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Windows 7: user profiles ? odd after clean install

26 Apr 2012   #11
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

Just did a clean install a week ago ... taken days to get everything up and running .. really don't want to do it again.


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26 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I really don't know how an active User account could be hidden in User Accounts.

Are either of the other two accounts showing as an Admin account type?
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26 Apr 2012   #13
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

The 'active account' Jack.Jack-Home-PC is mine and administrator.

The other account 'Jill' is non administrator

The account listed 'Jack' is empty ... nothing in folder
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26 Apr 2012   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

So in Control Panel>User Accounts click on Jack and Delete the account. Allow it to save any files to desktop just in case something is in there you need.

Then click on Jack.Jack-home-PC to Rename to Jack.
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26 Apr 2012   #15
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

This is the problem ... user account (ctl panel) it dopes not show my account as jack.jack.home-pc

it only shows 2 accounts Jack (administrator) and Jill

I'm beginning to think it it something to do with workgroups ...
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26 Apr 2012   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Possibly. Do you have another computer by that name with that account name?

If so Turn off sharing in Network and Sharing Center>Advanced Options on the remote computer to see if it goes away.

But I'd copy your user Folders into the other Jack (Admin) first.
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26 Apr 2012   #17
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

No .. no other computers connected to this.

In the 'Jack' users folder there is nothing, it's empty

This is what started me trying to solve this ... I expected all my stuff to be in there ... as that is what 'appears' I log into on start up (only 'Jack' offered) yet all my stuff is actually in jack.jack.home-pc
The user folder C:\users \ Jack is empty
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26 Apr 2012   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It would have to be a network listing if it's not listed in User Accounts.

Turn off all sharing in Network and Sharing to be sure.
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26 Apr 2012   #19
sargan

W7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

It says "this computer is joined to a home group"

Is the the problem?


On boot up there are 3 accounts ... Guest, Jack & Jill
Jack is administrator.
In users and groups only these are listed.

In C:\users ... there is Jack, Jill, and "Jack.jack.home-pc" each with a 'lock symbol
There is also Public & default (hidden)

All of my files are going into "Jack.Jack-home-pc"

If I go into Jill, or Public I see standard folder structure .... if I go into "Jack" it is empty.

All programs are by default putting things (i,e saved mail, doc, bookmarks) into C:\users\Jack.Jack-home-pc
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26 Apr 2012   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's possible the active User folder is from another computer on the network. In order to find out you need to disconnect from the network to see.
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