Win 11 is makin' me crazy!


DP001

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Over my many years as a PC user, I’ve slogged my way through the chronological progression of Window OS’s, from Win 3.1 all the way to Win 11 on my recently acquired Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 laptop. I’ve found it to be relatively easy to adapt to each one along the way, probably because the basic directory tree structure seems to have remained essentially the same – that is, until Win 11. It’s worth noting that I still use Win 10 on both my Main PC (System 1) and an older laptop, neither of which can be upgraded to 11.

11, at least as pre-installed on my new laptop, appears to have a lot of redundant folders containing the same files, and that’s terribly confusing. I simply can’t figure out which location to use for opening and saving files.

For example, there are three “Users” directories shown – Default, Xxxx (my masked user name) and Public. All three have folders labeled “Documents”. Comparing the files in that folder across the three User directories, there are many that appear to be identical, but some that appear to be different versions of the same files.

All but one of the folders in the Default User directory have a “Last Modified” date two years old. All the folders in the Xxxx User directory have a current “Last Modified” date. In the Public directory, it’s a mix of dates.

All three Windows PCs are registered to my Microsoft account, and file and printer sharing is enabled on the two older machines. I don’t recall enabling it in this new laptop, but my Main PC sees it on my wi-fi network. Regardless, the only folder shown on the network is “Users”, and within that, only the “Default” user folder is visible. That’s odd, because for whatever reason, all three user folders on my Win 11 laptop have Sharing enabled.

I also managed to basically kill MS Outlook 2010, my default email client on all three machines. It initially worked on this new laptop, but something changed and I can no longer create a new email or reply to an email received. I was never able to import my Contacts, and now I find that Contacts have been lost on my other two PCs.

To further complicate matters, I unwittingly enabled synching my Win 11 laptop to OneDrive. Once I realized that was a mistake, I turned it off. That OneDrive association may, or may not, have any relevance to the issues I’m having.

I’m finding this all to be very challenging to navigate. Is there some simple logic that I’m missing?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
OneDrive is a big headache POS in my opinion. It may be responsible for your messed up folder/user situation. Did you upgrade IdeaPad or did it come with 11? Sometimes an upgrade can also mess with folders. Also I use a local account as I don't like all the background crap that seems to go on with MS account logon. That said I'm pretty satisfied with 11 since moving from 10 a couple months ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 (22631.3593) Feature Pack 1000.22700.1003.0
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    i7-10750H
    Motherboard
    MSI MS-17F5
    Memory
    16GB Samsung DDR4 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel + Nvidia RTX3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" Curved (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Sabrent Rocket Gen3 1Tb Smasung EVO 870 1TB
    Antivirus
    Avast
OneDrive is a big headache POS in my opinion. It may be responsible for your messed up folder/user situation. Did you upgrade IdeaPad or did it come with 11? Sometimes an upgrade can also mess with folders. Also I use a local account as I don't like all the background crap that seems to go on with MS account logon. That said I'm pretty satisfied with 11 since moving from 10 a couple months ago.
The laptop came with 11 already installed.

Maybe I'm just dumber than I thought - I just checked my Main PC, which is Win 10, and it has the same three User folders. Considering that, it may be a non-issue, except for not understanding it. I recently did a fresh install of 10 on a new SSD in that machine, but I have no idea if that's even remotely related.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
Windows 11 is Bloated look through the Tutorials to get some tips on how to fix it. Look Here
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro ***26100.863
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm Velox
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10940X
    Motherboard
    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
    Memory
    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black
    Sound Card
    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    2 Samsung 980 Pro NVME 2TB
    1x Storage (6TB Western Digital
    PSU
    Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
    Case
    VELOX
    Cooling
    H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
    Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB M2
    Mouse
    Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB
    Internet Speed
    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
    Browser
    Firefox 127.0
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cyber power CP1350AVRLCD -UPS
    NVIDIA 555.99 Driver
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC13ANHi3
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 1315u
    Motherboard
    NUC13AN
    Memory
    64GB GSKILL DDR4 3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel On Board
    Sound Card
    Intel on Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2419HGCF
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Crucial M2NVME
    PSU
    External 90 Watt
    Case
    NUC Tall
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Razer
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Slimjet 43.0.1.0
    Other Info
    quiet & fast
I’m finding this all to be very challenging to navigate. Is there some simple logic that I’m missing?
You have enabled showing hidden folders, that will show folders used by system, like Default.
Public folder shows files to all users on the PC. Your user folder's files are visible only to you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Philips 24M1N3200ZS/00 (05/24)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@165Hz via DP1.4
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Backup: Hasleo Backup Suite (PreOS)
    Notifier: Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC (05/24)
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
    Phone: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 7 (02/24)
    2nd Monitor: AOC G2460VQ6 @75Hz (02/19)
In the Navigation pane most things showing between Home and This PC are shortcuts to the actual folders usually in C:\Users\USERNAMEHERE, shown when right-clicking one and checking the path in Properties.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
The Default User profile is a template profile for all created users. Whenever you create a new user profile, the profile is built based on the Default User profile.

The Public folder is for sharing files with all other users who can log in to Windows on the computer or can connect to it on the network. All local users can access this profile, but cannot access your private user profile.

It is possible to make your user folder appear on Desktop, by going in Windows Settings | Personalization | Themes | Desktop icon settings (which opens the same settings window panel as running the command control desk.cpl,,0 ). It also is possible to add/remove your user folder to/from the navigation pane of File Explorer. Add or Remove User Folder in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11 Tutorial In the address bar of File Explorer, and on the command line or in a batch script, it also is possible to use the environment variable %USERPROFILE% in lieu of C:\Users\USERNAMEHERE (e.g., %USERPROFILE%\Desktop points to Desktop).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
Well . . . I was finally able to straighten out the create / reply issue in Outlook 2010. I just deleted the existing profile, created a new one (which appears to have created a new .pst file). That now allows Outlook to function correctly. I also deleted all the earlier .pst files, without negatively impacting anything. I'm still left with two instances of my email account showing in Outlook's folder view, but I can live with that. Now I have to tackle reconstructing my contacts / address book on all my machines. That's gonna take a lot of effort, but I've accepted the reality.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
Office 2010 is no longer supported. It may work but the total function of the apps may not work and there will be no further updates.
If you don't want to Upgrade to Office 365 and you still want to use a Email app, you can use the built in Mail app in Windows 11.

As you found out, and has been stated the Public folder is for All Users like if you install an app and want the shortcut on the desktop, during the install, it will put the shortcut in the Public\Desktop folder so it appears on All Users Desktop.

The Default User is for if your User Profile becomes corrupted and it won't load, Windows will load the Default User Profile so you can access the computer still
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Well . . . I was finally able to straighten out the create / reply issue in Outlook 2010. I just deleted the existing profile, created a new one (which appears to have created a new .pst file). That now allows Outlook to function correctly. I also deleted all the earlier .pst files, without negatively impacting anything. I'm still left with two instances of my email account showing in Outlook's folder view, but I can live with that. Now I have to tackle reconstructing my contacts / address book on all my machines. That's gonna take a lot of effort, but I've accepted the reality.

Good to hear buddy (y) 🙏

You can drag items from one PST to another. I connected to a member (Dave in Houston) who also lives in Texas (Houston) and cleaned up his PST, added what was missing etc. Plenty of tutorials on the net.

You don’t need to live with two instances, you need to discriminate which is the current that you’re using and remove the other.

Also, I have some favourite tutorials for making File Explorer more like Windows 10, I’ll post them when I get to my PC
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I just deleted the existing profile, created a new one (which appears to have created a new .pst file).
Hang on… that was the first thing I mentioned to do in that thread wasn’t it? What was different this time?
I shouldn’t complain, I got my milkshake.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Hang on… that was the first thing I mentioned to do in that thread wasn’t it? What was different this time?
I shouldn’t complain, I got my milkshake.
Hang on… that was the first thing I mentioned to do in that thread wasn’t it? What was different this time?
I shouldn’t complain, I got my milkshake.
Gimme a break . . . it took me a little time to get around to that.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
Gimme a break . . . it took me a little time to get around to that.
I’m just glad you got it working. 🙏 I wasn’t intending to dump on you.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I’m just glad you got it working. 🙏 I wasn’t intending to dump on you.
I'm not celebrating . . . Just tried to send my first email, and I got the following:
Task 'dp_1@xxxxxxxx - Sending' reported error (0x8004010F) : 'Outlook data file cannot be accessed.'

I'm getting too old for this!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
I'm not celebrating . . . Just tried to send my first email, and I got the following:
Task 'dp_1@xxxxxxxx - Sending' reported error (0x8004010F) : 'Outlook data file cannot be accessed.'

I'm getting too old for this!
No way:(
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Check under your Account Settings. Click the Data Files tab and it will list the PST files it is using for each account.

I’m trying to remember how to look into the email settings to make sure it is actually associated with a PST file (as you would instruct it to when creating the email address) other than checking the Data files mentioned.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I presumed that selecting one as default within Account Settings was all that was needed. I do have two PST files showing, but I have not yet tried switching to the second one to see if that changes anything.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (2016 build)
    CPU
    AMD FX 6300 AM3+ 95W 6-Core
    Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance
    Memory
    16GB EVGA DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia GeForce GT1030
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2421HS 17-inch (almost new)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB NVMe (almost new)
    SeaGate ST35004 500GB SATA
    PSU
    Corsair CSM 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster N400 full ATX Mid-Tower
    Cooling
    CryoRig H7
    Keyboard
    LogiTech K800 Wireless
    Mouse
    LogiTech M325 Wireless
    Internet Speed
    593 down / 572 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Ver 23H2 Build 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16AHP9
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 8645HS Processor (4.30 GHz up to 5.00 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5X-6400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon™ 760M
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch, 45%NTSC, 300 nits, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC
    PSU
    110v AC Adapter
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 Wireless
    Keyboard
    Backlit w/10-key numeric pad
    Internet Speed
    594 down / 485 up (ATT Fiber)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6
I was going to say, try uninstalling One Drive completely (which is what I do with a new set up). But looks like you've had help above.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    200mbps Starlink
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd

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