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How do i delete a Windows user profile??

Method 1

  • Log in as different user (with admin privileges) than you want to delete
  • Open Properties for Computer
  • Advanced system settings (on the left side)
  • Settings for User Profiles (in the middle)
  • Select the profile you want to delete and click the delete button

Method 2

To clear user local profile via registry:

  • Click Start → Run → Regedit
  • Navigate to the following registry key :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Under ProfileList navigate to binary key’s like this: S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500
  • On the right side under ProfileImagePath you’ll see the profile path.
  • Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long registry key like: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • You will then need to either rename (preferable), or delete the user profile on disk under C:\Users\%username%