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"Share With" Drop Down selections

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    "Share With" Drop Down selections


    I had added an additional user account, and then later deleted it, however it keeps showing up as an option when you right click on a folder, click "Share With" it is still an available "user" to share with. How do I remove that user from the dropdown?

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    My guess is the information was left in the Registry. I would first back up the Registry using a Restore Point, and/or ERUNT

    Then I wour run CCleaner Registry Clean and fix all issues. I'd also save the CCleaner backup file when prompted. It may find no user account and delete the info. But I'm only guessing. As long as you save your Registry info it shouldn't hurt to try it.
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    Thanks for the info, I tried deleting the account again in netplwiz, then running ccleaner. Ccleaner found some items, fixed them, but unfortunately it did not remove the account.... Any other thoughts?
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    I believe you need to delete the account and choose the remove files option as well.

    Can I Remove User Accounts in Windows 8? - User+Accounts - Windows 8
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    Just for grins run services.msc and see if Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is running. If so stop and disable it. Try deleting the account again.
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    chev65, I can't follow that procedure, because that is how I originally deleted the account and it no longer shows up there, it only shows up using netplwiz

    Miles Ahead, I checked and the windows media player sharing service is not running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1996 View Post
    chev65, I can't follow that procedure, because that is how I originally deleted the account and it no longer shows up there, it only shows up using netplwiz
    The registry is the only other place you can remove a user profile but you would have to figure out which one to delete by clicking on one of the S-1-5-21-1582252562-3567101682-4055816014-1001 registry account numbers in order to see which account it's associated with.

    The link should be helpful and I posted a picture showing my own user accounts registry setting highlighting my user name to show where to look.

    Rename or Delete User Account in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1996 View Post
    chev65, I can't follow that procedure, because that is how I originally deleted the account and it no longer shows up there, it only shows up using netplwiz

    Miles Ahead, I checked and the windows media player sharing service is not running.
    Does the account have media files in the WMP library? The only clue I found the WMP service had files locked and it did not allow taking ownership or deleting the files in the user account. The account reappeared similar to this description. I didn't find any other fixes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1996 View Post
    chev65, I can't follow that procedure, because that is how I originally deleted the account and it no longer shows up there, it only shows up using netplwiz
    The registry is the only other place you can remove a user profile but you would have to figure out which one to delete by clicking on one of the S-1-5-21-1582252562-3567101682-4055816014-1001 registry account numbers in order to see which account it's associated with.

    The link should be helpful and I posted a picture showing my own user accounts registry setting highlighting my user name to show where to look.

    Rename or Delete User Account in Windows 8

    I tried this, and the other accounts are there, however the problem account is not listed in the profile list. It is still visable using netplwiz

    One thing that's odd, that may be worth mentioning, is that even if I don't delete thee account, and I change the properties of the account to something other than "Other", such as standard, apply it and restart.... It always reverts back to "Other" as the group
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1996 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1996 View Post
    chev65, I can't follow that procedure, because that is how I originally deleted the account and it no longer shows up there, it only shows up using netplwiz
    The registry is the only other place you can remove a user profile but you would have to figure out which one to delete by clicking on one of the S-1-5-21-1582252562-3567101682-4055816014-1001 registry account numbers in order to see which account it's associated with.

    The link should be helpful and I posted a picture showing my own user accounts registry setting highlighting my user name to show where to look.

    Rename or Delete User Account in Windows 8

    I tried this, and the other accounts are there, however the problem account is not listed in the profile list. It is still visable using netplwiz

    One thing that's odd, that may be worth mentioning, is that even if I don't delete thee account, and I change the properties of the account to something other than "Other", such as standard, apply it and restart.... It always reverts back to "Other" as the group
    The user could still be associated with a user profile or could still be a member of a particular user group some place in the computer management (Local users and groups) of which there are 19 different groups listed.

    Besides this I think I'm about tapped out here.
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