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 the SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder that contains the user’s My Documents folder, desktop settings, Startmenu, Favorites, and cookies. This method also deletes the profile from the ProfileList key in the registry.

How to Delete a User Profile

To delete a user profile, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under User Profiles, click Settings.
  4. Click the user profile that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

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