Clearing Domain user files from a computer.

techcoor 1,251 Reputation points
2022-02-03T19:46:33.323+00:00

Using Redirected Folders for user's desktop and documents. Moved user to new computer. Since the user files/folders are on the server and load into the new computer, would those files/folders be not on the old computer. I have taken the old computer off the Domain but do not know if I have to do something special to clear the user's files/folders.

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-02-04T00:05:04.51+00:00

    Looks like it should work.
    You'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-refresh-reset-or-restore-your-pc-51391d9a-eb0a-84a7-69e4-c2c1fbceb8dd

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-02-03T19:52:36.623+00:00

    Simplest may be to just have a quick look in \User\ folder to see or the safer thing is to wipe the pc once its been removed from domain.

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  2. techcoor 1,251 Reputation points
    2022-02-04T00:02:02.823+00:00

    User Folder is still there.

    What do you think about using the PC Reset function with Remove Everything?

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  3. techcoor 1,251 Reputation points
    2022-02-04T16:07:32.68+00:00

    I thought I left the computer running Reset PC last night but Reset PC did not run. Restarted this morning.

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