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Windows 7 Question - Remove User Account From Computer - How ??

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  • Started 5 years ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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In Windows 7, I am Logged-in as Administrator Using the Built-in Administrator Account with UAC Disabled.

I would like to REMOVE a USER Account from the computer.

The normal way to do this requires (3) steps:

1. Remove (Delete) the User from the Users Group.
2. Re-boot and Remove (Delete) the User's Profile.
3. Reboot and Remove (Delete) the User's Folders and Files from the system.

In Windows 7, the Removed User's Folders and Files CANNOT BE DELETED.

I receive an Access Denied Message Popup.

What am I doing wrong ????

Thanks in Advance,
Rick P.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Bump

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Scott
Scott
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....ckups.html

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@Scott,

That is a good tutorial for Backing Up but it does NOT address Removing a User from a multi-user computer.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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Scott
Scott
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And this part isn't applicable?

"In order to be able to delete User and System Backup Files, you would have had to create a User and System Files Backup first."

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Think that article implies one is trying to remove User Back-up Files (if) I read it correctly.

The user I created has NO backup files.

The User is just another Current User Account created for example on a family home computer.

BTW: Remember I have NO E-mail when working in Win7 as Win Mail leaves copies of all messages on server even after download in Win7.
Will switch to other O/S later in evening to get E-mails.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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Scott
Scott
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yes, likewise with the emails ;)

I created a new user, 'test' and got the option to delete it,

and it was deleted successfully, files included (I think).

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I got the same and tried it.

Looked in the User Tree and there is still a User Folder and Files of the the OLD User which CAN NOT be deleted.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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Scott
Scott
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I don't see that Rick,

There's no mention of user 'test' in any of the folders, what am I missing?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I rebooted and then went back and then (could) delete the old User folder and files.

To be sure, let me dig deeper. Wll take a while not in classic view.

Could be the old 123 method is not needed any more which would be nice.

The Re-Boot was needed however on my setup.

BTW: How are you posting in color ?? The color tag didn't work last time I checked. (NOT IMAGE ABOVE)

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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Scott
Scott
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Not posting in color, just an image via ImageShack. Looks good though, eh? :)

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