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Deleting Files in Past User Accounts?


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#1 mentobe

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:02 PM

Hello, and thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me with my problem here...
For whatever reason, I've had multiple accounts set up on my laptop in the past, all of which are no longer in use--the only active user account at this time is the administrator account. However, I can still see the files and such from previously set up user accounts. I'm trying to clean up space on my hard drive, so I really want to get rid of some bigger files that are under these nonexistent user accounts. The trouble is that whenever I try to access certain folders, such as the "My Documents" folder under said accounts, I get the "Access is Denied" message. How can I get around this so that I can access these files?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:34 PM

Easy...How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

After you have the files you want, you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the profiles.

Louis

Easy...How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

After you have the files you want, you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the profiles.

Louis




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