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too many user accnts not showing up in control panel

by katwoman59 / January 28, 2010 12:54 PM PST

but they show up in Explorer/Exploring.
why and how do I get rid of them.
I had to do a couple system restores and it seems to have made a couple of my first name accounts in different places.
again, why? and how do I get rid of them.
I have WinXP sp3 and mozilla firefox for a browser, OE6.
I have Avast for antivirus and windows firewall in ON.
any help will be appreciated,

is there any way I can upload a couple pics to show you my predicametn?

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Accounts in control panel
by Steven Haninger / January 28, 2010 6:26 PM PST

Those will be the ones created during and after installation of the OS. It won't include hidden accounts.

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Re: too many accounts
by Kees Bakker / January 28, 2010 7:01 PM PST

You can safely delete the Documents and Settings folders of all those old users you don't see in Control Panel anymore, if there's nothing in it you want to keep, such as old documents and picture. Those should be copied out first.


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