User Profiles



dumb spidey
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Hi
is it safe to delete my older profile named Administrator from System
Properties>
Advanced tab>under User Profiles>Settings? as i already have a new
administrator
account. it all happened when my Pc crashed & i had to create a new
administrator account.also i booted it twice so it created two additional
folders-Administrator.username & Administrator . Also it gives me an option
to delete the old Administrator from above path.
Please help
Thanks.

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Log onto all accounts listed in the utility that starts when you go to start/run and type
CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2,

then in each of those accounts, go to start/run and type
%USERPROFILE%
to determine the folder name of each account.

You can delete any folders in "Documents and Settings" not found in this way.

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"dumb spidey" <dumbspidey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1EF91BBF-8620-4A79-A05C-9BDE4524FE12@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> is it safe to delete my older profile named Administrator from System
> Properties>
> Advanced tab>under User Profiles>Settings? as i already have a new
> administrator
> account. it all happened when my Pc crashed & i had to create a new
> administrator account.also i booted it twice so it created two additional
> folders-Administrator.username & Administrator . Also it gives me an option
> to delete the old Administrator from above path.
> Please help
> Thanks.
>

dumb spidey
07-10-2005, 01:35 AM
Hi
i tried the thing which u said & the bad news is the computer shows
two 'Administrators' under user groups. One of these is the old
Administrator & the second one is the current administrator which is Username.
Also Documents & Settings folder shows both the administrators folders.
From the path I have given it is clear that the old Administrator is no longer
active & hence has got the Delete button highlighted, which is not the case
for the present administrator.
My doubt is whether i can safely delete all the folders related to the old
Administrator or will that cause the PC to crash;since a couple of reboots
created some folders in the name of old Admin.
Hope its not much trouble for you.
Thanks



"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Log onto all accounts listed in the utility that starts when you go to start/run and type
> CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2,
>
> then in each of those accounts, go to start/run and type
> %USERPROFILE%
> to determine the folder name of each account.
>
> You can delete any folders in "Documents and Settings" not found in this way.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "dumb spidey" <dumbspidey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1EF91BBF-8620-4A79-A05C-9BDE4524FE12@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> > is it safe to delete my older profile named Administrator from System
> > Properties>
> > Advanced tab>under User Profiles>Settings? as i already have a new
> > administrator
> > account. it all happened when my Pc crashed & i had to create a new
> > administrator account.also i booted it twice so it created two additional
> > folders-Administrator.username & Administrator . Also it gives me an option
> > to delete the old Administrator from above path.
> > Please help
> > Thanks.
> >
>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:35 AM
The system needs only the current active admin account to operate normally. You could copy all thew old settings from the old
account before removal, if you wish.

811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151



--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"dumb spidey" <dumbspidey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B6CC646F-2A63-46A0-92E3-997B969CAE27@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> i tried the thing which u said & the bad news is the computer shows
> two 'Administrators' under user groups. One of these is the old
> Administrator & the second one is the current administrator which is Username.
> Also Documents & Settings folder shows both the administrators folders.
> From the path I have given it is clear that the old Administrator is no longer
> active & hence has got the Delete button highlighted, which is not the case
> for the present administrator.
> My doubt is whether i can safely delete all the folders related to the old
> Administrator or will that cause the PC to crash;since a couple of reboots
> created some folders in the name of old Admin.
> Hope its not much trouble for you.
> Thanks
>
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Log onto all accounts listed in the utility that starts when you go to start/run and type
>> CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2,
>>
>> then in each of those accounts, go to start/run and type
>> %USERPROFILE%
>> to determine the folder name of each account.
>>
>> You can delete any folders in "Documents and Settings" not found in this way.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "dumb spidey" <dumbspidey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1EF91BBF-8620-4A79-A05C-9BDE4524FE12@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi
>> > is it safe to delete my older profile named Administrator from System
>> > Properties>
>> > Advanced tab>under User Profiles>Settings? as i already have a new
>> > administrator
>> > account. it all happened when my Pc crashed & i had to create a new
>> > administrator account.also i booted it twice so it created two additional
>> > folders-Administrator.username & Administrator . Also it gives me an option
>> > to delete the old Administrator from above path.
>> > Please help
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>>
>>
>>


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