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Deleting user accounts on windows 7.

Hi there,
I have 4 accounts on my PC at home but I would like to just use one, for all members of my family. If I were to delete the other 3 accounts using my administrator account, will i be able to keep all the files (documents, music etc) from each of the accounts, or will I have to manually move every file to the administrator account (main account)?

Thank you in advance.
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    No, you'll have to copy the files over manually.

    But letting everyone run under the same administrator account is a seriously bad idea. Windows has admin and standard user accounts for a reason.
  2. USAFRet said:
    No, you'll have to copy the files over manually.

    But letting everyone run under the same administrator account is a seriously bad idea. Windows has admin and standard user accounts for a reason.


    Ok thank you, so you would suggest to have 2 accounts, one administrator and one standard for security reasons? Which would or should be the main account?
  3. The admin account should only be used for administrative functions. Everyday operation should be done logged in with a standard user account.
  4. Ok, thank you very much for your help.
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