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Only Person Using Pc But All These Xtra File Folders?


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#1 ShadowMeph

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:09 PM

ok I am not a total nube to computers but there are some things that I am not sure about, for instance I am the only one that uses my pc I have turned of the secondary login but when I look in C:\Documents and Settings I see other folders like ADMINI~1~000
SIR NetworkService.NT AUTHORITY.000 NetworkService.NT AUTHORITY all users default user local service
some of the folders looks the same only with different dates on them. I am wondering what all of these are and if I can get rid of some of these because when I look inside of the folders they seem to be the same and my disk space (120 GB) is at 80 % but I don't really have allot of vid or other files that would take up that kind of space

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:39 PM

I suspect you have an HP product (perhaps Dell)...Have you used the System Recovery function since you've owned the computer?

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:42 PM

I used to but it uses a little memory so I have disabled it

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:47 PM

No...I mean, have you used it to either restore to a previous time or to recover the system to it's factory installed condition at one or more times in the past?

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:42 AM

The .000 files/folders are usually the remnants of an old install of Windows - an having restored the system may have caused this.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:39 PM

I used to but it uses a little memory so I have disabled it

Along time ago I Used it but not for the past 6 months.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:55 PM

You can check those files against the ones that appear to be their equal. Check the folder properties for the creation date. The most recent date is also likely the most current user profile but not necessarily so. To be sure, click start-->run...then in the run box, type or copy and paste the following:
%userprofile%
then click "OK".

The window that opens will be your current active user profile. Now that you know your current active user profile's accurately identified folder name, navigate to that folder and right click on it. Check the creation date of THAT folder with the dates of the other folders that you wanted to investigate.

When you find the folder matching the date of your user profile, check to see if there are any files there that do not appear in the other folder that you now KNOW to be the most current version's folder.
If there are, copy those files over to your most current folder. Once finished with this process, you should be able to safely delete any of those other folders.

To try and simplify what I'm saying:
Let's say to facilitate this instruction, you've determined your user profile to be
ShadowMeph and that folder's properties was found to have the creation date of 7/1/2006...that folder would be located here:
C:\Documents and Settings\ShadowMeph

By checking the other folders you suspect are old, you found that the admin folder located here:
C:\Documents and Settings\ADMINISTRATOR1~000
...had the same creation date as your current user profile folder. That is the folder that you want to keep...so, navigate to the other admin folder(s) and check their contents. If you find anything in them that does not appear in the ADMINI~1~000, copy those items and paste them into the ADMINI~1~000 folder.

Repeat this process until you know you've copied over all the files to the folder you want to keep, then delete the other folder. Do the same following the same logic for each folder you suspect is a duplicate.

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