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Question: Users / All Users Redundant Folders

I will if I have to manually delete them, although I'm not sure what other files may still be around on my drive that are located in Users/All Users that are redundant any recommended programs that I could depend on for this task ?

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Preferred Solution: Users / All Users Redundant Folders

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Answer: Users / All Users Redundant Folders

"All Users" is a junction to C:\ProgramData Delete nothing!

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I don't remember when, but I availed myself of the free Windows 10 upgrade sometime back. I was using 8.1 and I had, at some point, moved C:\Users and all its associated folders to E:. Everything has worked fine and Win10 didn't have a problem. I did notice that there was still a C:\Users, but the only folder it contains is Administrator.

This was probably not a good move to make. Moving data folders, like Pictures, Documents, etc., is fine, but moving the actual User Profiles was not such a good idea. My E: drive is no longer large enough to hold all my photos and other data. I bought a replacement drive large enough, but having my Users Profiles on E: is now a problem and I want to move them back to C:, only without the data folders.

I can delete all the existing data files from those default folders (I have backed them all up), so now I need to find a way to restore the Users folder and contents to C:. I've tried researching the problem, but found nothing that specifically applies to my situation. The TenForums article, "Relocating Users folder on an existing Windows installation" Seems to be as close as I can get. Unfortunately, this part has made me take pause and ask you all for help:






Kari said:

Be sure that the drive into which you are relocating the Users folder is empty or at least does not contain any Windows system folders, especially Users folder or parts of it from any current or previous Windows install... Read more

Answer:Restore Users Profiles back to C:\Users without data folders

Jim McClain said:

Do you know what I should do? Maybe Kari's still around and can reply? Any guidance would be appreciated.



If you used the Sysprep method to relocate the Users folder to E: drive, you can use the same method to relocate it back to C: drive. The warning you quoted is when doing this in a clean install, it does not apply when moving Users folder back to C: drive which will always be accepted and OK for Windows.

Follow these simple steps (looks more complicated than it in reality is!):

Create a new, temporary local user account, name it as you wish like "Dummy" or such (tutorial)Change Dummy's account type to administrator (tutorial)Sign out from all other user accounts, sign in to DummyDisable all other user accounts except Dummy, the one you are currently signed in (tutorial). No worries, accounts and their data will remain intact, deactivating (disabling) them temporarily is done because sometimes Sysprep causes existing user accounts to lose Start and Search / Cortana functionality. When we are ready we will again activate (enable) all old user accountsWhen done, open an elevated Notepad (right click and select Run as Administrator) copy the following code and paste it to a new text document]:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name=&q... Read more

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?

Thanks.

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?

Thanks.

Answer:Consistency between users and Users folders

How did you add the second admin account?

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?

Thanks.

Answer:Consistency between users and Users folders

How did you add the second admin account?

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Hey Guys,

If you are using Kaspersky on Windows XP, and your Blue Shift is not working, I may have a solution for you. If you go into Kapersky, go to My Security Zone and then application activity. Go to Category and then click all. Scroll down until you find everything to do with Blue Shift ( Half Life Launcher, installation etc). Right click on each of these and change the status to Trusted. The game should work now. I hope this helps I've had the problem for a while and it was driving me nuts. I'd also like to thank the user "fragger" for giving me the idea to look at Kaspersky. If your reading this, hope it helps you out buddy.
 

Answer:Half Life Blue Shift Problem for XP Users: Solution for Kaspersky users

I'd also like to add the game only works when I have Safari open. Absolutely no idea why, but this seems to be a requirement.
 

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

Answer:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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hi guys,

really need some help on this one cause i cant seem to get how something that sounds so simple is so hard to do.


i got a client with a workstation that has a local user account on it.
they also have a domain which he has another account on there.

so i have local account joe1 and domain account joe2. now i need to get joe 1 to combind and merge outlook and my docs with joe2. and then get joe2 to stay on the server so that it remains a account that can be accesses on any computer on the domain network. with this in mind the user profile needs to be saved on the server and the profile can be copied to the computer that his sitting at when he loggs on.


anyway i can figure out how to move the local (joe1) account to the server (joe2)i have tried a command moveuser but i keep getting a parameter error on there (error 87) .

i typed it like this

moveuser joe1 (company doamin)\joe2 /c:\\(client machine)

please can anyone help me one this
 

Answer:migrating local users on xp to domain users on a windows 2003 server.

prob best n easiest way to do it would be to FAST the local profile to the server then log in with the domain profile and FAST it back
 

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
 
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
 
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
 
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
 
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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Im an System support admin for a company in the US and one of my jobs is to go into other users folders and set up others users profiles through outlook on my PC.
What i was wondering is if they can see me moving and reading there emails on there PC if they have there outlook open?
My job gets boring sometimes and i'd like to read them and get all the gossip scoops around the office
Don't get me wrong this won't be for anything malicious! just for my own personal fun

Thanks
 

Answer:Other users folders

I'm sorry, I'm going to have to close this thread. If you are an IT person, and you have control of the system, you should know your limitations
 

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I was wondering if there is a soulution to this issue, if anybody has any ideas please let me know thank you
 

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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My sister has an android, I have a windows, She connects through facebook, but I have to use the gamertags. Is there anyway we can be neighbors?

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.
 

Answer:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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Hi everyone,

I am the web masters of a local snowmobile club and our new website is having a few problems with printing. Please take a look at the site, http://www.strathroysnoblizzards.com/Strathroy_Sno-Blizzards/index.html

As you can see it has a black background which when printed on my Mac OS X has no problems with printing (it leaves out black background and keeps the text and images) and prints everything.

The problem is that one of our members are ticked that they can not print the site because of the black showing up above the text and images and I really don't want to change the background because it look good the way it is, so is there any way to change to printer settings or some ideas for him to help him out with this problem.

Second problem is that out of 4 pages, 2 are blank with nothing on it and there is suppose to be text and images on those pages, anyway how to fix this too?

Thanks Guys
 

Answer:Website printing??? (backgrounds causing problems with PC users but not Mac users)

I only have one suggestion. Do they have this unchecked?
Print background colors and images.

IE->Tools->Internet Options->Advance Tab-> scroll down
to the Printing headline. Make sure it is unchecked.
 

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How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

All of my computers are wired... but, I would like to give my retired neighbor (he's 64 years old) wireless access. But, I don't want him or anyone else access to my shared files b/w desktop/laptop. So, should I put it on a different subnet? Do I need a 2nd router? Right now, I have the BEFSR41 with a WAP11 AP on 192.168.1.245 with the router on 192.168.1.1 (both are 255.255.255.0 subnet).

Thanks!
 

Answer:How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

I would setup a DMZ, you can do this by using two physical routers or something like smooth wall with multiple nics. If I were you I would setup smooth wall on a crap old box and install 3 network cards into the old computer. Hooking your cable modem to one of the network cards in the smoothwall box will be like pluggin in your cable modem to the wan port on the back of your router. I would plug your wireless router into to the next nic on your smooth wall box. If your neighbor is the only one using the wireless do the following. Enable WEP, don't broadcast your ssid, filter by mac address, and limit the total number of connections to 1. That should keep your wireless rather secure. With the final network card in the smooth wall box attach either a standard switch or even another router. Smooth wall has built in DHCP support and it will allow you to set a range of ips.Hard wire all your home computer to the switch and your in business.

check out www.smoothwall.org
 

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I'm using an Administrator account and want to create a couple of folders in the Start Menu. Windows Explorer gets down to the Start Menu, but I get a popup saying access denied. So I did a dangerous thing, I Googled, and found a few things to try.

So I refired WE with "run as Administrator", still denied access. I turned UAC completely off, rebooted and tried again, still denied. I turned off Classic Menu, rebooted, still denied. Opened DOS and typed in: net user administrator /active:yes. No User folder, so reversed the command and rebooted.

I'm using Win 7, SP1. This is one of 2 essentially the same computers that a local shop upgraded from XP. The other one doesn't have this issue nor does a laptop.

Any suggestions?

Alex

Answer:Folders Under Users Locked

See Brink's tutorial:

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

Regards,
GEWB

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I have 2 accounts and when on account A, I can view account B's documents.

With XP you could make files private so this would not happen.

How do I do this with windows 7 pro?

Answer:accessing users folders

Select the account B's document folder, right-click, share with, select nobody.

Best regards,

zx81

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Hello guys.
I need some help with the user account (both run as admin).
I have some files in the 1st account (a folder for example) and when i change user i don't have it .
The folder at the security tab is to system with full control .
I don't know what's going on .If someone could help me.

Answer:Windows users and folders.

You have to take over Permissions from the Security Advanced side of the folder, so that you can access it.

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In W2K, I created a shared folder. What's the max number of users that can connect to it concurrently? Is there a way to override this number?
 

Answer:Shared Folders / Max Users

10 and no, unless you buy server software.
 

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Hello. I recently had both the guest and the built-in "Administrator" account enabled, but just today I decided to turn them off. Now there are two folders in C:\Users (Guest and Administrator), and I was wondering if I can delete them. I probably will use neither ever again, but I do not want to mess up anything. I just wanted to get rid of some space.

Thanks.

Answer:Deleting folders in C:\Users

Hello Sean,

Yes, you can safely delete them if you like. They contain the user profile of that account. If you delete them, then the profile will recreated from default again if you should ever enabled those accounts again.

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I thought I'd see all users of the computer but I don't.

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I have two computers running XP Pro on a home network. I have disabled simple file sharing.
On computer one I have users John and Joe. On computer two I have Brian and Betty.
Is it possible for John to allow Brian access to certain folders and Betty with other certain folders? If so, what is the best way to accomplish this?

Thank you for looking.
 

Answer:Sharing folders with different users w/ XP Pro

You do that with account permissions on the machines. Make sure that all of the users have accounts on each of the machines, then adjust the folder permissions to allow or not allow the specific users to access them.

Note: Do NOT use the Deny option, just add users with specific permissions and make sure that Everybody does not have permission.
 

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Is it possible to share a folder with a certain user on another computer, like if I only wanted the user bob to have access to the shared folder and not everyone? Or maybe just a certain computer to have access to the shared folder?

Right now I'm sharing drives on my desktop and laptop with everyone with read and write access but I was wondering if there is a more secure way to do this other than selecting everyone when sharing a folder. Just in case somehow a neighbor or someone got access to my network. The way I'm sharing folders right now is to go to the folder properties > advanced sharing > share this folder and then allow permissions to everyone. Thanks.

Answer:Sharing folders with certain users only?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FernE97


Is it possible to share a folder with a certain user on another computer, like if I only wanted the user bob to have access to the shared folder and not everyone? Or maybe just a certain computer to have access to the shared folder?

Right now I'm sharing drives on my desktop and laptop with everyone with read and write access but I was wondering if there is a more secure way to do this other than selecting everyone when sharing a folder. Just in case somehow a neighbor or someone got access to my network. The way I'm sharing folders right now is to go to the folder properties > advanced sharing > share this folder and then allow permissions to everyone. Thanks.


Sure there is. Create a group with bob as the only user. then make that group the owner of the shared folder. Only Bob will have access. If you want the admin (you) to have access as well add him to the group too.

Ken

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I have taken away the rights, however the folders are still visible to other users.. How can I fix this?

Answer:Hide folders from users

If you go to a folder and right click it, it has the option under the general tab to hide the folder, you could use that.

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Hello guys.
I need some help with the user account (both run as admin).
I have some files in the 1st account (a folder for example) and when i change user i don't have it .
The folder at the security tab is to system with full control .
I don't know what's going on .If someone could help me.

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Dell XPS 15 running windows 8.
Windows suddenly requiring re-activation...won't accept my product key...Microsoft doesn't recognize the key...Dell sending new copy so I can re-install. I am trying to back up and clean up beforehand.
I am the only User of this computer. I notice that I have 5 User folders---why? Administrator(63MB), my first name(151GB), my first and last name(65GB), Default(1.4MB), and Public(9GB). The contents are not identical but there seem to be lots of duplicate files.
What can I safely delete?
Thanks!

Answer:Do I really need 5 separate Users folders?

Hi there.

Not sure why you have all those other users - you only need your own (and the administrator ID).

Activation BTW has nothing to do with the number of users who can USE your computer -- Windows desktop models are only essentially SINGLE USER models so only one person can be logged on at one time. The activation refers to the number of WINDOWS INSTANCES you have running. A single windows license is restricted to a single PC (ecluding server OS'es) - but ANY number of users can use the system (one at a time though).

Cheers
jimbo

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I really thought the names of user accounts would be seen in the Users folder, but aside from the recognized "user accounts" of my own, Public, and Administrator, I have the following:

.NET v4.5
.NET v4.5 Classic
All Users
Default
Default User
Default.migrated
DefaultAppPool
TEMP
UpdatusUser

Yes, I am showing hidden folders here, but can I / should I blow away any of these? If I could at least justify a folder as being some form of system account such as maybe "All Users", but items such as the .NET accounts strike me as just plain weird.

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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. I have already relocated my Documents to a separate partition on my laptop's HD. I am considering also relocating the entire Users Folder to this separate partition in order to make it easier to reimage my system volume without fear of overwriting important user data. I recently had to revert to a month-old image of the system volume, and before reimaging I used Easy Transfer to copy the User data off and reload it after reimaging. This worked but it got me to thinking what if my system volume had become corrupted - I could potentially lose my current User data.

I can think of a few potential issues with relocating Users Folder and would appreciate your insights into these, as well as anything else I should be aware of.



The IssuesIf my Users Folder is relocated will it create any out-of-sync problems if I have to reimage with an older system image but keep the current Users Folder?
Are Windows Restore Points in any way impacted by relocating the Users Folder to a different partition or drive?
/jerry

Answer:Relocating Users Folders

Welcome Well actually, I do a similar thing myself. So if I tell you what I did, then hopefully it will answer your questions.

Firstly, C:\Users\<username> needs to stay there, there are many good reasons for this, the big one being that anything looking for it needs to know where to find it.

However, the Folders inside C:\users\<username> can be safely moved by right clicking the folders and then clicking properties, and then Location, then putting the right path in (in my case D:\<Folder Name>

This will eliminate your out of sync problems, because Windows will just point anything looking for (for example) C:\Users\Me\Documents to D:\Documents but remember to take a system image after you have made the changes, so that Windows remembers the new locations if you do have to reimage.

Restore Points are in no way affected, as the User Profile is left untouched by restoring, but again remember that any restore points made before you change it will not remember the new location.

I hope that answers your question. If not then please ask away

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AdministratorASPNETMeGuestHomeGroupUser$PublicI was wondering what these files might be, considering that, Administrator, ASPNET, and HomeGroupUser$ all have the same files in them.

Answer:Why are there so many folders in C:\Users directory?

Actually they are folders, but In a nutshell:Administrator is for extra rights.ASPNET - I haven't got that, looks like it's related to web development.Guest is for an additional user who has access to their own files and programs only.HomeGroupUser$ is to share files with other computers on your network.Public is an account that all users have access to.Other than your "named" account, which is probably what you are using, most of the rest don't usually contain a huge amount. Leave them all place in case you ever need those MS options. Removing Administrator would likely screw things up, as could some of the rest.For a full explanation Google each one of them.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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When I put programs into the Startup folder in WinXP, they open when any user starts up.I only want the programs to open in my own user account, though, so I tried creating a Startup folder in my own user Start Menu folder. Any programs I put in this folder don't appear at all.So how can I have my own Startup programs that I don't have to share with everyone else? (If it helps I have an administrator account).

Answer:Different startup folders for XP users

It is from the administrator account that you set up the conditions for what each user can see and use. Not sure of the procedure though as I have not yet used it. j.

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I am totally new to Windows until I got Windows 10 maybe 1 month ago. I've done quite some research on my problem. But still confused.

When I got my new computer, it had Windows 10 Pro installed. There was 1 user, Administrator, which goes to the folder \Users\x. I have successfully changed the name to something more appropriate, my name, and I'm using this user to login to microsoft.com.

What I want to do is rename the directory \Users\x to \Users\MyName. I understand that I cannot just rename this folder, as it would probably lead to a broken system, and I firstly need to create another Administrator Account. Which I've done. So I now have 2 administrator accounts basically with the 1st Administrator being my name which logs into with Microsoft.com and uses folder \Users\x, and the 2nd Administrator being a short version of my name using \Users\MyShortName, which doesn't login to Microsoft.com

But from there I get confused. I still need to rename \Users\x which I'm not supposed to do. Is this now as simple as copying everything under \Users\x to \Users\MyShortName ,making this my microsoft account and deleting \Users\x and Adminstrator 1. Also can I use the same microsoft login for Administrator 2 as I have done for Administrator 1? Should/Can I do this before I delete Administrator 1?

After I've done all this. I intent to create a normal account which I would use on a daily basis. Is this a good idea? Or should I stick with using my Administrator Account all the time.... Read more

Answer:Sorting out my users/folders

Hello stub,

If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how to safely rename your the user profile folder.

Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

Originally Posted by balubeto


Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
You ever had Video Streaming, someo... Read more

Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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Hi, There seems to have been a problem with a Microsoft Antispyware update, so those of you who have BOTH Norton software, and use Microsoft Antispyware program, had better wait till the next update which will hopefully resolve this:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...spyware-deleting-parts-norton-anti-virus.html

We are seeing several other posts with this issue, right now, so I am sure it is not a mistake.
 

Answer:READ!! Norton users/Microsoft Antispyware users.....

This only affects the corporate edition and has been corrected in the latest MS Anti-Spyware updates.

See stickied thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...ects-nav-corp-edition-trojan.html#post3358777
 

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

Answer:How to Unlock "Users\All Users\Documents folder

My Win10 computers [both Desktops and Notebooks] do not have an All Users Folder in the C:\Users Folder, all are default Upgrade installs.

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

balubeto said:

Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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Hi all! I've found a found two windows xp based APPS that'll optimize your performance "Right Mark CPU Utility" is the 1st one and your just set the profiles to the optimal performance... another tip that you could use to optimize your turion 64 is to uninstall the turion 64 update with evidently keeps your processor running at a specified temp with does limit your performance. Another application that you could use to optimize your ati 200m or anyother mobile based graphics card is Power Strip.. Hope's this helps everybody out!
 

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Does anyone know what explorer is showing OneDrive instead of Chad in this case? You can see the first pic that shows OneDrive, but then when you select the folder in the explorer path, it shows the true path is D:\Users\Chad.
Is this a registry setting?


Thanks in advance!
Chad

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

Answer:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:
C:\ProgramData

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I have two Onedrive folders under my User files. One is uploaded to the cloud the other appears to do nothing. I started using 32 bit Windows 8.1 on the same machine then installed the 64 bit using the same microsoft username/email. Is it possible to determine which Onedrive folder is active and get rid of the other without losing any files both offline and online?

Tim

Answer:Two Onedrive folders under Users\Name Profile

I think x64 version of 8.1 is more trouble than it is worth. I have switched back to the x86 version and the user folder only has 1 Onedrive folder so I shall probably just use the 32 bit version from now on. Not only that my video capture and printer work on the 32 bit version!

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Does anyone have any idea how to block users from accessing certain folders (IE: Program Files). I can block access but then the program(s) won't run. I just don't want users snooping around the computer. So I would like to block them from viewing folders in windows explorer and even internet explorer. Maybe even password protect the folders. Any ideas?

Answer:Block users from accessing folders

right click on the folder under sharing tab check make this folder private. Then windows will ask you if you want to put a pw protection too, click on yes and proceed.

regards.

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On a Windows XP pc, can you see, open, or access files in other users' accounts that have been set to private/inaccessible by anyone except yourself?

I was just curious, because you'd think that out of all the ways people bypass security in technology these days, some people might know how to do this too. So, is there ANY way to do this? Or have MS really made it permanent and well secured..

Don't get me wrong - I don't need to see the other users' documents; I just don't want them to be able to access or see the ones in my account/profile that I've set to private. As long as that's impossible, everything is fine.

Answer:Can you access other users' files/folders?

We couldnt post a hack on a privacy matter in this forum.
sorry

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I recently switched from a Mac to a Windows PC and I have never had any experience dealing with multiple drives. I am currently using a 60GB SSD to boot from. I have a second hard drive named Storage. It's my D: drive. I did some searching when I purchased the computer on how to properly use a secondary drive for storage. I feel as if I didn't do it correctly. I moved my Users folders(My Documents, My Videos, My Pictures, etc.), not the Users folder itself, to my d: drive. Since I did so I have had odd things happening. It started when I renamed the Saved Games folder to Games and now my World of Warcraft icon on the start menu is now that generic application image. It will open up, the logo is just wrong. Also, I find that practically every time I start up my PC there is a new My Music folder identical to the original one (this sometimes happens with My Videos, too). It will often have a folder inside as well, today it was a folder labeled iPod with another folder inside it which was empty. The date created is always the current date and when I click properties>sharing the title of the folder is not actually My Music, but rather something like New folder(3). Any ideas why this is happening? I am stumped.

Answer:Users folders recreating themselves into duplicates

I'd like to bring this post back to attention. I am still having the issue and I'd very much like to fix. I am wondering if I should move all my users folders back into the Users folder and just create my own. Would that work? Here is a pic of my issue. The My Music folder currently hasn't recreated itself.

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First time trying to do something like this. OS is Win 7 Home Premium. As Administrator, I created a folder on the desktop containing shortcuts to some programs (CCleaner, MBAM, Revo, and a few others). I later created a Standard User account for someone. How do I make this folder visible and available to that user when they log in? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Making Folders Available to Other Users

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I have (finally) got my home network working for internet , file sharing and printer sharing - what joy! HOWEVER.... despite being corectly (Ithink) set up, I cannot get two folders to share - even though they are set up the same way as other folders that are successfully sharing. The two folders are the My Documents folders belonging to two different users on one pc. I am the administrator and have set up the folders for sharing and given them a share name, but on the other two network pcs i just get access is denied. I did wonder whether the users themselves should set up the sharing - but when i look they are not able as the options are greyed out and do NOT have the allow sharing box ticked. How do I overcome this last blip in my network?

Answer:two users my documents folders won't share

Try running the network wizard on each of those user accounts (I am assuming they have administrator privileges) as you need to allow file and printer sharing for each user (I think). Once that has been ran, the greyed out option to share the folder should become available.

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Hi,

I was wondering if there was a quick way of relocating a user's directory folder to another drive without having to go into all of the individual folders' location tab in properties?

Answer:Moving the location of the *users* folders.

Possible: YES, Quick: NO

You can try looking here An error message informs you that you cannot move or rename the Documents and Settings folder

Though it is best to do this on a fresh install of windows before you install anything else.

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How can we deny a user from accessing all folders except User's Desktop, user's My documents, or any other folder that the administrator permits. The user should have full read, write, and execute permission for the above mentioned folders and should not be able to access all other folders and drives.Also, the user should be able to execute only the applications that the administrator permits and should not be able to install applications or execute other applications that user can download from Internet or copy from CD/DVD or USB drive.If we restrict C: drive for the user, then he/she will not be able to write anything to the desktop or my documents. Is it possible to give access to the desktop and My documents while restricting C: drive for the user?

Answer:Restricting users from accessing folders

NTFS permissions. Google it.

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i have a network of multiple computers connected to a server on which all of them save data on.Each computer has an administrator user on the server.

Let's say i want to create a folder and hide it from other users, is there another way to do that besides make it hidden and check "don't show hidden files" ? Because somebody told me that i can hide the folder from others, but i can see it at all times and i don't have to make it hidden from proprieties. That somebody told me it has something to do with sharing, and ownership of that folder, but i didn't understand.

I would appreciate an answer...

pardon my english i am romanian

Answer:Hide folders from other users windows 7

If you don't want to share a folder with the network just right click on the folder, choose "share with" then choose "Nobody". This will put a little lock on the folder and Nobody else on the network will have access.

Doing this only hides the folder from the other users on the Network, it doesn't hide it from the machine owner which is you or anyone else using your machine.

Notice the little lock on the "All my pics" folder. That means that nobody else on the network will have access.

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

Answer:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

Originally Posted by sunilnm


Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

Answer:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

Originally Posted by sunilnm


Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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My computer programs wrong user as primary administrator. I have hidden administrator user at the bottom of my folders tree that don't show up under "User Account". They are Donnattela (wrong spelling), Neutral User, and Public User. Starting with desktop, then Donnatella (my main folder) with documents, pictures, etc. in it, then C:\ and then down the line of other folders, past Recycle Bin - to "Users" at the bottom but hidden, on the bottom of my "tree" of files....there are hidden Users. In my user accounts in Control Panel there is only "Donnatella" (spelled correctly) and Guest user, then in a hidden "Users" Donnattela (misspelled) folder at the bottom of folders tree, everything is copied to that folder first then duplicated to my main folder. These users have "authorizations" and Donnattela (misspelled user) is programmed as C:\Donnattela (with all my folders in it that are up above in my "Donnatella" user account) - and all my savings go into it. It duplicates into my properly named file Donnatella (correct spelling) above it on desktop aka "My Documents" folder. Is that usual? Shouldn't everything automatically be saved into the desktop "My Folders" aka "Donnatella"? Not in hidden Users not even in User account? It's complicated but very important. Why do I have duplicate "Donnatella/Donnattela folders? I didn't program it. a friend did. Any r... Read more

Answer:Hidden Users (Administrator) Folders

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Not sure if I am in the right place. if not, please forgive me if I am not and direct me to the correct area.  Thank you. 

I have a windows 10 server and windows xp client. Different people log on at the client - some with admin status and others with standard user status. We want some shared folders on the server to only be available to the admin users. I have tried limiting
the share with only the individual users that are allowed, but still find that the others who should not have the access can access the folder.

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I am trying to block my personal files on my computer from the guest account and I was wondering how I do this?

Answer:Block Certain Files/Folders from other Users?

Is this the default guest account or one that you created specifically for guests?

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I am the only user of my home computer and would like to move all folders under my User Name to be under OS with no User Names being used. Are there any problems with doing that, other than the difficulties of having to work with my programs/data in their new location?Thanks for any advice you might have. Uncle Dewey

Answer:Are there any problems transfering all folders out of Users

If they are your own personal files it won't break the system if you move them someplace else. If they are in system supplied folders, such as documents, pictures, and music then leave the folders in place and create new ones. You might have to overcome difficulties with saving things. If you put them in a system area then you will run into having to put up with UAC prompts whenever you access them.It sounds a bit "knotty" to me so I would copy them over for a while before you delete the originals - just to see how it goes. All the foregoing is subject to whether I have fully understood your intentions.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have a Windows 10 PC that acts as a file share. Within this file share there are several hundred folders. I'd like to know if there is an easy to grant two different users different permissions to these several hundred folders.

For example, I'd like like one users to be have full control to folders A, B, C and the other user to have full control to folder 1, 2, 3 - Neither of which should be able to see what access the other user has.

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?

Answer:Granting two users different permissions to different folders

sunilnm said:

Is there an easy way to do that other than going to each folder and granting each user appropriate access?



I have not tried this myself so you might want to try this with 2 or 3 folders first to see if it works.

Create a temporary folder for each user: UserATemp, UserBTemp, etc. Move the folders you want each user to access into their respective temporary folder. Set the proper permissions on the UserATemp folder. Then under the security tab click on advanced. On the advanced security and sharing window click the check box for Replace all child object permission entries.... then apply. Then move all the subfolders back to where you had them first.

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Like the topic title says, recently been getting .exe files in my C:\Users\Public folders, they are named after other files in the folders. AVG keeps detecting them every 10-15 mins even after I select the option to remove all unhealed infections. The infection shows up as Trojan horse Dropper.small.PZB. How do I remove the source of this problem as I can only delete the .exe that keeps reappearing.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm running AVG Free and my OS is WIndows 7 64 bit.

Answer:C:\Users\Public Folders keeps getting .exe files

Hello and welcome,please do these scans and see how it is.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.>>>>Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the use... Read more

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Hello there,
I know that probably this question has been posted a lot of time, but I cannot find a working answer so I am here to ask again, don't kill me for this, it is simply not working for me

So, I have this PC with Windows 7 on it.
I have a partitions (but I've tried with a single folder and it is not working too) that I want to share over my home network but just for specified users (not Everyone). The network consists of 3 PC:

PC1 - The one with the partition I want to share
PC2 - The one that must access the partition
PC3 - It should have no access to the partition (not see it at all would be great).

So on PC1 I share the partition and set access to EVERYONE. I can access the partition with both PC2 and PC3. So the network is working but this is not what I was looking for.
So, googling, I've read that I'm not on a domain so I can't specify a user on another PC for accessing the partiton and I have to use an alternative method: on PC1 I have to create a user that has the same name and password of the user on PC2. So I did: I created a user "monkey" with password "monkey" on PC1 and on PC2. I've deleted EVERYONE and put just monkey among users that can access the partition. I log on on PC2 with monkey, I see the partition in network resources but when I try to access it says that I have no permissions to do it.
So... how to solve it???
I've passed the last 2 days trying to do it, but I can't...
Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to share folders or partitions with specified users

The PC1 and PC2 both need to be Windows 7 or 8 machines for this to work.

You would need to make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab which is the default settings and all machines.

Assuming PC1 and PC2 are Windows 7 machines, you would set up a Homegroup between those two machines. Those two machines will now have exclusive access to each other files and folders while the third machine, which is not included in the Homegroup, will have no access to either of those two machines because of the Homegroup you just set up.

Setting up a Homegroup creates a virtual firewall between the Homegroup machines and the other machines which aren't included in the Homegroup. This firewall works even if sharing is enabled.

You can also share a folder with the PC3 machine by using the Homegroup "Share With" feature, selecting Everyone will allow machines which are outside the Homegroup to have access but only to that folder.

This is exactly why Homegroups was created by Microsoft in the first place, it's not just for sharing Library's like everyone's thinks.

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i want to access other users folder n files occassionally from standard user account, for which i dont to change the access permisions for those files n folders for fears of spread of virus.

i have tried to "run as administrator" explorer, word and excel, which dont prompt for administrator password, but dont let me access other users folder or files.............

i have set the UAC to none

Answer:how do i occassionally access other users folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kf10


i want to access other users folder n files occassionally from standard user account, for which i dont to change the access permisions for those files n folders for fears of spread of virus.

i have tried to "run as administrator" explorer, word and excel, which dont prompt for administrator password, but dont let me access other users folder or files.............

i have set the UAC to none



You cant access other users folders from a std user account I believe. You certainly can as admin. Why dont you want to run as admin again?
Ken

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How I can restrict the space in the folders of the users.This is in Windows NT and the users are already exist.
 

Answer:restrict space in users folders

I don't know how to change the space for the users or if it is even possible, but I can suggest creating partitions for each user (which would be hard) or create one partition of a certain size for the users so that they would would only be able to take up the space on the partitiion. and tell them to keep their folders no bigger than a certain size. if they're nice, they'll listen to you. but at least the partition will keep them limited, even if they try to use more space, they won't be able to.
 

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Hello,
I am running Vista Home Premium and I have 2 user accounts on the laptop. On is the administrator password protected account and the other is just a standard user account. I have been trying to figure out how to set up the folder sharing so that the standard user account can access, and if so desired change documents in the my documents folder or other folders that I set up sharing on. However, no matter what I do when I access the standard user account I still cannot view the my documents folder that is on the administrator account.
I followed all of the steps from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...ver-the-network-from-windows-vista-inside-out but that is not resolving the problem for me. Can someone please tell me what I am missing. I did set the other user to co-owner so that can't be the problem.
Any suggestions???
Thanks So Very Much
 

Answer:share folders between 2 users on same computer

The sharing article you have used is for sharing files over a network rather than sharing files between two users on the same computer. Hopefully someone will come up with an elegant solution but in the meantime two suggestions -

- Try using the Public folder for shared files rather than My Documents, as that's its purpose, or

- When working on files for both users, always work on just one of the two user accounts
 

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Very odd. These look like bogus junction points (symbolic links) in my user directory. Got this after 10049 to 10061 update. Reverted back to 10049 and tried again, same. Clean install 10061 from ISO, same. Did not have this before on any builds. Have included a screenshot and list of current junction points on PC. Any ideas?

more_junctions.txt

Answer:Double Users Folders after 10061

f14tomcat said:

Very odd. These look like bogus junction points (symbolic links) in my user directory. Got this after 10049 to 10061 update. Reverted back to 10049 and tried again, same. Clean install 10061 from ISO, same. Did not have this before on any builds. Have included a screenshot and list of current junction points on PC. Any ideas?



That one threw me ...

They are "bogus" - they're tied to Desktop; not sure how that really works though - a name space?

The left pane in the image below shows a straight C:\Users view of my profile (one instance of the folders), the right pane shows the nav pane view of my profile (two instances of my folders).


These are very real (check the properties and notice that the location tab is the real folder).

Unfortunately, I never delved that deeply into how the how it's all tied together, but there's a difference between the C:\users profile and what gets displayed from the nav pane (going back even earlier to 'my documents' ).

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, maybe a spark will fire up someone's brain cells.

Win10 needs a lot of work. I've been test driving things in real world scenarios using what MS offers - the OS needs work, but the app model needs a lot more. They're joined at the hip tough.

Bill
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We are running Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. We have one drive on our NAS unit (running Windows Storage Server 2003) set up solely for users' home folders, and I discovered today that non-administrative users were able to view and access files in OTHER users' home folders. Obviously that cannot be permitted...the problem is that my predecessor did a horrible job setting up the AD structure...there are only 2 major groups: "Domain Admins" and "Domain Users", both of which are built-in containers. Members of the Domain Admins group have full control of all files and folders, while members of the Domain Users group are limited. I removed the Domain Users group from the share permissions on the Home Folders share, then assigned each user individually full control of folder, subfolders, and files on their Home Folder. However, now all users can access files, but cannot save. The error message every time a non-administrative user tries to save to their Home Folder reads "[File path] You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in the [User Name] folder instead?"

However, the [user name] folder listed IS the user's Home Folder, so if they click Yes, nothing changes. I have been working on this for several hours now and I have no clue what else to try!

NEW INFO: I also just discovered that each user's Home Folder is set to read-only. I can go in and un... Read more

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Everything on my laptop was working just fine. I have a folder called C:\My Documents where I kept a lot of personal files. I moved a folder from that location to another location. And afterwards, everything in the C:\My Documents folder disappeared. I first thought maybe they were accidently dragged to a nearby folder. But can't locate them anywhere.

I then downloaded an undelete program to see if they were deleted, but it was unable to find them. So how does that many files just suddenly disappear? I started researching for this and saw something about C:\users. However, many of the files in there give me an "Access is Denied" error message. I feel that my files are still there somewhere, I'm just unable to retrieve them for some reason.

Can anyone help me with this? All the documents that I've created were in that C:\My Documents folder. I'm running Vista 32bit.

Thanks
KenDawg

Answer:Access is Denied w/many C:\users\ folders

Welcome Ken
First use the computer as little as possible. In the event that the files were deleted they are still on the hard drive. The more you use the computer the more difficult to find the files
Download Shadow Explorer. I am sure they will help you find the files
ShadowExplorer.com - About
After you have found the files, try a System Restore to see if you can make things the way they were prior to the problem.
System Restore - How to

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Hi
I've got folders with names "DefaultAppPool.IIS APPPOOL.xxx" where xxx ranges from 000 to 225, and also "TEMP.IIS APPPOOL.xxx" where xxx also ranges from 000 to 225, all in the C:/Users folder. What are these for?
They are only a problem when I want to scroll through to any of the User folders, but they do seem to have a lot of files in them, all occupying disc space.
Thanks

Answer:Unknown folders in C:/Users in Windows 7

It looks like its been turned on in Windows features. Have a look at this Microsoft answers.

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Hi all
i want normal users i.e. not administrators to be able to share folders and drives
how can i do that.
normal user's were also not able to format pendrives.
but this registry tweak helped fix my problem
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"allocatedasd"="2"
any similar tweak to enable sharing power for normal user.
Thankyou in advance
 

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i found these strange folders under the users folders
and other places... dozens of them...
ones like Send To, Start Menu, Templates, etc

they have shortcut arrows but they are not...
they are file folders and they have no size
and the date is when i installed windows...

if you try to open them access is denied...
but if you delete them they have a size
what are they? why are they there?

they're not the real ones...

Answer:strange folders under users folders...

Do you mean these?
Code:
D:\Users\Nori>dir /a:l
Volume in drive D is Data
Volume Serial Number is 0EE7-5AB6

Directory of D:\Users\Nori

12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Application Data [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Cookies [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Local Settings [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Local]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> My Documents [D:\Users\Nori\Documents]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> NetHood [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> PrintHood [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Recent [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> SendTo [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Start Menu [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
12/11/15 20:02 <JUNCTION> Templates [D:\Users\Nori\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]
0 File(s) 0 bytes
10 Dir(s) 21,224,017,920 bytes free

They are junctions (an alternate route to a directory if you like) Junction Points (Windows)

Don't try to delete them.

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Cannot seem to find the right info on this one. I have been through the GPO settings and have found that nothing really refers to the level of restrictions applied for downloading.How far can the download restrictions go even after choosing the correct user policy?Kind regards

Answer:Power Users vs Restricted Users (for downloads)

I should know the answer to this one ..but my mind has gone blank.... so this will bump it up to the top again.

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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As Administrator, I?ve created my own folders for my documents. These are located in the D: partition of my hard drive; and they are shown in the Library section of the contents of the computer, on the left.
Now, when opening the computer from the Guest Account, my own folders do not appear in the Library, all right. But just below the Library there appears the rest of the computer content, including the D: partition, and any Guest can access all the folders and files there, including my documents.
How can I hide the folders of each User from any other Guests, not only in the Library but also in their actual location in the hard drives?
Thanks for any help.
ACA

Answer:Hiding Users' files from Guest Users

OK this appears to be a simple permissions issue.

go to your root folder on the D: drive and right click the folder and select properties.

on the security tab you should see a list of those who have access to the folder - Make sure that your user has full rights and remove all rights to the "everyone" user group. This when OK'd should xascade down to all files and folders contained in the folder

If you wish you can adjust the rights available to any other particular user on the system - Make sure that you do not remove or change any rights given to system or administrative users unless you fully understand the result

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Answer:Will pfd users be able to update to denim parlally with non pfd users????

Why not. For cyan it was also the case. Unfortunately a problem occurred and that was the reason that pfd were placed on "hold". Only I hope there are not coming major feedbacks on the demin in China in relation with pfd.

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Vivaldi browser heavy users & users share your experience here plzz.

And plzz reply the following in your post ---
1. Are you running Vivaldi as your main browser?
2. Vivaldi 32 or 64 Bits Browser?
3. Vivaldi Installed or Portable/Standalone?
4. Your experience with Vivaldi, add-ons compatibility, features you miss, etc...
 

Answer:Vivaldi Browser Heavy Users & Users

1. Secondary Browser
2. 32 Bits
3. Portable/Standalone
4. Overall experience good. I only use Google Translate & IDM extension. IDM video download bar doesn't appear on videos. I miss inbuilt translator, flash, etc... Sometimes I notice page load takes little time.

And I would like "Open link in new tab" work as Chrome or an option to set that way. "Open link in background tab" is the 3rd option & as a Chrome user I have the habit of clicking 1st option so gets annoying.
 

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I had to enable "Show hidden hidden files" in order to install Wizcrafts' latest Spam Filters for Mailwasher.

There are two new users there. They were created dated today, when I first switched the computer on.

What are they?

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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trying to figuire out what is happening here.

Friend did a system recovery(NOT a system restore) on and older HP XP Home machine with a 30 gig HDD.

i assume he choose the option to save data when he did the recovery...

In using windows explorer , i see users under

C:/documents and settings

Administrator

Administrator.YOUR-27E1513D196

HP-Owner

Hp-Owner.YOUR-27E1513D196



i started to assume the the folders with the "YOUR-27E1513D196" extension are the ones that contain the saved data. but they seem to be the ones currently in use

and though there is no media music and pictures listed in my documents/music with a normal boot if i navigate with windows explorer to one of these other "users" their old music and such is still there.
how do i determine the "in use" folders, can i transfer the data from one to the other then delete the old?

Answer:XP Home HP recovery..users and data folders

Ask your friend...since he seems to have read the manual/instructions for using the HP recovery/restore disks.

If he cannot explain it, I would try the HP website but I would not expect extensive information.

The best source might be your owner's manual for that system.

Louis

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How can i fix this? Any help appreciated.

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A quick background: I installed my copy of Windows 7 to a 64GB SSD, and didn't have the space for my Users folder. Before I discovered Hard Links, I had gone into the registry to change the Users folder from C:\Users to D:\Users. After I discovered Hard Links, I attemted to change the registry entries back to what they were, but I may have messed up. I can't install some programs, because they give me an error #1606, can't find the network path "C::\Users\Public\Desktop."

See, if I type "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" or "C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop" into Explorer, I get directed to the public desktop. But if I use "%PUBLIC%\Desktop," I'm told that it can't find "C::\Users\Public\Public Desktop," similar to the error from the installers. This rings true for all my public folders.

In my opinion, I think that somewhere in my registry, I accidentally messed up, and pointed %PUBLIC% to "C::\Users\Public" instead of "C:\Users\Public." I don't know for sure, I don't even know if there is a key that does this, all I know is that I can't install a bunch of programs I want to, and I'm getting a bit upset. I tried searching the registry for "C::" but got nothing.

What do?

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't find 'C::\Users\Public' folders

Hi -

Let's see what the user shell folders say.

Download & save - http://www.sysnative.com/apps/jcgriff2/user_shell_folders.bat

RIGHT-click on the bat file, "Run as Administrator"

A Notepad will open in a few seconds. Copy/paste the entire contents into your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,
I want to delete some folders that belong to Users Folder, is that going to cause my system problems?

Answer:deleting folders inside Users Folder

Don't delete "Public" or your Account.

If you have enabled the built in Administrator account and are using it then don't delete that.

You can delete the others.

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Does any one know how to create a new permisson throught the registery? I would like to be able to create a 'Viewable' permission so I can prevent users from seeing files they do not have access to. Example:Folder 1 contains folders A, B, and CUser 1 should have access and see all foldersUser 2 has access and should see B and C but not A. I would like to edit permissions on A and specify that user 2 is denied read access and viewable access. When user 2 goes to folder 1 they should see only folders B and CAny help is appreciated.

Answer:Hide files & folders from users in Windows 7

why not set up a guest account and set up the privileges?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Fixing up my parents' old laptop, installed an SSD and reinstalled Windows. Due to small SSD storage, I am moving the default data folders to the secondary 320 HDD. I'm not moving the entire C:\Users folder (so as to keep the \appdata and similar on the SSD), just plan to use the location tab on folder properties for My Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, Desktop, and Downloads.

I'd also like to set up all users to use the same folders, so that all their programs would default to the same location--iow, both users would share the same pictures/video/documents folders instead of having their own. Would this cause any problems, either in programs having issues with the default location, or sharing/ownership conflicts?

For example, I want the pictures folder for BOTH Account1 and Account2 to be D:\Pictures, and not have separate pictures folders under C:\Users\Account1 and C:\Users\Account2.

Alternatively, I could set both users to default to the Public folders, if there's a way to do that.

I know this is a basic question, but I'm not terribly familiar with Windows file sharing and permissions and whatnot. I don't want to break something and then have to remotely troubleshoot a situation. Thank you!

Answer:Able to set all users to share the same default data folders?

Hi one7.

I am not sure if this is exactly what you are after, but you can, in Windows 7, right click on those folders, say 'My Documents'/'My Pictures' and change the library location. So you could change both User A and User B to use \Users\Public Pictures folder (and then remove the \Users\A folder).

You can also 'Include a folder' - so you might be able to include a folder on D: and then point both User A and User B to that folder.

Not sure if this will work too well or if it is what you are after - but hopefully it helps.

Good luck.

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I need to have a document appear in the documents folder of 2 different users so that either one can modify it and the copy in the second user's folder will automatically update. Neither user has direct access to the other's documents. I hope that's clear.

Windows Home Premium 64 bit.

Answer:Can I keep syncronized copies of a document in 2 users folders?

In addition to need to have administrator privileges, you could try to use FreeFileSync for such a task:
FreeFileSync | Free backup software to synchronize files and synchronize folders on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
You want to create a file, and then have this file automatically updated and copied to two separate directories, which in turn, are user folders, so one can't use the other file, only his/hers?, is that something like what you want?, that program can make it happen.

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I'm new to windows 8, There are two accounts on our laptop. My mother is set as the administrator. I am trying to figure out why when I download something it shows up on to her desktop. Also, I have opened my browser and her google settings and bookmarks have come up when she has not logged in to her google account from my user account. I just downloaded aim as well and when she logged in to her user account my buddy list window with my saved information pops up as her account loads. Another thing is I was trying to upload a user photo (in my user account) and her pictures showed up in my account and I couldn't access mine. Does anyone know why our accounts are meshing? I cannot find anything about it online, and I don't know how to fix this! PLEASE HELP!!

Answer:Folders and downloads showing up on other users account???

I am trying to figure out why when I download something it shows up on to her desktop



It's probably best not to save anything to the Desktop but to the Downloads Folder under your login name in C:\Users then point all your downloads to that Folder or move them to that Folder after completing the download. Oops, you are logging in to your own account/name or logging her off then you on? Using Switch User may not always help.

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Is there a way to allow certain users on an xp pc to access private folders of other accounts on another pc.
 

Answer:Solved: Is there a way to allow certain users on an xp pc to access private folders of ....

If PC-2 is XP Pro User5, with NTFS file system and using Advanced File Sharing, can set file permissions any way he/she wishes. Not possible if PC-2 is XP Home.
 

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My c:\Users\<Username> folder is showing TWO OneDrive folders.

firstly, how can two entries of exactly the same name exist in a single folder?

Now, how to handle this?

Though, I don't have to manually access any of these, as I have a separate folder at E:\MyData\OneDrive to which, I copy files and synchronize to cloud.

Still, which one to remove so that it doesn't mess up with my office/ onedrive/ backup/ sync process?

I checked and found that the top one of the two is having the links of all my E: files, and bottom one is empty (just desktop.ini) file.

Thanks.

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Hi there,

We are a company that are saving very large quantity of client information in PDF’s and they are all sorted each and every file into the client’s name folders, we have multiple users working\Modifying\adding these files and folders and it happens a lot of mistakes by users like deleting or moving files and folders and so on…, therefore I am looking for a solution to this to have these folders more secure, I want the users should be able to create\modify\append BUT they should not be able to delete fiels and folders or moving one folder into another by mistake (maybe it should prompt when doing so?), when using Win2K permissions for this by allowing everything and deny “delete” and “delete subfolders and files” I have a problem like when creating a new folder windows automatically saves the folder with the name “New Folder” and if the user will try to change the name this will go into the category of “deleting” so they will be denied.

Please post your ideas and knowledge here, it is very much appreciated.

Thanks-in-Advanced
JoelB
 

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Hello. I have around 15-20 computers that are not connected to a server and I have students that are getting things on the computers they shouldn't and then putting them in folders and hiding the folders. I know I can just go in and choose show hidden folders but I would like to just remove that option for them. I still want them to be able to create folders and use them as normal. I just want to remove their rights to hide folders (escpecially folders they create). Even if I had to remove this option for everyone, I am willing to do it.  I would prefer to do this somehow in the GPO but am willing to change the Registry. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Remove or Grey out Attributes on all folders for users

Sorry, but I know nearly nothing about Group Policy.
 
You might want to post this in another forum (such as networking or software - maybe business applications or the Server OS's)
Title it with a reference to Group Policy in order to attract those who know about it.

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Anyone out there a whizz with Outlook 2003, in particular the proxy mailbox settings?

I have a user who used to have proxy rights to the inbox only of another mailbox, but this has now changed. It is easy enough to add inbox access by using File, Open, Other Users Folder etc. but how do you then remove that inbox from the list that appears under File, Open?

I have changed their mailbox rights on the server so they are no longer able to open the inbox, but ideally I need to remove the inbox from this list as for office politics I don't want the new user to know that they used to have this permission and now don't.

Have already searched the MS online help and not found anything so any ideas appreciated as don't really want to have to reinstall Outlook to get rid of it.
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Open Other Users Folders

The only way I've found to clear this list is to rebuild the Outlook profile. If someone else has a better fix, that would be great.
 

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hi all,
i would like to share / discuss an alternative method to move all folders and subfolders of your user home directory from the system partition to a new one.

here's what i did:
- clean install of windows 7 rc1 to a new 40gb partition on a new 250gb hdd and leave the rest unalocated
- enabling the windows buildin administrator account
- login as administrator
- rename c:\users\[user_name] to c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- create an empty folder c:\users\[user_name]
- create a new ntfs volume and mount it to c:\users\[user_name]
- use robocopy in windows cmdline like this:
robocopy c:\users\[user_name_orig] c:\users\[user_name] /COPYALL /E /R:0
- login as [user_name]
- if everithing works as expected, delete c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- proceed with costumization, installation of apps, and so on ...

awaiting your comments & suggestions

regards obogosa

Answer:moving users folders - alternative method

  
Quote: Originally Posted by obogosa


hi all,
i would like to share / discuss an alternative method to move all folders and subfolders of your user home directory from the system partition to a new one.

here's what i did:
- clean install of windows 7 rc1 to a new 40gb partition on a new 250gb hdd and leave the rest unalocated
- enabling the windows buildin administrator account
- login as administrator
- rename c:\users\[user_name] to c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- create an empty folder c:\users\[user_name]
- create a new ntfs volume and mount it to c:\users\[user_name]
- use robocopy in windows cmdline like this:
robocopy c:\users\[user_name_orig] c:\users\[user_name] /COPYALL /E /R:0
- login as [user_name]
- if everithing works as expected, delete c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- proceed with costumization, installation of apps, and so on ...

awaiting your comments & suggestions

regards obogosa



I tried something similar to an XP computer several months back, and it just about killed the entire system as far as the user account is concerned. There is one MAJOR flaw in your technique:

While you can copy the user folders. etc to another location, what about the thousands of registry entries that point to the original " c:\users\[user_name]"? I haven't tried mounting an NTFS volume into a folder, but I guess that could work.

You are still however, copying way to much redundant information that serves no real purpose... Read more

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I am trying to use Kari's xml script For sysprep to move users folders during installation - something is going wrong.
I'm using a Windows 7 Enterprise iso burned from MS Volume Licensing download which already has SP1 integrated. Windows 7 installs fine, and I can get into audit mode.
When I run the script, PerfLogs, Program Files, Program Files (x86),Users, and Windows directories are created on my E drive.
All these files still exist on the C drive. I'm thinking that maybe file locations/ names on the iso are different than a retail disk, but I don't know enough about sysprep to understand what is going wrong. Any thoughts?? Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Move Users Folders XML sysprep FAILS HELP!

Problem solved. I did a clean install of Win7, ran the xml file again, and it worked fine.

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