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How do I tell which are active accounts

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    How do I tell which are active accounts


    I see these under C:\Users

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    The last 4 I recognize. Which if the first 3 is an active, valid account? Looking at the dates it appears Administrator.DESKTOP is the current, real Administrator account.

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    San Jose - California
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    Open admin command and type: net user
    will give a list of valid users.
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    Yes, I know that but how do I see what folder under C:\Users Administrator is associated with?

    When I look in the registry, under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    I see ProfileImagePath set to Administrator.DESKTOP.

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    I can identify all the other entries.

    I think I can get rid of ADMIN~1 and Administrator without any adverse affects. Maybe I'll move them somewhere else first and see what happens. That way I can always move them back.
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    I moved them and I can still login as Administrator so I think I'm all set now.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I believe that Admini-1 it is caused by the Copy logs process not fully cleaning up.
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    What is the Copy logs process? I did a Google search for it and didn't get anything useful.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 03 Aug 2014 at 20:27.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I pulled it off TechNet, couldn't make any sense of it either.

    C:\Users\ADMINI~1
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