Windows 10: user selection

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    03 Jul 2018 #1

    user selection


    I have three users in my MS account plus default and public (no, I don't know how they got there). I find that the wrong user is being used in programs. How do I change the default? Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
    Posts : 418
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       03 Jul 2018 #2

    What are the accounts called? Are they administrators?

    You could choose to remove the accounts from Windows and it will delete all of the data attached to them.

    Delete User Profile in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       04 Jul 2018 #3

    pedsto,

    Do not delete anything until the situation is clearer.

    Do you mean that within C:\Users you have folders called Default & Public? That is normal. Do not delete those folders.

    What do you mean by "the wrong user is being used in programs"? Please explain the symptoms you are witnessing.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,798
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Jul 2018 #4

    Try3 said: View Post
    Do not delete anything until the situation is clearer.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    04 Jul 2018 #5

    pedsto said: View Post
    I have three users in my MS account plus default and public (no, I don't know how they got there). I find that the wrong user is being used in programs. How do I change the default? Thanks


    Start by posting what shows when you navigate to C:/Users folder (enable Hidden view) and tell us which one you prefer to use and which ones can be deleted
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    05 Jul 2018 #6

    Only one administrator account is involved.
    Thanks mrgeek

    C:/Users

    Default
    Corbian
    PDRoof
    Peter
    Public

    The OS is defaulting to the PDRoof path when executing a program. I prefer Peter and don't really care about Corbian or PDRoof.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       05 Jul 2018 #7

    Do not delete the Default or Public folders. They are supposed to be there.

    What do you mean by "The OS is defaulting to the PDRoof path" and "the wrong user is being used in programs"? Please explain the symptoms you are witnessing.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    05 Jul 2018 #8

    As I stated I have two programs that utilize profiles from Roaming-AppData .... When they start I can see that they are using profiles from AppData from User PDRoof. I want User Peter and that choice must be set somewhere in the OS.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    05 Jul 2018 #9

    " I prefer Peter and don't really care about Corbian or PDRoof. "

    Assuming you want to just delete Corbian or PDRoof, make sure that Peter is signed in as an Admin, use Option 2 in this tutorial - Delete User Account in Windows 10

    You will be given the option to save personal files (backup AppData from both these too, just in case) under the Corbian and/or PDRoof profiles, in case some are mistakenly in there. This will remove the two unwanted User profiles and their associated settings (eg; default program folders) and leave just Peter so the programs would have no choice but to use Peter, at this point. Good Luck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,798
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       05 Jul 2018 #10

    pedsto said: View Post
    As I stated I have two programs that utilize profiles from Roaming-AppData .... When they start I can see that they are using profiles from AppData from User PDRoof. I want User Peter and that choice must be set somewhere in the OS.
    You only have permission to use the AppData folder that belongs to your login, permissions block access to all the other user's AppData folders. You can only be using profiles from PDRRoof\AppData if you are logged in as PDRoof. With MS accounts in particular, it's not entirely clear which actual User folder you are using, the MS account name can be different from its User folder.

    Open a Command Prompt. To see who you are actually signed in as, your User folder path, and where your AppData is, type these command:
    echo %username%
    echo %userprofile%
    echo %appdata%
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
Solved Cannot print a selection in Drivers and Hardware
As the thread arose from a severe senior moment:o
Solved Mouse selection stops in Drivers and Hardware
If I try and make a selection using the mouse, it works for up to about 10 seconds and then it is as if I had released the mouse button. I have stopped every application running, but it still stops after a short period. I use Photoshop a lot, and...
Update Selection in Windows Updates and Activation
I've read through quit a few of the auto update complaints/ problems. Some of the resolutions I understood some I didn't or I didn't understand their realivants. So, I assumed they wouldn't fit my needs. I'm ok with the auto update with the...
printer selection will not go away in Drivers and Hardware
hi, I want to delete a printer selection from the print window for example text document File>Print I've deleted it in the window but it comes back. Joe
Print selection in Browsers and Email
How do I print just the selection in a Web page using Windows Edge? Thanks Shiron
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03.
Find Us