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Duplicated user names in C: drive

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    Duplicated user names in C: drive


    Hello all

    Have come here trying to sort out an annoying problem with my laptop.

    Bought new early this year with Win 8.1 as OEM install.

    A "while" ago (mid-year'ish) I noticed that I was having problems finding files - would work on a document, save it, go to re-open it & couldn't find it.

    After pulling some hair out, I realised that all of a sudden, I had 2 sets of user documents & pictures?

    NB I don't mean user accounts - I only have 1 x admin account + 1 x user account that I use all the time.

    When I open "This PC" or "Windows Explorer" - "Documents", I see:



    which is perfectly normal.

    But when I go down & open "Windows (C:\)" - "Users", I have 2 users: "Graeme" & "Graeme_2", both of which have more or less the same list of documents:



    But, as I have found earlier today & checking my backed-up files on an external HD, some of my documents are apparently saving to "Graeme" while others are saving to "Graeme_2"?

    I now have full copies of both backed-up, but need to resolve this before it causes a problem - I only found it today because I thought I'd just check one of the backed-up files only to find it dated February, not today

    Graeme_2 is apparently the most current file, so I tried to go in & delete Graeme, with the idea of then renaming Graeme_2, but was unable to delete it as "some files or folders are in use"?

    Anybody got any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks

    Graeme
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails PC screen.jpg   Users.jpg  
    Last edited by Fizzie; 06 Nov 2015 at 01:59. Reason: Delete duplicate screenshot

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Duplicated user names in C: drive
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