User Account

Forum discussion tagged with User Account.
  1. Techrookie89

    Question Accessing Recycle Bin of Other User Accounts

    I lent my cousin my old laptop (Windows 10) to use But I forgot to empty the recycle bin on my main user account. :eek:There were some REALLY embarrassing files in the recycle bin that I don't want anyone to see. Before I gave her the laptop, I created a second local account with admin access...
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    Question How to change user folders (e.g. Documents) icons in Windows 10?

    Hello, I want to customize my user folders icons, in my Windows 10 (with dark theme + UXThemePatcher). I tried using Customizer God, but it gives me an error: "UpdateResource#3\#1156 failed: The parameter is incorrect." Is there any other way to customize icons (or fix this error)? Thanks for help!
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    [SOLVED] Is it possible to change the user folder name without using registry editor?

    When creating my windows user account, I signed in with my microsoft account, so my user folder uses a shortened version of my real name. I want to record content on my desktop, but do not want this to be shown for privacy reasons and therefore I want to change it to an alias. The only solutions...
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    Question “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”

    Hello everyone! I use Windows 10 home Whenever I install some new software, the window appears, where I get asked the following: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” 1) Where can I see a list, with all the apps that has been granted access? 2) What parts of my...
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    [SOLVED] My user account is on a different language and I have issues with directories.

    So recently I have been trying to download some programs but some of them have an directory error or some of them wont launch until I log onto a different user. I want to change my user account's name to change the directory so things could start working again.
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    [SOLVED] How to make a user folder from another drive usable?

    Hello, today I switched out my motherboard, and with this, I installed Windows on my SSD so I could use it as my boot drive. My issue now is that my previous user is on my HDD and I cannot figure out how to use this user. Is it possible to transfer this user folder to my SSD or simply run a...
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    Question "Windows cannot access specified device, path or file" after reseting windows

    Hello, I've been using this computer for past 3 years and lately I've been having some issues with windows viz, default windows apps weren't working (they did work for a week or two after I had done some troubleshooting, but they again stopped working ). Thus I reset my windows while keeping my...
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    Question Windows blocks microphone in certain program

    In Windows 10, my microphone works fine with some apps like Skype. I've installed Teamviewer and the microphone is blocked, so the other side doesn't hear me. I suppose it is blocked by Windows. I opened Settings > Privacy > Microphone with the intent to allow Teamviewer to use the...
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    [SOLVED] Windows update creating new user profile

    Hello everyone! I've had a strange thing happen to me after a recent windows update: windows created a new and clean user profile while not detecting my old one. As my settings and files are still all there on the old one I'd like to restore it and delete the new one. How can I do that? I...
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    Question Transfer user account to new drive?

    I recently bought a 1TB SSD to replace my current 120GB SSD, and I've had absolute hell with copying my files over. Between cloning the drive and fresh installing windows and loading a backup, the closest I can get is having all of my files on my new SSD, but having them saved under a separate...
  11. Dollas4Eva_SR

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 hello same face for different users?

    I recently got a new laptop with windows hello face recognition. I set up an administrator account and my face to use to unlock that account. Then I set up a separate local account for day-to-day usage. I tried setting up my face for windows hello on this other local account but it would not...
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    Question Unable to access external hdd

    HI ALL Could someone pleaaaase help me to sort out this external hardrive? It sais ezettes backups (NTFS) and obviously access denied. and then when I go into security it says i dont have permission to view or edit the owner of the file. and also its saying it cannot display the owner at his...
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    Question Windows 10 Steam UI Build

    I am creating a gaming build for my father for father's day. He would like to use the system like a console where he would only need to use a controller to access his steam user account (different from admin). I'm wondering if there is a way to create a custom way to login to Windows 10 with an...
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    Image windows harddrive incrementally

    I have a windows 7 laptop with an 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, this is the only drive in the laptop. I would like to attach an external 500gb Samsung SSD and create an exact bootable copy so in case if harddrive failure or corruption, I can simply remove my SSD and install the other SSD and be...
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    Will replacing the hard drive with a new one make my notebook run faster?

    Hello everyone, my name is Inderpal. I am a novice to computing and I.T. (though i have studied the subject). My question is in regards of my notebook crashing out, freezing and running really really slow. Now i have done whatever i can to increase the processor speed (disabling unwanted...