Windows 10: Two C:\Users\ Directories - Can I Delete One of Them?

  1.    06 Jun 2016 #1

    Two C:\Users\ Directories - Can I Delete One of Them?


    Somehow I've ended up with two profiles:
    C:\Users\Beau Johnson
    and
    C:\Users\Beauregard Johnson

    The C:\Users\Beauregard Johnson does not have a single file in any folder, and has only these folders:




    and the Windows Startup Screen says Beau Johnson, not Beauregard Johnson.

    I've checked out Control Panel > User Accounts: I looked at "Make changes to my account in PC settings", "Change your account name", "Change your account type", "Manage another account", and "Change User Account Control settings", "Manage your credentials", and "Configure advanced user profile properties" . . .but can't find any way of deleting the Beauregard Johnson account..
    "Manage another account" only shows Beau Johnson, which is the one I want to keep.


    Is there a way to delete C:\Users\Beauregard Johnson?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       06 Jun 2016 #2

    Have you tried the Computer Management Window? (Right click on the start button to access)

    Look in the Local Users and Groups section and see if it appears under your list of users where you should be able to right click on it and delete it.

    If it is not there you could simply delete the folder from your C:\Users directory. As always make sure you have backups and system restore points set before making any changes.
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3

    There's no "Local Users and Groups section" in Computer Management. Guess I'll just try deleting from WinExplorer.
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  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,591
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       06 Jun 2016 #4

    beau said: View Post
    There's no "Local Users and Groups section" in Computer Management.
    That would indicate that you do not have the PRO version of W10. It is helpful to be more specific with your System Specs then we know what version you are using and other details of your system.
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  5.    06 Jun 2016 #5

    OK, philc43, I'll change my System Specs to be more specific, thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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