documents and settings folder


G

Guest

I picked up a second computer and would prefer NOT to re-instal windows xp
pro on it as it already has that installed from the old owner.
Is there a way of either re-naming or deleting the folder with his name on
it in the documents and settings folder?
default user, administrator, my name, and his name are listed there. I
would like to either rename or delete the folder with his name on it.
can this be done?
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

rickoh said:
I picked up a second computer and would prefer NOT to re-instal windows xp
pro on it as it already has that installed from the old owner.
Is there a way of either re-naming or deleting the folder with his name on
it in the documents and settings folder?
default user, administrator, my name, and his name are listed there. I
would like to either rename or delete the folder with his name on it.
can this be done?

Yes, it can be done.



[At second thoughts: You probably wanted to ask HOW it
can be done: Log on as Administrator, then rename or delete
the folder(s).]
 
G

Guest

thanks for quick reply.
I guess I didnt explain it properly.
In my documents and settings folder, there is a folder with someone elses
name on it. I would like to rename or remove it.
It is not listed when I open user accounts . All that is in there is me, (my
name) and guest. nothing else.
thanks again..
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

rickoh said:
thanks for quick reply.
I guess I didnt explain it properly.
In my documents and settings folder, there is a folder with someone elses
name on it. I would like to rename or remove it.
It is not listed when I open user accounts . All that is in there is me,
(my
name) and guest. nothing else.
thanks again..

"Accounts" and "Profile Folders" are linked to each other but
are not the same thing. Someone obviously deleted the
offending account but left the Profile Folder behind. As
I said before, log on as Administrator, then delete the
folder(s) you do not like. Leave in place the folders
"Administrator", "All Users", "Default User" and any
other folder that look like they relate to the Windows
system.
 

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