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Allusers.WINDOWS and Defaultuser.WINDOWS in documents and settings


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#1 im abcd

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

So i had some problems with my pc so i had my windows re-installed , but it probably didn't get formatted properly .

Some of my previous programs were there in C:\Program Files .Some worked , some didn't . I deleted the programs which didn't work , manually by pressing Shift+Del. So , today I found out that in my documents and settings folder i have a normal allusers and default user folder and Allusers.WINDOWS and Defaultuser.WINDOWS folders .

So now i want to delete these but i cannot because it shows that it is a folder required by system to run .

Help would be appreciated , thanks :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

Right...it is a system folder...and even if you delete it, it will reappear on reboot.

But you can delete the contents of such folders.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

Right...it is a system folder...and even if you delete it, it will reappear on reboot.

But you can delete the contents of such folders.

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So it is completely safe to delete its contents ?


Edit : Also i am not quite sure which allusers folder is being used by my pc . Any way to determine that ?

Edited by im abcd, 22 May 2012 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

<<So now i want to delete these but i cannot...>>

Safe?

I don't think you asked whether it was safe or not...in any case, I didn't mean to imply that it's something I suggest or would do.

Since I'm the only user on my systems...I suppose that I could delete the contents for All Users and rely on my profile...but I don't see anything to be gained by fooling around with the Docs/Settings folders...so I haven't investigated what the results might be.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:01 AM

<<So now i want to delete these but i cannot...>>

Safe?

I don't think you asked whether it was safe or not...in any case, I didn't mean to imply that it's something I suggest or would do.

Since I'm the only user on my systems...I suppose that I could delete the contents for All Users and rely on my profile...but I don't see anything to be gained by fooling around with the Docs/Settings folders...so I haven't investigated what the results might be.

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Hmm , so maybe i should keep the all users folder the way it is .

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