Cleaning the NTUSER.dat?
Just wondering if there was anyway to clean the NTUSER.dat of stored information. I noticed that it stores a lot of files, registry entries among a lot of other things which aren't good for security.
Anyway to do this? I've tried software like REGDATXP and other cleaners like MRU blaster but nothing rids the entries.
The only option to fix a corrupt profile (ntuser.dat) file that I am aware of would be to logon using another administrative logon, rename the C:\Documents and Settings\username folder, logon as the user afterwards and it will create a new profile along with the ntuser.dat. Of course you may have to setup all the users application information like Outlook, migrate Favorites out of the old folder, word defaults, mapped drive, etc, etc. You will always have the old folder as a fall-back if needed.
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|reply to slajoh01 |
In other words:
1) Create other user account
1) Backup all important data from old user to new user
2) Wipe the old users profile directories
Ya means ntuser.dat.log??? Do you really want to delete ntuser.dat??? Anyway, these files are locked by WinXP itself, there are couples of freeware that allow you to move & rename the file during the next boot, & let WinXP system to create a fresh new copy of log
Try Gibin Soft. MoveOnBoot at »www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/file···#moveonb
There is a free version at the end of that page.
It can ALSO help you delete those index.dat(s) of your Internet Cache as well
Just select those 'undeletable's & rename them, then 'erase beyond recovery' those files after the next boot