Solved 'User folder' question

I'm the administator, only 'user' on my computer, yet when I open the 'USER FOLDER' I see many users:
1. administrator
2. administrator. don
3. default
4. users
5. don

Is this a normal situation or does this indicate something's not right?

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    intel(r) celeron(r) m
    ram 2 gb

Jody Thornton

Power User
Administrator, Don is likely left over from a previous installation of Windows, so it provides a backup of that profile. Default is a template used to create new user profiles. Users should be the root folder of your profiles directory. Administrator is the system administrator account profiles (even if you an administrative user, there is still a system Administrator account). Don is your user profile.

Also if you set Vista to show hidden files, you'll see other system accounts like Network User, Public and others. These are hidden accounts that allow the system to function properly.

With Windows NT systems (so 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10), you're never the only user. Windows NT is a multi-user system, so even when you use the system an no one else does, the system stands ready to create additional users. And many tasks are handled by other system accounts.

So the system is set up as it should be. You may wish to navigate the Administrator, Don folder and see if there are any settings files you may need to get a program working properly (that's a whole thread in itself). You should probably hang on to it for awhile until your sure, but it's not needed fro day-to-day operation of Windows.

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Two CPU Fans and One Larger Cooling Fan
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Other Info
    Storage Interface: Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
    Browser: Waterfox G3.0.2 (based on Firefox ESR 78.6)