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Deleted user account remains

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by omura3000, Sep 16, 2008.

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  1. omura3000

    omura3000 Thread Starter

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    Im running Vista and I created another User account but I deleted it. However, when I go to C:Users it still lists my previous user account. Im certain I deleted the user files but the User Account remains in C:\Users. Does anyone know how I can remove this?
    Can I just drag the old User name folder from C:\Users into the recycling bin???

     
  2. kiwiguy

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    No, I doubt it.

    When deleting you should have had an option to remove, they are Windows System files and have some security.

    If you can delete them, then it's OK. But do a system backup point first.
     
  3. omura3000

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    I just set up another User account and the removed it and deleted the files when it gave me the option. But again......now in the C:Users\ it shows the User Account name and I can open the folder and access the files.

    the size of the User folder is 67.5GB.... with 18.380 files. Its not the primary administrator User......just a User account I setup but apparently is still there.

    Can I just move this to the recycle bin and delete this whole file OR will it do something seriously bad?

    I just want to get rid of these past User accounts?
     
  4. DaveA

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    Have you rebooted the machine?
     
  5. omura3000

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    Yea, tried rebooting. They still remain. Some of these accounts were created a few months back but still appear in C:/ Users
     
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