Deleting user profiles for unknown accounts in XP Pro SP3

I have some user profiles for unknown accounts in XP Pro SP3.  I have in the past deleted and recreated with the same account name some non-admin accounts.  I have observed that the active non-admin accounts have the same size and modification date as the unknown account user profiles.  Can I safely remove the unknown account profiles or will deleting the profiles delete the active account profiles?
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Hi,

 

The unknown user account can be a corrupt user profile. As there is no data in this account, it is safe to delete it from your administrator account.

 

Follow the steps from the link below to delete the user account:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/lsm_delete_user.mspx?mfr=true

John Rubdy
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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 4,595 Applies to: