Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have issues that sometimes when I log into windows (on a specific account) it shows public user (C:\Users\Public)'s desktop.

All of the users are in a domain. I tried deleting the user through account managment and deleting his folder from C:\Users but it didn't create another with the user's name on it - it just keeps logging in to public.

Did this happen to someone and knows what to do?

share|improve this question

I have had this error quite a few times. To fix this, it basically involves going into regedit and editing the user account in in. Microsoft has detailed instructions at this link:

Good Luck!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.