Too many user folders?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nachol, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. nachol

    nachol Guest

    Hi everyone.
    The only thing about working with a "new" OS (I worked
    with WIN 95, 98 and ME... you get it, something different
    from the NT and 2000 flavors), is that I have to learn
    many new things.
    My problem is that my system (name="chingona") is
    configured for three users, myself as the administrator
    (nacho), another profile for me as a limited user
    (nachito) and the profile for my roommate (gustavo).
    I can tell you: There are 14 *fourteen* folders under
    C:\documents and settings for the users of my machine.

    all users
    AND nachoc~1~000

    My god!
    Whenever I click "start", and choose "all programs",
    there is a mix of start folders, so I cannot customize it
    to my liking.
    Any help?
    Thank you
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    it seems you created redundant accounts that you must have set up previously somwhow, or you had accounts of the same names that you didn't delete using the user account settings screen thats why you have so many

    thats why windows appended the (.chinonga) to the duplicate accounts.
  3. nachol

    nachol Guest

    which ones should I keep

    But now, what about the .000 folders?
    And which folders do you recommend keeping?
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    I can't recommend which folders to keep because I don't know which ones belong to your actual accounts that you use now. You might consider deleting ALL accounts except administrator from the user accounts screen, make sure you choose to delete files when it asks also (backup anything from the user accounts documents you might need)

    once that is done go into your documents and settings and delete any user accounts left over except for admin

    then go back into user accts and rebuild the accts you want.

    sorry, it's all I could think of