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Windows 7: Duplicate User Folders


23 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Duplicate User Folders

Got a handed down Windows 7 laptop from the Boss. I created an Administrative account for myself. The computer still has the Boss's name locked in as the Computer owner....with all of the Windows folders under his name. I deleted all of his old files, but now every file I create shows up in his folders too. I took possession of his folders but I can NOT delete any of his content in his folders without my content being deleted at the same time. How can I rid myself of this problem. He does NOT show up as a User.

Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit


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23 May 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What is the make and model number of the computer?

Does it have a Recovery Partition on the hard drive or did it come with a Windows 7 install DVD? If so, the best thing to do would be to do a recovery to factory state via the Recovery partition of a clean install using the DVD.

This will save you a lot of ongoing problems in the future.
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24 May 2011   #3

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24 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Dell Lattitude - no DVD
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24 May 2011   #5

 

Rename the computer and then delete his account?
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24 May 2011   #6
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What happens if you delete his folders in Properties of the libraries.
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25 May 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pem23 View Post
Dell Lattitude - no DVD
How to use Dell Recovery, & how to order Recovery Disks.
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