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Windows 7: Unknown account

06 Jul 2014   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Unknown account

While looking through my comfuser, I found some account named HomeGroupUser$. I'm not sure how it got there, but it has a date of 5/15 & I have not created any new accounts for some time.

As you can see in the attached picture, the account shows-up in the 'Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Advanced User Accounts', in my 'C:\Users' folder but NOT through the 'Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts'; so I cannot delete it. Anyone know how I can delete this unknown HomeGroupUser$ account?

Also, is the Administrator Account in my 'C:\Users' folder & no where else, Windows own built-in account? I don't recall seeing that one before as well. Both the HomeGroupUser$ & Administrator folders dwindle down to C:\...AppData\Local\Google & that folder is empty.




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07 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you setup a HomeGroup? - Homegroup - Create

HomeGroupUser$ is the Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer.

Regards,
Jamie
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07 Jul 2014   #3
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Have you setup a HomeGroup? - Homegroup - Create

HomeGroupUser$ is the Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer.

Regards,
Jamie
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to network setup/settings & I don't even know if I created this myself.
Here is my setup at home:
Verizon FiOS Router 9100EM
1 Desktop connected to router via Ethernet cable
1 printer, 2 laptops & 1 iPad Mini all connected to router wirelessly

Also, on the desktop computer, when I navigate to Computer>Network; I can see the desktop, printer & both laptops listed, but not the iPad Mini; is this normal?


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07 Jul 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Whether you use a homegroup or not the user 'HomeGroupUser$' is a system buil-in account and nothing to worry about.

The homegroup is a way of connecting you computers/laptops together to make it easier to share files.
Following this guide would help set one up if you ever wished to -
Homegroup - Create

Regards,
Jamie
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07 Jul 2014   #5
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

click on homegroup in the list above network and you will see if it show you have set it up
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07 Jul 2014   #6
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

From these windows, I'm NOT connected to a Home Network? I'm a bit confused. I can get online w/all computers just fine, so what network am I on?


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07 Jul 2014   #7
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

homegroup is a connection between all the computer in you home to share file and what ever ,its not your connection to the internet , you can set up a home group network to share documents, pictures ,music ect ect between each computer ,as long as the computer are all turned on ,like you could access music or a movie thats stored on another computer in the homegroup from your computer
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07 Jul 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
From these windows, I'm NOT connected to a Home Network? I'm a bit confused. I can get online w/all computers just fine, so what network am I on?
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center

See what it shows for your Network, and post a screen print if you have questions.
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08 Jul 2014   #9
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

I just took a look & my active network is set to Public.!
I don't know when/how this happened because every time I setup my computers, I ALWAYS select Home network from the "Select a location for the 'Network' network" selection screen.
Will I have any problems if I change this now?


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08 Jul 2014   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Take a look and read through this guide - Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

Cheers,
Jamie
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