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Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

Q: Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

Hi! I did an new install of windows 7 (home first then upgraded to pro)
I want to hide a user by doing this on the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Winlogon \SpecialAccounts\ UserList ..then add dword32 by my username value to 0
I did this on my old laptop and it worked perfectly.

Now I've done the same thing on my new laptop. It works but stangely, the folder still appears in c\users.

The user is not visible in the panel control\users or at the start of the PC

I'm sure i've done the right thing, what is causing this? Could it be a bad install of windows? Please let me know if you have a idea!

Thank you very much for your help!

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A: Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

If you log into that user it is going to have a user directory, regardless if you have the user hidden or not.
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Hi, Matt08642. Could you please run the following in Command Prompt and then upload the file called Users.txt that it creates on your desktop?

net user > Desktop\Users.txt
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A:User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts

Hi aice and welcome to Vista Forums

Have you checked the information in the following Tutorial?

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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Hello worligig,

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How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

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Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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A:I need to rename user folder to agree with user name

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Possible using System Restore to a date before you edited the Registry
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A:User folder with problem

Hello Larkbird, and welcome to the vista forums,

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Hello Patti,

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Do you have a restore point to before this issue started ?
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A:Hide User Account

Hello Jemshault, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check all of the steps in the tutorial below to see if you may have missed or made a mistake somewhere in hidding a user account.

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Originally Posted by mattinahat

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Hello tushark,

Welcome to the forums.

Did the command prompt give the message 'The command completed successfully'? If so, try a reboot.
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at Run type regedit
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Originally Posted by amaru96

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Hi, If you type your title into google you get this, simple isn't it:-

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Good evening. Given what you have described, i'd say that you would be wise to assume that if the PC in question can access your network then a remote user that can access the PC has the same access to your network.As the PC appears to be connected with the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, I suggest you get the experts in.
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A:change the user account window appears

Welcome to you toom2020,
I'm a little unsure of exactly what you mean. However have a look at these tutorials to see if they provide you with the answer.
If they aren't what you require post back & we will try to help you further.

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Take Care
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Create a new account with the name that you want. Copy over the profile from the other one if you want and then delete the first account.
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1) To answer your question, yes. Using a very powerful utility (subinacl) you can do a system-wide permission change ( Be careful to follow all instructions and to let the script finish completely before doing anything else.

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The programs that you are using are some serious ones, Have you had guidance when using these programs. They can get you in more trouble than out of trouble if used incorrectly.
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You could try a system restore mate and then upodate it again wortha shot and you have nothting to lose.

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A:User Registry Keys Not Displaying

Just use "Load Hive" from the file menu when you have HKEY_USERS selected