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    I'm selling a laptop, no option to format, what private folders do i need to delete?

    I'd normally just re-install windows but i dont have that option, so does anyone know what folders i need to clear out to delete all cokies and data etc that could be dangerous?

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    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
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      • Midi Tower AT
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      • 27" iiyama TFT Widescreen
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      • Awful horrible ADSL
    In C:\Documents and Settings\
    you can delete all folders under there apart from the one you've just logged on as. You could setup a new user (ie Admin) and then delete all the others... assuming you're using 2000 or XP

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    Yes i'm using XP

    Are history files stored anywhere else?

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    nope, all temporary folders for ie are stored in the documents and settings folder

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