User folder a weird name?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by littledebbie, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. littledebbie

    littledebbie MDL Member

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    I just installed Windows 8 and I am quite confused...So, there is a cloud account and then also a local account version of that same cloud account?...however....why is the user profile folder in c:\users\ all strange?

    Can someone explain the whole thing to me...how does all this work?

    I attached an image to show you what I mean...my name is Eric...I even went to manage "my computer," and right clicked the name of my account in users and groups and changed it to Eric...

    Thanks in advance for your help as I am a newb to Win8
     

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  2. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #2 derausgewanderte, Oct 29, 2012
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    I noticed this on two machines that I upgraded. I both cases it was an upgrade from Windows 7 and I believe this is a remnant of the UserFile transfer. In my case too it showed the main admin account with name_000, however in addition to the admin account (so I had a folder username and username_000, with the second one empty). I deleted them as they were stray anyway.
    I wonder if this has to do with permission corrections to the admin folder. Temporarily it creates a _000 folder and for some reason in your case it got stuck with that as the only folder, while in my case it was able to transfer files over but not able to delete the _000 folder. Looks like a bug

    cheers
     
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  3. littledebbie

    littledebbie MDL Member

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    weird thing is though is that mine isn't a stray..it's actually the main account..I don't have any extras
     
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    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #4 derausgewanderte, Oct 29, 2012
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