Delete a local profile Windows 7

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-15
How can I completly delete a local profile in Windows 7? I have tried to delete the folder in the User map but still there is some other stuff that impact even a temporary profile for my specific user. Anything in the registry?
Question by:SommelierRHS
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    A quick guide to deleting a created profile in Windows 7....

    1. Open up your computer's Control Panel. You can do this easily by clicking Start and Control Panel.

    2. Click Add or Remove User Account. This is on the right side of your screen. Note that you need Administrator access to go any farther than this; Windows 7 won't allow you to make major changes to user accounts otherwise. It's similar to earlier versions of Windows in this respect. Also note that this is the same screen you'll want to use if you're adding or changing the rights to an account (profile) in Windows 7.

    3. Select the Account (Windows 7 Profile) to remove. Be sure of the choice before you go any further! You don't want to accidentally delete the wrong user profile.

    4. Select Delete The Account. This brings up another screen where you'll be prompted as to whether or not you'd like to delete the files associated with the profile or account that you're deleting.

    5. Choose whether to keep the user's files. Be warned that Windows 7 will delete any of the profile's files when it deletes the profile, unless you choose to save these files. As a computer administrator, you can go look through the user's files before deleting, so it's a good idea to back up everything or at least take a cursory glance around the computer user's Windows 7 profile before deleting, unless you're going to leave the files on the computer. The files deleted by Windows 7 generally include the user's My Documents, My Videos, Desktop, and other areas where data was stored over the life of the profile.

    Click through, and Windows 7 will carry out the operation. The user's account will be deleted. It usually doesn't take very long to do this. However, if the computer user had a lot of files associated with his or her account, it may take a little bit longer if the file deletion option has been selected.

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