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New unknown users have appeared in my Users folder.

Question: New unknown users have appeared in my Users folder.

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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"Ireally need someone to help. I have a broadband cable modem which is through my cable company. Vista home. When i open my network folder I have different users/pc in it. I am NOT connected to any routers or such, so this is weird to me. I have call tech support many times with NO help. My mom, uncle and a few other people I talked to said they have the same problem. and they aren't connected to routers either. I have tried Windows defense, Norton, AVG, Spybot and they don't turn anything up. I have no idea whats going on or how to get rid of them. I know they are using my internet because when I check the sites i visited through cmd it shows sites i have never heard of. One was even a hacker site. They are really slowing down my computer and internet. Please help!"
I was told to repost this here with Hijackthis results. So I hope someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:38 AM, on 1/4/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 ... Read more

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I really need someone to help. I have a broadband cable modem which is through my cable company. Vista home. When i open my network folder I have different users/pc in it. I am NOT connected to any routers or such, so this is weird to me. I have call tech support many times with NO help. My mom, uncle and a few other people I talked to said they have the same problem. and they aren't connected to routers either. I have tried Windows defense, Norton, AVG, Spybot and they don't turn anything up. I have no idea whats going on or how to get rid of them. I know they are using my internet because when I check the sites i visited through cmd it shows sites i have never heard of. One was even a hacker site. They are really slowing down my computer and internet. Please help!
 

Answer:Solved: Help Me Please! unknown users in Network folder

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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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PROBLEM: "unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

I have Windows 7, 64-bit.

The Properties/Security box of my "C:\Users\[my name]" folder lists two Users called
"Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001)"
and, "Home Users", in addition to the legitimate Users "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and
"[my name]".

After deleting the computer's Limited Acct, the 2 Users are still listed.

"S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001" is not found by the Yahoo Search
Engine. The Windows folder-specific search engine for "C:" and for "Users" searches essentially
indefinitely. That for the folder named after myself finds nothing.

Especially regarding "S-...", is this caused by malware ? Would deleting either or both of these
Users cause harm ?

Answer:"Unknown Users" listed in Properties/Security of a folder

Hi -
What are the names of the accounts?

By any chance - TrustedInstaller, Authenticated Users, Administrators, SYSTEM, ...?
Do the additional unnamed users show up on all files?

Do you have any problems accessing the files?

See what happens if you remove the users from one of the files.

Thank You -

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

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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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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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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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PROBLEM: "unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

I have Windows 7, 64-bit.

The Properties/Security box of my "C:\Users\[my name]" folder lists two Users called
"Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001)"
and, "Home Users", in addition to the legitimate Users "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and "[my name]".

After deleting the computer's Limited Acct, the 2 Users are still listed.

"S-1-5-21-879640176-2077098734-2292519611-1001" is not found by the Yahoo Search Engine. The Windows folder-specific search engine for "C:" and for "Users" searches essentially indefinitely. That for the folder named after myself finds nothing.

Especially regarding "S-...", is this caused by malware ? Would deleting either or both of these Users cause harm ?

Thanks.

Answer:"unknown Users" are listed in Properties/Security of a folder.

Account Unknown can come from a previous installation or from an account that previously existed but has since been deleted. And you will not find anything within the search engines about the long string of numbers because it is unique on most computers. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifier

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A folder has appeared in my root directory that I do not recognise and do not know where it came from. It is called ?a92f28af02af7354aad6? and contains what seems to look like important files. According to the properties dialog it was created on the 27th February this year, but I do not recall doing anything important then.Examples of file names that are in there are ntoskrnl and spuninst. From the names, these look like a kernel file and a program to remove a service pack but I am unsure. Can this folder be removed?

Answer:Unknown folder has appeared

apparently to do with one of microsoft windows updates info here click here

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hi,

i was in my downloads folder on my laptop, and noticed a file I hadn't seen before, it was a zip file and when I opened it, it contained Psd. documents that i had created literally years ago, and never opened since. the strange thing is that in properties, it tells me that the zipfile, and files within the zip, were last created and modified on the 15th oct 2012. which would be ten days ago. also i says that the time which i it was created was 9:30am. i know that my computer is never on that early in the morning So, my question is, does/can windows create a folder of its own accord? is this a case of ghosts in the machine?

please help, i really don't like not understanding things to do with my own stuff!


thanks y'all

Answer:unknown zip folder appeared

While there is not much info to go on, I had a similar experience that might not be applicable. I had downloaded a file that was quarantined. I subsequently got the file passed security and had forgotten about the one quarantined. Months and months later, and multiple revisions of the file later, the quarantined file appeared in my download folder. Of course, I didn't know it was the quarantined file at the time. I was asleep during the timestamp. The computer was not connected to the internet. I had already cleared out the download folder prior to going to sleep.

In my case, my security program finally decided the quarantined file was safe and dropped it off at its original intended destination.

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A folder named'-Unsafe-' has appeared in my downloads folder. The obvious thing to do, I suppose, would be to open it to see what is in it, however the clue to NOT doing this is in the folder name!!
Has anyone any experience if this??

Answer:Unknown folder has appeared in my 'My Downloads' folder.

Right click the folder and scan it with your Anti-virus.

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Question: unknown users

My computer started acting funny. Especially with internet connections. Troubleshooters kept telling me that my settings were correct but something was wrong with my DNS, I couldn't connect to it or something. Well, my proxy is ALWAYS turned off so that is something I always check when having trouble with my internet connection. Occasionally I have found it turned on. I just turn it off and usually have no more problems. This time, my proxy was turned on, I fixed it and was still having problems. I checked my adapter in Device Manager. Sometimes those drivers just need to be updated. This time I had a device driver under Network Adapter that I had never seen before, and my bluetooth devices were gone. I had the manager show All Devices, as sometimes there are hidden system drivers and I wanted to make sure everything looked OK there. There were 3 more drivers added, all saying virtual.... something. I went to services and there were several virtual services running! I've never enabled any virtual or remote services (other than necessary) and here they were all enabled. I quickly disabled the ones I don't use and disabled the virtual drivers. There were some other strange things in Device manager, in SD host adapters and Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Still having problems, although not as bad. More sporadic. I needed to check my user profile to make sure I was still an administrator as I was having trouble with permissions. Lot's of them. Files and folders became moved aro... Read more

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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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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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Here is the problem, whenever I click on users in the control panel this error comes up:



can anyone tell me what the problem is? and how I can go about fixing this? thanx.
 

Answer:Unknown error with users

When you open Control Panel and press User Accounts many times, because it didn't open fast enough, you receive that error.

If you press Yes, or No, the User Accounts dialog opens. To avoid this behavior, don't press User Accounts many times.

Steve
 

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Hi Guy's,

Long time no see...... now a problem for ya?

In my security tab in properties I have 3 unknown user accounts

Can anyone shed any light on these... I have run all types of

security software to no avail.


Many Thanks


Cheekyman

Answer:Unknown users in security tab??

What are the names of the accounts?

By any chance - TrustedInstaller, Authenticated Users, Administrators, SYSTEM, ...?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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can i just delete these users?
i logon as 't b'
magda is for network sharing



what about all the other ones?
i dissabled to really suspicious ones.


and why can't the other machine on my network log on as magda? i know i'm putting in the right password and all.
 

Answer:unknown xp users, safe to delete?

I'd say you definitely can safely delete the HelpAssistant and Support accounts. Those accounts are completely useless garbage unless you use the built in MS support service or remote assistance which I would stay away from anyway. Some built in accounts it won't let you delete them. But thoe two you can definitely delete and in fact I would recommend you get rid of them.
 

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Hello folks, this is my first post so be gentle please. I am on a home network and have my firewall on, when I go to my network places I only see my computer and the router but tonight when I turned on itunes, I noticed under shared library's a "Bradly P Burkes library. Now I am in a home and I am guessing that this is my neighbor but this kinda freaks me out as to how it is popping up in on my computer. Any help on how to figure this out, secure my network, etc. Thanks, Arthur

Answer:Unknown users name on itunes library

Hi Arthur,

I am also a new member and I am sure someone more qualified will be along to help you. people are great about that here.

I have just a couple of questions is your network a WIRELESS connection?? I could be as simple as your neighbor "borrowing" your wireless internet access.

You should probably change your password and set up your ROUTERS security setting.

If your library is set to "shared" (he/she) can see your library as well.

You haven't seen any "funny charges" in your account have you?? That would be a whole set of new problems.

Hope that helps you a little until someone else comes along

Take Care
Missy

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If my wife and I switch users on our pc, we get an "unknown error-1056" when that persons screen comes up.It doesn't seem to be a serious cause for concern, but I was wondering if anyone had encountered this before. I did come to the forum with this before, and the cure, or so I thought, was to delete my wife's account, then reinstate it. As that hasn't worked does anyone have any other ideas?Thanks in advanceSteve

Answer:Unknown error when switching between users

click here=It might also be worth downloading and installing Microsoft's User Profile Hive Cleanup tool click here

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Hi guys
first time for me here. I'm used to solve this kind of problems by myself but I'm stuck in a real security treath with Win10... and I really hope someone can help me.
 
Yesterday night I noticed an unknown named account in the users list on my computer: "gusuhiew". I immediately searched that name on the Windows logs and I found that was created at 3 p.m. As I couldnt find anything useful, I decided to delete the account and check my firewall settings (original ESET Smart Security license). This morning, while I was having breakfast (and my computer was already turned on and my account logged in) I found the "gusuhiew" account again upon the logon screen.
 
What can I do? I can't find anything about that account name and I'm really concerned about my security settings on my computer. Any help is appreciated to solve this security issue and (eventually) to do the best as we can to track the cracker down.
 
EDIT: In addition, if it can be useful, the action center notify my that "ESET Smart Security" requires my attention but if I check there's nothing going wrong... Need help please...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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This is a question I posted a few days ago at another forum, but I unfortunately I didn't get an answer there.
 
I inherited my Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e 5042A7U. Let's call the person I inherited from "ORIGINAL OWNER".
Now, whenever I run MalwareBytes, I invariably find a PUP that is registry data for the Dogpile search engine, plus 68 other PUPs that are all identical:
PUP.Optional.CrossRider
C:\Users\ ( ORIGINAL OWNER ) \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\i6wqd.default-1359751077217\prefs.js9oq
And in C:\Users, I have found 56 users that don't show up in User Accounts:
TEMP
TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK
TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK.000
(etcetera)
TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK.053
Any ideas on what this is all about? Should I just delete all these users?

Answer:Pups Apparently Associated With Unknown Temp Users

Hi WouldBePolymath You can delete these accounts easily via the System Properties window. Right-click on Computer and select Properties. In the left-pane, click on Advanced System Settings, and in the new window, click on the second Settings button (under User Profiles). There, every userprofiles under C:\Users will be listed. Just delete the ones you don't need. If some fails to delete, you can delete them manually under C:\Users.Let me know how it goes

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Hi all, whilst having a look at my Brothers Pc, I found 2 or 3 unknown users on it. (PC using Windows XP home SP2)Unfortunately I cannot now find where I found them.I've looked in Control Panel/Users and only the family users are shown there.I set up a Dlink wireless router for my brother the unknown users are listed in the PC names listed there along with the name my bother gave to his pc.I've set the router to (I think it is to WAP key security).I seem to remember that the unknown users were shown as a row of numbers not names. I've turned off remote access on the PC and MRU are dealing with a virus infection.Having installed Dlink I wondered if the unknown users are to do with it. BUT I've had to install Dlink a few times because it seems to loose the ability to hold a connection.So, first of all can someone suggest where I found the list of users with the unknown users listed in it ?Secondly,do, I delete them ?Many thanks,Mike

Answer:Discovered Unknown Users on brothers pc,but lost t

Only guessing, but you might have seen them in your Network settings if Wireless? Maybe a neighbour or someone nearby taking advantage of your connection. You may need to improve your wireless security to higher than WAP.

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As I mentioned before, I had inherited my Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e 5042A7U. Let's call the person I inherited from "ORIGINAL OWNER".

Now, whenever I run MG, I invariably find, in addition to a PUP that is registry data for Dogpile, 68 other PUPs that are all identical:

PUP.Optional.CrossRider
C:\Users\ ( ORIGINAL OWNER ) \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\i6wqd.default-1359751077217\prefs.js9oq

And in C:\Users, I have found 56 users that don't show up in User Accounts:

TEMP
TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK
TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK.000

(etcetera)

TEMP.(ORIGINAL OWNER)-THINK.053

Any ideas on what this is all about? Should I just delete all these users?
 

Answer:Pups Apparently Associated With Unknown Temp Users

skulldugerys_dupe said:





Now, whenever I run MGClick to expand...

Hi what in this case is "MG"?
If its the full read and run me malware guide HERE then you should wait for an all clear before going down different routes of tech troubleshooting,

Personally with an inherited PC or Laptop I would always clean install Windows again so main user is you... use the option of a factory restore, really would not mess around with cleaning various user accounts.
 

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When checking folder properties/security tab I noticed that there are 2 unknown user accounts in the control panel. These were probably created when I tried to take possession of a folder (Skype) that I was having trouble deleting. I changed permissions for the particular folder, at one point adding an account with administrator privileges. Want to delete these accounts, but am concerned that I might have log on issues. Would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction.

Answer:Unknown accounts in Users control panel

edit: nup, thought about it a moment, wouldn't work/make any difference.
 
Can't see you'd have log on issues with your current account if it is an admin though. Do you have backups... is always a good idea, though probably irrelevant in this situation.
 
I'd just do it...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have Norton AV, but I have this unknown user and can't delete it. Just had to do a system restore yesterday because I could not open control panel, c drive, no internet, etc. I have some corrupted files in task manager, problems updating windows, and Norton quarrentined a file yesterday. What do i do from here to see if I have a virus

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Hi blog readers, it’s Anuj from the communications team here.
I’m writing to let you know that personal payments to and from India and transfers to local banks in India have been suspended while we work with our business partners and other stakeholders to address questions they have about the service.
During this time, customers can still make commercial payments to India but merchants cannot withdraw funds in Rupees to local Indian banks.
We’re trying to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause our customers in India and around the world.
I’ll update the blog as soon as we have more information to share.
Anuj

Oops i misssed the update: https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2010/0...tion-in-india/

Answer:PayPal dumps Indian users for unknown reasons

Yeah ... money is stuck in PayPal ...

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That is the error message I get when I try to modify parental controls. Help

Answer:Unable to set user settings for administrators or unknown users

try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Multiple users on windows 7 also programs running behind programs ie. Typing over top of mine. Unknown device appears to be server.

Answer:window 7 multiple users and unknown device possible server

you have to go into computer management and click on Shared Folders and identify all the shares. from there goto a command prompt as administrator.type at prompt: net share <share name> /deleteexample: net share ADMIN$ /deleteDo this for each share name and when you go back to computer management they will be removed from shared folders and shares

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I am completely at my wits end. I have been battling some hellish malware for months now. I have done just about everything I can think of, from using crazy passwords, changing the obvious settings prone to weakness, uncheck Remote access, disable built in admin, disabling shares, strict firewall settings, different firewalls, different AV software, just about everything really, anti-spyware. I have used about every advanced malware discovery out there to no avail, from tdsskiller, combofix, Reanimator, ansMBR, etc.. All come up blank.

The obvious normal signs of something being infected are there. Sudden dropping of firewall, suddenly being denied access to areas, finding services running that should be disabled, noting my av software isn't working properly. Lots of instances of svchost running, far more than reasonable, with the wrong PID, access level. Auditing in cmd environment and seeing unknown open ports, foreign addresses, not accountable to any legitimate service, etc.

To make matters worse, when I actively try to make changes preventing access, I find my own account changed, anything from my search function disabled to all admin tool (mmc) locked out. Piling on, this infection is not only nasty, it's aggressive, it won't hesitate to actually remove my account from all groups, basically locking me out of my own computer. Add to this a particular intelligence, and it's any computer users worst nightmare.

When I tried to limit services, the next time I wou... Read more

Answer:Fresh reinstall, unknown users added w/ NT Authority

Here is a text copy of event log..

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I looked at my folder properties, the security tab on win8 "C:\Users\mike"
I see securities permissions for "Account Unknown S-1-15-21-etc..-1002" (i'm 1001)

Searched the registry, nothing found. Anyone have Idea what this might be ? Thanks !!!

I'm not overly concerned, slightly maybe,,, mostly curious.. might delete it and see what happens after next system image.

Answer:my users account unknown security, special permissions

I would suggest deleting it.
There is no such user in the valid users selection box.
Running a virus scan would be good.

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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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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

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

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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 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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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 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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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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Following installation of a the most recent updated version of CA Security Suite ON TWO PC'S (previous version's license expired), I chanced upon 3 processes which had not been there previously (ON BOTH PC'S); all showed the date last modified as being 03/09/2007 within 1 minute of each other. However, they did not show up (or I did not notice them) until 29/09/2007.mdmcls32.execfgmng32.exesvcprs32.exeIf users of CA could check their pc's for these processes and report back as to whether you a) have them and b ) any information you might have on them as searches so far have proved inconclusive (according to some databases mdmcls32.exe and cfgmng32.exe are clean and svcprs32.exe has only been around since 23/09/2007 {Prevx}).Cheers (any further assistance much appreicated)the_binkster

Answer:Users Of Ca Security Suite (information Required On Unknown Processes)

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, you can submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.Post back with the results of the file analysis.

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Only just recently downloaded win10 and everything is fine, however in going to edit the tag information for an audio track I noticed two additional "Groups or user names" in my list which weren't there when I was running win7.
The first one is " Account Unknwon (A-#-#-##-10#-10#-10#-4#)" where A represents a letter and # a number (and therefore 10# is 10 numbers, and so on) with the actual string omitted for security (just in case). This account has permissions limited to "Read & Execute" and "Read" (<- duh microsoft).
The second is WMPNetworkSvc, which after the slightest bit of googling told me is some kinda service for sharing media. The questions here are;

did this service activate automatically with win10 upgrade (didnt exist for me before then),is it important?,can i delete it without effecting my "windows experience" considering I dont use any of the new features outside of the local machine (i.e. apps, etc) and if yes to 3, how?

NOTE: these users only pop up in specific locations, for example, if i right click the desktop folder in "Quick Access" it only has the three standard users. In the same manner but for the music folder both of these new users show up. In the documents folder the anonymous user has permissions by not WMPNetworkSvc.

please and thank you to anyone who graces this post with their internet presence!

P.S. if my computer specs are relevant im happy to share although this ... Read more

Answer:Unknown Account in list of users (File Properties/Security)

I do not have an answer for you except for I have the same two accounts.

I have the S-#-#-.... on my Music folder, and I have the WMPN... on my Music, Video and Pictures folder(s).

They do not seem to appear on the Documents folder or on other files / folders in my system.

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

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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