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  1. Justin says

    Hmm… not working for me the “Delete” button is grayed out, just like the “Copy To…” button in your screen shot. I am on an admin account.

  2. Shais says

    Hi Justin,
    It seems you are trying to delete the admin account, but the Windows won’t let you to delete the admin account.

  3. Gabriel Pombo says

    the advanced profiles wont load, it crashes
    have some fix for it?
    Or have i to reinstall this windows of shit.
    Windows 10 appears good just from clear installs to me,
    i’ve uploaded from w7 it sucks.

    1. Shais says

      If this method is not work, try to delete user profile with DelProf2 app.

      Just download the file and run it. Before executing DelProf2, delete user name with net user command line.

  4. Chris says

    Just thought I would let you know what I ran into, if I used DelProf2 with Windows 10 I noticed that it does mess up users when they get newly created profiles and try to use the app store if they are not an “Administrator”. The app will not download and or install for some reason. I work in an education environment and have the need for our students to be non admins.

    1. Shais says

      Yes, it doing something like mass deletion of all users profile but current user which runes the DelProf2. The best method is using builtin Windows option to delete a user profile.

  5. Muhammad Ismail says

    it is extremely good command which is about User Account, and I get many structure forself and I really get s/th from this structures thanks a lot.

    1. Shais says

      I’m glad you find the article helpful. Thanks for comments

  6. Daniel says

    This seems to have worked well for me, many thanks.

    Dell 7350/Win 10 32-bit

  7. Daniel B says

    “When the System Properties opened, select 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 delete user profile completely from your system.”

    This doesn’t work – the del button is not an option. F MS.

    1. Shams says

      There is not delete button or it shows a disabled delete button?

  8. Vicky says

    At first this didn’t work for me. The delete button was greyed out. I did two things to get it to work. I followed step 1 and deleted the user, although I did it from the settings/account/family,other people menu. I believe either way will suffice. Then I rebooted. I typed “command” into Cortana bar (don’t hit return), used right click on cmd prompt to run the command window as administrator. From the cmd window I ran the sysdm.cpl command. The delete button was now available. One of the accounts I was deleting was an administrator account ( a second one, mine was the other). The accounts being deleted were listed as unknown. I watched them disappear from a file explorer window I had up. Not sure if the reboot or admin privilege did it or both. Hope this helps.

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  10. Jo says

    you need to run sysdm.cpl as an admin to get the delete button.

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  13. Andrew says

    Has anyone else noticed when they are deleting mass user profiles via delprof2 or powershell it causing issues with GPO printers not appearing until restarting the printer spooler on every profile recreated? I’ve noticed this on Windows 10 1703 and 1609 and cannot figure out what is causing the issue. I think it may be that the printer spooler caches the GUID of the deleted account? GPO looks fine and applies perfectly if a new user logs into a computer that has had profiles removed. But not for a user who has been purged and logs back in.

    Andy advice?


  14. anonyms says

    man there is no need to work hard create a new local account by steps Control Panel>User Account>Manage Account >New Account then change its type to admin and login with that account and agin go to Manage Account select and account and delete

  15. LizardSystems says

    LizardSystems Terminal Services Manager has tool for deleting user profiles remotely with filtering by time and status.

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