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Things are fine now, just all these odd files and used space, but I can live with that as long as no harm is being done. Go to start-Log off , but instead switch user when the prompt comes up.8. That is, it creates three user accounts: Administrator, All Users, and another that may be named Default User (or something similar). Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. my review here

Important : While username are not case-sensitive, passwords are case-sensitive ! Has The Elder Geek site been useful? When I re-installed my programs after re-installing Windows, some of them (including Adobe) added their folders to the new All User folder in the new D&S. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).

Jump to content Primary Secondary Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Windows XP Can I delete any of these without disrupting the Registry? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Thanks.

Last re-install took three days. Double click the value you just created and set it to 1..10. Scroll down until you find Local Users and Groups and click the Add button. 4. I am glad I found them, but it took way too long simply because this issue is NOT documented in ANY Windows help file or MS Knowledge Base that I found

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and I used the "control userpasswords2" screen rather than the standard User Accounts control panel provided with XP Home.I immediately received an error message, stating something like "this account type cannot be If you need full User Management, then the XP Home Edition is not a good choice, you will need to use the XP Professional Edition. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

rayboboFeb 2, 2012, 5:27 PM raybobo said: Under Documents & Settings in Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 & SP3 there are nine (9) user accounts. If it doesn't show up in control panel/users, I'd be suspicious. I am the only one who uses this machine. How?

Windows ME Windows 98 Windows 95 Windows 3.x MS-DOS Step-By-Step Network Basics Trouble Shooting Exchange Server e-Mail Security e-Mail Spam ISA-Server Server Software Windows Security Featured Product Network Addons Type "control userpasswords2" (without quotes)5. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Missing account in XP Home User Accounts This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Still, I wonder if the older ones can be safely deleted.

As always, I strongly suggest you read about any update prior to installation, especially updates carrying a less than 'Critical' rating, and have a current system and data backup available in this page All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Smallvoid.com Home About Articles Links Forum Advanced User Management in Windows XP Home September 26, 2003 by Snakefoot | Post Comment The SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. If they did, it would be a piece of cake for sure.

I have a full time job and a wife who wants her computer up and running. Ask a new question Read More Configuration User Accounts Windows XP Related Resources Windows XP Home Edition, User Account Problems solved I am the designated administrator and also listed on all Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Missing account in XP Home User Accounts The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. get redirected here Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion

Scans show all clear. How? 12 answers Last reply Feb 9, 2012 Best Answer Jan 28, 2012 More about managing windows home user accounts ksiembJan 27, 2012, 1:03 AM raybobo said: Under Documents & Settings Click Advanced button under Advanced User management7.

Login in to missing user profile by typing in the username and password.

Restart5. Perhaps Dell did; perhaps the initial installation of Windows did, but there is no such folder on my other two machines (desktop and laptop). I MIGHT be able to delete the files and folders though. Then boot into safe mode by pressing F82.

Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. As I drill down through these nine accounts via D&S each has TONS of files associated with it, which seems like a redundancy and a waste of space. Change password on the "hidden" Administrator account. useful reference More resources See also Windows XP Home hidden accounts Managing User accounts solved Windows XP User Account Problem Error 54 in Windows XP in users accounts HELP on XP Home version!!

XP Index >>> A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | The only caveat is that I won't be able to delete the old account, as it is not displayed in any of the User Accounts control panels.