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Windows 7: One account only

06 May 2011   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
One account only

Her is want I want. One account, administrator. I have two accounts which are both me. Administrator and my name xxx. Their for I have two of lots of things. Two Documents, Pictures, Music, Video, ect. I'm thinking if I had just one, Administrator I their for would only have one Documents, Pictures, ect. Is this correct and how do I do it and have all documents ect. saved to Administrator?? I'm the only one that uses this computer or ever will. It would make it a lot easier to find things and eliminate a lot of duplications.

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06 May 2011   #2
James Colbert


That's how I'm set up. Only one account (other than system accounts). Of course, this account is admin. If it were me, I would simply choose whichever account I use the most, make sure it's designated admin, copy all the docs, pics, music, etc. over from the other account and (after creating an image of the partition) delete the unwanted account.

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06 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

My suggestion is to stop using the "My" folders on the system partition. I have folders on my data drive for Documents, Pictures, Downloads, Music, etc. I create or edit libraries to point to these folders and only these folders, and I'm done with it.

I never understood the need or desire to use those built-in folders, rather than a data drive. Unless it is my laptop, I don't store any user created data on my system partition.
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06 May 2011   #4

W7 Professional x64

I would suggest taking all of your documents, putting them in your account that isn't that administrator, and then hiding the administrator account.
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06 May 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

Thank you all for your input.
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06 May 2011   #6

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

May I also suggest, that you keep both acccounts and use the regular account on a daily basis. When needed use the administrator account. Its best not to use the Administrator account unless needed. Just another level of security.
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