Owner Account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dawgbyte, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. dawgbyte

    dawgbyte Guest

    How can I delete this account that was created when I installed XP Pro? Should I just rename it and use it as though it was my own "thinking"? What purpose does this "xp-created" folder serve anyway? I am the only user on my computer and I'd like to give this folder the "deep six"---same as the "shared files" folder.
  2. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    Dear dawgbyte...

    Your english is perfect, and your grammar is fine. But I'm not too sure I follow you...

    But if you want to delete accounts / profiles... RIGHT click My Computer > Advanced [TAB] > under User Profiles click on Settings and you should be able to delete the selected profile. It will delete the account and all the User's folders from the "Documents and Settings" folder.

    Obviously you cannot delete the profile you are currently logged in with. Create a new account, log in with that account and THEN delete the undesired account.

    Kind Regards,
    Willem Moolenaar

    ps. If I am mis interpreting your question please correct me.
  3. dawgbyte

    dawgbyte Guest

    Yeah, you generally got the point. The installation created a folder that I really don't need--perhaps to keep people from constantly logging in as Administrator. I will create my own account(s) and have no use for an account called "owner". I tried to delete the folder immediately but couldn't. I'm in no way a guru, IT, geek, etc. and need all the help I can get. I'll try your method. Thanks!!

  4. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    Great :)
    I thought that OWNER account thingie was something for Windows HOME edition. I have WinXP Pro (like yourself as you mention) and no "Owner" folder can be found. At least not in my installation.

    Hope my previous method works for you. But if it IS WinXP Home... I'm not to familiar with it, and I'd MOVE the "owner" folder to a different partition before permanently deleting it off your computer.

    Kind regards,
    Willem Moolenaar