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Windows 10 change of users
October 6, 2018
11:19 am
Barb Resnick

I am in the process of changing over everything I can on an old computer so my son can use it.  I thought I was done when I noticed that under the  Windows folder under This PC there is a users folder.  In there is a folder with my name on it.  Can I just delete this?  Or should I rename it to my son’s name?  Or should it be handled some other way?  What is the function of this folder?


October 8, 2018
3:46 pm
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It is really best, when giving away a computer to format it and re-install the operating system. Here is a article I found on how to reset a windows 10 computer.

As for the user question – no, you can’t just rename that folder. You need to go into system settings, Users, and delete the user.

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