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Windows 7: how to remove old user profile

22 Mar 2010   #1

windows vista
 
 
how to remove old user profile

Hello, I have a problem with one of user account
I have changed the name of one of the user (I didn't remove it) but the folder of that profile keep popping up even after I deleted it,
example: the user name was bobby and I changed it to bobbi, but the bobby's folder keep popping up

how to completly remove this user profile and also the user that I have changed its name now keep logging in under temp user profile, everytime I loggin under bobby it is temp profile, and I can't save any files. how to fix this problem?

thanks in advance

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22 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Even though you changed the name from bobby to bobbi, the directory/folder structure associated with bobbi will always be bobby, you can't change that.

What you can do is rename bobbi back to bobby as it was initially.
Create a new account called bobbi. Logon to it so the directory structure is created.
Create one more throw away administrator level account, call it anything you like then logon to it.
Copy everything from the old C:\Users\bobby account to the new C:\Users\bobbi account.
Test it and if all is well, delete the old bobby account from Control Panel/User Accounts, including files and folders.

Check under C:\Users and see if there are any remnants of bobby. If so, delete them.
Delete the temporary administrator level account.
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22 Mar 2010   #3

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Even though you changed the name from bobby to bobbi, the directory/folder structure associated with bobbi will always be bobby, you can't change that.

What you can do is rename bobbi back to bobby as it was initially.
Create a new account called bobbi. Logon to it so the directory structure is created.
Create one more throw away administrator level account, call it anything you like then logon to it.
Copy everything from the old C:\Users\bobby account to the new C:\Users\bobbi account.
Test it and if all is well, delete the old bobby account from Control Panel/User Accounts, including files and folders.

Check under C:\Users and see if there are any remnants of bobby. If so, delete them.
Delete the temporary administrator level account.
thanks so much for the response, I will give it a try
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22 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

As Ztruker says, just because you changed the account name you will not be able to delete the original Bobby. As long as your user account is an administrator you should be able to totally delete Bobby`s account. Don`t rename it just delete it. Then make another account if that`s what your trying to do.
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22 Mar 2010   #5

windows vista
 
 

also why does everytime I create an account with that old name and log in to that account I got prompted "run cpl legacy elevated" program, only that user name, it does not happen with other user name
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