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Solved: XP doesn't put User account folder in Documents & Settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marie500, Sep 22, 2006.

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  1. marie500

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    Following a crash, I put in a new hard drive, reinstalled Windows, re-created the User accounts. Well some of that I had help with! :)
    I made three User accounts and the folders appeared in Documents & Settings, no problems.

    A few weeks later I decided to add another User account. The account was created successfully but its folder never appeared in Documents & Settings. That was about a
    month ago and it's just never shown up. The account itself works fine, as far as I know. This morning I created a second User account for this person, to see if it would place a folder in Docs & Settings. It still didn't.

    Before the crash, I had all four people with four separate accounts, so having four User accounts has not been a problem previously. It's not a reboot issue, as I've rebooted numerous times since creating the person's first account.
    Is there a way to force the User account folder to appear in Documents & Settings since XP won't place it there automatically?

    Edited to add:
    When reinstalling HD, it had to be named "F," not "C."
    That didn't affect creating the original three User accounts, though, so I don't know what to think about that. Also no problem with downloading programs, it always defaults to the correct location. Just thought this might be important.


    AHHH..., nevermind, I figured it out. User accounts must first be logged into before the folders appear in Documents & Settings. Apparently he just sat down at someone else's opened desktop...doesn't live here and keeps no files here, so he didn't care whose IE he was browsing in I guess. I did not log into the new account either.
    Anyway - First log into a User account before it shows up in Documents & Settings.
     
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