Where are the user profiles ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ddecoursey, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. ddecoursey

    ddecoursey New Member

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    I am used to goingto c:\documents and settings
    and then ripping all the garbage out of ALL USERS so that stuff doesnt get handed out to every subsequent profile that gets added

    so how do I do that now ????

    ddecoursey@eriecountygov.org
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    C:\Users
    From the menu bar, choose tools, folder options, and then the View Tab at the top
    You will need to choose
    Show hidden files, folder and drives
    as well as
    Uncheck Hide Protected operating system files
    to expose both
    All Users as well as Default User
    Hope this helps
     
  3. ddecoursey

    ddecoursey New Member

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    Thanks for the reply,

    I am confused....If I open "COMPUTER" and then navigate to c:\users I do not see the menu bar you speak of........... others are telling me I must "operate" on a new user in there called PUBLIC............

    here is where i am...I go to c:\users with that folder highlited I select Folder and search options from the Organize menu and then I can show hidden/systems drives/folders



    now I see the all usersand stuff...wonder why my navigatioanl path is so different than what you suggest ?? I dunno ...but I now see what I need to see...thanks
     
  4. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    You bet, glad you found it.
    That's the default behavior (hiding the tool bar) you can change that also, and perhaps I should have mentioned that first.
    Choose, as you did before the Organize drop down arrow and select LayOut and then click menu bar. Sorry, sometimes I assume to much.
     
  5. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Lol, the tool bars hidden by default has been this way since Vista, so there's more space for files and folders. Just hit "Alt" and it'll show up.
     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Thanks cybercore. I'm kinda embarrassed (not really) to admit that I was and still am to some extent a Vista drop out. So unfortunately I'm not too familar with some of the history regarding the UI subtleties. No disrespect to Vista, I'm sure that it was a fine OS (ultimately), but I just wasn't exposed to it much as it wasn't broadly adopted by friends, family nor my business clients so I missed out. But it made learning Win 7 even more fun and interesting.
     
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    I too have better respect for Windows 7. Well, I am just saying "Alt to show toolbars" is so obvious and there's hardly a need to mention it, unless someone never used 7 or Vista before. (So you did right not to mention the Alt key)

     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Got it and thanks again.
    Even had to re-learn it when I installed IE9. So your reminder was much appreciated.
     

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