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#1 flavius

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:04 PM

hi i have xp pro sp3 i am the sole user and have all recent microsoft updates, i run avg8 and defender each day , SUPERAntispy and spybot search and destroy weekly, pctools firewall plus. i have looked into documents and settings before christmas and found that i now have seven administrator folders.
1 administrator 3.55mb
2 administrator my name 3.55mb
3 administrator my name 3.52mb
4 administrator my name 27.2 mb
5 my name 3.54gm
6 all user 169mb
7 default user 363kb
so why do i have seven folders, the three administrator folders add up to 10.62mb whilst the all users = 169mb with my name folder coming in at 3.54gb due mainly to the music files, is it possible to delete all but my named folders or does that spell trouble, any advice or suggestions most welcome
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:39 PM

1: This is the Administrator (non password-protected!) account that comes with Windows XP.

2-3: ?

4: Seems to be the account you usually use.

5: ?

6: This is not an account, it just shows all folders.

7: Default User is similar to 1.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:57 PM

thanks Gstick for the reply, do you think it would be safe to delete 2 3 5 folders, making a fresh system restore before attempting it
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

1-4 are Administrator accounts that were made for various reasons. 1 is the most likely to be the original
5 is your user account
6 is the All Users account - which holds all the Shared documents/music/pictures/etc
7 is the Default user account - when you create an account, Windows uses this account as the template (and it also provides links to the stuff in the All Users account).

I wouldn't delete any unless you know why your system has decided to have so many Administrator accounts.
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