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Remprof Will not Delete User Profiles Windows 7

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I am trying to delete some old user profiles from a Windows 7 machine using the Microsoft tool, Remprof. When I run with no options it lists the profiles without issue, but it won't let me delete. If I run, remprof /d, under each profile it returns the error:

"Profile does not match username. No action taken."

I'm not sure what this error means. The listed profile is simply [domain name]\[username]. I'm not sure what it's trying to match or get past this error. Thanks
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Just to clarify, Remprof may be used on Microsoft operating systems, but it isn't actually a Microsoft tool.

That being said, according to the following article it sounds like you may not be using the proper syntax:

REMPROF for 2008/ 2008 R2/ Windows 7 Released

The article states that using the "/d" option "Delete all user profiles equal to or older than the number of days specified."  Are you specifying a number of days within that command?
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Syntax was the issue! Per usual, the problem was something small and easily overlooked.

You can use the /d: switch without specifying the number of days, but I omitted the ":"

The following command works:

remprof /d:
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Glad to hear that it's resolved.
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