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Windows 7: Why do I have 28 NTUSER.DAT FILES?

31 Dec 2011   #1

7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Why do I have 28 NTUSER.DAT FILES?

Hello I have in my user folder; 28 NTUSER.DAT files, one is constantly updating as I write and is 9Mb big? Can you help me please. Thank you for your time and effort.


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31 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

NTUSER.DAT is the Registry for a specific user. It is suppose to exists!
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31 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Agreed, but there shouldn't be 28 of them. Can we see a full listing of all the files?
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31 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Everytime you creat a new user or change the user name a new account is made and the old account remains. You can delete the accounts that you no longer use but make sure you only delete the one not in use or needed.
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01 Jan 2012   #5

7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Thank you for you swift and informative replies

1 I can let you see a list, but unsure how. Hope there is a ,jpg here somewhere.

2 I never change user, nobody else uses this laptop. It has crashed (over heated a few times and just turned off) but I am the soul user.

3 Some of the NTUSER files are 2010, some are small some marked .DAT .RegTRANS .BLF .LOG

Thank you to you all for your help and kindness, Greetings of the coming year.


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01 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Select all the files that have the long '{xxxxxx" added to the ends. Delete but do not force delete. When you are presented with a dialog about some of the files that are in use, click on "skip"
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01 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

+1.

I had a similar thing on my laptop before and found that I could simply sort the files by date, then delete all except the most recent set (one of each .dat, .blf, .regtrans, etc. file).
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01 Jan 2012   #8

7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Thank you

Thank you I will run at that, Very grateful, Kenny
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