Is there any way to delete the "Drive:\Documents and Settings\User" folder?? When I tried to delete it, it says the folder is a Windows system folder and is required, but I don't think so. I wanted to delete it because there is no need for it. The user is used for the runas.exe (administrator on a limited account).
You would need to delete the "User" Windows login account.
To do so, go to START > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL > USER ACCOUNTS, select the account named "User" and delete it. Just remember that you will lose everything on this account including things in My Documents, the Desktop and the Start Menu so be sure that you have a copy of everything you need.
I don't want to delete the account!! All I want is an account without the "Documents and Settings" folder - Such as the "My Documents", "My Pictures", "Local Settings", "Start Menu" folder.
You can't do that.
The way XP works is it creates user accounts - they are all stored within their own folder, eg. "User". If there are several accounts on one computer, the user of account 1 won't be able to access account 2's files - it's a security feature.
You'll need to live with it, I'm afraid... unless you "upgrade" to Windows 98. But that would be silly.
There's really no need to delete the folder...it doesn't consume that much space anyway.