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Windows 7: Win 7 user account administration problem

23 Mar 2015   #1
corrie

Win7 X64 pRO
 
 
Win 7 user account administration problem

Hello

I have a very unusual problem that I hope can be resolved here.

I have 3 x Win 7 machines ( 2 x Pro and 1 x Ultimate ) all on my network but recently I tried to SFTP/SSH using winscp into one of them ( Pro ) only to find that access was denied – it took ages to find out why – I finally noticed that the user name I created ( that has admin rights ) was not actually in the c:\Users\ folder what has happened is that all the files that should be in my created windows account are sitting in a folder called “user” which is inside c:\Users\

I then created a folder that has the same user login name I originally created, inside c:\Users\ and copied all the files from the “user” folder and then tried to STFP/SSH into the original created user name but that did not work

I then tried this link User Account - Hide using method 2 point 12, i.e adding (1) to the SpecialAccounts key, but that has not unhide my user account.


Using this cmd below
net user > Desktop\Users.txt

lists the users but I would expect to see i.e

Administrator ( followed by ) …. (created username)

What I am seeing however is below

Guest ( followed by ) …. (user)

When I use the command lusrmgr.msc I see below :-

Name = user
Full name = my created windows login
Description = blank

I hope I can get some help here – I have cloned my disc in case of any mishaps but all I want to do is get my created win 7 user account working as it should I can incidentally login to that account.


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23 Mar 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Exactly what folders did you copy from one user to another? Some folders should not be copy'd over.
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23 Mar 2015   #3
corrie

Win7 X64 pRO
 
 

Hi RolandJS

So the jpg shows exactly what I copied over - in the process of coping I was not allowed to copy over a few files they may have been dll files, I really did not pay much attention I just skipped through what I could not copy - but I started with 26 items in the "user" folder and I copied 26 items into the created folder

The "user" folder has everything in it that was there before I started


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23 Mar 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have copied appdat local, locallaw, roaming before without too much trouble, yes, some files won't copy over. Ok, let's await the sevenforum gurus to enter and help you out.
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23 Mar 2015   #5
corrie

Win7 X64 pRO
 
 

Hi RolandJS

I feel that I am not to far away but then again I may be miles away ? - obviously I am missing some fundamental points regarding what exactly I should be doing with this machine that has decided ( I must have done something in the process ) to cause me so much trouble.

I will wait for the Gurus to enter the arena
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23 Mar 2015   #6
corrie

Win7 X64 pRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I have copied appdat local, locallaw, roaming before without too much trouble,
Yes the folder you refer to AppData, contains the 3 folders you mention i.e Local, LocalLow & Roaming
I sispect your locallaw is a typo error .. in any case they all came across in the coping process to the created user name I placed in c:\Users\
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