Windows 10: W10 Unrecognized C:\Users Folder

Discus and support W10 Unrecognized C:\Users Folder in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; This is a problem with multiple levels I think, so I'm trying to isolate them one by one... I have a backup computer on my network (running latest W10... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by ebergerly, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. ebergerly Win User

    W10 Unrecognized C:\Users Folder


    This is a problem with multiple levels I think, so I'm trying to isolate them one by one...

    I have a backup computer on my network (running latest W10 update), and under C:\Users there is a folder (call it Joe). However, when I run "net user" on the command line it doesn't show "Joe" as a recognized user, nor does Joe show up anywhere as a user account.

    I believe that originally with that computer I started with an account "Joe", but subsequently added a second account (call it Bill), that matches the main admin account on my other networked main computer, and regularly log in to that main account (Bill) on both computers.

    I guess my question is this:

    If "Joe" is a user (since it's listed under C:\Users), then why would it not be also shown as an active or hidden user in any of the W10 user account management stuff?

    And part 2 of this is that I am unable to synchronize my folders across the networked computers because I can't copy files (due to insufficient access rights) to the Joe folder. The only way it works is if I give access to the Joe folders to Everyone, which I don't want to do.

    Thanks for any help.

    :)
     
    ebergerly, Jul 19, 2018
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Jul 19, 2018
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  3. DMales Win User
    Unrecognized user account

    I just reset windows 10 (ouch) and recovered most everything from on-line backup. I am a bit confused as I have an unrecognized user account, which could be my email truncated (dmale) In C:\User. When I try to manage it in the User control Panel
    dialog I don't see it, just the User I restored (Don) There are some new folders in
    dmale, but they also seem to be in my Don User Account. Ideas?

    **Post moved by forum moderator to appropriate category**
     
    DMales, Jul 19, 2018
    #3
  4. Kari Win User

    W10 Unrecognized C:\Users Folder

    Unable to see folder C:\users\all users


    Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.
     
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