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Windows 7: how to get rid of user

30 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
ok thanks so how do i get rid of them?
As stated above

They actually exist as a tag on each and every folder and file they are visible on.

Thankfully windows will automatically "cascade" the settings you make at the top level to all lower levels

This means that if you change permissions on a folder the permissions changed will also apply to all folders and files contained in it, as so on down the tree.

If you find the highest level folder that the user appears on and use the remove button to completely remove the user entry, when applied this will also remove the entry from all folders and files below this.

I would first right click on the actual drive in Computer and check the permissions - removing them here will remove them from the whole drive

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30 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Unless you want to potentially open a hornet's nest of messed up permissions, I suggest you leave them alone. They are not doing any harm.
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30 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

Trying to get rid of these user accounts is the #1 reason I have had to use backups (images) and had to re-instal Windows. I would leave them alone too. (unless you have a good grasp on what you're doing)
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30 Nov 2009   #14


ok so i will leave them alone and so when the new year comes around i will do a re-install of windows 7 thanks for the help.
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