When you look in Windows Explorer at C:\Users do you see a folder with that
" ] " name?
Is there any other folder under 'Users' there that has a different name than
the user accounts that you can see in Control Panel/User Accounts?
If it's not there, press WINKEY+R and type regedit.exe and press OK.
In the registry editor, navigate to:
Expand the ProfileList key and click on each one of the sub-keys. Do you see
a profile named with the right bracket or any other user profile that
doesn't belong there?
"billmbrown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "P. Di Stolfo" wrote:
>> try the following: Right-click the Command prompt link and select "Run as
>> net user HereTheUserName /DELETE
>> and hit Enter, where HereTheUserName is the exact name of this weird user
>> Hope this will work.
>> P. Di Stolfo
>> http://blog.lysorp.com - Small Windows blog in German language
>> "billmbrown" <email@example.com> schrieb im
>> > ne of the user names on my computer is not an alphabetic name but only
>> > a
>> > right-bracket : i.e., "]". It is not listed in the various user
>> > accounts.
>> > I
>> > do not know how it was created and would like to get rid of it. It
>> > inteferes
>> > with many operations and usually gives an error such as "can not find
>> > C:/user/?"; of course the system is looking for a user name such as
>> > "Bill",
>> > "Public", or "default" and finds "]" instead.
>> > Can anyone help? It would be appreciated.
> Thanks for the info but unfortunately it did not work! It returned the
> systax of the net user command. Nothing seems to acknowledge the presence
> ] as a user name. I guess I will have to save all my data and downloads
> reformat the hard drive and re-install the operating system. I don't have
> original Vista operating system disl so I will have to depend on a
> drive setup by Dell.
> Thanks for you try to aid me.