NTUSER.DAT file

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT file

Don't go after NTUSER.DAT but after the whole profile instead. If there's a profile (not your own but another) on the computer and you would like to delete it - use this tool ->
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=901a9b95-6063-4462-8150-360394e98e1e&displaylang=en

Do read the overview and list the help - by typing "delprof /?"
When it come to NTUSER.DAT alone, deleting it is not recommended - give it a try by creating a new profile, and then delete (or better just rename) their DAT file from Safe Mode - then you can safely see what the effects are and not mess up your own account.

Anonymous Programmer
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mmm why you want to delete it you can simply hide it
the way is right click on it, click on properties and check the hidden check box and click ok
and u will never see it again cause it will be a hidden file
if you want to unhide it just go to folder options>view> and choose show hidden files ,folders and drives then
now you will be abel to see the hidden file you can unhide it by uncheck the hidden box in the properties of the "NTUSER.DAT" file and then go to folder option again and click on restore defaults in the view page the ok

T KIttle
Re: NTUSER.DAT file
Does this method free up space on the hard drive?
Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT file

Sorry guys, but theres a lot of misinformation here

For each user account you have on your Win XP machine, a folder is created - C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME. This is known as your user profile, and is also where your custom files will be stored (eg my documents, desktop etc). This is how Windows keeps track of different things for different users - a simple example is the files on your desktop which will be different to the files on another users desktop. Also in this folder is the ntuser.dat file, which contains specific registry settings *for that user only*! It has nothing to do with the overall wellbeing of your pc, just the overall wellbeing of that specific user account.

Now lets assume that since this guy is your ex, he no longer needs a profile on your machine. The correct way to delete a profile is: Start->right-click My Computer->properties->advanced tab->user profile settings, then delete the profile. Bear in mind that this will delete all the stuff in his My Documents and Desktop, so make sure you don't need them. If you just delete ntuser.dat you'll start causing yourself problems and your applications won't work (when logged in as that user) - Outlook in particular can be a right bugger to fix

Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT file
Hi,I have the same file in my doc`s and another called OWHGIT.VQJ both the same size 1.99Mb each, same dates?
hubby
Re: NTUSER.DAT file

Perfectly normal to have the NTUSER.DAT, but i dont know what's up with that .VQJ file.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: NTUSER.DAT file
Thanks for your reply sir, I can`t delete NTUSER nor do i think i should,but i am able to delete the .VQJ file.I have searched the web but no mention anywhere of the .VOJ file? I think i might just keep it for now just to be on the safe side. Thanks again for your time. S/UK.
hubby
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Read thru the other comments and you will see that you cannot (and should not) delete NTUSER.DAT. is that other file a .VOJ or .VQJ ? either way, i cant find much info on either, so if you've deleted it that should be the end of it.

Anonymous Visitor
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Sorry for the late reply hubby. It is called OWHGIT.VQJ file, I haven`t deleted it yet but it go`s to r-bin so i guess it will go. Thing is don`t know if i need it or not. Been and looked around a shed load of forums but nothing. Maybe tomorrow i`ll delete it and see how thing`s go. Thanks S/UK.
Freedom rings
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my ntuser.dat one says dat file and then several say registry and 3 say log1, log2, log3,BLF file,regtrans-ms file. are all of these just the DAT file? Mine is listed 15 times with all of these different names as the type of file that they are. Is this normal? Just wondering.

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