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Windows 7: User Folder Issue

15 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 64 bit
User Folder Issue

My user folder somehow isn't in the user\ folder anymore. It's in my desktop folder and says system folder. I can still access with with C:\users\sawah, but in the navigation pane it's listed by itself. I'm not sure which steps to do to get it back to where it's supposed to be.

Can I backup my stuff and remake it? Can I just copy it back in and delete the one that's moved? Thanks for any help.

Update: If I try to make a new user folder with the same name, it says their already is one.

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows Seven x64

I am a little confused, by your post..
This is what I am getting from it..(please correct me if I am wrong)

Your folder with your name is not in the Users folder under the C: drive.. It is on the desktop. But you are able to still access it.

First thing I would check is that is that folder on the desktop a shortcut to your User folder?? (is there a Little arrow by it if there is you can delete it)

I tried coping my User Folder to the Desktop and I am unable to do so.. So my guess is that it is most likely a shortcut...(Check your User folder under C: and see if your User name is there..)User Folder Issue-users.jpg

Hope this Helps..and Happy Holidays..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 64 bit

I can see my user folder on my desktop, yes. However, I do NOT see it in my users folder, even though if I try to make a new Sawah folder it tells me there is already one there. I don't understand why it doesn't show up.

Here's what I did. I made a new administrator account, and deleted my old one after saving my stuff. However, It's probably wise for me to reinstall windows sometime soon here anyways, since I did have some virus issues in the last month or so. My computer shows up as clean, but it doesn't seem to be running as well as before.
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