Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
To a delete a person’s account, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Manage another account.”
4. On the “Choose the account you would like to change” page, you’ll see a list of
existing accounts on the computer. Click the account you want to delete.
5. On the “Make changes to...” page, click “Delete the account.”
6. On the “Do you want to keep...files?” page, shown in Figure 18-13, you have
two options. You can:
• Click Keep Files to create a folder on your desktop containing a copy of the
user’s personal data, and then delete the account.
• Click Delete Files to delete all personal settings and personal data for this
account, and then delete the account.
Regardless of which option you choose, the user’s email, preferences,
and other settings are deleted with the account.
Managing Access Permissions with Group Accounts
At home, the best and easiest way to share files with other people who log on to your
computer is to simply copy or move files you want to share to the Public folder or a
related subfolder. If you use this technique, you don’t have to worry about file access
permissions or privileges because Windows Vista sets the access permissions for you.
As discussed in Chapter 11, if you configure password-protected sharing, you can be
sure that only people with accounts on your computer can access your shared data. For
folders other than your personal folders, the personal folders of other people, or Public
folders, you can set access permissions to control who has access. As also discussed in
Chapter 11, you can assign access permissions to individual users or groups.
Figure 18-13. Deleting the user account