Left Over User Profile Folders



anon
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Win XP pro
I created a user profile for testing purposes and then deleted it using
control panel. The profile no longer appears on the "welcome" screen,
but its folders are still on the hdd under "Documents and Settings." I
assume its OK to manually delete these folders/files ...?

GTS
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Yes it's OK. (When you delete a user there is normally a prompt asking
whether to delete all user files also. If you say No it will keep the user
folder tree under "Documents and Settings.")
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"anon" <anonymous@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Win XP pro
> I created a user profile for testing purposes and then deleted it using
> control panel. The profile no longer appears on the "welcome" screen,
> but its folders are still on the hdd under "Documents and Settings." I
> assume its OK to manually delete these folders/files ...?
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
GTS wrote:

> Yes it's OK. (When you delete a user there is normally a prompt asking
> whether to delete all user files also. If you say No it will keep the user
> folder tree under "Documents and Settings.")

Only if you delete the user using the Control panel User Accounts tool,
not if you delete a user using the Management console.

Steve

GTS
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Thanks. The user did specify having used Control Panel in this case, but
the point is well taken. My generalized statement could be misleading.
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"Steve N." <Steve_N@nunya.biz.nes> wrote in message
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> GTS wrote:
>
>> Yes it's OK. (When you delete a user there is normally a prompt asking
>> whether to delete all user files also. If you say No it will keep the
>> user
>> folder tree under "Documents and Settings.")
>
> Only if you delete the user using the Control panel User Accounts tool,
> not if you delete a user using the Management console.
>
> Steve

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
GTS wrote:

> Thanks. The user did specify having used Control Panel in this case, but
> the point is well taken.

Good point.

> My generalized statement could be misleading.

I didn't see it as misleading. I was only giving more details on the
subject.

Steve


Left Over User Profile Folders