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Vista created 2 users initially?

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Old 04-14-2009
sanphu
 

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Vista created 2 users initially?

I just dont know how to describe my question in a few words so I
couldn't search for and know if the same question has been posted
already.

My vista is Home premium.

I am working with the adminitration account that I set the name:
"username". When I first bought the computer, Vista asked me to specify
the name of the machine so I typed: "username-desktop" and there is no
additional user created.

Now it appears in the folders "C:\Users\" 3 subfolders: "username",
"username.username-desktop" and "public". It makes sense for the
"username" and the "public" folder to apprear but I dont understand
between the difference between "username" and
"username.username-desktop". It seems that most the important
applications or their relevant files are created in
"username.username-desktop". Could anyone please explain me the
situation?

Cheers,


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Old 04-20-2009
Jon Wallace
 

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Re: Vista created 2 users initially?

Hi,

This could be down to a number of things but more likely bad programming in
one of your applications. Let me explain

When a developer writes software he needs to decide where to store files /
data etc - one common place for this is the user 'Profile" - basically what
is below C:\Users. In order to get this location there are a number
"correct" system calls or a number of "lazy" ways...

For example - if the programmer used %USERPROFILE%\App\Data for his data, it
would go to the correct place however if the programmer used
C:\USERS\%USERNAME%\App\Data it may not.

What I suspect is happening here is that different applications are using
different locations (correctly or incorrectly) to store data on your
machine. If most of your files are in username.username-desktop try to find
out what is actually in the other folder, what is putting it there and see
if you can change it.

Hopefully this makes sense?

Cheers,
Jon

www.insidetheregistry.com

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>
> I just dont know how to describe my question in a few words so I
> couldn't search for and know if the same question has been posted
> already.
>
> My vista is Home premium.
>
> I am working with the adminitration account that I set the name:
> "username". When I first bought the computer, Vista asked me to specify
> the name of the machine so I typed: "username-desktop" and there is no
> additional user created.
>
> Now it appears in the folders "C:\Users\" 3 subfolders: "username",
> "username.username-desktop" and "public". It makes sense for the
> "username" and the "public" folder to apprear but I dont understand
> between the difference between "username" and
> "username.username-desktop". It seems that most the important
> applications or their relevant files are created in
> "username.username-desktop". Could anyone please explain me the
> situation?
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> --
> sanphu


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