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Anonymous
May 24, 2005 3:22:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

There are 4 named user accounts + the guest account on my XP Professional
Computer, but I am the only administrator. I ran Disk Cleanup, then another
user logged on and ran it, and there were a large number of files that could
be deleted. It looks like Cleanup only worked for the account of the person
logged in, but I assumed that if I run it as an administrator, it would clean
up all accounts, not just mine.
Is there a way for me to run it to clean them all up, or do I have to rely
on each user doing their own housework?
Anonymous
May 25, 2005 1:38:26 PM

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Use "Runas"

start, run, type:

HH %windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/runas.htm

--

Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:02137FCB-BE53-40A7-9B57-99A70583AB96@microsoft.com...
> There are 4 named user accounts + the guest account on my XP Professional
> Computer, but I am the only administrator. I ran Disk Cleanup, then another
> user logged on and ran it, and there were a large number of files that could
> be deleted. It looks like Cleanup only worked for the account of the person
> logged in, but I assumed that if I run it as an administrator, it would clean
> up all accounts, not just mine.
> Is there a way for me to run it to clean them all up, or do I have to rely
> on each user doing their own housework?
Anonymous
May 25, 2005 4:59:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I ran that, and it brought up a help screen for the Command line Reference,
but I couldn't figure out what to do after that, could you clarify it for me
please - sorry if I'm missing something obvious

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Use "Runas"
>
> start, run, type:
>
> HH %windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/runas.htm
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:02137FCB-BE53-40A7-9B57-99A70583AB96@microsoft.com...
> > There are 4 named user accounts + the guest account on my XP Professional
> > Computer, but I am the only administrator. I ran Disk Cleanup, then another
> > user logged on and ran it, and there were a large number of files that could
> > be deleted. It looks like Cleanup only worked for the account of the person
> > logged in, but I assumed that if I run it as an administrator, it would clean
> > up all accounts, not just mine.
> > Is there a way for me to run it to clean them all up, or do I have to rely
> > on each user doing their own housework?
>
>
>
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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 8:05:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Rightclick the Disk Cleanup icon on the start menu/../system tools/.., then Properties, shortcut tab/advanced button.

--

Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:19465BD4-99C7-4FDE-AA51-94C1DFA4B061@microsoft.com...
>I ran that, and it brought up a help screen for the Command line Reference,
> but I couldn't figure out what to do after that, could you clarify it for me
> please - sorry if I'm missing something obvious
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Use "Runas"
>>
>> start, run, type:
>>
>> HH %windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/runas.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:02137FCB-BE53-40A7-9B57-99A70583AB96@microsoft.com...
>> > There are 4 named user accounts + the guest account on my XP Professional
>> > Computer, but I am the only administrator. I ran Disk Cleanup, then another
>> > user logged on and ran it, and there were a large number of files that could
>> > be deleted. It looks like Cleanup only worked for the account of the person
>> > logged in, but I assumed that if I run it as an administrator, it would clean
>> > up all accounts, not just mine.
>> > Is there a way for me to run it to clean them all up, or do I have to rely
>> > on each user doing their own housework?
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 1:17:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

When I ran it having done that, it gave me the option to run it as current
user, or another user, but the only 2 accounts visible in the second option
were mine and the administrator, none of the other 3 named accounts. I tried
to run it as the administrator but without knowing the password that came up
with en error message - unable to log on: logon failure: unknown user name or
bad password.


"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Rightclick the Disk Cleanup icon on the start menu/../system tools/.., then Properties, shortcut tab/advanced button.
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:19465BD4-99C7-4FDE-AA51-94C1DFA4B061@microsoft.com...
> >I ran that, and it brought up a help screen for the Command line Reference,
> > but I couldn't figure out what to do after that, could you clarify it for me
> > please - sorry if I'm missing something obvious
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> Use "Runas"
> >>
> >> start, run, type:
> >>
> >> HH %windir%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/runas.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> >> ..
> >> "Pegasus Host" <PegasusHost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:02137FCB-BE53-40A7-9B57-99A70583AB96@microsoft.com...
> >> > There are 4 named user accounts + the guest account on my XP Professional
> >> > Computer, but I am the only administrator. I ran Disk Cleanup, then another
> >> > user logged on and ran it, and there were a large number of files that could
> >> > be deleted. It looks like Cleanup only worked for the account of the person
> >> > logged in, but I assumed that if I run it as an administrator, it would clean
> >> > up all accounts, not just mine.
> >> > Is there a way for me to run it to clean them all up, or do I have to rely
> >> > on each user doing their own housework?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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