1.    25 May 2017 #1
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    Administrator account


    Why do I have so many administrator accounts? Can any of them be deleted?
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  2.    25 May 2017 #2
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    They look related to Dell or XPS print driver downloading. Do they show up when you Run netplwiz ?
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  3.    25 May 2017 #3
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    Hey Clint,

    In addition, you might also see if the command below may provide any more details about them that could help.

    wmic useraccount list full

    View User Account Details in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  4.    25 May 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    They look related to Dell or XPS print driver downloading. Do they show up when you Run netplwiz ?
    No.
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  5.    25 May 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Clint,

    In addition, you might also see if the command below may provide any more details about them that could help.

    wmic useraccount list full

    View User Account Details in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    I don't see them there.

    9100 UserAccountDetails.txt
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  6.    25 May 2017 #6
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    This is only a theory based on some assumptions which would explain your situation.

    Assuming your computer is named as XPS9100 and again assuming that you use the built-in administrator account as your personal user account as seems to be the case (a big NO NO, something you should never do!), the following is a plausible cause:

    When built-in admin account has been enabled first time it naturally took default name Administrator. Sometime later you have changed PC name, done an upgrade, or reset Windows choosing to keep personal files (default.migrated folder hints upgrade or reset might be the case), a new user profile has been created for user Administrator but as two profiles can't have same name, Windows by default names the second one as USERNAME.PCNAME, third one with same name as USERNAME.PCNAME.000, and so on.

    In this case I assume Administrator.XPS9100.001 is the actual current profile. To check this, sign in to Windows with that Administrator account, open Command Prompt, type echo %userprofile% and press Enter. It shows current user's profile path:

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    You can delete the default.migrated folder as well as all those Administrator folders that do not belong to current Administrator profile.

    Kari
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  7.    28 May 2017 #7
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    Assuming your computer is named as XPS9100 and again assuming that you use the built-in administrator account as your personal user account as seems to be the case (a big NO NO, something you should never do!),
    I don't use the built-in administrator account as my personal user account. I log in as Carolyn-1.
    I deleted all the oldest administrator accounts, and everything seems to be working OK.
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  8.    28 May 2017 #8
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  9.    29 May 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    I don't use the built-in administrator account as my personal user account. I log in as Carolyn-1.
    I deleted all the oldest administrator accounts, and everything seems to be working OK.
    Good to know everything is OK.

    My apologies for coming to wrong conclusion: Your forums username is Clint, your screenshot only shows two users Administrator and Carolyn. Was fairly logical to assume you are using Administrator account.
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