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August 12, 2004 1:19:26 AM

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I am new to Windows XP.
I set up two user accounts, one for me and one for my
wife.
When I go into the Control Panel I see these two accounts
and also a Guest account.
When I go into Windows Explorer I see accounts for
myself, my wife, guest, administrator and owner.
The administrator folders are pretty much empty but the
"owner" account folders have all of my favorites, desktop
icons, cookies, etc.
Where did this administrator and owner accounts come from?
I never created these accounts and when I set up my
account with my name I thought I was the administrator.
Seeing how my fav's, desktop icons, etc are in
the "owner" account I tried changing the name from owner
to my name and it would not allow me to do this.
I tried moving the items from the "owner" account to my
account but again, I was not allowed to do this.
How can I make the "owner" account name be my name?
Thanks for any help.

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Anonymous
August 12, 2004 10:44:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi Jack,

The administrator and guest accounts are system defaults and should not be
tampered with other than disabling the guest account (should you wish to).
The "owner" account is the one the system used when you first used the
machine until you setup your own accounts. This may also currently be the
one you have as your own name (you can change the name that appears for your
account, but not the folder that it uses). The AllUsers account should also
be there, this is a common account which houses items shared by all
accounts. What you are seeing is all part of the true user environment of an
NT system and is perfectly normal.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4b9101c48023$8de4a880$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I am new to Windows XP.
> I set up two user accounts, one for me and one for my
> wife.
> When I go into the Control Panel I see these two accounts
> and also a Guest account.
> When I go into Windows Explorer I see accounts for
> myself, my wife, guest, administrator and owner.
> The administrator folders are pretty much empty but the
> "owner" account folders have all of my favorites, desktop
> icons, cookies, etc.
> Where did this administrator and owner accounts come from?
> I never created these accounts and when I set up my
> account with my name I thought I was the administrator.
> Seeing how my fav's, desktop icons, etc are in
> the "owner" account I tried changing the name from owner
> to my name and it would not allow me to do this.
> I tried moving the items from the "owner" account to my
> account but again, I was not allowed to do this.
> How can I make the "owner" account name be my name?
> Thanks for any help.
>
August 14, 2004 2:30:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Rick,
Thanks for you help, I appreciate it.
You are right, when I looked, I did find the AllUsers
account too.
Still a bit confused though.
When I first turn on the computer I see my (Jack) account,
my wife's account and the Guest account, which I have
turned off.
When I look in Windows Explorer I see all of the
accounts...mine, my wife's, Guest, Administrator, All
Users and Owner.

Is there a way for me to enter my name (Jack) for my
account into the accout that says Owner or will all of my
fav's, desktop icons, etc, just have to remain in the
Owner account?
Thanks again Rick


>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Jack,
>
>The administrator and guest accounts are system defaults
and should not be
>tampered with other than disabling the guest account
(should you wish to).
>The "owner" account is the one the system used when you
first used the
>machine until you setup your own accounts. This may also
currently be the
>one you have as your own name (you can change the name
that appears for your
>account, but not the folder that it uses). The AllUsers
account should also
>be there, this is a common account which houses items
shared by all
>accounts. What you are seeing is all part of the true
user environment of an
>NT system and is perfectly normal.
>
>--
>Best of Luck,
>
>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
>"Jack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:4b9101c48023$8de4a880$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>I am new to Windows XP.
>> I set up two user accounts, one for me and one for my
>> wife.
>> When I go into the Control Panel I see these two
accounts
>> and also a Guest account.
>> When I go into Windows Explorer I see accounts for
>> myself, my wife, guest, administrator and owner.
>> The administrator folders are pretty much empty but the
>> "owner" account folders have all of my favorites,
desktop
>> icons, cookies, etc.
>> Where did this administrator and owner accounts come
from?
>> I never created these accounts and when I set up my
>> account with my name I thought I was the administrator.
>> Seeing how my fav's, desktop icons, etc are in
>> the "owner" account I tried changing the name from
owner
>> to my name and it would not allow me to do this.
>> I tried moving the items from the "owner" account to my
>> account but again, I was not allowed to do this.
>> How can I make the "owner" account name be my name?
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
August 14, 2004 10:31:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi Jack,

Just copy over the ones you want to your own folder. You can't rename the
"owner" folder (the system does not allow for renaming of the user account
folders, only the username associated with it - the one you see on the logon
screen). If your account is using the "jack" username folder, then you can
safely remove the "owner" username folder later (reboot first and see if
everything is where you want it). The rest of the username folders are
system defaults and should not be messed with.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:617f01c481bf$d629b250$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Rick,
> Thanks for you help, I appreciate it.
> You are right, when I looked, I did find the AllUsers
> account too.
> Still a bit confused though.
> When I first turn on the computer I see my (Jack) account,
> my wife's account and the Guest account, which I have
> turned off.
> When I look in Windows Explorer I see all of the
> accounts...mine, my wife's, Guest, Administrator, All
> Users and Owner.
>
> Is there a way for me to enter my name (Jack) for my
> account into the accout that says Owner or will all of my
> fav's, desktop icons, etc, just have to remain in the
> Owner account?
> Thanks again Rick
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi Jack,
>>
>>The administrator and guest accounts are system defaults
> and should not be
>>tampered with other than disabling the guest account
> (should you wish to).
>>The "owner" account is the one the system used when you
> first used the
>>machine until you setup your own accounts. This may also
> currently be the
>>one you have as your own name (you can change the name
> that appears for your
>>account, but not the folder that it uses). The AllUsers
> account should also
>>be there, this is a common account which houses items
> shared by all
>>accounts. What you are seeing is all part of the true
> user environment of an
>>NT system and is perfectly normal.
>>
>>--
>>Best of Luck,
>>
>>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>>"Jack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:4b9101c48023$8de4a880$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I am new to Windows XP.
>>> I set up two user accounts, one for me and one for my
>>> wife.
>>> When I go into the Control Panel I see these two
> accounts
>>> and also a Guest account.
>>> When I go into Windows Explorer I see accounts for
>>> myself, my wife, guest, administrator and owner.
>>> The administrator folders are pretty much empty but the
>>> "owner" account folders have all of my favorites,
> desktop
>>> icons, cookies, etc.
>>> Where did this administrator and owner accounts come
> from?
>>> I never created these accounts and when I set up my
>>> account with my name I thought I was the administrator.
>>> Seeing how my fav's, desktop icons, etc are in
>>> the "owner" account I tried changing the name from
> owner
>>> to my name and it would not allow me to do this.
>>> I tried moving the items from the "owner" account to my
>>> account but again, I was not allowed to do this.
>>> How can I make the "owner" account name be my name?
>>> Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
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