User setting

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  1. Posts : 32
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       #1

    User setting


    In my User folder I have two users besides Default and Public, UserA and UserB
    User B is really my primary and UserA was created some time ago when I was
    playing around. MOst programs I use have the Preference option to specify
    where my files are stored. If that is not the case the storage location
    defaults to UserA. As well as all the folders under "MY PC". I would
    like to just get rid of User A but can't figure out where to set the
    user setting. Can you provide assistance?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,054
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, normally user A's folders cannot be seen by user B and vice versa e.g. those in user library folders and more. Programs you've installed either under user B or for 'all users' should remain if you delete user A.

    You shouldn't normally therefore be able to have a program running when logged in as user B saving data in folders in user A's libraries for example. (Documents, Videos etc).

    So I'm not sure what you think you need when you say
    where to set the
    user setting.
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  3. Posts : 32
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    how does Windows know to use A or B? If I C-A-D and select switch user the choices are the MS account and a "local"
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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       #4

    Which user has access to a particular library or folder is dictated by permissions.
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  5. Posts : 32
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    sorry don't understand how your answer refers to my question.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,054
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       #6

    You asked:
    how does Windows know to use A or B?
    I tried to understand this- I don't know what your second ? means, sorry.
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  7. Posts : 32
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Let me rephrase. If I click on an icon and select open files are in the User A directory. If I click on an other icon files are in the User B directory. I don't understand how that happens. It might be explained if I was given an User A or User B log in option but that does not happen
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,054
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    Let's try this a slightly different way and collect some clear information.

    Please post a screenshot like this:
    User setting-1.jpg

    These are the user profile folders. In your screenshot, can you recognise any of yours as belonging to your User A and User B?

    Consider the path to the files you are concerned about.
    Inspect one you think relates to User A. E.g rt click a shortcut, Properties. Does the path contain User A's profile folder name?

    Repeat for one for User B.

    Please quote these two paths.
    Do these paths contain the folder name related to User A and User B?

    When you boot up, are you presented with a login prompt of any description?
    Or when you resume from sleep, for example?
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  9. Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    there are some days s/w drives me nuts. I save the selection as a jpg and when I try to insert image and unload I get a msg "this png file has the wrong extension." Then I save as a png and I get a msg "this jpg file has the wrong extension" ARG

    - - - Updated - - -

    I solved that problem by opening the Paint generate .jpg into another program and saved as a jpg which over rode the Paint verson. The insert image routine took it

    User setting-selection.jpg
    C:\Users\PDroof\Documents\TurboTax

    C:\Users\Peter\Documents\Quicken

    No options when booting, just the standard MS account login. That being said If I properties on an icon w/o a shortcut, PDRoof is the user. If i C-A-D and switch user I am given two options: MS account and local. Selecting local gives me a different desktop and properties shows Peter as the user. But how did the OS make these assignments to begin with? And how do I change the assignment?
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,054
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #10

    But how did the OS make these assignments to begin with? And how do I change the assignment?
    Hi, That clearly shows your two user profile folders. Thanks.

    I'll assume you mean 'how were the two accounts configured'?
    Well, you will have created one when Windows was installed, then another later. You would have chosen to configure them either with a MS Live id (MS account) or a local account.

    Can you confirm you see both as options on your initial logon screen?

    I can't clearly understand some things you say..
    That being said If I properties on an icon w/o a shortcut, PDRoof is the user. If i C-A-D and switch user I am given two options: MS account and local. Selecting local gives me a different desktop and properties shows Peter as the user.
    The last sentence sounds like a normal user switch - from PDroof to Peter
    Local or MS account?
    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    If you wish to change from a local to a MS account see:
    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10
    If you wish to change from a MS account to a local see:
    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    Add an account:
    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10


    there are some days s/w drives me nuts. I save the selection as a jpg and when I try to insert image and unload I get a msg "this png file has the wrong extension." Then I save as a png and I get a msg "this jpg file has the wrong extension" ARG
    Sorry, don't understand what you're doing- would need a screenshot. Here's Paint's save dialogue:
    User setting-untitled.png
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