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    I just reinstalled Win XP SP2. Though I am one individual, the only user of the computer, I seem to have acquired multiple identities, probably by telling Windows my name when asked for it in the installation process.

    Specifically, in the Documents and Settings folder, there are six Administrator directories, one just plain Administrator and four Administrator.Terry-D639D..., and two Owner directories, just plain Owner, and Owner.Terry. Is there a way, short of reinstalling Windows again, to consolidate the two Owner identities? I really don't need to see both "My Documents" and the identical "Owners Documents" in Windows Explorer, for example.

    Thank you,
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    If you're certain that the profile you actually want is OK then you could delete the other profiles. I'd leave one Administrator profile and the one you want to use, just in case this screwy installation didn't hide the Administrator account as it is supposed to.
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    [quote name='TMorse' post='787424' date='04-Aug-2009 02:47']...
    Specifically, in the Documents and Settings folder, there are six Administrator directories, one just plain Administrator and four Administrator.Terry-D639D...
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    When you first install Windows XP it will create profile folders with the same name as the username. If you reinstall Windows then it will create new profile folders with .Computername after the username. Also if you join a domain it will create another profile folder with .Domain-name after the username.

    Have you ever reinstalled Windows on this computer, or joined a domain?

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='788104' date='08-Aug-2009 18:01']Have you ever reinstalled Windows on this computer, or joined a domain?[/quote]

    I think he said: "I just reinstalled Win XP SP2"?
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    [quote name='viking33' post='788185' date='09-Aug-2009 14:44']I think he said: "I just reinstalled Win XP SP2"?[/quote]

    Depending on what the OP really did this could be just applying SP-2 or reinstalling from scratch with an integrated XP SP2 or reinstalling XP than applying SP2.

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