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Can I remove a virus if I create a new user, copy all the files to the new user?

Q: Can I remove a virus if I create a new user, copy all the files to the new user?

I'm running Win 7. About the virus - at first each time I started the computer I saw an Internet Security fake scan, and it disabled all .exe. Now I see a US Courts MoneyPak screen. Safe Mode won't start. System restore doesn't work either because the restore points are too recent. I googled how to remove the virus, but most require dowloading and installing programs - which I don't want to do. I would prefer to manually delete the virus files. I found a couple videos that edit the registry, but I can't find the infected files in my reg. Which got me to thinking... Using the command prompt I created a new user which creates a new, clean reg. No problems with the computer logged in as the new user. All the programs work ok, and I've copied all the files from the infected user to the new user. If I now delete the infected user, does that also delete the registry for that user and the virus along with it (assuming the virus is in the registry)?

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A: Can I remove a virus if I create a new user, copy all the files to the new user?

Hello? Anyone?

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Hi, everyone.

I am about to make my computer be open to a community of users; probably 5 users and me, the admin.

I have never really messed with user accounts. What I'd like is to create one user account and then save it as a template, of sorts. Then, copy the template and rename it for each user.

Clear as mud?

Please let me know any questions you have.

Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Create/Copy User Accounts Windows XP SP3

There's an MSMVP named Ramesh who offers quite a few tips and tricks to manage and repair user profiles.

This one's called "Create a duplicate user profile with a different name"...

Sounds pretty close to what you're asking.
 

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how to create or remove user accounts, etc using Command Prompt at login screen ........and how to open command prompt on login screen........? plz help me? still it is not solved..........

A:how to create or remove user accounts, etc using Command

If your at the login screen there isnt a cmd prompt why do you need to do it at this point why cant you login and do it

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Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk

Bob

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(reposted from Customization)

Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk

Bob

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

A:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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What is this file used for?
Why is EXPLORER.EXE constantly trying to create it (as reported by Process Monitor)?
How do I stop this wasteful misuse of my system resources?

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10.
However, this will work on file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Testing\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

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I have created a batch file(file1.bat) to run on every machine to create a batch file(file2.bat) to a launch a page at windows startup.
This is the content of file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\file2.bat
Expected result is to copy the file2.bat to startup of each user profile.  However, The file2.bat is not copied to the startup folder on windows 7, 8, 10 after testing.
However, this will work in file1.bat:
@echo off
@echo>"C:\Testing\file2.bat
@echo start http://www.msn.com/> C:\Testing\file2.bat
I do not have a domain joined network.  I need to send the file1.bat to all staff.  I plan to deploy to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. 

Thanks in advance to all.  Any help is appreciated. 

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I am trying to clear out duplicate files in Windows 7. A scan by Duplicate Cleaner Free 3.2.1 shows copies in multiple locations, including User\Documents and User\My Documents. Since these are both showing up in this scan I presume they are actually two files, not one real file and one link - is this correct? If there aren't actually two separate files, I don't want to remove the real file. If they are actually two separate files, I would like to remove one of them, and want to know which one.

I may have confused things by restoring files from a backup program (not Windows Backup) to My Documents, being confused about the difference between User\Documents and User\My Documents, in addition to the Windows 7 "Library" called "Documents", which by the way points to "My Documents". Not to mention "Favorites". I removed the documents link from here as it is confusing enough without it - I think that was "Documents".

From other threads, I understand that My Documents is not an actual folder but a kind of library which points to the "Documents" folder. If this is the case, why does the scan show two documents? How can I be sure what's real and what isn't?

Thanks.

A:Duplicate files in User\Documents &User\My Documents-which to remove?

I have seen many people to brick their system because they removed duplicate files. If you don't know exactly what they are, don't touch them.

And if you want to engage in the adventure, make an image of the C partition first so that you can always backpaddle.

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I'm creating a new user profile and I want to have the same settings as an existing user account (desktop environment, etc.). Is there an easy way to just copy these old settings from the existing user account or must they all be manually netered and configured again for the new user account?
 

A:Easy way to copy user settings to a new user profile?

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I create user Nobodies but when i check C:\Users i got folder game. I think this a user too but i never create account game. When i check inside this folder i got something wrong like this is it virus or another my program make this folder? this folder have size 22.7 Mb

A:Got 2 User Acount in 1 computer but i sure never create another user .

Interesting possibly this will help,
User Account Type - Change
User Account - Delete

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Hi All this is my first post here...

So of course I am desperate and g00gle has not been my freind.

Rather than repost it all here, I'll link to original post (If that is not against the rules?)

operating systems - Windows 7 won't create Administrator account - Super User

So far the PPL at "superuser" havent come up with anything that isn't obvious.
I bet y'all can do better

THANK YOU

A:New Account does not create the permanent user profile files

I would do a backup of all data to an external drive.
use GSmartControl to ascertain SMART status of drive and to execute Long test.
Do a SFC /scannow
run "tweaking.com" to restore registry, services and filesystem permissions to default.

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Hey Guys,
Im rebuilding someones laptop and since they are always managing to break it im installing quite a bit of security so they couldn't break it even if they wanted to.

I have a problem though, im going to hide the C:\ so they dont decide to have some fun with the windows directory or something. Now by hide, i dont mean the attribute im actually going to make the drive invisible to them and it will also prevent direct access. They can still use the things on there, they just cant open it themselves. For example typing "C:\windows\cmd.exe" into an IE bar will be disallowed but typing cmd into the start menu will be allowed.

However, my problem is that the user folder is on the C:\. Now i noticed in my school they create a separate drive for personal files and that drive is not hidden. I want to do that, but i dont know how to;
Create a virtual disk.Change the user personal file locationAny help on this would be nice and I will rep you
Thanks

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Hi everyone. I'm helping out my wife on her computer as best as I can, but need help.
 
She has a Gateway NV55S series notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't know if it is -32 bit or -64 bit, not sure if that makes a difference or not. I am able to see the software Product Key and the hardware SNID.
 
She knew she had a problem when her cursor would not move while in Windows, then the OS would not even boot up. She did not have a system recovery/repair disk for this computer. I do not have an installation disk, nor a System Image, nor do I have an ISO of Windows 7 to put on a USB device. Gateway does not support the OS for download (either bit option). Acer sells an eRecovery CD, but I don’t believe it provides a new option different than the Gateway Recovery Management already loaded on her computer.
 
The boot priority is CD/DVD, then HDD, then USB FDD, then 3 more.
 
I have Windows 7 on an HP computer and had a system repair disk. I booted to that disk and tried System Repair. This may have corrupted matters further, as Windows Setup gives an error message when starting up services and requires restart of the computer. The last, and only, restore point was from a Windows Critical update that I believe did not load properly, back on January 8, but that restore point is not accessible to select. Scan for Affected Programs does not allow me to select programs (cursor and tab do not work for this). I did Windows Memory Diagnostic, also no ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Not Starting, Need to Copy User Files

I've never tried it but you could use the "notepad from a command prompt at boot" trick:
 
How to Use a Windows Installer Disc to Back Up Your Files When Your Computer Won’t Boot
http://www.howtogeek.com/135005/how-to-use-a-windows-installer-disc-to-back-up-your-files-when-your-computer-wont-boot/
 
You can use this notpad Open dialog as if it were a Windows Explorer window – select files and you’ll be able to copy and paste them elsewhere, like  USB stick or removable HDD.
 

Spoiler


 
I have used a Linux Mint & Ubuntu "Live" CD/USB successfully:
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer (Live Linux CD/USB)
http://www.sevenforums.com/software/198909-lucid-puppy-way-recover-files-non-bootable-computer.html
 
HTH

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i had a couple of backdoor trojans on my computer that ad-aware found and destroyed for me. there was one called win32.backdoor.bedienks that didn't go at first, even after ad-aware quarantined it. i removed it again and it seems to be gone now. however i'm left with a computer that can't run its own printer spooler or rpc server (that problem is posted on a different thread) and it has a new user account thats been created without my knowledge. its called itself 'ASP.NET Machine A...'s' . is it possible that this has been created by the virus/malware or it is perfectly normal for a computer to create its own user accounts?!?
 

A:Can a virus create a new user profile?

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Hello, I want to create a standard user and deny him seeing files on the main account on the computer.

I am using windows 7.

Basically one hard drive will have the main account(set to administrator) and another account for a friend to use(set to standard).

I do not want the standard user to see files on the administrator at all but ran into problems.

The administrator can have a file named "bank account" and the standard user can search on the start menu "bank account" and actually see the file! This goes for pictures, music, and other files I do not want the standard user to see or even access.

How do I fix this?

A:Wanting to create standard user and deny seeing main account's files.

One way to do it(from the main account) is to go into properties, security tab for folder c:\users\username where username is your main account. Click the Edit button and then Add the second user account. Then check Deny. When you check the first box "Full Control" it will set all others as Deny.

There may be other and better ways to do this as it's better to change the read access to only certain account types than to deny a certain account, but the above solution is fast and good enough as long as you continue to add deny restrictions for any additional standard accounts you create.

PS. On my current PC standard users don't have read access to my "main" account, and I've haven't done anything to set that up. I think that's the default behavior. Maybe someone knows more and can explain?

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Hello,my apologies if this was already discussed but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

As the title states,on my laptop, vista erased files in my user profile while the 2 other user profiles (my gf's and the guest profiles) were basically left untouched.
I use an HP dv6500 series with Vista Ultimate, 2gb ram,160gb hd and 2.0 ghz if that helps.

For starters, let me tell you what happened.As of late I have been using the Power saver option( so that the screen brightness is dulled so that I can use it in the dark when everyone's asleep) as well as the High performance option when my gf uses it (shes addicted to the sims3 and has pulled me in too ). Normally I have it on the HP recommended option.

A few nights ago I was using my laptop and instead of shutting down I hibernated as I usually do because my gf is usually still logged in. The next morning my gf started up the laptop, and the password screen for my profile came up and she switched users and logged into hers. Then later she hibernated as well, and we left to run some errands with a friend.

When we got back my friend wanted to use the laptop to play online chess(yahoo games to be exact) so I just put in my password to log into my profile so he could play without any issues if he needed to (since my profile is the administrator he wouldnt need me to put in passwords if he had to download or upgrade any software). When I came to check up on him I saw that my wallpaper, the folders on the desktop as we... Read more

A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

hello
I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck

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i cant Using group policy to copy file to windows10 user's on the domain,but everything is ok in windows 7 user's  and the folder copied in all windows7 machines, 

- iam using this script on Windows server 2008

md  c:\COMPANY 

xcopy \\WIN-5PKBDU5IFVH\testfolder   c:\COMPANY /e /i

can you help me solving this problem with all
windows 10 user's???

thank you 

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith


If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.


and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )


I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

A:how to remove padlock/gain access to user/(user) folder

Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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Trying to lock down a tablet running Win 8.1 It's set to auto log in so I don't want the user to be able to sign out. Any ideas how to disable or remove it?

THanks
Chris

A:Remove Sign out from User Name and Power User Menu

In registry editor go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

double click on shutdownautologon and write value 0 instead of 1.

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Two user accounts are on my computer.

I want to copy MS Works word processing file from the Documents ofone user account to the Documents of the other user account.

On the account with the file I rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, the Paste option is grey and I can't copy.

How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.
 

A:Copy file from one user to other user

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Two user accounts are on my computer.
I want to copy MS Works word processing file from one account to another.
On one accountI rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to MS Works Word Processing on the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, Paste option is grey and I can't copy.
How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.

A:Copy file from one user to other user

Originally Posted by moosescooter


Two user accounts are on my computer.
I want to copy MS Works word processing file from one account to another.
On one accountI rightclick the file, select Copy.
Then I switch Users.
When I go to MS Works Word Processing on the 2nd user account and right click, to Paste the Copy, Paste option is grey and I can't copy.
How can I copy file from one user account to other user account on my computer?

Thanks.



Right click on the program, properties, secuity permissions. Give permission to all you want to give access to.

You have to make the program available to the other user. Now, for the second user, the program does not exist.

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I am attaching the DDS.txt log immediately below and below that the Highjackthis log file. My problem is that on my Win 7 (64 bit) machine I am unable to write to certain folders as the error message says - "You need permission to perform this action" when trying to COPY a file and I'm getting this error message - "You don't have permissions to save in this folder" at time as well. I have 4 accounts (Mine (admin)and 3 other for my sons. When right clicking on a folder, that I am having trouble writing/copying to, and selecting Properties>Security>Edit I see under the "Groups or user names:" there are 3 icons with questions marks next to them named "Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1889859891-2727000539-980...). I am guessing that this seems a little odd to have unknown users in there coinciding with my current issue.Please help me to fix this.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Run by Chris at 14:40:34.92 on Sun 05/01/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4061.1648 [GMT -5:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\... Read more

A:Unknown User not allowing we to control (copy/paste/save to folders) my files

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Hi,

I have requirment to remove any files which are created by a user on number of PC when they log off.
If user1 logs into PC 1 or PC2 and creates some files. When they log off I went all of the files which user created to be deleted.
I dont care if user are saving files on USB drives, I dont need to delete it from USB/CD. I just need to make sure the files are deleted from computer HD
My Documents, Desktop, Download, Pictures and so on.
Is it possible to do this in gpo or sccm or any other way

All these machines are Windows 7 Machines.

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Hi

I'm getting this error message.
I did a google search and found this: You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon
But did not help me. I also did a search here and found a few topics with this error message though they didn't solve my problem either, because mine problem seems to be different.

I can login to existing accounts. But I can't login to new ones.
So when I go to the registry editor there's no folder for the new accounts. They just don't exist at all. Only the existing ones.
I create a new user account at the Users menu in Control panel and they show up at login screen. When I click them, it starts the waiting icon saying "Logging in" then after a few seconds, this error message pops up. I can click OK and then it says "logging off" and goes back to the login screen.
I do have access to an administrator account and a standard account, I can log in to both

I don't have any system restore points before this started happening. i'm using ESET Smart Security as my antivirus but I don't think it's causing the problem, I uninstalled it and it didn't work then either so I reinstalled it back.
Please help me what could be wrong?

A:Can't create new user accounts "The user profile service failed..."

Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.

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I installed Win 7 x32 with a user name "user1" a long time ago. At some point I changed the User's name to "Karen" to make it easier to spot on the home network, etc. The Computer Name ("Dell3100") has not changed.

Today I wanted to connect to the computer "Karen" using my workgroup (not a homegroup). All of my other computers now share with workgroup. However, the computer "Karen" does not require a password to logon so when I tried to connect via the workgroup, I got a popup box asking for the Credentials to Connect. I need to enter the User Name and Password to connect to "Dell3100". And I and wife don't know the password.

Anyways, I reset the password using the "Reset Forgotten Password" tutorial going into registry etc.. That worked, but I still could not access the computer Karen - windows would not accept the password.

Running "net users" I see that I don't have a User "Karen", I have a user "user1". So i used that user name with the new password and I'm connected. All is good.

But how do I get rid of "user1" and replace with "Karen"? Can this be done?

A:Can I change the user's Name and completely remove the old user name?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CountryBumkin


But how do I get rid of "user1" and replace with "Karen"? Can this be done?


When a new user is created in Windows, either the first user when Windows is installed or any user later on, and the new user has signed in to Windows first time, the user profile is created and named. Any later username change does not change the name of the user profile.

An example, if my ex-wife had created a user account for me on a Windows computer she had most probably named it as "Idiot". If I then later on changed my username on that computer from "Idiot" to "Kari", my profile had remained as "Idiot".

Basically, the easiest way to change this is to create a new user account and profile with the preferred name, copy the personal files and folders from C:\Users\Wrong_Username folder to C:\Users\New_Username, and delete the user Wrong_Username completely.

In your case now you can try the method told in this tutorial: User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Kari

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I deleted a user account I was using for testing and decided to keep the files, now there is a folder permanently stuck in my desktop which I cannot remove.



Please help.

A:Deleted user account, cannot remove files

Use takeownership then remove it Take Ownership Shortcut

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So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space for that account: about 25 GB.

Now when Windows 8 is installed I went into the Control Panel / Users and removed the "DC" account. I also made sure to check the box to remove all of its files.

But when I go the "C:\Users\DC" folder on the hard drive, I see that the DC files are still there:

If I do it's properties it shows that it still takes 25 GB of space, that I want to reclaim. (I have a 256 GB SSD, so as you see I can't waste that much space!)

So I log in as a built-in administrator and try to delete those files (by deleting the "C:\Users\DC" folder in Windows Explorer.) After a quick investigation it turns out that the most of the space is used up by the "Windows.old" file. But no matter what I do, it always results in this window:

I tried booting in a safe mode and it still gave me the same error.

Any idea how to remove that "C:\Users\DC" folder?

A:Trying to remove Windows 8 user account files

Maybe this will help:

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

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 have two admin accounts on my Windows 8 computer, I want to transfer everything from one of the admin accounts, to the other so I can make it my primary account.

Is there anyone who can suggest the best way to do this?

Thanks.

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I bought a display model laptop running Vista that had a user called OfficeDepot defined. After a few weeks I decided to create a new user called Mark (with administrator privileges) and delete the OfficeDepot user.

In the user directory I noticed that there was only a OfficeDepot folder and there was not yet a Mark folder so I created one there and copied all the files from OfficeDepot to Mark. Then when I tried to delete the OfficeDepot folder, it started to delete all of the files I had just moved to the new Mark directory so I cancelled this action.

What am I doing wrong here? Do I have to change the file ownerships from OfficeDepot to Mark manually before I try to delete the OfficeDepot folder?
 

A:Deleting a USER from Vista and keeping their files for a new user?

Seeing as Mark now has administrative rights, why not rename OfficeDepot to Mark2, and use that account.
 

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

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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My son bought a new computer and is giving me his 2 year old Win7 HP desktop to replace my still truckin 8 year old XP. His computer has Nortons and no virus issues - runs fine, a little slow maybe. He already copied off his stuff but I would to start using it with ALL his user files and torrent downloads gone, clean registry etc. I know can start by deleting his user file, uninstalling some programs, doing a disk clean etc. But is there a one stop idea to make it look like day one or do I need to do multiple functions? If multiple, what would be on the list? I would prefer NOT to do a clean install as I really don't want to reinstall all the programs, win7 updates, drivers, the printer etc. Thanks!

A:Best option to clean Win7, remove user files but keep programs

You can try the steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware but if it's never had a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then the HP factory preinstall is the worst install of Win7 one can have.

If it's dysfunctional I'd run a Repair Install after doing the clean up tutorial steps to turn off all the unneeded crapware, check if its' damaged system files, clean and defrag.

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A few days ago I noticed that my computer was running slowly. I checked the task manager and it was running at 100%. I realized someone else was using my computer. Checked user accounts and sure enough, there was a user I didn't set up. I deleted the user but it seems I was unable to delete all that user
s files.

I uninstalled and reinstalled mcafee three or four times and got a scan that said I had Generic!Artemis and that it was quarantined (this after I had used their platinum virus removal service).

Since then in removing mcafee I have noticed that some of the files were locked by a user and could not be removed. Also when I boot up McAfee indicated that I am not protected. The same registry key for the spam blocker is corrupted every time. This is still occurfing

I am sure there are remnents of that user stilll on my computer and I don't know how to get rid of them.

The trojan, I'm not so sure about. I've heard it's hard to get rid of.

Is there another way to see who the users are on the computer besides going to "Users" in the control panel? How can I get rid of this user's files? And how can I be sure that the trojan has been quarantined?

I would attach two screen shots but they are word documents and I don't know how to attach or upload those.

A:Generic!Artemis - Can't remove user - McAfee files locked

Hello here's how to post a shot and if you can run these and post the log.Inserting An Image Within A PostNext run ATF:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be as... Read more

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My lap top died. I purchased a new lap top with Vista. I removed the hard drive from the old lap top and purchased an enclosure to make it an USB drive.

I now want to transfer the user Files using the Vista File Transfer program. The problem is when I plug the old hard drive into the new Vista computer it sees that drive but I cannot figure out how to transfer the files. Vista keeps looking at the drive in the new computer for the files to transfer. My question is can I plug in a drive that has the user files to transfer? It seems that Vista looks for a file transfer cable or a network, or a DVD,CD,USB, hard drive that has the files transferred from the old computer to it than you can transfer to the new Vista. When you plug the drive in that has the files to transfer it does not work.

I hope this makes sense. I have the old hard drive form a broken lap top and would like to transfer the user files via Vista File Transfer....through the USB port

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From my husband's Admin account, I deleted my own User Account, but the account is still there (with a lock icon on it) and I am unable to delete it (gives me the message that the folder is open or in use by another program). I changed the owner to my husband (checked the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects") as suggested on this thread and I still can't delete it.

History:
- My user profile was corrupted, got the message that a temporary user profile was created.
- Rather than going the route of going into the registry as suggested here, I deleted the account but kept the files (was this my mistake)?
- When I went to create a new account, it appended HOME.DESKTOP to the end of my name. And my old account with files was still there.
- So I deleted the new account.
- And I'm at the step where I am trying to delete the old account (I have a backup of the data elsewhere) entirely from the hard drive. But Windows won't let me.
- Upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit yesterday.

Any suggestions?

A:Deleted user but user files are undeletable

If you have it open in explorer it is open and may not be able to be deleted.

If it is in the left panel and not open try right clicking and delete.

If that doesnt work there are applications (3rd party) that will delete almost anything. The trials for these apps are usually free.

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Hi i need help to remove this thing on my computer called "Ҫ.exe" everytime i try to delete it it reappears. Ocassionally theres also a random popup that directs me to a website called "www.ctv...something", and it also spams heaps of it once in a while - so i have to use task manager to end iexplorer.

When i go to my task manager list...i also see programs such as "severe.exe", "conime.exe", and when i try to end process it just automatically reappears
PLEASEEE, can anyone explain in simple terms how to remove it. Im a beginner with computers but would really appreciate it if someone can help me remove this stupid thing.

Kind Regards,
David
 

A:Novice Computer user. need help to remove virus/trojan!

also here is my log can anyone please help me please.




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:12 PM, on 11/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\severe.exe
C:\Program Files\Software323\SMaster\smaster.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
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The same virus from 2 weeks ago is back when i had it before i got worried because it was putting an unknown user into files with permissions so i restored all the computers, now again it spread thru the network now all 3 comps have a NTUSER.DAT file in the user folder and the system profiles folders that arent hidden and they update every minute. on this computer I checked the firewall activity and it said that one ofd my other computers tried to access this one with the service SSDP thru UDP port 1900. this comp is a laptop so its wireless conected and the desktop in my room is wired directly from the router but the computer that this post was about has a usb linksys wireless adapter to pick up our networks wireless signal. when I found the NTUSER.DAT files on one computer I went to the other two to run MBAM scans and when I clicked update it reinstalled it then updated and thats when the NTUSER.DAT files appeaered on the other two computers.As of right now on my laptop it has passworded some processes and my pctools is saying there are 4 registry files belonging to my antivirus but it cant repair them. please help. This is the DDS log for the alienware laptop after i post this I will go run the logs on the two desktops and post them to this forum post. I didn't do the gamer log because all my computers have 64 bit operating systems..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 Browser... Read more

A:all three computers have a virus that has made user files and believe its running system files

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  0 downloadsHeres the DDS logs for my newer desktop which also has a 64bit windows os before going on this computer I shut off network discovery on the sharing options hoping the other computers wont have access to this one..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.1Run by vaughn at 19:16:29 on 2012-04-15Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.4933 [GMT -4:00].AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServicec:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\AMD Fusion Utility for Desktops\FusionSVC.exeC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:�... Read more

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I run windows 7 premium 64 and all of the sudden I stated to get this popup after windows loads that says
"C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost"
How can I fix this?...I tried check disk running CCleaner ....No difference

A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Error 182418Log.iniis lost

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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I have just removed an autorun virus from a computer and a flash drive.
The virus autoruns from the flash drive, and creates an .exe file in the 'documents and settings' (Or 'users' in vista) named after the user.

ie: C:\Users\[user name]\[user name].exe

It then copies itself to any removable media attached to the computer - and repeats.
Does anyone know what this virus is called, or what it actually does - apart from replicating itself??

I used combofix to remove the virus from C: and deleted the autorun files frmo the flash drive through CMD.
Thanks for any information.

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