Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Deleting Users on Windows 8.1 - How this affects files

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Deleting Users on Windows 8.1 - How this affects files


    Hi all,

    I'm wanting to delete a user account on a PC running Windows 8.1. I was just wanting to know whether or not all of the files/photos under this user account will also be deleted along with it? I wish to keep all of the documents and files, I simply want the account deleted. If you could let me know how the process works that would be great

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Nellie, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    When deleting a user account you can select if you want to keep or delete the files in that user's profile folder. This screenshot is from our sister site the Seven Forums but the window you will get, and the whole deleting procedure is the same in Windows 8:

    Kari

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Deleting Users on Windows 8.1 - How this affects files
Related Threads
I can put a bunch of files on the system. When I put the drive back in the pc and turn it on all the files disappear and the free space changes to show those files being gone. Anybody know if microsoft will ever fix this issue? It started when 8 first came out and it still does it. Its a pain...
Deleting folders in C:\Users in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hello. I recently had both the guest and the built-in "Administrator" account enabled, but just today I decided to turn them off. Now there are two folders in C:\Users (Guest and Administrator), and I was wondering if I can delete them. I probably will use neither ever again, but I do not want to...
Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files in Performance & Maintenance
I recently ran a Disk Cleanup as part of my regular maintenance on my new computer. It had over 2.18GB of files to cleanup. That seemed a little high considering I run it every week to 2 weeks. It said it deleted all the files. I ran the Scan Disk again to be sure and it still had 2.18GB of files....
I just noticed since last night that when I delete, or even after I download files, they still appear or don't appear unless I refresh. This isn't normal, and it's odd that it just started. What can I do to fix this?
Deleting an old user's files? in User Accounts and Family Safety
So during setup of my laptop I created a few different accounts and then deleted some, so I now only have the one account left. Below is a picture of the folders I mean. The "joey_000" is the actual one for my account, the other 2 have nothing in them. 22657 I made the other 2 accounts trying to...
I've encountered a strange problem, have been running Windows 7 for a few years, recently decided to move over to Windows 8 but rather than upgrade I've done a fresh install on a new SSD. There's a couple reasons for this, if I hate 8 I can easily go back to 7 and I also retain the 7 install so I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook