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Windows 7: Delete user account problem


23 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Delete user account problem

Hi guys,

I deleted a user account through computer management, instead of through the control panel. Now I have a folder in C:\Users still under the account I deleted's name. It's 1.2gb so I would rather not have it there but I can't delete it because it's apparently being used by another program.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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23 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Georgebillbob View Post
Hi guys,

I deleted a user account through computer management, instead of through the control panel. Now I have a folder in C:\Users still under the account I deleted's name. It's 1.2gb so I would rather not have it there but I can't delete it because it's apparently being used by another program.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Using admin account reboot into safe mode (F8) and you should be able to delete it. Just make sure you have everything you need from it


Ken
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23 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thank very much!
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23 May 2010   #4
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Georgebillbob View Post
Thank very much!


Hello Georgebillbob, welcome to Seven Forums!


Be sure to post back to let us know how it sorts out.
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23 May 2010   #5

 

And i'm wondering why you didn't use control panel option
good luck and tells us your result mate
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24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Ha, I don't know why I didn't use the control panel option, I think I was just over complicating things in my head.
The folder deleted fine in safe mode so thanks for that zigzag. There are probably a load of other folders that are still associated with that user, but I haven't experienced any problems.
Also, does anybody know how to change the names of the folders in C:\Users? It doesn't really matter but I'm a bit OCD.
PS. This forum is great! Everybody is so helpful!
Also what does "rep" mean?
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24 May 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Georgebillbob.



I'm glad to see you're getting things sorted, have a look at the tutorial at the link below to get some more ideas, be sure to look through the "Related Tutorial" links at the bottom of the tutorial.

How to Create, Delete and Modify User Accounts in Windows 7




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