NTUSER.DAT file

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NTUSER.DAT file

Does anyone know what the NTUSER.DAT file is? There is a NTUSER.DAT file in my documents and settings under a file with my ex boyfriends name. Of course he used to have files on this computer 1 year ago but the file has a modified date of last week.

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NTUSER.DAT

NTUSER.DAT is a windows registry file. 

The NTUSER dat file is actually one of your Registry files. Unlike the other Registry files, NTUSER.DAT is stored in your personal Documents and Settings folder and contains the entire contents of the HKEY_LOCAL_USER branch of the Registry. You can’t delete it because it’s in use and protected, and you wouldn’t want to because otherwise you’ll mess up your whole computer! It will grow as you install more software that creates keys and sub keys in this branch of the Registry, and so is perfectly normal. To summarise: leave NTUSER.DAT alone.

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT

Thanks for your answer. You sound like you know what you are talking about unlike the others.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT

Hey,Napoliforever13 here. Check out my youtube page!

-anyways, just hide it.
Right click and click properties
put a check next to "Hide" and there you go!

hope I helped.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT

I know this is an old question, but I thought I'd comment on it for future reference. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DELETE THESE FILES AS THEY ARE CRITICAL. My guess is at some point you made these folders visible by accident. Go to any of your folders, i.e. docs, pics, etc. and click the organize tab. In the organize drop down, there will be FOLDERS AND SEARCH OPTIONS. Click that and go to the tab that says VIEW. Under VIEW check the DO NOT SHOW HIDDEN FILES and HIDE PROTECTED OPERATING SYSTEM FILES. The ntuser.dat docs should no longer be visible.

jc
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i read all the posts on this problem and was sure it was something i had done and sure enough, your advise and instruction were spot on. every word was used with no waste, you should be an online guru.

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