Windows 10: Disabled Administrator account still appears in network

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       22 Aug 2016 #1

    Disabled Administrator account still appears in network

    Some time ago I enabled the hidden Administrator account in an effort to resolve some Windows Search issues. Naturally, when I opened the account, Windows created all the usual folders. Even though I have since disabled the Administrator account, those folders are still included in searches, and the disable account still shows up as a Media Device in the network. How can I truly hide everything related to the Administrator account?
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  2. Posts : 30,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       22 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello VelcroFace, :)

    Since you have disabled the built-in Administrator, you can safely delete its "C:\Users\Administrator" profile folder if you like. If you should ever enable the account again in the future, this folder will be created new again.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       22 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks, Brink.

    I was able to delete the "Administrator" folder. However, the disabled account still appears in the "Indexing Options" dialogue when you select "Modify" and "Show all locations." There are two entries: one for "Internet Explorer History," and one for "Offline Files."
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  4. Posts : 30,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       22 Aug 2016 #4

    That's ok. Uncheck the locations belonging to the account, and click/tap on OK to remove it from being included in the Index. You might also rebuild the Index afterwards to update it.
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       22 Aug 2016 #5

    Wish I could remove those non-existent locations completely from the Indexing list. As I recall, that feature was available in Windows 7.
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