None deleted user folder

Posted: 09-28-2008, 11:48 AM

I recently deleted a user account via Control Panel, User Accounts.
Later whilst browsing in Windows Explorer I discovered the user's folde
was still there in C:\users\<usersname>. I have adminstrator rights bu
the system would not let me delete this folder giving the error messag
that it was open by someone else
Sorry to be a bore if this question has been asked before but
couldn't find a reference to it in the various forums. Can anyone hel
please? :

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None deleted user folder


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Brink
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Re: None deleted user folder
Posted: 09-28-2008, 11:53 AM

KelticGuy;847499 Wrote:
> I recently deleted a user account via Control Panel, User Accounts
> Later whilst browsing in Windows Explorer I discovered the user's folde
> was still there in C:\users\<usersname>. I have adminstrator rights bu
> the system would not let me delete this folder giving the error messag
> that it was open by someone else
> Sorry to be a bore if this question has been asked before but
> couldn't find a reference to it in the various forums. Can anyone hel
> please? :
Hello KelticGuy

Sometimes you will only be able to delete that while in Safe Mode.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/123496-safe-mode.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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Re: None deleted user folder
Posted: 09-28-2008, 01:53 PM

Hi KelticGu

In addition to Shawn's post you may also like to checkout Unlocke

'UNLOCKER 1.8.7 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB
(http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

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Mike
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Re: None deleted user folder
Posted: 09-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Were you logged on to the account when you deleted it? Try recreating the
user and then go through the control panel to delete the user.
"KelticGuy" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I recently deleted a user account via Control Panel, User Accounts.
> Later whilst browsing in Windows Explorer I discovered the user's folder
> was still there in C:\users\<usersname>. I have adminstrator rights but
> the system would not let me delete this folder giving the error message
> that it was open by someone else?
> Sorry to be a bore if this question has been asked before but I
> couldn't find a reference to it in the various forums. Can anyone help
> please?
>
>
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> KelticGuy
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Re: None deleted user folder
Posted: 09-30-2008, 02:42 PM

Thanks to y'all for your help. I manged to delete the 'offending' files
from safe mode as you suggested, I used the msconfig method.
Thanks again


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Re: None deleted user folder
Posted: 09-30-2008, 02:51 PM

KelticGuy;849081 Wrote:
> Thanks to y'all for your help. I manged to delete the 'offending' file
> from safe mode as you suggested, I used the msconfig method
> Thanks agai
Your welcome KelticGuy. I'm happy to hear that you got it deleted now

Shaw

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