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Derek
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
I want to sell my laptop but cannot get rid of my name which appears on the
"My Documents & Settings" folder. Windows will not let me delete or rename
this folder. Is it possible to rename this without re-installing the
operating system?

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:24 AM
Derek wrote:
> I want to sell my laptop but cannot get rid of my name which appears
> on the "My Documents & Settings" folder. Windows will not let me
> delete or rename this folder. Is it possible to rename this without
> re-installing the operating system?

You cannot be logged in as that user while trying to do it.
Log in as some other administrative user - create one if you have to.
And before you erase the Documents and Settings portion, remove the user
from control panel.

Also - after you create the user and before you log in - reboot - make that
user the first one logged into the machine after the reboot (the one that
will be doing the erasing.)

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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
Derek wrote:
> I want to sell my laptop but cannot get rid of my name which appears on the
> "My Documents & Settings" folder. Windows will not let me delete or rename
> this folder. Is it possible to rename this without re-installing the
> operating system?


To protect your personal information and data from any future users
of average skills, you should, at the very least, format the hard drive
and reinstall only the OS and those applications whose licenses are to
be included in the sale/transfer. If you wish to do a more thorough job
of protecting your personal data, WipeDrive 2.2.1
(http://www.accessdata.com/Product07_Overview.htm?ProductNum=07) meets
U.S. DoD standards for securely cleaning surplus unclassified hard
drives, and could be used before formatting and reinstalling the OS and
applications.


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