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Windows 7: Deleting a 2nd User account & its safety in not deleting anything else

25 Mar 2014   #1

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Deleting a 2nd User account & its safety in not deleting anything else

Hoping this is the right place to ask my question and that the title is OK.
I was asked to create a 2nd user account with 'Administration privileges'. Having done so I no longer need it. In trying to delete it I got a pop up window asking me if I wanted to save some of my files (My Documents etc.) onto a folder on my desktop.
I did absolutely nothing with that other account except for trying to see if a game would work. No files were created, saved, moved or anything like that. What worries me is that a quick look at, for ex., 'My Documents' folder I could see some folders there that also exist on my main account. My question is this: Will saying 'no' to keeping/saving files, and therefore agreeing to deleting everything affect my original account in any way?--do I risk losing anything? Thank you

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25 Mar 2014   #2
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If you know for sure there's no files under that User to lose, then go ahead and delete it. If in doubt, save the folder on desktop until you are sure.
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