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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       04 Oct 2016 #1

    deleting folders inside Users Folder


    Hello,
    I want to delete some folders that belong to Users Folder, is that going to cause my system problems?
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  2.    04 Oct 2016 #2

    Don't delete "Public" or your Account.

    If you have enabled the built in Administrator account and are using it then don't delete that.

    You can delete the others.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       04 Oct 2016 #3

    thanks a bundle
    I deleted them and some of them recreated themselves right after the restart.
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  4.    04 Oct 2016 #4

    Which ones? For a standard Windows 10 with one user you will have "You", "Public" and a hidden one called "Default"

    You will not have Administrator unless you enable it and sign on as the built in Administrator.
    "Default.migrated" is the old "Default" user copied when you upgrade. It can definitely be deleted.
    "DefaultAccount" and "Guest" don't really exist in 10.
    "HomeGroupUser$" shouldn't really be there but is sometimes created when you enable homegroup sharing.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       05 Oct 2016 #5

    I have homegroup enabled. the only I deleted and disappeared is 'Default.migrated'
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  6.    05 Oct 2016 #6

    Guest account doesn't really exist in Windows 10. You can enable it but it breaks Windows if you sign on. Better to make sure to check it is not enabled. Why is the guest account missing/broken in Windows 10? - Super User

    If you aren't using the built in administrator your should disable that also.

    The DefaultAccount is new in Windows 10 and is another system account that is also normally disabled. It is a big unclear what it is used for so I'd leave it disabled.

    To ensure these 3 are disabled, from elevated command prompt:
    Code:
    net user guest /active:no
    net user Administrator /active:no
    net user DefaultAccount /active:no
    Then you can then delete the folders in Users directory and they should not come back (you may need to take ownership first).

    If this isn't working or these folders are being recreated please post results of net user administrator, net user guest and net user defaultaccount and a screen print showing the folders creation date like in your first post above.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       05 Oct 2016 #7

    I followed all the instructions you provided, after the restart all the folders were back. (guest/Administrator/DefaultAccount)
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  8. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       09 Oct 2016 #8

    I can't delete them, I'll post the results
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  9. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home 64bits
       09 Oct 2016 #9

    I have deleted 'Administrator / Guest / Default Account' and restarted my computer.

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user administrator
    User name Administrator
    Full Name
    Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active No
    Account expires Never


    Password last set 07/26/2012 8:27:03 AM
    Password expires Never
    Password changeable 07/26/2012 8:27:03 AM
    Password required Yes
    User may change password Yes


    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon 07/26/2012 8:22:17 AM


    Logon hours allowed All


    Local Group Memberships *Administrators
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.




    C:\WINDOWS\system32>



    *************************************
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user guest
    User name Guest
    Full Name
    Comment Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active No
    Account expires Never


    Password last set 10/05/2016 4:03:52 PM
    Password expires Never
    Password changeable 10/05/2016 4:03:52 PM
    Password required No
    User may change password No


    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon Never


    Logon hours allowed All


    Local Group Memberships *Guests
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.




    C:\WINDOWS\system32>


    ***********************************

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user defaultaccount
    User name DefaultAccount
    Full Name
    Comment A user account managed by the system.
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active No
    Account expires Never


    Password last set 10/09/2016 3:41:24 PM
    Password expires 11/20/2016 3:41:24 PM
    Password changeable 10/09/2016 3:41:24 PM
    Password required Yes
    User may change password Yes


    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon Never


    Logon hours allowed All


    Local Group Memberships *HomeUsers
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.




    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 404
    Windows 10 Home
       09 Oct 2016 #10

    lx07 said: The DefaultAccount is new in Windows 10 and is another system account that is also normally disabled. It is a big unclear what it is used for so I'd leave it disabled.

    I believe the Default is the Template for all User Accounts. If you create a new User, say a Local Acct these are the default folders and NTUSERS.dat that will be applied. Should never be deleted.
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