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Windows 7: "Default User" junction point folder issue

17 Apr 2010   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct. The commands will set them both back to their default attributes and hide them again. You will have to run both of them though since "Default User" is a junction point to "Default".


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17 Apr 2010   #12
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, ok. Give this a try. It should set it's attribute back to being a hidden protected operating system file.

1. Open a elevated command prompt.
2. Type in each command below and press enter after each one.
NOTE: If your Windows 7 is not on the C: drive for some reason, then substitute the C: drive letter in the path below for what you have instead.
attrib +r +s +h "C:\Users\Default User" /S /D


attrib +r -s +h "C:\Users\Default" /S /D
ok i pressed enter after each one...do i just close the prompt right now? sorry if this is a bad question.

by the way this did not work for me...I put in the first one, then pressed enter. I then put in the second one in spot under it and pressed enter...I still see the default folder in the Users folder.
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18 Apr 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
the default folder issue is solved but i had a question about your post telling me how to hide it.

what would i be without your forum.
I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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18 Apr 2010   #14
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

I have chosen to hide protected files and hide hidden files, but the Default User junction is still showing
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18 Apr 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try restarting the computer to see if it still is afterwards.

If not, then try running a sfc /scannow command to see if it may help.

If it still doesn't, then a repair install should be able to fix it without losing anything.
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18 Apr 2010   #16
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Ok...I may do this later. What with all my computer stress recently, I'm not going to take any risks with anything, not saying your methods involve risks, but maybe I'll do it someday... effin computers

By the way brink, I don't know what either of those 3 will do...if you're saying a repair install would be the last restort, well...a factory restore didn't fix the problem either. That thing is there no matter what...but if a factory restore doesn't fix the problem. (let's say Dell mistakingly forgot to hide that or something) then I see why a factory restore may do nothing, whereas your methods may actually work.

Might do it later...when I've took a long break from this.
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18 Apr 2010   #17
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, ok. Give this a try. It should set it's attribute back to being a hidden protected operating system file.

1. Open a elevated command prompt.
2. Type in each command below and press enter after each one.
NOTE: If your Windows 7 is not on the C: drive for some reason, then substitute the C: drive letter in the path below for what you have instead.

attrib +r +s +h "C:\Users\Default User" /S /D



attrib +r -s +h "C:\Users\Default" /S /D
wait...was the second command supposed to have that subtraction sign in there? or was it supposed to be 3 addition signs like the first command had?

I experimented on my other laptop and I made some random folder in the Users folder, then I used the second command which has the subtraction sign in it, and instead of typing Default, I put in the name of the folder I made.

That made it hidden, using the elevated prompt.

However...I'm not sure what the command you gave with the three plus signs does exactly...
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19 Apr 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

WF,

Both commands are suppose to be "copied and pasted" (to make it easier) in the command prompt exactly as is above, and one at a time pressing enter after each one.
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19 Apr 2010   #19
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Here's the Help for the Attrib command:

Displays or changes file attributes.

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename] [/S [/D]]
Code:
   +     Sets an attribute.
   -     Clears an attribute.
   R     Read-only file attribute.
   A     Archive file attribute.
   S     System file attribute.
   H     Hidden file attribute.
  [drive:][path][filename]         Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
  /S    Processes matching files in the current folder and all subfolders.
  /D    Processes folders as well.
So +S marks the files System Files, and -S marks the files non-System files.
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19 Apr 2010   #20
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
WF,

Both commands are suppose to be "copied and pasted" (to make it easier) in the command prompt exactly as is above, and one at a time pressing enter after each one.
Does the order of the two commands matter? Meaning, if I pasted the first line, or the second line first. I pressed enter after pasting each one.

Also is there a way I can hide the default user junction without using an elevated prompt...
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