Re: Unknown Account
Thank you for replaying me
I did have an account a few weeks ago
and i deleted that account
so I think maybe this "Unknown Account" is my old account at some point??
If so, then how can I remove this account??
Can I just remove it in regedit?
Please give me specific instructions.
Thanks again for replying my message!!!!
"David ****inson" wrote:
> "swasrfa007" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >I was changing some properties of a folder then I saw a Unknown Account
> > security permissions.
> > It wasnt there before.
> > "Account Unknown (s-1-5-21-592332418-3359817199-588524365-1001)"
> At some point, a user account existed on that machine and was given access
> to that folder or, if the permissions were inhereted, to a parent folder.
> Then the user account was deleted. What you see is the SID ("security
> identifier" is, I think, the correct term for the abbreviation -- I've just
> called them "SIDs" for years) for the deleted account. The SID of an
> account the actual identifier used by Windows. Windows can't use the SID to
> look up its symbolic name ("Joe" or "Bob", for instance) because the account
> doesn't exist anymore. That's why it says "Account Unknown" just before the
> You can safely delete it from the security permissions for that folder (or,
> if the permissions are inherited, you'll have to delete the SID from the
> originating parent folder).
> David ****inson
> eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
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