Windows 10: Specific Questions about Deleting Old User Accounts AND Their Files

Discus and support Specific Questions about Deleting Old User Accounts AND Their Files in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hey guys, I have very specific questions and will outline the scenario leading up to them. I created a new user account new admin due to previous... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by DaChiefOfOwnage-A336B851-, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Specific Questions about Deleting Old User Accounts AND Their Files


    Hey guys,


    I have very specific questions and will outline the scenario leading up to them.


    I created a new user account new admin due to previous user account corruption.

    I have two drives, C, and D.

    D is where my Documents, Videos etc libraries are.

    C is my boot and program drive, and where my new user account's default libraries were.

    I have pointed my new user account's libraries to drive D, so that I have access to those libraries in quick access and so that it is easier to navigate to them. Drive D is my HDD whereas drive C is my boot and program drive hence why I use drive D for files.

    Now, I no longer need the old corrupted user account.

    • Whom is the owner of the drive D files currently, prior to deletion of the old user account?
    • If I delete the old user account AND delete their files, will this delete all of the files on drive D, despite them being pointed to from my new user account?
    • Or if I delete the old user account and delete the files, will nothing happen to the files, and solely the old user account and residual login files be deleted?

    • If I delete the old user account and keep the files, will my new user account become the owner?
    • Furthermore if I delete the old user account and keep the files, will they be moved and/or duplicated to another location as it says they will be in the popup dialogue?
    • And if they do get moved and/or duplicated, which one is it?
    • And finally, can I simply just move them back straight away once they finish moving and/or duplicating?

    Thank you in advance - these will be very helpful to me but potentially many others who have search similar strings. If these have already been answered please link the appropriate posts or paste them here.

    :)
     
    DaChiefOfOwnage-A336B851-, Jan 28, 2020
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  2. kenkickr Win User

    Deleting User Accounts

    If you can access the admin account through safe mode then all you have to do to remove the other account passwords is go into User Accounts in the control panel and either delete the accounts or, I'm not sure, remove the account passwords.
     
    kenkickr, Jan 28, 2020
    #2
  3. GAH! accidently deleted a user account

    its gone. not there at all.

    i was deleting another old account that was no longer being used and somehow both got deleted.

    i did it from the users and groups management panel in computer management.
     
    Fitseries3, Jan 28, 2020
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Specific Questions about Deleting Old User Accounts AND Their Files

    Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files


    Your 2nd screenshot.....................
    What is inside Administrator ?
    Is your name Serena listed there ?
     
    davidhk, Jan 28, 2020
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