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Old 11-18-08, 05:00 AM   #49
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You're good value Dig_Trans.
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Old 11-18-08, 05:23 AM   #50
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This really can't be good for apps that store user settings and stuff in there
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Old 11-18-08, 11:58 AM   #51
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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.

Forgot to say that you must do this from another admin account, thanks for pointing it
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Old 11-19-08, 06:08 AM   #52
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I just fix the problem and removed the file the following way...

Go to regedit, save the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft\Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ UsersFiles \ NameSpace \ Delegate Folders by exporting it. Then delete it, restart! Done!
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Old 11-19-08, 10:54 AM   #53
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Old 11-19-08, 02:09 PM   #54
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Why don't you shut your hole! You couldn't even make a suggestion on how to go about fixing the problem because you don't know a damn thing about anything computer related besides opening up your legs to everyone.
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Why don't you shut your hole! You couldn't even make a suggestion on how to go about fixing the problem because you don't know a damn thing about anything computer related besides opening up your legs to everyone.
why are you describing yourself?
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You're right, I know nothing about computers.
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why are you describing yourself?
And how do you define that? Explain? I just fixed my own problem and it worked out far better then all the replies posted. Most of the time it's something small like this I might not have a complete understanding to. I tryed a couple of the posts and none of them worked! Mine did, try it out.
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