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?
"sanphu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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
> 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