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Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Question: Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

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Answer: Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.

Kari

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Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.

Kari

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

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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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I have migrated my Windows 7 OS to a SSD, but my Users folder is too large to migrate. I am going to set a junction between C:\Users on my SSD and F:\Users on the HDD where my OS was originally. The instructions I have read indicate that I need to rename the C:\Users folder in order to set the junction, since it will not work if there is still a folder named C:\Users. However, there is no ""Rename" option available when I right-click on C:\Users. In fact, several of the folders in the root directory of C:\ have no "Rename" option.

How do I get the option to rename this folder back?

Thanks.

Answer:Unable to rename Users folder

I would not move the Users folder, just move Documents, Downloads, etc using the location tabs.

I say this since it can cause issues with the system,

User Folders - Change Default Location

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After discovered that my C:\Users folder was shared by default, I right clicked the folder and unchecked "Share this folder" in Advanced Sharing under Share tab. I also went into Control Panel - Folder Options - View and unchecked "Use Sharing Wizard". However, as soon as the computer restarts, the C:\Users folder is back to being shared again. "Use Sharing Wizard' under Folder Options remains unchecked after reboots. I am using Windows 8 Pro. Any idea the reason the setting is not saved?

Answer:unable to un-share C:\Users folder

Besides unchecking the advanced sharing for the User folder you will also need to go into the Security tab and remove Everyone from the share with list.

You will want to go to local disk C, right click the User folder, choose "share with" then choose Advanced Sharing, Security tab, highlight Everyone, click edit, click the Remove tab with Everyone highlighted, the Everyone entry will be removed, you will need to hit "Continue" a bunch of times as the new security settings are applied to all User folders.

Your problem should now be fixed.

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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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Why are there 56 temp users in my Users folder? They don't appear in the regular Windows' User Accounts, so I can't delete them there. Should I just delete all these folders?
 

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Hi,

I recently upgraded windows 7 onto both my laptop and desktop PC's. Initially, when I viewed the network tab in explorer, it used to bring up a list of my computers, of which I could then pick one, expand the list and see the corresponsing drives attached.

Today, I (stupidly) set up a homegroup. deciding i didn't really need it, i then deleted it! however, now when i expand the computers under the network tab, i cannot see the drives anymore. i can only see a folder labelled "Users".

Does anyone have any idea how i can get it to revert to what it used to show?

many thanks,

mike

Answer:Unable to view network drive, only "users" folder

You will need to make sure that you officially "leave" the Homegroup to fix that particular problem. After that you will want to set up a Workgroup type of network.

Homegroup - Leave

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
Now that the system is up and running, I've noticed that the backup 'Users' folder is being 'seen' by Win10 as a system folder, resulting in my inability to rename it etc.
Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
Now that the system is up and running, I've noticed that the backup 'Users' folder is being 'seen' by Win10 as a system folder, resulting in my inability to rename it etc.
Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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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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Got my permissions meshed-up (do not ask how).
Want them restored to what it should be.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

bump
 

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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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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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Hi,

I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.

Thanks
Kambiz

Answer:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.

Kambiz
Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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Question: Users Folder

Hi everyone, this is my first post here, i hope it goes here
Well, thing is I'm that sort of user who likes his OS to be as clean, clear and minimalistic as possible.
Thus I like my comp to have only one download location, only 1 temp folder, etc.

Regarding users folder I don't know how windows works with these folders, because in every Windows OS I can recall, there have been always multiple folders, even if you set your computer to work with only one user that is you, the absolute and total administrator. Then you can see a default user, a "yourusername" folder, a public folder, an all user folder. Also when installing software sometimes they put their shortcuts into default, sometimes into all and sometimes just in yourusername user folder. Is it safe to delete all folders but the "yourusername" folder? if not, which are the folders you have to keep? Is there a way to make these folders to converge into one?

A thing i hate is installing software and not knowing where did it put archives into my computer. I usually check the program files folder, but have seen many times left over folders, some empty some not. Then again the users folder is a mystery to me as if it will keep files from a never used again software forever or not.

There is also a Program Data hidden folder.

Can anyone help me with this questions please?

Answer:Users Folder

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...ocus-libraries

http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/productivity/files.aspx

Hope you find the information useful.

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I'm just setting up a Windows 7 PC on our network, and I went to add an icon to the 'all users' folder and its not there! With multiple users on a single PC, how do I add shortcuts and universal startup programs without this?

Answer:Where has 'all users' folder gone?

It's under C:\users\All users

But this only works if the install program "says for this user only" or fr "all users"

It wouldn't work anyway, because there are no registry entries on the other users account

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i was trying to show my hidden folder in c\users\ricky\ by going through right click properties- show hidden, after that ricky disappeared, so i did the same in Users, now my users folder is gone, i cant access system restore, Ricky is available through the side pane, but says the folder is empty, cant access hidden options through the control panel, or through tools, or organize, iv searched and all i could find was those fixes, since i cant access them im screwed. i have win7 ultimate 32bit

Answer:Users folder is gone from C

you say you cant access organize whats the error message ?

the normal route would be when in a folder click organize then the view tab then click the radio button show hidden files folders and drives then apply ?

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When I go into the USERS folder in control panel in XP PRO there is nothing there. Anyone help?

Answer:Nothing in USERS folder in XP

help!

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Question: Users folder

What happens if I erase folder users in C directory. This damages the computer?

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Question: All Users folder

Under local disk>Users>All Users, its says unspecified (47) and I am the only user on this pc. Why are these listings here? Is it right or do I need to delete. Screenshot

Answer:All Users folder

Hi Ronny,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure what the folders with the long numbers belong to. Since the All Users folder is a hidden system folder, you should be careful what you delete in it. You might run Disc Cleanup. If they are junk files, they should be included in Disc Cleanup to be removed. This would be a safer alternative.

Disk Cleanup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Users Folder

Does anybody have an idea how I can stop the "users folder" openning up everytime I go into Windows Explorer? As it's a bit annoying having to keep scrolling up through loads of folders just to get to my hard drive icon. I've looked at the users folders properties but there doesn't appear to be any settings that relate to this.

Answer:Users Folder

click hereclick hereclick hereA few options there, but I'm wandering if some of the "tweaking" programs will do this. I don't use one so can't help here.

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I don't need an all users section being the only user. It is very tedious when you have to browse through the all users path to get to your own folder. Can I get rid of "all users" ?

Answer:All Users folder in XP

Why do you have to go through it? Surely your own section is separate from All Users.Also this folder will contain information relevant to your account.Further to that software will add entries there to so delete it and it'll probably come back.

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I am looking at a client's Packard Bell desktop that suffered a Windows 8.1 crash, and now it won't boot. Automatic Repair doesn't fix it. The disk is partitioned into a Packard Bell logical partition, a Data logical partition, and a Recovery logical partition. Most of the folders on the Packard Bell partition are still there (Program Files and Program Files <x86> for example), but the Users folder isn't there, and the only folder in Windows is Logs, which doesn't contain any Windows information anyway! The only folders on Data are System Recovery Information and Recycle Bin. (The files aren't in the Recycle Bin either.) Ubuntu and TestDisk cannot see those folders either. Running a chkdsk after listing the drive letters from the Command Prompt in Windows 8 Recovery found and fixed some errors, but that didn't make a difference. I am running a virus scan using a boot disk, 2 viruses were found, but 454 errors were too, and now it is going through the healing process, the 'error' files it can't find (I think because it cannot find the files!) Taking the disk out and putting it into another system probably won't make any difference either. I have Googled it, but with no luck. Any clues?
 

Answer:Users folder disappeared

It looks like your only option is recovery software, both Piriform and EaseUS have decent programs but for a job this size you may have to buy a license.
 

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I am working on a friends machine, (Win10) and for some reason there is a Users folder on the desktop. It is not a copy nor a shortcut, and there is another Users folder in C/: User/User which is exactly the same.
As a test I deleted one picture out of the desktop/User/pictures folder on the desktop and it deleted the picture out of the C/: User/User/pictures folder. It appears that if I delete anything out of the desktop users folder it will also delete it out of the main users folder. The desktop folder exactly mimics the users folder on C:/ drive.
How do I get rid of the Desktop Users folder, as I am worried she will get into it and delete something? She likes an uncluttered desktop, and is liable to delete this folder. It was here when I got the computer and I don't know how she got it on the desktop.
I can find no way to move it, as Properties doesn't show up, either right clicking or in the ribbon. When I go into the desktop through users it does not appear in the desktop folder nor in the public or default section of the users/desktop, only on the screen desktop.


Picture of right click mouse on folder.



Picture of the opened User folder on the desktop.

Any help appreciated.
 

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In docs and settings my All Users folder has disappeared. I can see it if I go to 'Tools\Folder Options' and click 'View\Hide Protected System Files'. The only problem is that then I have all the world and his wife visible. Does anyone know how I can restore this folder to it's rightful place. By the way I also can't change the tab in the All Users folder properties box to make the file unhidden.

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While I was searching for something, my C:/users folder disappeared.

So my desktop lost all its folders and some icons and shortcuts. And of course I had no 'Documents' folder, etc.

I then discovered that I had no System Restore points (I've created some now)...

I finally managed to work out that somehow 'show hidden filles and folders' had been un-ticked.

So I ticked that option, and now all the missing items are back - but they're all 'pale' and all the icons within those folders are 'pale' as well.

What does this mean? I can open the files and folders ok.

TIA

rob
 

Answer:C:/users folder disappeared!

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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I accidentally set my Contacts folder through the properties to C:\Users\(username) instead of C:\Users\(username)\Contacts and now I can't move it back.

Someone please help.

I was trying to move all the references to that folder to the D:\ drive so they wouldn't be wiped every time I reinstalled the OS.

The removal of the simple all-encompassing My Documents is really bloody stupid, in my opinion.

Oh yeah, the error message is "Folder can not move because there is a non redirectable folder at the same path. Access is denied"... but there is no Contacts folder in the same directory there. I'm highly confused.
 

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Hi there,

Im sorry if this is simple, but i was on my account trying to unhide a folder in the users folder and then it started updating all the folders, once it had done this i can now longer see any documents, music, pictures or anything, not even the recycling folder...everything has gone, but when i go show info on a song on itunes it says the usual (being where the music is stored:users/userdocs etc) but it does still let me play it, so i know its all there but just hidden!

My lack of computer skills and trying to be clever means i have no idea what i have done!

Please, how do get all my stuff back, many thanks for your help in advance, and happy new year!

Answer:Users folder hidden

Hello Maattack, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did not try to move them, then see if doing only steps 22-24 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below for each user folder may be able to unhide them for you.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi!
I have folder on server that is used from clients application to read content of that folder!
So folder need to be shared, but also I need to specified users for that folder!

How can I specified user for this folder, for example if I have client user with name John how I can set that only that user can open this folder?

Many thanks!

Answer:Shared folder users!

This tutorial will help you figure that out. You can set permissions for individual users along the way.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ns.html?filter

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In docs and settings my All Users folder has disappeared. I can see it if I go to 'Tools\Folder Options' and click 'View\Hide Protected System Files'. The only problem is that then I have all the world and his wife visible. Does anyone know how I can restore this folder to it's rightful place. By the way I also can't change the tab in the All Users folder properties box to make the file unhidden.

Answer:All Users Folder Missing

click here

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Question: move users folder?

Hi.
I have Windows installed on an SSD drive.
I want to reroute all the users folder to another drive (D:\)

is this possible? if so how?

What about changing the specified installation folder for program files and program files (x86) to point to the D:\ drive also?

how can I do this safely and making sure that it will not make Windows go a bit dodgy and still have Windows Updates successfully download and install?

Answer:move users folder?

You can relocate the "My Documents" folder for your account from it's properties dialog. I don't think you can move the entire users folder, at least not without problems.

As for the for the program files folder: There is a registry entry that will move this but Microsoft does not support or recommend it's use, and does warn that there are a number of issues in doing this. Moving existing applications is asking for trouble.

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Hi everyone, I really need help on this so I will try to include as much detail so you guys don't get confused at what I'm talking about.

Heres what happened:

1) I was clearing up space on my hard drive and deleting stuff that I don't need.

2) I came across C:\Windows.old\windows folder and saw that it was about 13 gigabytes - and seeing that it's from windows.old, I deleted the windows folder contained there.




3) After deleting C:\Windows.old\windows , I find out that my C:\Windows.old\users folder is empty, how is this possible?


Is there any way to locate my files, I KNOW that they are still there - but there must be some strange bug or something idk, cause all I deleted was the "windows" folder and suddenly my users folder becomes empty. Help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Users folder empty?!

Was there anything in it?

you can try this to recover it,

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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compulsory sharing of users folder allover the LAN is very annoying. I see this quite a mistake
How to unshare it?

Answer:How to unshare (users) folder

right click on shared folder
share with --> NOBODY
i had problems with it too, but finally found it

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I have used CK Folder (freeware) for many years because all it requires is a simple right click to open a box to create a new folder.

It used to work regardless how many layers deep I was in a tree but now, it only seems to work on the first level if at all. I have reinstalled it and that did not help. Apparently, there was only one version of it and it is very old.

I found a new program (freeware) to put a little box on the menu bar of Windows Explorer and it works perfectly but CK Folder is more conveniet.

Anyone else had this problem and fixed it? Anyone know of another similar program either free or commercial?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Any CK Folder users here?

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Hello!
I have just a little query really.
I have a 175GB C: Windows drive.
At the moment it has 102GB used.
However 47.5GB is the C: Windows/Users folder.
I have moved all the pictures, videos and music from this folder to their own dedicated drives, but 47.5GB still seems rather a lot.
Are there any files that Windows creates in the Users folder, that I don't need?
Cheers,
Colin

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Im on a network with two computers running Win 7 Home. I want to share the Public folder on my laptop to my desktop, so I can transfer files, but nothing else. My roommates have access to the desktop, and I dont want them getting into my pictures and documents.

I have set up sharing, and when I go to the Desktop, I am able to see my Public folder, and my User folder (Chris). The problem is, I cannot unshare the Chris folder, which is the one with all my pics and documents. I have right clicked it on my laptop, and hit share with-nobody, and went into the sharing properties, and uncheck the share button, but no matter what, it still shows up. If i right click the whole Users folder, and unshare that, it works, but then I dont get access to the Public folder either.

Can anyone help? I read a few threads on here about this same issue, but it seems nobody ever figured it out.

Answer:Unshare my Users folder

you can try and set the permissions to were only you can read them. Does that work?

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I often make new accounts and then delete them after using it. However, I recently realized that the account folders still appear in C:/Users. What would happen if I delete those folders, it shouldn't change anything should it, I mean I already deleted the account itself.

Edit: I can't delete the folders even if I want to, help please?

Answer:What happens if you delete a folder in C:/Users

Hi did you use this method How to Delete a Windows 7 User Folder | Chron.com

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Will any issues occur if I do so, given I'm the computers only user? Is it ok to store files for programs that would normally be installed in user folders outside of user folders? If not, is there any reason to use user folders if there is only 1 user?

Answer:Is it ok to keep files outside of the users folder?

You can install or put files wherever you want. However, the program will need to know where to look for such files.

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Hi, I moved my users folder to my secondary drive, but now the disk shows within the users folder. I know it doesn't affect performance-wise, ut I'd like to avoid possible directory issues.
Thanks!

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Hi, I moved my users folder to my secondary drive, but now the disk shows within the users folder. I know it doesn't affect performance-wise, ut I'd like to avoid possible directory issues.
Thanks!

Answer:D: disk within users folder. Help?

Exactly how was the Users folder moved? Reason for asking: the answer will probably help others who have been there/done that successfully to give you their answer as to the disk-within-folder situation. I want to learn more about this.

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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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Recently I formatted my Acer Laptop and when it was done resetting I was in a little hurry to do the setup thing so I accidentally put my name instead of 'Nash' I put '<g class="gr_ gr_71 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling
ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="71" id="71">nashg</g>' so now when I, for example, go to the roaming folder it shows                             
        C:\Users\nashg\AppData\Roaming
so is there a way to change the <g class="gr_ gr_72 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="72" id="72">nashg</g> to Nash?
when I went to the user's folder to change the name it wouldn't let me because there was no rename option.So if anyone could please help that would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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Hi I have recently noticed that in my c:users folder I have a folder called TEMP, I am certain that it wasn't there before and it is modified every time I boot up the computer. When I look inti this folder there isn't anything in there. Is it normal to have this folder?

Answer:temp folder in c:\users

Temporary folders can be placed anywhere. Check the environmental variables (Start-> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment variables). Usually there are two temporary folders, TEMP and TMP defined for every user, as well as for the system. I usually put them away where I am unlikely to look, just to reduce clatter. It could be that in your system one of these folders is set to be in C:\Users.

Otherwise, check if you have installed any new programs recently, some programs create their own temporary folders.

Finally, if the folders is accessed at start-up, then you could look into the system's logs to find out which process is looking into the folder.

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I'm somewhat confused over correct way to achieve something.

I have only just upgraded to W7

Previously I had OS on my C drive and 'user' folders on a physically different drive.

I have done a little googling .. some results show multiple pages on text on how to do this, another use 'mlink'
another using robocopy & whole load of cmd line stuff, another says do it within users profile setting.

What is the simple way of moving the 'users' folder (with the number of sub user folders) to a different drive, and removing the original folders ... i.e. keeping the house clean.

Purpose is to keep user data such as my documents etc ... separate from ... so OS partition does not run out of space.

Answer:Moving users folder

This is the method I used, and I believe the least likely to cause bad juju:

1. create a user folder on your secondary drive.
2. open your user folder (done by clicking on the arrow at the far left of the address bar, then selecting your name)
3. right-click on the first item then choose "preferences"
4. click on the "location" tab
5. enter the address of the new location. what I do is just copy the new user folder's address (EG: "D:/User/") to the clipboard, then highlight everything before the folder name and paste the new adders (EG: Default is C:/users/"username"/Desktop, highlight the "C:/users/"username"/" part and then ctrl+v)
6. click OK.
7. it will ask if you want to create that folder. click ok
8. it will ask if you want to move contents to the new folder. if you want to, then do that.
9. repeat steps 3 through 8 for all folders.

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I have recently pulled a friends hard drive from his system. He says the system is dead. He wants to get his documents from his folder, and any music as well. I pulled the drive and slaved it to my system where I have an admin account. It won't let me take ownership. Is there anything I am missing. I tried to change owners, as well as grant myself permission.

Is there something I am missing.
 

Answer:Can't take ownership of a users folder

What's the error message it gives you? You could try using icacls.exe command line tool.
 

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I just built a new computer and have a 240g ssd as my c drive. I'm pleasantly surprised about how many apps along with wind 10 I've been able to install to it (I'm, as I type, downloading doom from steam on it), but I know I'll soon reach a limit.
Does anyone recommend a way to move the users folder to my conventional hd or not recommend moving it?

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I've got a laptop where there were errors when trying to log in, I removed the hard drive and connected it to desktop and found the entire Users folder was missing!
 
Although in the C:/ there is a Users file with 0kb size which I'm sure is the Users folder but some how changed to a file by corruption or virus?
 
(Pic attached)
 
Have done chkdsk /r but no change.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks

Answer:Users Folder Missing

Open an elevated command prompt and type this and see if it fixes it.
 
attrib -s -h c:\users

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I have 2 partitions in my PC. One is an SSD one is an HDD.
 
It seems that Windows 10 put my users folder by default  onto the SSD. I'd much rather it be on the HDD. Is it possible to move? My SSD isn't very large.
 
Also, my user folder has a ridiculous name on it. It was cool when I was in high school when I first made my MSN account but it is a blight on my system. Can I change the name? lol
 
 
 
 

Answer:Is it possible to move my Users/App folder?

Hi TheEclipse It's possible to relocate your userprofile folder to another partition. I suggest you to create a System Restore point or having a back-up solution first in case it goes South.http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.htmlIt's also possible to rename your userprofile folder.http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/147545-user-profile-folder-change-user-account-folder-name.htmlThis guide is for Windows 7 but it should apply under Windows 10 as well. Once again, be careful when following this procedure.

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When I click into C: Drive>Users> I have Public and Phil. I presume that the Phil folder points to the folder with all the My Pictures etc in. But I cannot access it. It says it is a file and not a folder.

I checked on my mums computer as she has windows 7, and if i click into the users folder there, it shows hers up as a folder and can navigate through it fine.

I have on my desktop a folder that I can get to the My Pics etc but I would have thought that in the users folder, there would have been a folder the same.

Is it unusual to have a file in there instead of it being a folder?

Hope you all understand where i'm coming from.

Regards

Phil

Answer:Users Folder Problem?

Not sure what's going on , but do you have aWindows Explorer icon next to the Start Menu button on the Taskbar? That will take you to Libraries where you should find Music, Videos,etc.
Or, you should be able to get to them from the Start Menu itself.

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While setting up my notebook, I spelled my user name incorrectly. I've changed the user name but can't rename C:\users\(user name). Can someone help me correct this silly mistake?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Answer:Change Users\folder name

The easiest thing to do would be to just create a new user account and delete the one with the error, after you've logged in with the new account, choosing to save the files from it and just drop them into the new account. Changing the name is probably possible in safe mode, but I seriously doubt you'll ever have a stable account as long as you continue to use it after that. There are too many little registry entries and accompanying data that follows a user account. This is the reason the system will not allow you to rename the folder it's ALWAYS, in use.

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The settings (ie. the desktop configuration and the start menu' short cuts) in the All Users folder is not being set up (or loaded for) the the different users in Windows XP Pro. Reloaded from XP Home, still have problem.
 

Answer:All Users folder problem

All Users is what is the same for the different aspects. I think what you're talking about is "Default User", which is hidden in the Documents and Setings folder
 

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Whilst playing around with maps trying to get a Source game server to work earlier I accidently opened my Users folder and inside were only 2 files. HRUPPROG.DIE.NOW and a similarly named file that was .txt instead. I did a bit of digging and came across a similar issue here but I am unsure if that particular fix would work for me and that the chap was constantly warned not to proceed without assistance. I'm not too sure when this would've made it's way into my system as I on occasions run servers from this box so the machine is never off so I never had the containing folder pop up as seems to be a normal symptom. I can't delete the files without first giving the non txt file administrator access, something I am hesitant to do given the circumstances.
 
AVG Free 2014 and Malware Bytes failed to detect an issue although MB did remove about 35 PUP's but it's not fixed the issue. A system restore also failed to do the trick.
 
Following the advice given to someone with a similar issue by nasdaq I've compiled the following logs: DDS, AdwCleaner, RogueKiller and ComboFix. After having run combofix the folder AppData returned to my Users folder but HRUPPROG is still there, unable to be removed. To avoid useless posting I shall hang onto these logs until requested.
 
Here is a link to destraction9's similar topic in which he was aided by nasdaq: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493111/hrupprogdienow-on-startup/

Answer:HRUPPROG.DIE.NOW in Users folder

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Following the advice given to someone with a similar issue by nasdaq I've compiled the following logs: DDS, AdwCleaner, RogueKiller and ComboFix. After having run combofix the folder AppData returned to my Users folder but HRUPPROG is still there, unable to be removed. To avoid useless posting I shall hang onto these logs until requested.Please post the logs and will take it from there.

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I'm looking at getting a solid state HD to put Windows boot files on. 120Gb ones look 'reasonable' these days at around ?150.
Although I have 4 x 500Gb at the moment, my Photos and Games are on separate drives, but my Windows drive is using around 160Gb mainly because my User folder is there with Documents, Music, etc.
Can this be relocated? If so, how?
Thanks.

Answer:Can Users Folder Be Put on Different Drive?

Hello Imacken,

This can help show you how to.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have always partitioned my PC such that programme files and systm are on one partition, and data on another. With W7, if you have several users, the default location is C:/ Users/ Username.I believe it is complicated to move this folder.I have ceated, in the other "F" partition, a similar filing system to W XP - ie My Documents ,with sub folders for music,Word, Pictures etc.How do I direct data from users to this F partition, as it is much larger than the system one? At the moment I use "Save as" to send data there.

Answer:Users folder/ data in W7

Not sure its the best option but i would just log on as administrator and copy/paste it over to F from each user.i expect there is an easier option that someone can suggest.

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Hi all,
I recently had a forced upgrade of windows 8.1 and now when Im looking for my windows.old folder from when I had windows 7, the users folder is no longer available therefore my work is missing from that folder. I can't seem to locate any of my old stuff.
Any help appreciated
Thanks..

Answer:Windows.old folder Users

Did the setup ever mention keeping your files, programs, etc?
Also what do you mean by "forced upgrade"?

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I find my users folder shared sometimes when i go into my root drive. I promptly unshare it and it stays that way for a little while before sharing itself again. is there any know reason for this? I admin quite a bundle of computers for my friends and family and i have noticed that some of their machines will, as well, do this from time to time.

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Hi... my name is kungfupanda from indonesia...
i am going to do a clean install of windows 7...
i'd like to ask,
1) how to move the user folders from C to D?

what folders can i move? is it only pics/vids/docs/downloads only.

or can i move the desktop folder too?
*without removing the e
ntire user profile to D*
is it safe to move the my docs/my vids/my pics to partition D from the default C (win 7 partition)?

2) I read somewhere that there is a way to move the entire user profile to partition D when you do a clean windows 7 install?
may i ask which one is safer...?
move the entire user profile to D on a clean install?
or move the my docs/my vids/my pics only...?
so sorry and many thank you's....

kungfupanda

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I copy my users folder so I get all the information in it and windows somehow has the ability to have 2 folders named USERS that must be merged. How is it that two folders with the name users exists. Why is it when I copy a group of files and folders that the computer wants to overwrite one file with another. THis just baffles. me IN dos you cant have two folders or files with the same name It wont let you. So how does this work out like this.

Answer:why cant we copy users folder

I get that error all the time when I accidentally highlighted the same folder in both the copy board and the paste board -- simply reject the offer to merge.

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Yep. Profiles. Again. Just curious... what if I just dump the contents of what I would normally put in the default profile, but instead, to all users...

My only concern is all users is a little more out there and public than default is. Can I lock it somehow so you either need a password to change the contents, or at least make it hidden without screwing anything else up?

Answer:Is there a way I can set the All Users folder, and lock it?

By default only Administrators, Power Users and System have permission to change files in the All Users folder, I believe. Users have the ability to read and execute but not write.
I don't see why you couldn't make it hidden, then don't allow users to see hidden folders.
They can't really do anything to begin with though. On all my machines the All Users folder is there, nothing has ever happened.

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I was currently fixing my folder i cons because they were yellow instead of green,
i replaced the desktop.ini for all the folders .
then i went to command prompt and typed this in
attrib +r Admin\Desktop
and now he User is desktop:

BUT WAIT!!!
when i click it and i go to the top it says
"C:\Users\Admin\" :


What
?I tried viewing hidden folders but nothing...Thanks your help is appreciated

Answer:Users Folder With Wrong Name

Just remove C:\Users\Desktop folder.Do you mean when you already have enabled "showing hide files and folders" it is still unvisible?Use any external file manager to view for example popular Total Commander,there are also many good freeware file managers as well ;freeCommander example

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Does the Users folder have to be relocated to an empty drive on an existing win 10 installation, or is any local drive ok?

Answer:Relocating Users Folder

If you are referring to the method told in this tutorial, the drive or partition used should not contain any Windows system files and folders from any previous install. Other than that it doesn't have to be empty although it is recommended.

Kari

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Hello, I've recently installed windows 8 and during the installation I found out I already made a Microsoft account with my email.
That was no problem, it actually saved me time, so after the installation was finished and windows was set up I opened the windows explorer, where I found out my user folder (in C:/Users) was named sjoer_000. I found it a bit disturbing as it seems windows has made that name up so searched how to change the name (I didn't wanted to break something by changing it manually). The first thing I found didn't work. You had to navigate to the menu you get when you type "lusrmgr.msc" on the startscreen (I think you could access it by pressing win+x+g, then computer management, then system tools and then something like local users and groups). But I couldn't find it and after some searching again I found out it was for Windows 8 Pro only. Great, so that wasn't going to work. Another thing with regedit didn't work too probably because of the same reason; the standard versions lacks the feature.

So what I tried after that was creating a new user account with the good name (I think it was a local account) and then I lost my original account and tried restored it with some backup from WinTransfer, but cancelled it somewhere in the process. I also made a Microsoft account with a different email (it might have been the same email, I don't remember).

I did some other things, not sure what, and all that created a big mess. Now I finally have my normal... Read more

Answer:Delete C:/Users/#name# folder

Hi Sjoerd,

you may find an answer and sollution in this tutorial ==> User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

At the bottom of that page are some "related tutorials" which may have some relevant information.

Good luck with it!

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I have installed the folder lock 6 trial version and used it to lock some important folders and I can clearly remember the password but still I can't access these folders or even unlock the folders because they ask me to browse a locker to open but I don't know where to look as when I made the locker I didn't choose specific place so I think there is a default place or something.Please I really need help and I would be really grateful.
 

Answer:Folder lock users please HELP!!

Are you the administrator? Have you tried uninstalling the software?
 

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

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