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Windows 7: Strange user accounts i dont reconize?


16 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Strange user accounts i dont reconize?

Hi i am running windows 7 and i setting up my mini home network and when i right click on the file i would like to share to change some of the permissions there are 3 user account that appear. There is my account Liam-laptop\Liam, administrators Liam-laptop\administrators and there is one with a bunch of letters and numbers. The first 2 i mentioned have all the permissions allowed apart from the special permissions (i dont really know what the special permissions allow) but the last one i mentioned does have the special permissions allowed and im really curious to know what this account is. when i go into the control pannel and check user accounts my account is the only one in there?

sorry if im sounding confusing and silly im just a bit curious thats all

Thanks a mill

Craney

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16 Feb 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Simply delete the unknown account...
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16 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

i cant mate cos if i go to my user accounts it only has the 1 account which is mine, im not on that machine at the mo but i will upload a screenie when im back home
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16 Feb 2010   #4

 

I believe it should be the SSID. Did you access this machine from another?
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16 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Hi i am running windows 7 and i setting up my mini home network and when i right click on the file i would like to share to change some of the permissions there are 3 user account that appear. There is my account Liam-laptop\Liam, administrators Liam-laptop\administrators and there is one with a bunch of letters and numbers. The first 2 i mentioned have all the permissions allowed apart from the special permissions (i dont really know what the special permissions allow) but the last one i mentioned does have the special permissions allowed and im really curious to know what this account is. when i go into the control pannel and check user accounts my account is the only one in there?

sorry if im sounding confusing and silly im just a bit curious thats all

Thanks a mill

Craney
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Simply delete the unknown account...
Whoa, hold on! lets not be too hasty here Tews. Liam, saying you have an account with 'a bunch of letters and numbers' isn't really telling us much, what are these letters and numbers? There's probably a simple explanation, do you use a media-extender or stream to xbox 360 for instance? You will probably find that the account can't just be deleted anyway.
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16 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thanks for the reply mate, i dont have access to the machine at the mo but when i get in i will post the account i am on about, i dont stream anything to my xbox from my machine although i do have an active xbox live account, can i ask are the special permissions as i cant access them for the account i have as its blanked out?
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16 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

might they be the hidden user accounts?
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
to enable/disable them. this might let you see them in the user part of the control panel
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16 Feb 2010   #8

 

Your first sentence and the link provided doesnt match. By default, admin accn is disabled and it never shows anywhere that too with numbers and characters.
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16 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I would suggest that this is simply an unknown account. It will comprise of the letter S followed by the actual ID reference.

There are various reasons for this .....

As NTFS permissions will survive a re-installation of the OS this may be a remnant from a previous OS or install.

It could also be a user that still has access due to dual boot access from another windows OS.

You can remove this if it is a remnant but would not advise this if it is from a dual boot

To remove the ID you may have to navigate up the folder tree to the folder where the permissions were initially applied, as inherited permissions are more complex to remove

The following is an example of such an entry (from a dual boot Vista install in this case)

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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thats what i have mate on my user account mate that strange account, i do have a dual boot of xp on another HD. When i go to my C drive then users i have 2 folders 1 which says my name Liam which has a padlock next to it and a public folder, dont understand why the folder with my name has a padlock symbol with it any ideas?

thanks again
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