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    "Users" in Windows 10

    When I look at the Users folder on my C: drive, I see the following:

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    I am wondering what they are, and if I can safely delete any of them. Note that UpdatusUser is very old, and that the others have been updated within the past day or two.
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    Lou,

    Obviously, Louis is your User folder where all your user folders are stored including Documents.

    Public is the public document folder and anyone with access to the machine via different user account of via a LAN will have access to the stuff stored there.

    Default.Migrated can safely be deleted if there is no information stored in any of it's sub folders. I believe it is from Upgrading but I've safely deleted it on two different machines, where it was completely empty of actual files.

    Default is the base account profile and should be let alone.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If you insist on removing users, do it via Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage another Account. Don't just delete the u=User folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If you insist on removing users, do it via Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage another Account. Don't just delete the u=User folder.

    Jerry
    Jerry,

    You won't find an Account in Control Panel -> Accounts for the Default.Migrated folders.
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    Whoops. Right you are RG. Several of the others like Default and Public aren't either. They are not meant to be messed with by the average User. Searching the web, I find that some say the Default.Migrated is safe to delete while others say leave it alone. Again, if it were me, I'd leave it alone but YMMV.

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    Jerry,

    True, it is like playing "Microsoft Roulette"! A game I play often, but then I have several generations of Images to fall back on. And after all us Retired guys need something to keep us busy.
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