Windows 10: Ongoing Issues with duplicate User Accounts & duplicate System File Ownership

Discus and support Ongoing Issues with duplicate User Accounts & duplicate System File Ownership in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Good Afternoon My SFC /SCANNOW from an Elevated Command Prompt assuming the wind is blowing the right way & it completes successfully instead of... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Scott Bennion, May 10, 2020.

  1. Ongoing Issues with duplicate User Accounts & duplicate System File Ownership


    Good Afternoon


    My SFC /SCANNOW from an Elevated Command Prompt assuming the wind is blowing the right way & it completes successfully instead of stopping at 26% due to "Windows Resource Protection" is reporting that it is finding & resolving duplicate Ownership of System files only for according to the CBS.LOG it to find the exact same ones, & resolving it again, each time it runs. The Actual CBS.LOG entry states "<system file name> is owned twice or has its security set twice".....


    The root cause appears to be that there are duplicate User Accounts on the machine however you can only see them if you run NETPLWIZ - if you go to the Normal User Accounts windows screen, you do not see any duplicates & all looks completely normal. The only differences I can spot from NETPLWIZ are that one account has the account name all in lower case & & the other one has the same account name with initial caps &, the lower case Account Name, at the left has a slightly different icon - a Person in front of a Globe Icon; the other has a Person in front of a Monitor icon I'm not sure if this icon difference has any significance or consequence??. Both accounts belong to the "Administrators" Group.


    I am told by a third level Microsoft Support techie in a previous support ticket that, as a consequence of the free upgrade from win 7 to win 10, "sometimes" User Accounts can get skewed.


    Clearly, the issue is that i cannot easily tell which account it is safe to delete if any & if i guess, could completely trash my computer! I need to do a rebuild as my machine is now past it's sell by date, needs new key componenets &, I need to upgrade from Win 10 Home 64bit to Win 10 Pro 64bit which i need to do before the rebuild due to the upgrade license tied to Motherboard issue but, wanted my accounts ship shape first prior to the upgrade, if at all possible???


    Can anyone help please??


    Many thanks


    Scott

    :)
     
    Scott Bennion, May 10, 2020
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    i could use something like that...my goddamn dropbox account is FULL of duplicates, as is my local dropbox folder. such a pain in the ass.i have NO cluse where they are coming from
     
    jboydgolfer, May 10, 2020
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  3. Frick Win User
    Finding duplicate files

    Hey hey,

    During the years the backups have just accumulated in random places, essentially, and I would like to clean up. Is there a program that can search for duplicate files? And by that I mean identical files. I tried dupeGuru, but that somehow found ... all files to be identical I guess? Like how a bunch of jpg's with different names, sizes and locations being marked 100% identical, or how a bunch of xls-files with completely different everything also were 100% matches with each other. I don't need any fancy functions, just a list of the files that share the name and filesize and created/last write dates.
     
    Frick, May 10, 2020
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  4. RejZoR Win User

    Ongoing Issues with duplicate User Accounts & duplicate System File Ownership

    Finding duplicate files

    For images, I love DupDetector
    https://www.keronsoft.com/dupdetector.html

    It's cool and special because it matches images and photos by content (like Google can search for similar images) and not filename or date. You can even adjust the sensitivity. It'll find identical images across different file formats as well as different resolutions/sizes. So you can weed out low resolution duplicates of higher res images or simply actually the same duplicate images.
     
    RejZoR, May 10, 2020
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