Windows 10: Users Folder Somehow in C:\.... Not seen in C:\Windows..Two Usernames

  1.    14 Jun 2018 #1

    Users Folder Somehow in C:\.... Not seen in C:\Windows..Two Usernames

    Ok, I'm so confused I don't know if I will make sense, but I will try. Windows update hosed my networking. So while I was trying to fix it, I noticed something really strange.

    My Users folder is in my C drive, my root drive. What?
    So my administrator, default, default.migrated, DefaultAppPool, Gina (which was used to sign in under Windows 7), and Public users and their folders are in C:\Users

    I don't see a Users folder in C:\Windows at all. However, a networked computer can see a Users folder there. It lists just default and default.migrated. I'm not sharing those so I can't access.

    I also have two user folders on my desktop. I have no idea how they got there. I usually make shortcuts to userfolders on my desktop to get into those folders quickly. But they don't seem to be shortcuts anymore. One is called Gina, the other is Gina Lastname. When I upgraded the OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I made a microsoft account and it kind of gave me an alias persay. The problem is, there seems to be more files in the Gina Lastname folder than the Gina folder, and I can't find a Gina Lastname folder anywhere on the computer. I have two shortcuts that I made ages ago, but for some reason Gina Lastname folder doesn't list Properties when I right click, so I can't find the location of the folder which must just be the desktop. I tried to move the Users folder back into C:\Windows, but it give me an error something about unspecified error keeping me from preventing the file move. It asks for Administrator ok to copy, but I'm not sure it's not going to screw things up.

    WHAT is happening here? Can anyone help me out?
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       14 Jun 2018 #2

    By default you shouldn't see the Users Folder anywhere but just above the Windows Folder on the Boot/System drive, usually is C:. It, like Windows, is in the root of the C: drive or partition.
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    Some folks like to move things around but it could cause issues later on.
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  3.    14 Jun 2018 #3

    Berton, Yeah? I never saw users in the C:\ drive. I'll have to check a couple of older computers and see where they are. Maybe I just never noticed before. All of them have been upgraded to Windows 10 though. I got a new computer with Win10 already on it this December. I set it up to move my user folder from the SSD to the Data drive so I wouldn't fill up the SSD but it really didn't seem to work. Maybe I just don't get it. I'll check out my other computers and see how they are set up. Thanks.
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  4.    14 Jun 2018 #4

    Ok, apparently I've lost my mind. I had to google it and your reply seems right. Maybe this week's computer fixing has just made me dumb. I still have these two user folders with non matching files/folders though, with some weird "Gina Lastname" folder that makes no sense. I can't share the Gina folder for some reason, and I can't find the "Gina Lastname" folder. I've been working on my Dad's comouter for about a week straight, so I probably just need a break and a beer.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       14 Jun 2018 #5

    You can move the subFolders in Users to another place, there's a way and I think there is a Tutorial about it on this Forum.

    Ditto on the break because you want to keep that beer away from the keyboard.
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