Why are there "ghost folders" on my c: drive? RRS feed

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  • For each user I have set up on my computer, there are two separate sets of folders in the "Documents and Settings" folder.  One set has names directly corresponding to the user account names (e.g. "Bob" and "Adriana").  Another set has these same names followed by some sort of identifier (e.g. Bob.BOB-PWKSG40OG5L and Adriana.BOB-PWKSG40OG5L).  The folders with the complex names seem somehow to be more "official", in that when I open Bob.BOB-PWKSG40OG5L, I can then open the MyDocuments folder on the next level.   If I, however, first open the "Bob" folder, I don't get access to the MyDocuments folder on the next level.  (This isn't true in every instance, though.  There is a subfolder called "Development" that I can open via the "Bob" path.)

    How can I eliminate the unnecessary folders with the cryptic names and consolidate the subfolders so I simply have an "Adriana", a "Bob", an "Administrator", and an "All Users" folder under "Documents and Settings".  How can I can access to those folders out of which I'm currently locked?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:51 PM

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    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:27 PM