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An already deleted user account has merged with my own?

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    An already deleted user account has merged with my own?


    So basically, I lent my friend my laptop for a few days.. I provided him with my password to my account.. from what I can speculate he had made his own user account under the name "guest 1". When I had received the laptop back the "guest 1" user account had already been deleted.. but under some instances the laptop began associating my files with the already deleted "guest 1" user account... in other folders it would associate me with my actual user account which is either "spadu_000" or "sean". It really bothers me how the account was merged into my account and associating my files with the "guest 1" user account.. I just want to get rid of this "guest 1" stuff.. and have it completely back to normal.. any ideas?

    by the way.. the guest account has been turned off.. so that isn't an explanation or a solution... I am the only user account on this laptop..
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    Last edited by Brink; 09 Aug 2014 at 21:32. Reason: merged

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    Hello Pineapple, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please use the tutorial below to view detailed information about your user accounts on the PC, and post the results back to see what may have happened with your account.

    User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
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    Click image for larger version here's the guest 1 account at the bottom.. any ideas on what to do after this?
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    The "guest 1" account is just another local standard or administrator user account and is not the actual "Guest" account, so that would be why it still shows up even though the "Guest" account is turned off.

    It shows that the "guest 1" account is enabled. I suspect that it may be set to hide for why it's not showing up in User Accounts.

    What does it show for the other accounts on the PC? I would like to make sure they show ok before recommending to delete the "guest 1" account using Option Three below.

    net user "guest 1" /delete

    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums
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