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Old 11-17-08, 01:55 PM   #37
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Old 11-17-08, 02:39 PM   #41
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Ok, I donīt know why you want to delete a system file, but this is how it can be done:

open cmd with admin rights

take onwership of the file in question

takeown /f C:\Users\<UserName>\NTUSER.DAT

this give you ownership of the file but you cannot delete, you have to execute cacls

cacls C:\Users\<UserName>\NTUSER.DAT /G <UserName>:F

finally execute a delete

del C:\Users\<UserName>\NTUSER.DAT

Thatīs all, I donīt recommend to do this but is you system
That still might not let you, because the file is in use by the system. He already should have ownership of it, but at the system level it says you're not deleting it.

The easiest way to actually delete an NTUSER.dat file is to log on under another admin account. Make sure the user's dat file you want to delete is not being used. That user cannot have logged into their account since you booted the pc, or it can become locked by the system. I have to do this all the time for managing user profiles as that file stores all of your user settings. Keep in mind once you delete that file, it will just copy another one over from Default User on XP, and Default on Vista. That file contains all of your window settings, like icon placement, how the start menu is sorted, what theme your using, the background, etc etc. If you delete the file you'll lose all of your custom settings and it will look like you just installed windows.
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Old 11-17-08, 02:41 PM   #42
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Old 11-17-08, 03:29 PM   #43
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Old 11-17-08, 05:22 PM   #44
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The easiest way to actually delete an NTUSER.dat file is to log on under another admin account. Make sure the user's dat file you want to delete is not being used. That user cannot have logged into their account since you booted the pc, or it can become locked by the system. I have to do this all the time for managing user profiles as that file stores all of your user settings. Keep in mind once you delete that file, it will just copy another one over from Default User on XP, and Default on Vista. That file contains all of your window settings, like icon placement, how the start menu is sorted, what theme your using, the background, etc etc. If you delete the file you'll lose all of your custom settings and it will look like you just installed windows.
Exactly what we do at work when someones profile gets screwed. We just delete their DAT file and it recreates it the next time they log on.
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Got it now. Thank you much NV Gang!
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