How to Remove User Profile in Windows 10

Remove User Profile

If you’re dealing with an damaged User Profile or unwelcome User Profiles Below, you can find two ways to remove user profile on Windows 10.

Remove User Profile in Windows 10

When you create a User Account in Windows 10, the system creates a User Profile that contains user-specific information that define the User’s work environment.

The User Profile Folder is located in the C:UsersUsername path and they usually contain hidden System Files, Desktops Downloads, Documents, Pictures and Favorites Folders.

When you delete the User Profile within Windows 10, all your Documents, Files, Photos and registry entries that are linked to your profile of the User Profile will be deleted permanently.

However however, the User Account will remain open as well. Windows can automatically generate new User Files after you log in to the User Account.

Notice: You cannot remove the ‘User Profile when you’re logged into that same user Profile that you wish to erase.

1. Remove User Profile Using Run Command

This procedure removes the complete User Profile completely from the PC as well as the Registry Entries related to the User Profile.

1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Run.

2. In Run Command window, type SystemPropertiesAdvanced and click on OK.

3. On Advanced System Properties screen, click the Settings button, which is located under “User Profiles section.

4. On the next screen, you will need to select the User Profile you would like to erase and then click the delete button.

5. On the confirmation pop-up, select the delete button to confirm.

The deletion timeframe for a User Profile will be contingent on the amount of Files related to this User Profile.

When the User Profile has been removed, Windows will automatically Create User Files after you log in to the User Account.

2. Manually delete User Profiles from Windows 10

Another way to uninstall the User Profile within Window 10 is to manually delete the User Profile Folder, which is located in the C:UsersUsername. You can also erase Registry Entries belonging to the User.

2.1 Deleting the User Profile Folder

Login to your Admin Account , or an additional User Account with Login Privileges. Follow the steps below to delete your the User Profile Folder.

1. Open the File Explorer on your PC.

2. On File Explorer screen, click this PC > Local Disk (C:) and start your Users Folder.

3. In Users Folder Right-click on the User Profile that you wish to delete and select the delete button.

2.2. Remove Registry Entry for User Profile

Once the User Folder has been deleted You must erase any Registry Entry related to the User Profile.

1. Open the Run Command Enter regedit and then click OK.

2. On Registry Editor screen, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

3. Open the ProfileList Folder, and you’ll find folders beginning at S-1-5. Each of these folders represents an account created by a user on your personal computer.

One way you can locate S-1-5 Folder that is part of the Profile of the User Profile you’d like to erase is to open every S-1-5 Folder and looking at ProfileImagePath entry inside the Data Column.

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4. Once you find the correct S-1-5 Folder Click on it, then right-click on the Folder and then click the delete button.

5. Close the Registry Editor and restart your PC.

As stated above, Windows 10 will automatically make all the required File/Folder structures that is required for your User Profile after you log in to your User Account.

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