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Windows 7: Guest user account

04 May 2016   #1
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Guest user account

When I recently setup a new computer, I somehow created a Guest user account which contains a number of files and installed programs, etc. I've tried to access the Guest to see what's in there but can't so I turned it off. What is the GA for? Does a Guest account take up space like my regular Ellen one? It is possible to copy what's in the GA to Ellen's and then delete GA? Working user accounts is so confusing.
I'm the only one who uses the computer and everything is backed up to external drives (Acronis, Macrium, EaseUS, etc.). Thanks for your help. ellenc


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04 May 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ellen,

A guest account is an account for users who don't have a permanent account on your computer or domain. It allows people to use your computer without having access to your personal files. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off

Since you don't plan on using the guest account and have turned it off, you can delete its "C:\Users\Guest" profile folder to gain back the bit of space it takes,
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08 May 2016   #3
ellenc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Guest account

Many thanks, as always. ellenc
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09 May 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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