This step-by-step article describes how to delete a user profile from a local computer. If you use the method presented in this article, you delete theÂ SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder that contains the user’s My Documents folder, desktop settings,Â Startmenu, Favorites, and cookies. This method also deletes the profile from theÂ ProfileList key in the registry.
How to Delete a User Profile
To delete a user profile, follow these steps:
- ClickÂ Start, right-clickÂ My Computer, and then clickÂ Properties.
- In theÂ System Properties dialog box, click theÂ Advanced tab.
- UnderÂ User Profiles, clickÂ Settings.
- Click the user profile that you want to delete, and then clickÂ Delete.