Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files


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    Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files


    I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?


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    To be honest I believe the old Admin should of removed everything
    Right back to factory settings
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    jojo8 said:
    I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?


    Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files-capture.pngDeleted user account but cannot delete all user files-users.png
    Your 2nd screenshot.....................
    What is inside Administrator ?
    Is your name Serena listed there ?
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    hTconeM9user said:
    To be honest I believe the old Admin should of removed everything
    Right back to factory settings
    I restored the pc to factory settings but that still did not get rid of the files in the old user name.
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    davidhk said:
    Your 2nd screenshot.....................
    What is inside Administrator ?
    Is your name Serena listed there ?
    No the name Serena is not listed under Administrator or anywhere when I go to the file manager.

    However when I login to my PC it is shows as the correct username and the old username does not show when I go to account settings. It's just very annoying that all files in my C drive have the old username attached.
    Last edited by jojo8; 10 Apr 2016 at 13:03. Reason: Cannot delete emoticon which is supposed to be a colon
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