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How to Delete Windows 10 User Account and Profiles?

Posted in Windows4 months ago • Written by Shais2 Comments

A simple task for Windows users! Let me ask you. Do you know how to delete Windows 10 user account and profiles correctly? I’m sure your answer is a big No! And because of this you are reading this article to learn how to delete Windows 10 user account and profile correctly.

What is User Account and User Profile?

Let me explain a bit about User Account and User Profile in Windows operating system. It will help you to understand more about the structure of a user account in Windows.

  • User Account: An authorized user name and password for a user on Windows in order to login to a system.
  • User Profile: The files and documents related to a User Account on a Windows system. It is a folder contains a user system desktop files. The other standard users can not access to this folder. But the administrator of a system can see the contents of a profile, even another administrator account.

I hope you got the functionality and roles of a user account and user profile on Windows operating system.

Delete User Profiles in Windows - Technig

Delete User Profiles in Windows

How to Delete Windows 10 User Account and Profile?

Let’s simply first delete Windows 10 user account and then going to remove the profile’s of that user account. We can manage user accounts and groups in Windows with local user and group manager.

1. To manage user accounts in Windows, type “lusrmgr.msc” on Windows Run and press enter. On local users and groups you see all user accounts of your Windows.

Windows 10 Local Users and Groups

Windows 10 Local Users and Groups

2. Select the user account you want to delete, then right click and click Delete to delete user account.

Delete Windows 10 User Account

Delete Windows 10 User Account

It will delete Windows user account but the user profile will be remain on Users folder in Windows drive. So let’s delete user profile from Windows drive.

3. Navigate to Windows drive and Users folder to see all user account profiles. You can not delete user profile like a simple folder.

Delete User Account and Profile

Delete User Account and Profile

4. To delete user account profile correctly in Windows 10, type “Sysdm.cpl” on Windows Run and press enter to open System Properties. On system properties select Advanced tab.

Windows 10 System Properties

Windows 10 System Properties

5. On system properties Advanced tab, click Settings under User Profiles to see all user account profiles.

List of User Account Profiles in Windows 10

List of User Account Profiles in Windows 10

6. The Account Unknown is the profile’s of the deleted user account. So select the Account Unknown and click Delete button.

Are you sure you want to delete the profile

Are you sure you want to delete the profile

7. On the Confirm Delete page, click Yes to delete user profile permanently from your Windows drive.

You can delete the other users and profiles also. But the Administrator account is will not delete from your system.

How to delete Windows 10 User Account and Profile?

If you are not prefer to read article, watch this video to learn how to correctly delete User Account Profile in Windows 10 and other Windows.

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  1. friendDecember 21, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Sysmd.cpl is wrong!
    it should be Sysdm.cpl

    • Shais
      ShaisDecember 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks, the article updated.

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