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1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem

Q: 1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem


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A: 1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem

What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?
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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

A:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
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Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer
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A:User Account Names

May be Ur Profile is Corrupted..That a problem.. Even U change from Administrative tools still shows Old name..Check with C:\Document and setting\Ur Profile Name ,,,It also Still in Old name... Sometime it would be possible
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Greetings to the forum.

I wonder whether this should come as a doubt at all, nonetheless, here goes:

Are there any restrictions concerning the name one can give to an user account in Windows 7? Namely, I wished to know whether one can give the name "Admin" to an account to set with administrator privileges, or is such a name restricted to be used due to any eventual conflicts/confusion it may lead to in the Windows Registry? Windows 7 here is Home Premium.

Thank you in advance for the follow up enlightenment.

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You can use any name you want. I in fact, did the same thing you are talking about.
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A:Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers

Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.

The simplest way to do what you want to do is to sign in to a PC with your own admin account, remove all wrongly named accounts and create new accounts named as the users want to.

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

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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!

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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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A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

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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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How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall


A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.
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I am using Vista too

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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
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A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

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A:User account problems, possibly in registry.

Ok, can you open up command prompt:

1. Open the start menu
2. Type cmd
3. Click on command prompt

And then can you type:

net user Asus

And upload a screenshot of all of the displayed details.

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That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.
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A:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

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A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

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A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
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Change Computer Name

To change your computer name go to:

"Right Click" My Computer/
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A:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

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A:Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users

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A:Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times

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Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

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when you get alot of spyware, and then remove it....alot of your xp system files will be corrupt.......alot of incompatibilities, lost files, errors.

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Are you able to login to the administrator under safemode ???
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A:User account problem


Right click My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. Locate
the entries for your hard disks and double click each entry. On the
Policies tab, uncheck Enable write caching.

You will see a performance decrease because of this, but if the
corrupt registry/user profiles problems cease, then you'll be certain
of the cause.

Logon to another account with admin privilege and run System Restore.
Choose the most recent restore point and SR should restore the user


Boot into safe mode and log in as Administrator. Copy ntuser.dat from
%windir%\repair to "Documents and Settings\[your user id]". Now do a
system restore to a point in time prior to when the corruption message
began to appear.


Relocate NTUserdat

NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and find the profile you want to change

then change ProfileImagePath to the ntuser.dat folder that you want to
You must manually copy or move the ntuser.dat file there.

Corrupt Hive

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry;en-us;Q307545

Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1 (Line 58)

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A:problem with User account

Important things first. Changes like this do not happen. It can be a major problem
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run malwarebytes. Full scan and update it first

If these are negative, try a system restore.

But be sure, we do not want a virus to sperad to restore points..
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A:user account problem

Looks like a corrupt profile.

Login under a different Admin account, move any personal files for that profile into a folder on the C Drive, then delete the profile and have the user log back in.

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Hello MJDeViant,

First of all, could you please tell us if this issue is with your Windows? XP installation or your Windows? Vista? installation.

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A:Problem with User Account

Hello JasonL, welcome to Seven Forums!

First off I would not use ant acct with Admin in the name at all, too many possible conflicts.

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A:User Account Problem

Quote: Originally Posted by daniel321

Hi all!

I was trying to secure some of my files on a shared computer and created a new user account with administrator privileges and named it "Daniel". After moving my files to this account, I discovered that these files could still be accessed by the other account named "bennett"(also an administrator account). I logged back onto "Daniel" and under the Users folder right clicked "Daniel", clicked Properties, clicked Security, and clicked Advanced. I denied access to this folder to "bennett", but after logging back on to "bennett" and clicking the ""Daniel" folder under Users, it told me I did not have access to that folder, but to gain access just click continue. I did so and was able to access the account. I logged back on to "Daniel" and further denied access to Administrator(bennett-pc) or something with a similar title. After doing this I was not able to gain access to any of my files even when logged onto Daniel.

However, I right clicked and restored access to this folder to "Daniel" (it told me it did not have an owner and that I could claim ownership of it) but that did not immediately give me access to the file folders contained within it. I have to right click and do the same to gain access to them. I don't mind having to go through and take ownership of all these folders manually, but the problem I'm having is I still cannot open the files within these folders. If I try to restore access to them (or take ownership), it adds a small lock symbol to their icons and when I try to open them it tells me access its denied.

This is turning out to be a big problem for me so any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Your problem is that an administrator cant deny another administrator access. If you want daniel secure the only way is to remove bennet from Admin or securing the folder with a 3rd party password app.
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A:XP User Account Problem?

Reset your Ring Central password to coincide with your XP one.
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A:problem with no user account

Hello Aw,

You might see if this may be able to help with the "Other user" issue.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

If needed, you could enable the built-in "Administrator" account at boot.

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A:User Account Problem

I know I am not much help here.......

adfs service failed - Maybe related to HP printer

Adobe Active File Monitor V6 - appears to related Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElements

On the system restore being off - possible malware problem.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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A:User Account problem?

Is dad an administrator account ?If so try logging in as administrator in safe mode and delete the account there.
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A:new user account problem

After searching I've discovered a possible resolution.

Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

Click the link above, you will be redirected to the Microsoft support site for your current issue.

Please be sure to comment back as I will assist you further if help is needed.
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In System ; Event 7024
In Application: Event 4112, 4185, 4163

So its some thing to do with the MST transaction Manager????
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A:user account problem

By the way, I am using Windows7.

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A:How to set All user desktop to all user account

Not really per se.
You can setup Microsoft office applications to default to saving new documents to a specific folder. In Word you can click on Tools > Options > File Locations.

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A:Solved: User account problem

I personally think the best option would be to take over the administrative account, I.E rename it and delete the others, seems like less work.
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A:Windows 7 User Account Problem

Which version of W7 is it?

It did not change the account, the normal user account is corrupted, so W7 loads a temporary account with low priveledges.

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A:Delete user account problem

Quote: Originally Posted by Georgebillbob

Hi guys,

I deleted a user account through computer management, instead of through the control panel. Now I have a folder in C:\Users still under the account I deleted's name. It's 1.2gb so I would rather not have it there but I can't delete it because it's apparently being used by another program.

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Using admin account reboot into safe mode (F8) and you should be able to delete it. Just make sure you have everything you need from it
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A:Problem creating new user account

Try booting into safe mode, login to Administrator account and try out again.
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A:User Account Creation Problem

Hi Mystman414 and welcome to Vista Forums

What error message are you getting when you try to create a new account? Is the account that you are using when you try to create the new account an administrator account?
See the following Tutorial: User Account - Create
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A:Wierd problem with one user account

Seems like a corrupt account to me.Are these four user accounts standard or administrator??
I would suggest to back up the data from the said account,delete it and create a new one.Let us know how it goes.
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A:Limited User Account Problem

It has been awhile since I messed with the limited accounts in XP Home, but I remember finding them difficult to configure the way I wanted..
Have you tried extending the account to administrator, and doing the setups, then reducing the account to limited again?
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A:User Account Delete problem

I dont believe it has much to do with the user profile itself; but more with outlook alone. Try the following link and see if it helps out any:

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