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Windows 7: 2 Users Not Listed, How Do I Edit The Accounts?

16 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
2 Users Not Listed, How Do I Edit The Accounts?

I am preparing an old laptop for a new employee. When I log in as administrator I see 4 users in the control panel. I can log in as a fifth user that isn't listed whose username matches the computer name. When I go to C/Users/ I see folders for the fifth user that I can log in as and a sixth that also isn't listed in the control panel. Also, in C/Users/ I don't see every user that is listed in the control panel.

I need to remove all users except administrator and the new employee as well as clean up the computer of all old, unused files and programs. How can I trim down the users to just the two that are needed, including the ones that aren't listed?

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16 Dec 2016   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum I assume what your seeing is users set up but never logged in until the login they won't have a profile as soon as they login a profile will be created
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16 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

they both have folders in C/Users, but neither shows up in the control panel. I have logged in as one multiple times now and it still isn't showing up in the control panels. It does have a folder in C/Users though.
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16 Dec 2016   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601

It's been along time since i have deleted a user in Windows but i'm pretty sure that it does not delete the user's folder, Have you deleted the users name's that you see now some time in the past
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16 Dec 2016   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Makes sense. What about the login I can use that doesn't show up as a user in the control panel?

I just realized when I log in as person A, once I am in I can look at the Start menu and it lists me as person B. Is there some sort of 'alternate username' or something?
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16 Dec 2016   #6

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

Follow this tutorial, if the folders are not removed, i have another trick up my sleeve.
User Account - Delete

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