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How do i shred deleted user account

Last response: in Windows XP
June 2, 2011 2:47:21 PM

I have deleted user account, but want to shred it. I probably should have shredded documents folder first. How can I make those files non retrivable?
June 2, 2011 3:44:57 PM

afaik, the documents and application settings are stored under C:\Documents and Settings\<username>

if you shred delete that folder the files won't be able to recover.

as far as whether there's any other entries, there's definitely a record of a user account in the registry, but it should be deleted once the user is no longer present. But I'd recommend to run a registry clean up after account deletion to make sure.

if there's any other windows directories that have account relevant information, I'm not aware of them