What is ntuser.dat, can I delete it?

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What is ntuser.dat, can I delete it?

Postby bricken » 2012-07-03 1:34


Hello all,
Could you tell me what is ntuser.dat files, can I delete it?
Any information is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: What is ntuser.dat, can I delete it?

Postby Ivy » 2012-07-03 1:41

Hello Bricken,

Thanks for raising the issue here. I am glad to offer my explanation.
The NTUSER.DAT file is a registry file. Every user profile created on a Windows operating system has an NTUSER.DAT file. A user profile contains personal files and preference settings that are specific to each user. For example, each user profile contains a unique Documents folder, Start Menu configuration, desktop properties and browsing history.

ntuser.dat files can not be deleted, you will delete your user preference settings and may corrupt the user's profile if you delete the ntuser.dat files.
Because the NTUSER.DAT file is a system file, it is normally locked to protect it from accidental deletion.
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Re: What is ntuser.dat, can I delete it?

Postby bricken » 2012-07-03 2:56

OK, thanks a lot. I notice I have a lot of ntuser.dat on my computer. I should keep it.
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