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Unnecessary folders?

If I look at C:\Documents and Settings, I see seven folders:

Administrator, 24 MB
All Users, 751 MB
Default User, 23 MB
Local Service, 8 MB
Network Service, 0.3 MB
Ow, .8 MB
Owner, 8.6 GB

All Users, Default User, Local Service, Network Service, and Ow were last accessed 4 months ago.

All Users seems to be a subset of Owner.

Questions: Can I get rid of any of these? Are the files that are common to All Users and Owner taking up double the space?

Computer is Gateway, 3.2 GHZ, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB main drive.



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In reply to: Unnecessary folders?

Do not delete any of these profiles. You obviously have Hidden Files and Folders enabled, that's why you are seeing every profile on your computer. But if you have deleted a user account recently with one of these names then you can delete the profile as well. Every user account has an associated profile which contains the My Documents folder, Favorites, Desktop, Cookies, Local Settings, Start Menu, etc.

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Looks good.

In reply to: Unnecessary folders?

What you find when people move from DOS based systems (Windows 98/ME) is they go exploring and think these are extra. Some even move to remove all extra accounts then later write "I can't get into my PC."

There's a reason for these accounts.

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Unnecessary folders?

In reply to: Looks good.

Darton and "R"

I'm glad I asked!

Thanks very much,


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