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Deleting user accounts on windows 7.

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June 19, 2014 4:31:04 AM

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.
a c 594 $ Windows 7
June 19, 2014 4:34:51 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 4:37:40 AM

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?
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
June 19, 2014 4:40:57 AM

The admin account should only be used for administrative functions. Everyday operation should be done logged in with a standard user account.
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June 19, 2014 4:42:41 AM

Ok, thank you very much for your help.
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