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A user or not a user?

By redmike
Oct 27, 2012
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  1. Just getting ready to take my old Vista laptop on vacation with me and I noticed ..

    If I go to to users, then only my Administrator name is there.

    And if I try to change log-in to a different user. then only my name is there.

    But if I go to C: users, then an additional user name and folder are listed there.

    Any help with either removing, or preventing the additional name and folder from showing would be much appreciated.

    Michael
     
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,365   +53

    It may just be me, but I'm not sure your post is clear enough to get good responses. Can you be more explicit about what you are doing when you say you 'go to users' and if you 'go to c: users' ?

    If possible, screen shots would be good.
     
  3. redmike

    redmike TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Hit Start, and type in "Edit local users" and click the first entry. I'm doing this on Win7, so I dunno how you'll go on Vista sorry..

    Alternatively, on your first screeny: click 'configure advanced user profile properties'. Or, 'manage another account', hit the advanced tab, then the advanced button.


    You could have some user accounts that WERE there, but got deleted, etc.
     
  5. redmike

    redmike TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Th
    My pc has W7 but this is just an old (4 years) old laptop to take on vacation.

    Alternative solution brought results; but what should I delete?

    http://i47.tinypic.com/23tzcg.jpg
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    The first one.

    Doesn't look like it's linked to the folder in c:\users, though.

    You can either delete it, or leave it there. No harm in leaving it.
     
  7. redmike

    redmike TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  8. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 247   +15

    It looks rather as if "kds" is your admin account, renamed? (No idea why!)
     
  9. redmike

    redmike TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    The user panel says that the user (administrator) is Michael but look what the dos prompt says.

    Thanks

    Michael

    net user.jpg
     
  10. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 247   +15

    I'm not sure what you can do about it, but at least it looks as if "kds" isn't a foreigner! :)
     
  11. redmike

    redmike TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    OK it's working 100% now.

    The problem was a corrupted profile.

    I could have continued with the way it was (Streisand?) but I've learned to pay attention to surface things like icebergs.

    You hear a squeak in your car and don't fix it and suddenly your radiator blows, the engine overheats and ...

    Thank you all for your help.

    http://i50.tinypic.com/73mhjs.jpg
     
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Good job! :)
     


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