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Question about deleting a user account


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#1 sean342125

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hello all. I am not familiar with this process... and don't want to lose any data. My wife and I have our own user accounts with Windows xp pro, but have decided that it just creates more work for us (sharing pictures/ files and so on) I want to just delete one of the accounts, but I'm not sure if we will lose any data doing this. For instance, if I delete her... what happens to the files under her documents? Do they automatically transfer to mine or are they deleted. Like I said, looking for some help to get to one user account on the computer without losing anything. Thanks for your help... it's much appreciated.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

When you delete a user account, the files in that account are also deleted. So, you will need to transfer the files you wish to keep to a flash drive or disc before deleting the account. It is wise to do this with shared files as well just in case.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:56 PM

You could also create a folder for your wife under YOUR documents.

Then you can copy or move her files to that folder. In addition to her personal files, don't forget to save her favorites.

In addition, there is an option to delete the user account but KEEP the files. If you choose this option, do as Orange Blossom suggests and back up the files first, just in case something goes wrong.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 October 2011 - 01:59 PM.





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