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#1 Coleen


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

Was confused with file folders when I switched to Vista a few years back, but it's been working for me. However, my computer wouldn't let me log in last week. The Dell tech created, copied, and moved user files and now I am really confused. I knew right where to go to find whatever I needed, but since he did this, I'm confused again. When I go to the C drive, I see six folders; Test, Default, Coleen, TEMP.Coleen-PC, Public, and Coleen.Coleen-PC. Plus I swear I saw another Coleen folder under Desktop. I am afraid to check them for duplicates and delete them, because he did something here to allow me to log in again and I don't want to mess it up.


If I were just searching for a file, I used to be able to click pictures on the Favorite Links and it would take me right to my pictures. Now, when I download pictures, they go to the Coleen PC folder and to find them, I have to go to the C drive, click on users, and then find that particular folder, because my Favorites defaults to just Coleen.


Is there something I need to know if I'm thinking of deleting all the duplicates? Or can I move these files somewhere else, so I only have one user file showing? Is it OK to have just one user file? Is one of these a hidden file that duplicates everything in my regular user file? I usually do not show hidden folders.


Thanks for any help you might provide to help me understand the folder structure in Vista. It made complete sense to me in XP.


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