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.

Post By Gishore J Kallarackal (2,121 Posts)

Gishore J Kallarackal is the founder of techgurulive. The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that techies can use for reference. You can follow me on the social web, subscribe to the RSS Feed or sign up for the email newsletter for your daily dose of tech tips & tutorials. You can content me via @twitter or e-mail.

Website: → Techgurulive