Remove User Profile Correctly in Windows 10
In Microsoft Windows operating system when you want to delete a user account, the user profile will remain in the root directory of Windows. If you want to remove user profile correctly and completely from your system, follow the step by step article until you have deleted the user account and removed a user profile from your system drive and get free your hard disk.
How to Delete User Account in Windows 10?
Step 1: In Windows press Windows button+R to open the Run and type “lusrmgr.msc” for opening the windows Local user and group manager. The local users and groups manager let you create a user account, delete user account or remove user account and manage users and groups settings.
Now select the Users to see the existing users on your computer. To delete a user account, right-click the user name and select Delete to delete user account.
Note: you can’t remove the built-in administrator of your computer, but you can delete user accounts you have created.
In the bellow, screen hit Yes button to complete deletion of user account.
Now you have to delete user account only, and the user profile remains on the system drive. Let’s remove user profile completely from the system. If the profile remains on the system, it will use disk spaces.
How to Remove User Profile in Windows 10?
In step 2, try to delete the remain user account profile from the system drive. To remove a user account profile, you need to have administrator privilege.
Step 2: Remove User Profile. Type “sysdm.cpl” on Windows Run and press enter to open System Properties.
- When the System Properties opened, select the Advanced tab.
- On Advanced tab click Setting under User Profiles. Don’t click Settings under Performance.
- Select the user account profile you want to delete it.
- Click Delete button and click Yes to accept and remove user profile completely from your system.
Now the user account has been deleted successfully and the user profile removed from your system also. Deleting user profile will prevent the system from keeping other deleted user account profiles on your computer.
How to Delete User Profile in Windows 10? – Video
Edited and Updated on 2017
This (delete user profile) is going to make us a bit crazy. Some users comment us that have a problem with deleting Windows 10 user profile with above method. I have tested again and created a video to delete a user account profile correctly in Windows 10. In this video tutorial, I have explained two methods to delete the user profile. The first method is the above but the second one is using a DelProf2 app. This app works perfectly in this tutorial.
Hope this video can help you to delete some corrupted or remove user profile without any issue.
Let us know if you still have any problem with deleting users profile in Windows 10 or other Windows.