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Topic Title: Profiles to keep
Topic Summary: When a Profile is not being updated: Retain or Trash?
Created On: 05/14/2022 10:58 AM
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 Profiles to keep   - wbajr - 05/14/2022 10:58 AM  
 Profiles to keep   - R. Wilke - 05/14/2022 12:35 PM  
 Profiles to keep   - Lunis Orcutt - 05/14/2022 06:35 PM  
 Profiles to keep   - wbajr - 05/14/2022 08:28 PM  
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wbajr
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Made the mistake of using "disk cleanup"[W10]. This had the effect to forcing me to repair Dragon. That proceeded to generate a new user profile. In looking through the Nuance user folder, and being a newbie, I discovered a number of user profiles which are no longer in use. (Folder dates are old) Can they be thrown away?

Yes: I worked thru the "sand traps" and pitched dra files.

I'm talking about profile folders dated back in March.

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You are probably a victim in two ways: first by running "disk cleanup", and second, by following the "sand traps" recommendations where they weren't meant to be applied, or maybe it was the other way round.

In order to start from a "clean slate", delete everything left behind, reinstall Dragon from scratch, start with a new user profile, and only start following the "sand traps" recommendations, once you are good to go.

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When it comes to third-party helper utilities like System Mechanic, CC cleaner and a million others, you run the risk of damage. We only recommend using "helper" utilities as a last resort. 

 

As far as removing unwanted Dragon user profiles are concerned, you have 2 options:

 

1. Our preferred method is to open the Manage User Profiles DragonBar menu, individually select each user profile you wish to delete followed by pressing the Delete button. The advantage of this approach is that Dragon will not allow you to accidentally delete the user profile you are using.

 

2. You can go old school by opening the Dragon %LOCALAPPDATA%\Nuance\NS15\Users\ folder and deleting the unwanted users.



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Gentlemen: thanks for the input.
I've had Nuance since home version 13. This is the first website where I could find decent explanations.
It's the reason I went from "Home" to "Professional Individual" and purchased Knowbrainer.
-wbajr
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