Windows 10: "TEMP" users in the Users folder cannot be deleted

Discus and support "TEMP" users in the Users folder cannot be deleted in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH] There are three "temporary" users listed in the Users folder on my wife's machine. These appear to be remnants from other Windows faults -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MikePalmerHants, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. "TEMP" users in the Users folder cannot be deleted


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    There are three "temporary" users listed in the Users folder on my wife's machine. These appear to be remnants from other Windows faults - there are no users on the machine other than the one belonging to my wife, "Diana". The "TEMP" folders all have a Documents and Pictures folder which are all empty:


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    I cannot delete the "TEMP" users:


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    Can anyone tell me how I can delete the "TEMP" users and tidy up her machine, please?

    :)
     
    MikePalmerHants, Mar 22, 2021
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  2. Tai.S Win User

    Can I delete the TEMP & Default folders that are listed as Users?

    I have a question about four of the folders that appear under this pathway: This PC -> OS (C"TEMP" users in the Users folder cannot be deleted :)-> Users

    So within the users folder in addition to my actual computer user accounts I have a:
    TEMP, TEMP.Mary, Default, and a
    Default.migrated folder.

    Note: The TEMP folders I am asking about
    are Not sub-folders of a specific user account (that is, they are
    Not found under Users -> Sally -> TEMP), they are listed as "Users" themselves.


    I want to know if I can delete all four of these folders because as far as I can tell, I have no use for them, they haven't been modified within the last year, and they don't seem to be holding anything important.

    I've heard that the Default.migrated folder exists for people who upgraded from a different OS to Win10, but I bought this computer once Windows 10 was already out and it had Windows 10 on it when I received it. I personally did not upgrade it to it, and
    as far as I can tell there was not a previous system like 8.1 on it, so I don't know why that folder exists at all.

    So, can I safely delete all four of these folders that appear under "Users"? If not, which ones can I delete and which ones do I have to keep and why?
     
    Tai.S, Mar 22, 2021
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  3. newn Win User
    Windows 7 - change user temp folder.

    Hi all,
    i would like to change user temp folder, becausze i can't install Nero. How to do that? I know how to change Windows temp folder, but not user.
     
  4. "TEMP" users in the Users folder cannot be deleted

    Windows 10 TEMP User Deleted?

    So if we still have the TEMP folder, how to we make our original User the default one so that under My PC, the document folders are original and not the TEMP ones? Do we do as others here have and delete the TEMP user in Windows File Explorer?

    Thank you.
     
    MarleneHerself, Mar 22, 2021
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