Remove a Profile in W2K
Posted on 2001-07-29
I?m operating a W2K/NTFS computer as part of a peer-to-peer network. I am the administrator. However, usually I logon to my Tony (power user) account rather than to the Administrator account.
I wanted to copy the settings in my Tony profile over to the Administrator?s profile. Temporarily, I assigned Tony to the administrator?s group. My intention was to overwrite the Administrator?s profile by copying Tony and specifying Adminstrator as the target.
I went into Control Panel / System / User Profiles. The dialogue box showed ComputerName\Administrator and ComputerName\Tony. I selected Tony and hit the Copy To button. Where it asked for a destination, instead of specifying C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator, I absent-mindedly typed ComputerName\Administrator. As a result, W2K somehow put out a folder named C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT\ComputerName\Administrator. I want to remove this second Administrator profile.
My understanding is that the proper way to remove a profile is to go to System Properties / User Profiles and delete the profile from there; so that it is removed from the registry. However, if I go to System Properties / User Profiles, the second Administrator profile obviously doesn?t appear. What?s the best way to remove it?
Also, what should I have done in the first place? Should I have just copied individual sub-folders from the Tony folder to the Administrator folder?