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Windows 7: Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

29 Jul 2014   #1
jakematteau

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

Hi! I did an new install of windows 7 (home first then upgraded to pro)
I want to hide a user by doing this on the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Winlogon \SpecialAccounts\ UserList ..then add dword32 by my username value to 0
I did this on my old laptop and it worked perfectly.

Now I've done the same thing on my new laptop. It works but stangely, the folder still appears in c\users.

The user is not visible in the panel control\users or at the start of the PC

I'm sure i've done the right thing, what is causing this? Could it be a bad install of windows? Please let me know if you have a idea!

Thank you very much for your help!


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29 Jul 2014   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you log into that user it is going to have a user directory, regardless if you have the user hidden or not.
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29 Jul 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

The registry setting only hides the account in the list and at startup. It does NOT hide the users profile in the file system. It was never intended to to this.

What you are seeing is by design.
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