How to delete Windows User/Profile?
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In this post we are going to learn that how can we remove windows 10 user(local/AD user) and his profile completely.
1st of all we have to identify weather user is local user or active directory user .
All users which are showing in Computer Management –> Local Users and Groups –> Users are local user, means they are only create for this local system as shown in below image. If it is local user and you want to delete this user then simply right click on user and delete it.
If you don’t want to delete and just want to delete its profile then follow below steps.
Step 1 Go to C:\Users and delete user folder as shown below.
Note: You must be logged on from different user and backup Desktop, Download etc. data of that user before deleting it.
Step 2 Open regedit and go to below path.
For Regedit open there are 2 ways in Microsoft Windows 10 .
1. In the search box on the taskbar, type regedit. Then, select the top result for Registry Editor (Desktop app).
2. Press and hold or right-click the Start button, then select Run. Enter regedit in the Open: box and select OK.
Following given way of Regedit we have to go to below given path
select folders one by one under profile list and check their profile path as shown below image and delete users folder you want to remove profile.
Restart and login with that user. Now, new profile will be created by windows.
you may like to refer :Windows 10 WaitList.dat file