User Profile Folder Names: How are names determined - Windows 8.1
Posted on 2014-03-27
I am using Windows 8.1 and have recently gotten into learning all the details on user profile folders, shell folders, Hard/Soft links, Appdata, Program Data, Desktop etc etc. I thought I had it all understood but then I was learning based on Windows 7.
So now when I look at my Windows 8.1 PC I see something different? On this PC there are 3 users: Joseph (Administrator account), Diane, Louisa. The PC name is Titan (and I think I registered Win 8.1 to Louisa Storen, LISW). Joseph, me, logs in using my Microsoft Account, which is Joseph Boyd. So Win 8.1 shows Joseph Boyd as user. The other people log in using local accounts, thus Diane or Louisa. I expand my folders (including all the hidden folders which are now visible) and here is what I get:
Under Desktop: Folder name Joseph Boyd (no other users), but then under Local Disk (C), under Users, I have the following folders: Default, Default.migrated, Diane, Joseph, Louisa, Louisa.TITAN, & Public.
So my questions are:
1.) Why is the User Profile Folder named "Joseph" and not "Joseph Boyd" since Joseph Boyd is how I'm logged in, and then...
2.) why does the folder directory show "Joseph Boyd" as a folder name?
2.) What is Louisa.TITAN?