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:
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.