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#1 pouringreign

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:11 PM

I bought a new windows 7 computer and I put myself as a user. For some reason I don't show up in users however all the user folders are in library. Its really not a big problem, however when I try to share folders to might be a problem. How does this happen and is there an easy way to fix this?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:52 PM

I bought a new windows 7 computer and I put myself as a user.

Do you mean, you created a new user account ?

Can you see yourself in C:\Users\[your_user_name] ?

#3 pouringreign

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

It is hard to explain but in Windows 7, there are libraries which have documents, music and pictures. When I go to properties under pictures, it says c:/user/pictures, yet it is not under users.
It must be some sort of shortcut. Is there anyway that under users, I will see these directories?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

I believe the shortcuts you're mentioning are hidden files. Do you have hidden files shown?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:41 AM

I configured hidden files to be shown:

under users is:

default and public

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:05 AM

If you've made yourself the Administrator, then you can give yourself (as a regular user) permissions to view those files and folders.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:11 AM

I can see default and public
What I'm getting confused about is: why can't I see myself as a user in users
Why are my user files in Libraries instead

Is it because it is a HP brand? Guess I'm getting lost on this. I have Windows 7 at my house and under Users I have myself listed. Why do they show up in different places...oftly confusing.

It may not really matter that there in libraries and not under users.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:25 PM

When you click on the 'Users' account ... have you set yourself as a 'Standard User'?
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:56 PM

I will double check...before I say I would never do that :huh:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:25 PM

Okay, let us know what you've done :huh:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:08 AM

I've checked and the user account was set up as administrator. However the user folder is on the hard drive just not where I would expect it to be and there is no ways to move it into users. As long as it doesn't make it difficult to network the computer with another windows 7, I guess its okay.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:09 AM

the administrator is chosen...standard was greyed out.




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