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30 Dec 2010   #1
Frank Keenan

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 - Users - To delete


I am having problems deleting Users. I have no problems creating a new user. On creation, it appears to also create a folder in C/Users. After I delete a User, I go to C/Users and try to delete the folder from here. I try to delete as an Administrator, but the message "You need permission, and must be an Administrator." comes up every time. It is now getting cluttered, and I am having difficulties knowing which one relates to my current User list. How do I delete the unwanted folders?

Another very recent problem is that it created a "Temporary" user in the C/Users folder, after I tried entering as an old User A/c I hadn't used for some time.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks

Frank
Bracknell
UK


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30 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Frank, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You probably got the "Temporary" folder if that user account was corrupted. Did you get this error when you tried to log on to it:
Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.
If you are logged in as an administrator, try opening those use folders and allow yourself acccess when prompted. Afterwards, see if you are able to delete them.

If not, then you may be able to delete the user folders for these deleted user accounts using one of the options in the tutorial below through the command prompt.

Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Dec 2010   #3
Frank Keenan

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Shawn
Thanks for that. I tried it, but several lines came across my screen, and on several of them the message came up "access is denied". Do you have any other ideas on how to overcome this problem?

Thanks
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30 Dec 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you try doing it from a command prompt at boot?
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30 Dec 2010   #5
Frank Keenan

Windows 7
 
 

It's OK Shawn. I have resolved the problem. I tried cut and pasting the folder to desktop, from there I deleted it, which put the file in the recycling bin. Problem solved. Thanks for your help, and a Happy new Year to you
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30 Dec 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Frank. Thank you for posting back with your results. :)
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