hear them.

Thanks.


There is a way to do this but it's required that you return the file access permissions to their default settings, add the Everyone share back in. Setting shares up like you are doing will only work when all User accounts are on the same machine.

If you need to share specific files with o... Read more

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Is there a way to make take ownership change file/folder permission to machine/user while getting rid of old and or corrupted information?

Just something that came to mind when I was fooling with format/reinstalling windose again. I dunno if its something to be aware of or not but knowing windose it might be a bad thing if it gets to cluttered with iffy info.

And is there a way to change system file/folder permission's to the new install? Sometimes something goes wonky and I have nothing but problems from folders deep within programdata/windows/appdata not wanting to allow an installer to put stuff in there.

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Is there a way to make take ownership change file/folder permission to machine/user while getting rid of old and or corrupted information?

Just something that came to mind when I was fooling with format/reinstalling windose again. I dunno if its something to be aware of or not but knowing windose it might be a bad thing if it gets to cluttered with iffy info.

And is there a way to change system file/folder permission's to the new install? Sometimes something goes wonky and I have nothing but problems from folders deep within programdata/windows/appdata not wanting to allow an installer to put stuff in there.

Answer:Change file/folder permission to machine/user only

Not sure I fully understand what you are trying to do but does the following tutorial help?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.

Answer:Sharing Win 7 folder with Vista user on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Solo


I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.


The following link shows how to add read/write access for the Users folder, you wo... Read more

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Hello,

Wow, this is the most annoying thing I hate about windows 7 and up! I have created a homegroup and all my computers are in it. I have a folder under the user name directory (users\username\shared folder). I right click the "shared folder" under the user name directory and click "share with", then "homegroup view and edit". Then I go to the homegroup computers and look in the shared folder on that computer from another pc on the network and it shows the whole "users" folder including public folders, appdata (if i show hidden files), and the "default" user folder or sometimes it will not show the whole users folder but still shows the public folders, appdata folder and "default" user folder ohh and public folders are even set to off in "advanced sharing settings". It seems that if I share any one folder under the username directory (users\UserName\shared folder) it auto shares that whole user directory (documents, videos, contacts, music, etc). This is sooo freakin annoying!! I have even tried removing the "Everyone" group from the security tab on the shared folder and then tried sharing it again but same thing happens. Any help is much appreciated!

Answer:User folder won't stop sharing no matter what

Hello mate now are you using 7 or 8? as your specs suggest if so you would be better posting in the sister forum - 8 - same folks and admin as here.

But for starters you could try these
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 (safe mode)

if no go then

http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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I have created many user accounts with limited & password protection.I made some folders, shared & give the permission to each shared folders.When I access my computer for shared folder from remote computer with option START >> RUN >> \\<computer name>                         On some computers it asks for the password that I want... but on                          some computers it opens without asking the password. I checked manage password option, but nothing stored under it. I tried with changing my computer's administrator password, it still open from remote computer withoput asking the password.....please guide......

Answer:Windows XP - User Accounts - Folder sharing

It should only  prompt you once if your admin passwords are the same, unless you're on a domain. Then policies can be set.

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Hi there!

I've been struggling with this for hours to no avail! I have an older PC which a family member uses, but it could really do with some kind of back-up solution. Problem is it's really old so most good back-up software is too intensive, or too limited, to really justify running on it.

So I figured the easiest solution would just be to share the relevant folders on my (secured) local network, and just have my main machine create back-ups from the shared folder(s), as it has a much more sophisticated back-up system available, and plenty of space.

Problem is I can't for the life of me get the My Documents or Desktop folders (the only two I'm really interested in) to share properly, the options are enabled just fine, but no machine can see their contents, even with a correct login. i.e - connecting to \\MachineName\Share just results in an "empty" folder, none of the files that are in it are accessible.

Haven't had much luck with any guides, and many of them are dreadful anyway.

I'm hoping someone can summarise what I need to do in order to share a user's My Documents, and Desktop folder on my local network/work-group. The machine that is to do the sharing is running Windows XP Pro SP3, and I will be sharing multiple user folders, and then signing in over the network using my administrator user account.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Sharing a user's My Documents or Desktop folder?

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Greetings to all,

I've tried sharing files in Windows 7 with a computer running XP over a Home network. These are some of
my finding and CONCERN over the files that are actually being shared if Public Folders Sharing is turned ON
in Windows 7.

I will refer the computer running on Win 7 as Comp A
and the on running on XP as Comp B for the rest of the entry

In the Advanced Sharing Settings on Windows 7 I've made these changes

NOTE: C:\Users\Username is an ADMINISTRATOR Profile on Comp A (running Win 7).Case 1

In Home or Work (which is my current profile)

i) I've turned Public Folder sharing ON

ii) Password Protected Sharing sharing is turned OFF

Both Comp A and Comp B has been set to the SAME Workgroup name

Everything is fine, I can view all the network computers on both PC's although I've
have to run a search on Comp B to find Comp A.

What I can see on Comp B (running XP) are ONLY the Public Folders of Comp A (Win 7)
OK, Good.....it's the expected behavior. BUT......

There is a PROBLEM if Password Protected Sharing is turned ON in Win 7as explained in Case 2

Case 2
i) Public Folder sharing is still turned ON
but
ii) Password Protected Sharing is turned ON

When I did this, I was prompt for a Username and Password (on Comp B) when I tried
to view the files on Comp A. So I keyed in the Username and Password of Comp A in Comp B
and I can gain access to the files shared on Comp A.
Here is where the "NIGHTMARE" begins!!!!

I've noticed that not... Read more

Answer:User folder EXPOSED if Password Protected Sharing is ON

I've found W7 sharing system very confusing. The best way to share folders (IMO) is to open fsmgmt.msc through the start menu and do it through that. I also found that, by default W7 had shared my user folder on my network....worrying!! A sure way to make sure that the folder is blocked it to add network to the ACL of your user folder (or indeed any other folder you want blocked) and set the permissions of network to deny.
You'll get a security warning about your actions.

Hope this helps

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I have 2 desktops with Windows 10. On my own desktop (AVP68) I am the only user (admin by default).

On the second desktop for family use (HP-P71443) I have 3 users including myself (admin by default). I created the user accounts under my sign on account and enabled sharing one way where I can have access to both user accounts for file sharing. All have access to Public folders.

However, when I view the network folder in the family/HP desktop, I only see myself (jayla) and one other user (prana). I don't see the third user (darsh). See 3 attachments from each user view for this desktop .

Even from on my own desktop (AVP68) in the network folder , I can see the HP desktop and myself("jayla") and "prana" only. See 1 attachment from own desktop user view.

I don't think I need to go under "darsh" user's account and tinker with settings which doesn't make sense as I did nothing under "prana" user account. Why is "darsh" user missing from the folder view under my admin account (jayla)? The other use account (prana) is visible.

Appreciate if anyone can help.

Jay.

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I have 2 desktops with Windows 10. On my own desktop (AVP68) I am the only user (admin by default).

On the second desktop for family use (HP-P71443) I have 3 users including myself (admin by default). I created the user accounts under my sign on account and enabled sharing one way where I can have access to both user accounts for file sharing. All have access to Public folders.

However, when I view the network folder in the family/HP desktop, I only see myself (jayla) and one other user (prana). I don't see the third user (darsh). See 3 attachments from each user view for this desktop .

Even from on my own desktop (AVP68) in the network folder , I can see the HP desktop and myself("jayla") and "prana" only. See 1 attachment from own desktop user view.

I don't think I need to go under "darsh" user's account and tinker with settings which doesn't make sense as I did nothing under "prana" user account. Why is "darsh" user missing from the folder view under my admin account (jayla)? The other use account (prana) is visible.

Appreciate if anyone can help.

Jay.

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I had set up a drive share over the HomeGroup so that I could access my Laptops drive on my Desktop PC, and I didn't have enough permissions to edit, so I guessed it was a problem with giving other users "Full Permissions" to the Windows and Program Files folders, and so I shared my User folder alone and its contents over the HomeGroup.

This did not fix the permissions problem, even going so far as to remove viewing rights as well as the missing edit rights, and so I attempted to stop sharing the User folder, and revert the sharing setup to how it was before, but I cannot "stop sharing" the folder. Selection of "stop sharing" opens up a dialogue asking if I want to "Stop sharing" or "Change sharing permissions". If I then select "Stop sharing" it opens up a new dialogue claiming it will "Stop sharing" and that the process "may take a few minutes". At some point after this, the dialogue asks if I want to change settings for folders that appear to be inside the /Users/Charlie/AppData, I select change settings, and it resumes. After this, the dialogue closes without any further information. The User folder seems to still think it is sharing, but I cannot access it over the network.

I have attempted to remove the share link by running cmd, and entering "net share Users /delete", as well as deleting all shares in the list, but the Users folder still seems to be set to sharing, even though I... Read more

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I had set up a drive share over the HomeGroup so that I could access my Laptops drive on my Desktop PC, and I didn't have enough permissions to edit, so I guessed it was a problem with giving other users "Full Permissions" to the Windows and Program Files folders, and so I shared my User folder alone and its contents over the HomeGroup.

This did not fix the permissions problem, even going so far as to remove viewing rights as well as the missing edit rights, and so I attempted to stop sharing the User folder, and revert the sharing setup to how it was before, but I cannot "stop sharing" the folder. Selection of "stop sharing" opens up a dialogue asking if I want to "Stop sharing" or "Change sharing permissions". If I then select "Stop sharing" it opens up a new dialogue claiming it will "Stop sharing" and that the process "may take a few minutes". At some point after this, the dialogue asks if I want to change settings for folders that appear to be inside the /Users/Charlie/AppData, I select change settings, and it resumes. After this, the dialogue closes without any further information. The User folder seems to still think it is sharing, but I cannot access it over the network.

I have attempted to remove the share link by running cmd, and entering "net share Users /delete", as well as deleting all shares in the list, but the Users folder still seems to be set to sharing, even though I... Read more

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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A twist on the creation of user folders on a drive other than C: in Win 7 Ultimate. Does anyone know if one could designate a user folder location such as E:\Data instead of using the users name and being a subdirectory of "Users". I am the ONLY one on my computer - and it would seem much easier to look to the top folder in the E drive than clicking thru E:, users, name, documents, project. I fully realize that I can set up shortcuts, but when you are in an application that wants to place a file somewhere else and presents you with an explorer windows it is a pain. The only method I thought of is using redirection with symbolic links. Every time I try to use symbolic links, I end up with something other than I anticipated. Any ideas would be appreciated - setting up new machine so anything goes!

Answer:User Profile folder - static folder instead of created by user signon

User Profile - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi there.

I'm having difficulty understanding File and folder sharing with Windows 7.

I have several PCs all running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a home network in the same workgroup called "Workgroup".

What I want to do is share 1 folder for me called "Chris" (that no one else can access but me) on a PC named "Bear-den" I use as a media server. I have a Homegroup set up on this PC and working fine so everyone in my house can access my media on it and that is great. I do not want my Homegroup users to see or access the "Chris" folder. If they can see it I guess I can live with that but I definately don't want them to be able to access it.

Now the "Chris" folder I want shared for me only is shared by right clicking it and selected specific user (me). I can access it only if I am logged in to that PC. I cannot access the folder from any other PC that I am logged into. I am using the same username and password on all my PCs and although I can see the folder i cannot access it. I get the message "Windows cannot access \\Bear-den\chris You do not have permission to access \\bear-den\Chris. Contact your network administrator to request access." It never asks me for credentials when I double click the folder.

I know I have to have a user account on each Win7 PC but I can't figure out why this is not working.

Network Discovery is turned on
File and Print Sharing is Turned on

Any help would be appreciated.

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Answer:Folder Sharing Win7 to Win7 for 1 user only

I would logon to PC Bear-Den, go to your Chris folder.

Right click "chris" folder. Click properties. Open Security tab. Just below the box "group or user names" click Edit. Click Add

Click locations button. Now it should show you a list of other PC's in your network. I think they would need to be on. Pick your other PC (not Bear-Den), click OK. Now the line "From this location" should have your second PC name, instead of Bear-Den.

In the bottom white box you should be able to add "chris" then click OK. This should now add ...........

Chris (Other-PC\Chris) or similar

to your "Group or User Names" box on the previous window.
Click "Chris(Other-PC\Chris), so it is highlighted in blue then go down to the bottom box and set your permissions. I would assume you want to fully manage that folder so click "full control", then click Apply.

You would have to do this from each PC you add to your network if you want it to be able to access your folder.

Sorry it's written, and not numerically ordered, like 1)click this 2) click that.....

I have actually disabled my Homegroup and run strictly with workgroup, being an ex-XP/Vista guy.

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In my windows 7 professional, I have my user account or admin account called Comp5, I guess I named my computer this when I first installed windows 7 and it is my admin account.

When I click on my c:\users account I have two folders in that directory

Public
Comp5

This Comp5 has all my files on my hard drive in it.

I know my Users account is shared, so does this mean my Comp5 is shared, and therefore my whole hard drive?

I don't have another computer to test it, but if I click on Network\\comp5\users\\comp5 I can see all my files. This is while I use my comp5 computer.

This scares me because I think my roommates connected to my wifi network may have access.

If they do not have access, why is my administrator account "comp5", in my users folder?
 

Answer:windows 7 user folder shared, and user account in that folder

You can see all your files because you are the administrator so you have permissions.

You would want to check what sharing you have enabled. Open Network and Sharing Center > Advanced Share settings, then check those settings.

You probably have network discovery and file and print sharing enabled which is fine, you can disable it if you want but then you would not be able to see much on your network either.

The public folder is specifically for sharing stuff using the public share function on the Advanced Share page (you will see the option for it) Currently it should not contain anything but is there by default.
 

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

Answer:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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Problem - Windows 2000

In Windows explorer - I right click on a hard drive - Properties - Sharing tab - click on 'Do not share this folder'

The problem is, when I reboot - it defaults to 'Share this folder'

How can I stop this?
 

Answer:Win2K - folder sharing - defaults back to sharing after reboot

bump
 

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I know you can lock down an AD account to log into a specific machine but can you lock down a machine to only accept certain user logins? We have some mission critical machines that only have the specific rights with certain ID's but the users keep insiting on logging onto them as their own ID thus making the app not work properly and the machine go whacky. I want to set it up to deny logins other than using the specified ID's they have been given already (and not their own user accounts).

Is there any way to do this other than limiting EVERY user account (since I only need this limit on like 2 PC's per site I have).

Thanks for any help. (yes I know about runas types of solutions I really would like to keep these PC's as clean as we can and not have other user profiles on them at all).

TIA.
 

Answer:Lockdown user login on a domain machine to a specific user.

So I would assume these computers are attached to the domain, so their domain logins allow them to login to the computer.

Couldn't you use a combination of the local policies
Deny logon locally
Logon Locally

Both of them allow you to add a user or group to those local policy. I would think that if you deny the everyone group in the domain then set the users who are allowed to login in the other policy, that might work. I am not sure though. I would have to test it.
 

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The other day I went to delete one of my user accounts and found a password protected user by the name of Machine ASP....'s which did not show up when log ging in, only in user accounts. I deleted it as there was no way of accessing the account to see what was in it but was wondering if anyone might know how it could have got there. I have norton internet security, norton antivirus and sygate pro firewall. No one else has had access to the computer either(at least not from my home). Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Unknown user Machine ASP...in user accounts

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When I setup this Gateway E Series, I created an account called USER. After restarting this device and working with it, I now have a set of folders for USER but now the default id of USER utilizes folders with USER.MACHINENAME and as such the settings from the initial config are lost.

1) What did I do to cause the folder change to include the machine name?

2) How can I get back to the original set of folders?

Notes - We are not using a Windows domain. This is a lab PC that runs on a Netware network. I autheticate with the network ID/PW and then access Windows with a username of USER.

Answer:User directory changed to user.machine name

That happens if you delete a user account and leave the files, and later create an account with the same name. The name is spread throughout the registry, so I'm not sure if it's all that easy to change it back, I've never tried.

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I think I have this (almost) working. I want to share my main computer W7 D drive with a laptop that is older and can't upgrade which is XP. I have got the XP seeing the D drive on the main computer, but when I try to access it I get the following.

"\\Familydesktop\d is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permision.

Ok so on the Familydesktop (W7) this is what I setup. under computer I choose the "D" drive right click.
I choose "share with", advanced sharing, and the button Advanced sharing.
checked the box for "share this folder"
Permission "Everyone"
Then when I get out of the advanced sharing window, back to the network window I choose "network & sharing center"
turned off "Password protect sharing".
I have double checked this setup.

On the old laptop (XP)I went to properties of "my computer", Computer Name.
Chose "Change" and changed from mshome to workgroup.
restarted computer
Control panel.. "Network setup wizard"checked box to "Ignore disconnected hardware"
chose Residential Gateway
made sure computer name was ok, and changed from mshome to workgroup.
Turned on file/printer sharing.
then finished out of this wizard.

Can anyone see where else I need permissions set?

Answer:sharing W7 with an XP machine

Going through this check list might help.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

This one might also help.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/

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I just got a new Windows 7 machine. It is networked to my older Win XP machines and it's able to access the files on the XP machines, but I'm unable to access the Win 7 files from my XP machines. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Sharing Win 7 folders with XP machine

I should add that my XP machines can see the Win 7 machine, but can't see the shared files on the Win 7 machine, and when I click on the icon for the Win 7 machine in the network places list, it says I don't have permission to access the Win 7 machine. What do I need to do to fix this?

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I have a Compaq Portable II running MS-DOS 6.22 (from a 20, count'em, 20 megabyte hard drive). For retrocomputing purposes, I'd like to run DosLynx, ssh/telnet and a (yet to be defined) IRC client on it.
I can't connect it straight to my router (too far away, impractical to run a cable), so I want to connect it to my main computer, running Windows 7 x64 and with a wifi link to the router.
I configured connection sharing in win7, then found a DOS packet driver for the ethernet card in the Portable II (an AMD PCNET one). Said driver apparently works (I run it with INT=0x60 and it autodetects the other settings), but then I've no idea what to do. Doslynx reports a DHCP error every time I try connecting to a website.

Little help?

Answer:Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

DOS probably can't handle what you are trying to feed it and/or just not going to happen via Win7, M$ is a fan of end of life support cycles... and this is way beyond...

Good luck though, I was an old QEMM guru back in the day.

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Hi folks,

I have a small work network setup:

4 x W7 machines
1 x XP Pro SP3 machine

The XP machine shares a .qbw (QuickBooks Pro 2010) company file, and the machine appears on the network, and all machines can see it.

They are all in the same Workgroup, Permissions on the XP file/folder are setup fine, with 'Everyone' having full access.

On double clicking the shared folder on any of the W7 machines, it prompts you for a password.

The dialogue box titled 'Windows Security' states:


Code:
Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to: MACHINEX
Username:
Password:
So I try no user/pass and it won't let me in, I try a user account from MACHINEX (the XP machine) using the domain and correct password - it does not work.

Please help as this damn annoying, and really should be straightforward to share between to Windows machines on a Microsoft network...

Answer:Sharing a file on an XP Pro SP3 machine with W7

Hey Bertles86,
I'm wondering a couple of things. One, are you able to get to any other information on this xp machine? Two, have you tried the password for Quickbooks?

Thanks!

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Hello,

Im trying to create a network between two laptops; one has a DVD drive (Windows 7) and the other doesnt (Windows XP), all I want to do is make the DVD drive accessible by the Windows XP machine - youd think it would be easy? Apparently not.
I cant get the two to be on the same network, no matter what I do to the workgroup name or anything; they both have the same workgroup name but nothing is happening, both have all the sharing settings correct (or so I believe) but nothing is happening.
I dont want to share photos, documents, music or even movies - I just want the DVD drive.

Is this possible? If so how? Im getting so frustrated with it.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

Don't know whether this information will help, but I'll post the link anyway.

How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP

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On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'desktop' - solid yellow icon. No need for that on the desktop so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement a popup appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?" after it compiled the size.
IF were to go ahead and do this - the Desktop clears out of folders, a blank Desktop.

On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'my user name' . I had no reason to go directly to that folder in C:\Users so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement it started to compile the size, after that the popup would have appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?"
IF were to go ahead and do this - the ENTIRE CURRENT USER FOLDER would be GONE.

I'm now running 11099.rs_release.160109-1156 - which "fixed it" by requiring Administrator approval to continue.
Why is any Desktop Icon once deleted deleting any other file but itself?

System Restore wouldn't do any good for that 700GB of videos gone.

Answer:10586 Issue - User Icon deleted leads to User Folder DELETION

Have not seen that on mine. Are you sure that no third party utility placed that icon, along with maybe third party Internet Security software.

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On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'desktop' - solid yellow icon. No need for that on the desktop so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement a popup appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?" after it compiled the size.
IF were to go ahead and do this - the Desktop clears out of folders, a blank Desktop.

On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'my user name' . I had no reason to go directly to that folder in C:\Users so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement it started to compile the size, after that the popup would have appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?"
IF were to go ahead and do this - the ENTIRE CURRENT USER FOLDER would be GONE.

I'm now running 11099.rs_release.160109-1156 - which "fixed it" by requiring Administrator approval to continue.
Why is any Desktop Icon once deleted deleting any other file but itself?

System Restore wouldn't do any good for that 700GB of videos gone.

Answer:10586 Issue - User Icon deleted leads to User Folder DELETION

Have not seen that on mine. Are you sure that no third party utility placed that icon, along with maybe third party Internet Security software.

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I was following these article to do so:
click here of my laptop:-
Operating system: Windows
Windows version: 7
Bit: 32*
At Step 3, I failed to create a temporary user with administrator privileges through Command Prompt. So, I created it manually through Control Panel with the same exact name and password as instructed.
Then, I proceeded on...
Until Step 6 onwards, problems arise. I changed the username to Default. Step (c) I failed to access the Advanced user management, so I skipped it until Step 7. I also changed the folder's name to Default but it says that there is already a folder named Default existed and asked me if I want to replace.
I then immediately tried to go back to Step 6 and rename it to previous name but failed, so I clicked "Yes" to merge folder and replace the existed folder. At this moment, the only Users folder window frozen. I then realised it happens when I attempted to replace after many times trying.
Also, at the end, I successfully changed back all the names to how previously it was named in Step 6 and Step 7 but I still stuck at user login "Welcome" forever when trying to login to the account I made changes.
Although I made a system restore before doing all these as a precaution, but I fail to restore since I receive an error message saying that it was unsuccessfully maybe due to anti-virus even though I turn off all anti-virus. :(
Screenshot: click here thread is also exist on Microsoft Community: Why I cannot login after attem... Read more

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Hi, On my new T61 something is happening. I create my user local profile and then create a user on domain.I already copy my data into my folder Document.But everytime that I log on my user account, appears a new folderon the Folder Users with my "account.domain.001", "account.domain.002", "account.domain.003"What is happening? I need to reinstall my T61 from my Start Recovery Disc?  Thanks in advance, Ruben Elizondo

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Hi! I did an new install of windows 7 (home first then upgraded to pro)
I want to hide a user by doing this on the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Winlogon \SpecialAccounts\ UserList ..then add dword32 by my username value to 0
I did this on my old laptop and it worked perfectly.

Now I've done the same thing on my new laptop. It works but stangely, the folder still appears in c\users.

The user is not visible in the panel control\users or at the start of the PC

I'm sure i've done the right thing, what is causing this? Could it be a bad install of windows? Please let me know if you have a idea!

Thank you very much for your help!

Answer:Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

If you log into that user it is going to have a user directory, regardless if you have the user hidden or not.

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My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

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Hi
using windows 7 I am unable to move user profile folders to a different drive (C drive space is limited), I have attempted to move it via the MMC LU&G snap-in and it refuses to work both with old accounts that already existed and new ones that had never been logged in. I have attempted with each of the accounts I want to move to no avail, the whole user folder remains in C:\users rather than B:\users (I have used this method successfully before, admittedly on a different virtual machine, unsure as to why it's failing on this one). I have also attempted to rename the folder in C:\users to C:\users\*username*.old while keeping the MMC settings the same but that only throws up a temporary profile error, also searched through the registry for the keys that define the location of the user folder using the administrator account to no avail.
How do I get Windows to do what I want rather than what it wants?
Thank you

Answer:Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not try SFC /SCANNOW Command.

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Hey so I relocated Documents Downloads and Desktop to another drive. If I click my username under Quick Access on the side, I can see that those directories are right where they should be - right? This is supposed to be C:/Users/Brad/ but it's not. If I goto my user folder under the actual file path, those junctions are not there. Thus, the My Documents junction (points to C:\Users\Brad\Documents) does not function, because there is no C:\Users\Brad\Documents

But if I look at it in Quick access it's there, right next to the rest of the stuff in my user dir!

So, I make some junctions (to Documents Downloads and Desktop at another drive) in my C user folder. Other junctions like My Documents work fine now, the junctions follow all the way to the physical location. Problem solved, except for some reason Windows now shows duplicate folders under my Quick Access user dir:



What gives?

Is there any way to get Windows to reconcile the two locations? If they've put these junctions in my user dir under Quick Access, why didn't they just put them in my C:\Users\ folder and they'd end up in my user folder under Quick Access anyway? I could delete just the ones that aren't in the C:\Users folder, but it gets a little weird. That location isn't a real location, but it screws up my icons and libraries if I remove those and try to make my own junctions in my C:\Users folder

Anyone out there have a better understanding of this Windows 10 filesystem quirk?

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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith


If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.


and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )


I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

Answer:how to remove padlock/gain access to user/(user) folder

Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I just did a fresh install (of Windows 10) on my wife's new (used) laptop. Everything went well and the username and password were her logon's from her previous computer. She logs on successfully, but a message pops up from the system tray that tells her that she was logged on as a temp and her settings won't be saved when she logs off. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks, Jim

Answer:On a new install User logs in, but can't save settings or user folder

okrobie said:

She logs on successfully, but a message pops up from the system tray that tells her that she was logged on as a temp and her settings won't be saved when she logs off.



There's a Tutorial on that problem, see if it helps...
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...ofile-fix.html

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while try to write a path for addons such as a game, there is no user available in the folder is anyone else on windows 10 having this problem?

Answer:admin user or any user folder not avaliable in the my computer files

Some of the folders you are looking for under C:\Users are hidden folders. To make them visible, in File Explorer, from the top menu bar select VIEW and check box to Show Hidden Items. The folders you are searching for should now be visible.

You may have to close and restart File Explorer after checking the Show Hidden Items box for the hidden files and hidden folders to be visible.

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I have a client that has an existing XP desktop which is using a Verizon Wireless broadband device for an internet connetion (no other broadband available in the area). So he simply connects to it wirelessly and he gets his internet.

Complication starts here. He just got a Windows 7 laptop and needs to share the internet connection of the Verizon device. Only problem is that the laptop is out of range of the verizon device. So, we have a Linksys wireless router that is connected to the XP machine and gives us the range we need to reach the laptop.

My trouble is that I can't get any sort of connection between the two computers. They are on the same workgroup and I have enabled everything in the sharing options on the Win7 machine. My goal is to have the Win7 laptop connect to the XP machine and share the internet connection and printer and files etc...

Here is a diagram of the situation. I've had one person tell me he doesn't think it's possible. But I bet there is a way.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

Going purely by the pic, wouldn't it work better if you cable the Linksys to the VZW device? then have both W7 and XP connect to the Linksys wireless for internet and sharing?

Anyway, can you provide ipconfig /all details for the W7 and XP machine, this might help paint a picture of why you cannot connect from W7 to XP.

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The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.

Answer:File Sharing on Home Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by domainbug


The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Regards
Lee, Brisbane Australia.


Hi Lee,

How's Brisbane? I'm planning to head over there for Qantm College.

Seems like you have lost ownership magically. Are you able to right click the affected folders and choose 'take ownership'? If you have UAC enabled, disable it (slider all the way to the lowest setting) temporarily to get that Administrator prompt out of the way for a bit. You can re-enable it later.

Regards,

LuzTeTT

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I have hyper v machines hosted locally on my computer. I want to share a folder between the hyper v machines and my local machine. I had this down before by creating a shared drive with a subst command but now I cannot remember how to do this.
 

Answer:sharing files with hyper v machine

The correct command to connect a drive letter to a shared drive is:
NET USE N: \\servername\sharename

Subst (or substitute) is a non-persistent command for creating a temp. drive letter to a local drive and path not a network location.
 

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Ok we have a vista machine which is connected directly to the internet and then a ethernet lead coming out of the vista machine into the hub and a ethernet lead coming out of the hub into the xp laptop.

Now i have tried and failed to share the internet connection with the laptop.

Can anyone shien any light on the situation for me please?

thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Internet Connection With XP Machine

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A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?

Answer:Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?

Thanks,
theAdmiral

Answer:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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Help! After a reboot that didn?t work correctly and having to boot in safe mood then regular boot up my desktop, Files and programs available are all not the same.
It looks like I am a different user even though my user account name has not changed.
My Documents is not showing my true documents. I cannot see MS Office Excel, Word, etc? I can see MS Outlook 2013 but it?s asking me to setup when I already did previously.
I can navigate to c:\users\userId and find all my true documents (My Document).

What can be done? Anything?

Answer:User Account now not pointing to correct user folder

Hello David mate first try these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 and then do a ckdsk Disk Check

then work through the other stuff

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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

This is my first post, I am looking forward to getting involved with the community here

As the title says, I cannot log into my Windows 8 computer and I get the error message "The user profile service failed the sign in. User profile cannot be loaded"

This appears to be a common problem from the searching around I have done, however none of what I could find addressed my particular issue.

The setup I have on my desktop is a SSD boot drive with Windows and a HDD data drive. When first installing windows I followed this tutorial to move the user folder to the larger data drive. It has been working fine for nearly 2 years.

I purchased an additional SSD with the aim to setup a RAID to increase the capacity of the boot drive (need more programs!). During installation I was doing a bit of debugging work and booted up the computer without the data drive (where my user profile is) and I received the aforementioned error. After shutting down and rebooting with the original setup of drives (Boot drive and data drive) I am still getting the error.

What I can only assume is when attempting to login only using the boot drive it created a temporary user profile that it is now trying to load and is no longer pointing to the data drive even after replacing it.

Hopefully someone will be able to help me out!

Many thanks in advance ,

Josh

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I had moved 'My Pictures' folder away from C: \Users\username\My Pictures when I first set the computer up and I had it in another partitioned drive (E.

For space reason I wanted to move it back to it's original location above and moved the whole folder across to the C: but instead of having it as a folder in the username folder as it should be I merged it in error with the username folder!

The folder is now named My Pictures and has the path C: \Users\My Pictures\ in the registry. I have (hopefully) attached the properties of the folder which shows that there is no location tab. The network path is shown as \\HOME\Users\username.

How do I clean up the folder back to it's standard user folder detail without the merged detail of My Pictures and I guess the easier part is to create a new My Pictures folder and point the registry to it (as per the detail in the top line).

Please help a newbie!

Cheers

Dan

Answer:How do I unmerge User folder and 'My Pictures' folder merged in error

Have you tried a System Restore back to a date prior to doing what you did? That MAY fix it.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools

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I tried to completely rename my pc acct, user profile folder, etc; using this thread:

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

It didn't work. The 1st time I booted, W-7 had created a new acct with beginning user settings (taskbar programs, desktop, display, etc). I then reversed the changes and logged off. I rebooted and my original desktop and name appeared.

But, I also found an additional entry in C:\Users: a Temp folder with a padlock icon attached.

An instruction I followed in the rename procedures was to reverse any shared folders in C:Users.

For now, I've abandoned the rename & just want to clean up the damage. What should be done with the Temp folder with a padlock icon?

Answer:Temp folder with padlock icon in C:\User folder after try PC rename

I would not recommend a full rename as shown however you can go in users and rename your profile there. Since programs could still be using the original folder I would leave that be. If you tried to log into the account and you had not changed the registry correctly then Windows would have created that temporary folder. You can take ownership of it and look inside of it to make sure that you don't have data in there but I suspect that you don't. Provided that there isn't anything in there that is vital and your profile is working correctly then you should be able to remove that folder. Take Ownership of file

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I had a hard disc fail on My XP Professional machine. I was running Locoscript on virtual machine. I had a backups of the vhd file (and others).
My replacement machine is Windows 7 with a virtual machine with integrated XP (and no floppy drive). I have successfully created a DOS image and I can read and update the Locoscript database.
However, my long-term plan was always to download the Locoscript database, do some conversion, and load it to Access - I did do design and initial testing of an Access database, but I've not revisited it for a bit..
The next step is to get the data out virtual DOS image, as an ASCII file. See alsobelow
Q1 How can I get the data out of VM?! (Is there a way?)
I have no other plans for the DOS VM apart from continuing to update the Locoscript short-termn and subsequently extracting its data to elsewhere..I don't know what version of DOS I'm on, nor how to find out. Ah! Theres'a a folder C:MSDOS 6.
I havent tried installing VM additions as I've read that MS VM doesn't support shared files even with Additions.
Ideally, I'd like to do all this on my own machine, eithe by VM 2004 on the W 7 host as as well as the MS VM. Or even could I install VM2004 under the Integrated XP virtuaul machine?
Q2 What would you recommend either of these as a way forward?
I can use a borrowed XP professional machine short term. It does have a floppy drive. I've installed VM 2004 from the web, and used the .vhd file, and it works, but I've not found a way of installing... Read more

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I'm on an XP machine, and I am able to post/view/write files on one shared folder. Another though, I was able to, and now I cannot. When I try to post a file to it, I get error msg: "File may be set to read only"

Well, it's not, I checked it. What could be causing this problem. I can post it to the other shared folder without a problem.
 

Answer:Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

Your usage of "post" here is odd. What do you mean? Do you mean Save?
 

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Hi everyone ! I have a win2k pro machine hard wired to a wireless router and my main machine running xp pro. I can get to the sharing the 2 files I want but then it goes away but will sometimes return the files shared are user specific on both machines. I get a message stating " file is not accesible you may not have permission to use this resource you may not have access to use this resource contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions ."

the network path was not found.


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated GaryLee
 

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I am being dinged for a user name and password to access files on a vista machine on our network. All our other computers are xp.

I thought I turned off user profiles/passwords in the control panel and rebooted but it is still dinging me for a user name and password.

That machine has never had a password set up on it.

Suggestions? It is otherwise visible and file/printer sharing is turned on, etc.

Thanks
 

Answer:Sharing Vista Machine on a Mixed Network

Be sure "password protected sharing" is disabled in Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center
 

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My new employer recently gave me a laptop with Win2K on it and I can not get it to access a shared folder on my home machine that has Win XP Pro on it. I am doing this over my 802.11b network at home.

The message I receive when I double click on the icon for my Win XP machine in networking neighborhood on my Win2K machine is "The network place could not be added because the following error has occurred: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request." I have never scene this type of error before and have no idea how to resolve it.

As background, my Win XP Pro machine is part of a simple workgroup I created via the "Set up a Home Network" wizard in Win XP. However, my work network is on a domain - I am not sure what that means but when I log onto my work machine, the Win2K laptop, I have to type [email protected][domain name] which I believe means we use a "domain-based network.

Any advice on how I can resolve this problem would be much
appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Problems File Sharing from Win2K to XP Pro Machine

What it sounds like you need to do is to log on to the work laptop "Locally" instead of trying to log onto the domain. I don't know how it is even letting you log into the domain. Since if you are at home you wouldn't have a domain controller avail to log onto. But anyway, try logging in on that local machine and also make sure that workgroup is set to workgroup. Unless your XP machine has got a workgroup named something other than workgroup. If so, named the laptop workgroup the same.

HTH

DWF
 

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When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and folders on the XP machines. All computers are connected to the same work group, and I tried giving shared folders the same exact settings as Users, but to no avail. I've even shut off windows firewall and it still doesn't work.

Answer:sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines

Try this:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile folders...ad I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

Answer:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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...tor folder, and public folder?

I only need one! I want the Administrator folder as my main folder.

The libraries folder has nothing from my Administrator folder, the Public folder is redundant and useless, and my user folder is empty.

I want my Administrator folder to be my libraries folder (systeam folder).

Why is my Administrator folder in the Network submenu?



I did enable the Windows 7 Administrator account, switched, and deleted the user account I was forced to create when first running my laptop.

Answer:How do I fix this mess -- libraries folder, user folder, administra...

If you right click in the navigation pane and select Show all folders thia should give you what you need

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So I was trying to remap my User folders (e.g. Documents, Pictures) to a different drive by changing the location. What I accidentally managed to do is (I think) migrate my Contacts folder with my User folder. Now, when I go into C>Users, instead of my name, I see the actual Contacts folder. When I go into it, it has all my user folders, but I can't rename it and I don't know how to get it back to normal. I was having trouble restoring the contacts folder with the rest of my user folders but I managed to do that. Now I have... two Contacts folders? One is in with the rest of my user folders, the other IS my User folder. Please help me fix this mistake.

Answer:Replaced User folder with Contacts folder, how to restore?

See if this helps, User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums. I've accidentally messed them up myself by clicking the wrong folder. Restoring defaults fixed it for me. The tricky part is whether to move the contents back or not. I'm think you shouldn't, at least not automatically anyway.

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HELP!!!

I turned my computer on after work and found that it seemed like everything had been deleted, as in I had no installed programmes anymore and my documents, pictures and videos libraries were empty. Also that I had no record of my email anymore.. So I had a look and found this new user folder (Dan.Dan-PC) which was created in my users folder.

My old user (Dan) is still there which has all my old information and library structure there but it is not being showed anymore. It is some virus which is loading these new libraries on startup!! Please help me!!!




I did a scan with AVG and got this:

Answer:Virus making new user folder in users folder!?

You might try the procedure's listed in the guide. This system seems to be pretty far gone. Interesting virus, a swing and a miss for AVG.
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)

Having an extra drive with a recent system image + system restore procedure using DVD is the best method for fixing these problems.

Of course these days you need to keep that extra drive unplugged if you really want to keep it safe.

You might want to try the security section of the forum for more help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/

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Hello.i cant seem to figure out why i cant make it so that
my External USB2.0 drive defaults to stay on "share on
network".its just alittle bit of a pain to have to do
those extra few clicks every time i have to restart the
puter.is there a way to make it stay on "sharing".
Also this is a NTFS drive and it always brings up
this "Folder Permissions"and wants to scan through every
file and folder on the drive.Anyway to stop this?I Have also drives that are FAT32 formated and this does not come up....Thanks
for any response...Lerch

 

Answer:Folder Sharing/Folder Permissions

The hard drive must be on before windows loads in order for sharing to be active (Turn on the drive before the computer).

If you turn on the drive after windows is loaded it will not be shared. You will have to restart your machine. The share is not gone but it is not used.

Note: Once you have a share running properly you can turn on and off the drive as long as your computer is not turned off.
 

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This is just plain weird...! Here is what is happening. I have three PCs all on the same MS Home network, not password protected. Connected via Netgear router

Windows 7 x64 machine 'A' - Ethernet
Windows 7 x64 machine 'B' - Wireless only
Winxows XP SP3 laptop - Ethernet

Win7 'A' has a range of shared folders the other two can access at will throughout the day.

I can spend all day randomly accessing Win7 'A's shared folders from the XP laptop and everything is working fine. BUT If Win7 'B' accesses the shared folders on Win7 'A' then trying to access afterwards from XP laptop fails with a "//Win7APC is unavailable, contact network admin etc. etc." fault pop-up.

Doesn't matter what I do, the laptop just won't connect after Win7 'B' has been accessing 'A's files.

Looking the other way (once this fault occurs) Win7 'A' can see and access the Shared folder on the XP laptop and write and modify anything within fine..

Only solution I have found is to reboot Win7 'A' then all is well, the laptop can access again as normal.

So Win7 'B' accessing the Win7 'A' files seems to be causing the loss of access to the laptop. I should add that the accesses are not simultaneous. I have tried this with the laptop idle while 'B' accesses 'A' and then once 'B' is finished and not connected I try to access once more from the laptop - it produces the same fault. Only the rebooting of 'A' will cure it.

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Answer:Win7 machine becomes invisible to XP laptop after sharing via network

Have you tried adding Everyone to the Security settings tab on the problem machine?

I have directions for that if you want to try.

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I've got a hand-me-down laptop that I inherited from my dad (IBM Thinkpad 600X), which is running Windows XP Home Edition.

I never cease to be amazed at what sort of weird configurations my dad managed to get in place, or how much time it takes to undo some of these configurations now that the laptop has been handed down. Sometimes it almost reminds me of the story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

I've noted that under Task Manager, somehow my dad got the User Name under the Processes tab, which usually displays USER, to somehow display his name (let just say for right now it's displaying Icabod). How do I reconfigure that setting to just display USER. Although I'm not using the suspect laptop right now, I think that he managed to rename the USER folder under Documents and Setting directory to Icabod, and that's why it shows up under the User Name on the Task Manager. This change apparently has nothing to do with the Computer Name or Computer Description Name or Workgroup Name.

How do I change that back to just say USER, or whatever the default setting is? I tried to change the USER folder name on my own laptop, and Window rejected my attempt to do that, with some message that the USER folder name was a system requirement.

(signed) Washington Irving
 

Answer:Solved: Renaming the USER Folder/User Name

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I have 5 computers which are serially named. I recently decided to do the same with my primary user names on each computer. So, I went through and did some renaming. I found I had problem when I could not log on using remote desktop because my credentials were not accepted due to user name conflict. I eventually got this sorted out on most of the computers by changing names back, but now I have one left where the user account name I want to use is different than the folder name that is associated with that user. I would like to get everything back in sync. I've read a number of discussions about how to do this, but I'm not sure of the best approach. I have several options:
1. Change the user name to agree with the folder name.
2. Change the folder name to agree with the user name.
3. Create a new user name and copy the files from the existing user folder to the new user folder.
4. Reinstall Windows taking care to get the names the way I want.

My impression is that 2 is problematic. If so, which of the others might be the best choice? I also be interested in hearing why this long standing problem has not been fixed, if anyone knows.

Answer:I need to rename user folder to agree with user name

The actual C:\users\(your user name) is set when you first create the account. After that if you change the username its displayed almost everywhere as the one you changed it to but the original folder name won't change. I'm sure there is a reason for that but I don't know what it is. Probably because there are so many references to it in the registry etc that changing it in every location without breaking something would be problematic. Installed programs may reference it to so you'd end up with programs that wouldn't work after renaming the actual folder. for that reasone I wouldn't be all that keen to try option 2. I'd go with 3 or 4, probably in that order.

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During setup you are asked for your name, etc and this becomes your account name and the name of your user folder, e.g. Joe Bloggs & C:\Users\Joe BloggsHowever, ~I didn;t notice a typo and I went into control panel to rename my account and folder.I changed my account nem ok, but my user folder still has the typo.I tried logging int as local administrator to rename it, but it still doesn't work. also tried safe mode.I'm using a HP laptop with Vista Home Premium 32 bit.Does anyone have any idea how to change this without having to back everything up in the user folder and copy it into a new account, etc.... I can't keep logging in as "Loe Bliggs", it's distracting! :-)(note: the names have been changed to protect the identity of the thick idiot, namely me!)

Answer:Renaming user account and user folder

I found an answer here:click herebut I would cut and paste your data into the new folder you createmfirst, then go to regedit as instructed.

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Been doing PCs and Windows since they started. Been doing unices and other OSs too, and this is an odd one.

My machine suddenly stopped seeing shares to other machines on the house network. My response was to go slogging through network permissions, sharing enables, and so on.

It took a while, but I found that (I think...) sharing stopped because my user account name suddenly became "User", invalidating the user and password credentials when I access other machines on the net. The other machines on the net are unaffected. They talk to each other just fine.

But this machine now shows the filter that used to be "\Users\bobby" is now "\Users\User". The folder "\bobby" appeared on the desktop at about the same time. The contents of \bobby on the desktop appear to match the contents of \Users\User. When I get into user accounts in the control panel, only the "bobby" account appears to change. Moreover, getting to account properties through system management says that the account (short?) name is "User" but the account full name is "bobby". There is no "User" account to modify.

When I restart, the only user name presented is "bobby" and this accepts the expected password.

I have no clue how the system is operating with "User" as an alias for "bobby", logging in as "bobby", but not having a \User\bobby folder nor having \\Acme\bobby credentials for network ... Read more

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I have a main computer that shares its internet connection with 5 other machines. Anyways, after I connect to the internet with the central machine, slowdowns begin shortly after and eventually it jams up, it will also randomly disconnect from the internet. Now does anyone know what this problem could be?

Thanks in Advance
 

Answer:Central Internet sharing machine experiencing slowdowns and jams

You are missing the broadband router that's the right way to solve this problem!
 

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Vista Business Admin Username = "BOB" on an updated, freshly installed 32-bit PC.

Problem:

I partition my hard drive into a system "c:" and a data partition "Z:". I moved my music, pictures, and videos folder from the user "BOB" folder located on c: to my data partition "z:" by the right-clicking > properties > location method.

The c: drive has no extra room for any more data while the z: drive has plenty.

But when I try to move a large music library folder from my passport to the music folder on z:, I get a "There is not enough space on BOB. You need an additional 2gb to copy these files" message.

Things I have DONE:

I have tried this with all 3 folders that I have moved to the z: drive. No difference
I checked both the explorer bar and the location tab in the properties dialog and they both show that the folder is in the right location "z:"
I have tried changing the ownership of z: (and all of its subfolders) from SYSTEM to "BOB" and redoing the folder movement again via properties>location method but no change.

The only way I can move the large files to z:/music is by clicking
computers > z:> music. Clicking on start menu>BOB>music will not work.

The PC is thinking that the MUSIC folder is in the c: drive only when moving files to the MUSIC folder. Moving small files to MUSIC is okay since the c: drive has enough space. But of course, the files when done moving... Read more

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One of my user's folders has disappeared from the folder C:\Documents and Settings in Windows Explorer, and can only be displayed if the 'Hide protected operating system files' box is unticked in Folder Options - View.

This probably means that the user's folder has, somehow, been set as a system folder.

How can this be reset so that it displays correctly, ie when the 'Hide protected operating system files' box is ticked.

Answer:[SOLVED] User's Folder Set As A System Folder?

Problem solved by setting the folder attributes to -s -h from the DOS prompt.

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Or the other way round to be honest I can't get my head around it.

The upshot is that I don't have a c:\users\mike folder any more
its now the c:\users\Documents folder ! but...... it's not! if I open a cmd prompt in the folder it says it's the c:\users\mike folder and also if I go the properties of the folder on the location tab it says C:\Users\mike !.

now the other interesting thing is that this folder has a Documents folder in it as well .
In it's properties /location it says it's C:\Users\mike\Documents.
confusing isn't it

I can't rename this folder back to 'mike' . I haven't tried to delete it because I have no idea what will happen even if I'm allowed to.
I have backups but I must have done this a couple of weeks ago as when I look through them they are just the same

I would appreciate some help on this as having a user folder named Documents is very confusing.
Mike

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I just did a clean install of W7, installed MS Security Essentials and moved Favorites folder to a data drive.
I have just found that a lot of folders including AppData folder are missing from my user folder.
What could be wrong?

Answer:AppData folder is missing from user folder

Nothing is wrong they are just hidden. If you go to Organize - folder and search options - View

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I have a number of folder shortcuts in my user folder.
Recently I have noticed that when I open a folder via those shortcuts that two copies of the folder appear.
Have tried deleting and recreating the shortcuts but to no avail.

The shortcuts behave normally from the desktop but as soon as I move or copy them to user folder the problem occurs.

Answer:Issue with folder shortcuts in User Folder

I've tried it and could not produce what you are experiencing. You can try to run from elevated command prompt:

- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- sfc /scannow

To make sure that your system is clean.

You can also try to create a junction link instead of a shortcut.
For example: mklink /J C:\Users\yourUserName\testFolder X:\somePath\someFolder where X is any drive in your PC.

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Or the other way round to be honest I can't get my head around it.

The upshot is that I don't have a c:\users\mike folder any more
its now the c:\users\Documents folder ! but...... it's not! if I open a cmd prompt in the folder it says it's the c:\users\mike folder and also if I go the properties of the folder on the location tab it says C:\Users\mike !.

now the other interesting thing is that this folder has a Documents folder in it as well .
In it's properties /location it says it's C:\Users\mike\Documents.
confusing isn't it

I can't rename this folder back to 'mike' . I haven't tried to delete it because I have no idea what will happen even if I'm allowed to.
I have backups but I must have done this a couple of weeks ago as when I look through them they are just the same

I would appreciate some help on this as having a user folder named Documents is very confusing.
Mike

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I don't mean in the navigation pane or menus, I mean the folder itself in c:\users\username which refuses to stay deleted.

Is there a way to get rid of it FOREVER?

Answer:how do I remove favourites folder from user folder

Can I ask a question why do you want to get rid of it that is where your favourite programs are kept that why it keeps coming back it is part of windows its self

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I recently made a folder to share with an XP machine. When I look at the network through my seven machine I see the folder I shared and the USERS folder shared as well. Why is that?


I have the network setup at a home network. 7100 32 bit.

Answer:Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

I believe vista did this as well. So Windows 7 doesnt' work any differently from Vista in this regards.

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Hello again and Happy New Year.

A friend asked me what to do because their machine was slow. I told them to come to this site.

Unfortunately, she didn't know what to do fully so asked me to run the scans and attach the logs and do any subsequent steps. I don't think she did therefor get to post the logs, but apologies if these appear familiar. There are certainly infections on here and it seems as though the MBR code is reporting funny.

Anyway, as requested, I went through all the steps and the logs are attached.

I think it might be a result of McAfee scanning everything in the background, but can't be absolutely sure. There's 3GB in the machine but it could go up to 8GB.

Thanks and Regards,
 

Answer:User has some pop-ups, and sluggish machine

And finally the MGLogs
 

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My name is Dustin, I am running XP Pro. I use one computer to handle my personal and

business life, and i am the only person using the machine. After I installed XP on my

machine I soon relized the benifits of creating multiple user accounts so to have a desktop

work envirment to handle multiple facites of my life. I created a user account called

PERSONAL, here my financial and personal documents are stored so not to get mixed up

with my work stuff. My BUSINESS account is were, you guesed it, I have my biz applications

and docs. My SYSTEM account were I install software and run computer maintnance and

performance utilities, my ENTERTAINMENT account for my music and movies, and finally a

DESIGN account for my web design and photography projects. With the benifits come

downfalls!

The problem is every time I log into an account I have applications that automatically run.

Applications load and run in my systray like McAfee Virus scan and Firewall, Printer and

Graphics Card resourses along with others depending which account I log onto. I need for

these applications to not bog down my system resourses. It would me nice if they only had

to run once, instaed of multiple times im my PROCCESSES. When I have all my accounts

open there are five of the same applications running. My Virus scan has to download

updates to each account seperatly. My Firewall asks me to verify subscription all the time, I

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Answer:One Man, One Machine and 5 user accounts

Dont use Fast User switching that way. Every account you login to is going to take up system resources. It wasn't meant to login to mulitple accounts at once. It was intended to switch to another user real quick to let them do something and then go back to your the other account with all the applications and files open and running.

I can see have two accounts on a computer but not 5. Just make folders for all of your stuff.
 

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Hey there,
When i used to turn on my cpu it would load windows without asking me to loggin...it recently changed and now asks me to choose user to loggin with...i went to my control panel>user accounts to try and change this and i noticed that there was an account named ASP.NET Machine A...the details say that it is a limited account and that it is password protected...i want to know
1) Should this account be there ?
2) if not should i delete it...
3) If i do delete it should i keep the files ?

Thank you,
ddixter
 

Answer:User account ASP.NET Machine A...

That account gets created when you install the .NET framework.
 

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How can I uniquely identify a machine and its user on a local network

Answer:How to identify LAN machine name & its user

Im not on a windows machine atm so i can't test it, But i THINK its arp -a in command Prompt.Might be something else, but worth a shot (Y)If its not broken, Fix it until it is

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I have recently set up my daughter as a new user, and I have noticed that I have a user named "ASP.NET Machine A...'s account. which has definitely not been installed by myself. It is a limited account, password protected however it does not appear in the "Welcome" screen neither as a User in Documents and Settings.

My first reflexes were to delete this user but I was suggested to enquire before acting.

Please advise how to proceed !
Thanks

racest
 

Answer:A non authorised user ASP.NET Machine A...

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Hi all,

If anyone read my opening posts yesterday, you'll now that i recently bought a new computer as my previous one decided to die on me. I've had my last PC for about 5 years now and, as you can imagine, i would have set it up and organised it according to my needs.

Having bought a new computer, I am really suffering trying to get things set up as they were and wondered if there was any short cut that would allow me to get my old set-up as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Both the old machine and this one are running XP and I have the old hard-drive sitting on this one as an external hard-drive.

Thanks in advance for anyone that can help.
 

Answer:Setting up an old user on a new machine

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Good Day to all. Just bought a new Dell laptop with Win 7. Went through the initial windows data entry, but fat fingered the user name and now cant remember exactly what got typed into that line..

Can only get to blue login screen with box in the middle of screen, one line for user name and one line for password with arrow to the right of it.

I'm really not sure what I typed in there to start with. I know, I know, what a goof.
Could I possibly use a recovery disk from a similarly built laptop to start things all over again? I have another dell from 2 months ago, inspiron as well, just different model with Win 7 as well.

Thanks and good luck with my question.

Steve

Answer:New machine-user name issues

You should have the built in recovery partion that will reset your machine to factory defaults.

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I rebooted my machine yesterday and I got a message saying something like " there is 1 user(s) connected to your computer...do you still wish to shut down". I did shut down as there shouldn't have been anyone connected... how can I find out how they conncted? I am a part of a home network, but the other 2 computers were not being used at the time, and I've rebooted before with the others being used and never got that message before. Methinks I been hacked...
can anyone point me in the right direction? Systems are running Win98SE...
 

Answer:1 user connected to my machine?

under DOS try the command "net session" see what that gives you
 

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I'm helping a small business with a new software application that requires an SQL environment with either Windows 2000 or 2003. The application will not require networking and will be utilized by a single user. They currently run a UNIX based network server called a chilibox and are very happy with it. The application user is running an XP Pro machine. What is the easiest way to make the single user SQL environment? Can I create it on her current workstation?

Many thanks
 

Answer:Single User SQL on an XP Machine?

How about installing the MDSE version of SQL (aka SQL 2005 Express) and install it on your XP Workstation?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/download/

Or is your product doesn't support 2005, then try the MSDE 2000 RelA.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/aa336301.aspx
 

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