Account Deletion

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
When I reformatted, my old account stayed. I want to delete it but of course I dont have permission. Is there a way to rid of it without reformatting to lose all data?
Question by:RubyWeapon
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    Expert Comment

    what do you mean by reformat?

    If you reformat a drive it will delete all data.  need more info like the os, etc...

    Author Comment

    Windows XP and I'm not sure... maybe it was a repair...
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    Accepted Solution

    You probably have to take ownership of the folder and then change the security on it.


    Author Comment

    Wow, thanks

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