When I list a directory on my WinXP machine, one of the files shows up with three dots (...) in the owner field. What does this mean?

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Its most likely either a deleted user or the width of the field in explorer isnt big enough to list the full username

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    I'd def say the field isn't big enough, you get a GUID when you delete a user and the perms aren't removed
    – Zypher
    Jan 18, 2011 at 2:53

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