Deleting user account problem

March 10, 2009 at 02:49:11
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz - Ram 1GB

I have a user listed in C:\Documents and Settings that is not listed in "user accounts".

If I simply delete it then it comes back later.

It is not showing in System Properties/advanced/user profiles either.

Any help would be appreciated.



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March 10, 2009 at 02:58:36
What is the name showing in D & S, or is that a secret ????

Also may help to know what Version of XP you are using. ????

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

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March 10, 2009 at 03:47:36
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ but it's our secret OK :-)

Thunderbird has long been under a different user name ( \Michael - and that's a secret too) and the above one doesnt' get used.

My XP version is listed at the top, Windows XP SP3

thanks for the reply,


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March 10, 2009 at 03:54:45
My XP version is listed at the top, Windows XP SP3

That is not the Version, or I should say Edition. Do you have ---
XP Home Edition
XP Professional
XP Media Center Edition

Don't tell anyone.

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March 10, 2009 at 11:13:56
No answer ??

So I will take a stab at it. I would guess that that account is a Customized Default User Account. You might look in D & S to see if you a 'Default User' showing there.
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User
If you do not, then the one you cannot delete is a Customized Default User Account.

Windows Help says ---
default user
The profile that serves as a basis for all user profiles. Every user profile begins as a copy of the default user profile.
How to create a custom default user profile

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March 10, 2009 at 12:15:09
I did respond that I'm using XP professional and someone then gave a link to a political page and now they have both disappeared.

Any I think the mistake that I must have made was ..

"Caution You will cause permissions issues if you create the custom user profile when you are logged on as the administrator".

I will look into this.



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