administrator.000, administrator.001, etc.


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Guest

Hello, running in safe mode (delelting an infeted file) I realized that I had
two acocunts: Administrator and Owner, now; this computer is only used by me,
so I though i was always working as the administrator (since a never created
any accounts), but exploring I found out that all my stuff is under the Owner
account, but some files, old files, are in the Administrator account. And on
top of that I found in C:\Documents and Settings these folders:
-Administrator (obviously that account)
-Owner (idem)
-All Users ( I guess that is needed there)

but these I don't know why they are there:

administrator.ESTEBAN (that is my name)
administrator.ESTEBAN.000
Administrator.ESTEBAN.001

SOOO..., I want to know how can I delete either the Administrator or the
owner safely (and keep my files) and what I should do witht the
administrator.ESTEBAN, administrator.ESTEBAN.000 and
Administrator.ESTEBAN.001 folders.

THANK YOU!
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "esteban" <[email protected]>

| Hello, running in safe mode (delelting an infeted file) I realized that I had
| two acocunts: Administrator and Owner, now; this computer is only used by me,
| so I though i was always working as the administrator (since a never created
| any accounts), but exploring I found out that all my stuff is under the Owner
| account, but some files, old files, are in the Administrator account. And on
| top of that I found in C:\Documents and Settings these folders:
| -Administrator (obviously that account)
| -Owner (idem)
| -All Users ( I guess that is needed there)
|
| but these I don't know why they are there:
|
| administrator.ESTEBAN (that is my name)
| administrator.ESTEBAN.000
| Administrator.ESTEBAN.001
|
| SOOO..., I want to know how can I delete either the Administrator or the
| owner safely (and keep my files) and what I should do witht the
| administrator.ESTEBAN, administrator.ESTEBAN.000 and
| Administrator.ESTEBAN.001 folders.
|
| THANK YOU!

Login to an account other than ADMINISTRATOR but has administrative rights and remove those
profiles.
 
G

Guest

Hi David, thanks for replaying. How do I delete those profiles? The only to
user accounts that show are Administrator and Owner, nothing else.
 
W

Wesley Vogel

If you lose Full Control permissions to your profile folder, in the
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings folder, Windows 2000 and Windows XP
will create a new one the next time you log on. The new profile is named:

UserName - if the older profile was deleted.
UserName.ComputerName - if the old profile exists.
UserName.ComputerName.000 - if UserName.ComputerName exists.
UserName.ComputerName.001 - if UserName.ComputerName.000 exists.

Above explains how the names are arrived at.

Below are some links on how to recover and/or remove what's not needed.

Duplicate profile folders exist under the "Documents and Settings" folder
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/restprofile.htm

HOW TO: Restore a User Profile in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314045

How do I recovery a lost local user profile?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBJ/tip4600/rh4631.htm

Scroll down to
Match Users to Data
here...
Windows Rejuvenated
http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,119266,pg,3,00.asp
 
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Guest

esteban said:
Hello, running in safe mode (delelting an infeted file) I realized that I had
two acocunts: Administrator and Owner, now; this computer is only used by me,
so I though i was always working as the administrator (since a never created
any accounts), but exploring I found out that all my stuff is under the Owner
account, but some files, old files, are in the Administrator account. And on
top of that I found in C:\Documents and Settings these folders:
-Administrator (obviously that account)
-Owner (idem)
-All Users ( I guess that is needed there)

but these I don't know why they are there:

administrator.ESTEBAN (that is my name)
administrator.ESTEBAN.000
Administrator.ESTEBAN.001

SOOO..., I want to know how can I delete either the Administrator or the
owner safely (and keep my files) and what I should do witht the
administrator.ESTEBAN, administrator.ESTEBAN.000 and
Administrator.ESTEBAN.001 folders.

THANK YOU!
 

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