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Windows 7: Unable to delete a user profile folder.

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Dankrite

7 32 and or 64
 
 
Unable to delete a user profile folder.

Hello,

I'm experiencing an issue with a profile which the folder will not remove.

The account has been deleted, it is not appearing in registry and I cannot delete to from CMD with the command RD /s /q "C:\users\xxx".

The folder is not shared and the only folder showing after deletion is AppData. When attempting to delete the folder it suggests it's in use/shared. Double checked the sharing permissions and it isn't shared.

We have tried to create the account again to maybe overwrite the folder but the new account was created with a slightly different name.

Could it be that other profiles are accessing the AppData?

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. You will need to take ownership of the folder to remove it
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Dankrite

7 32 and or 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum. You will need to take ownership of the folder to remove it
Hey,

Thanks for replying, I'm 99% we have ownership of it, but I'll check and get back to you.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Have a read of this

User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

I presume your going to use the page 2 instruction

NOTE THE WARNINGS


Roy

The Appdata folder is hidden by default, so that users dont play around with them!!
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Dankrite

7 32 and or 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Have a read of this

User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

I presume your going to use the page 2 instruction

NOTE THE WARNINGS


Roy

The Appdata folder is hidden by default, so that users dont play around with them!!
Thanks for your input, yes we've tried these methods which removed the profile, but the folder is still there.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Install Unlocker. It works from the right-click menu.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
mrjimphelps

Dual Boot Xubuntu Linux 64-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Reboot into Safe Mode. You should be able to delete it there.
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