Windows 10 is a wonderful operating system, and many of us can accept it. However, there might come a time when to solve some problems, we have to remove the User profile to put things straight. Now, many might ask, how can this be done? Well, we have your back on it.
First, we must explain what is a user profile before going ahead. You see, a user profile is a set of files and folders that store all the personal data of the system administrator or any user. The main reason for the user profile is to create a personalized environment with a ton of individual options for the end user. If the profile is corrupted, many aspects of Windows 10 will stop working properly.
This is where we will have to delete the profile without ever having to delete the main account. This works quite well in many cases and, as such, this is one of the first steps to resolve problems with Windows 10. It should be noted that before attempting to delete the profile from the user, he has account privileges, or it will not work.
Delete the user profile in Windows 10
Knowing how to get rid of the profile of the user is very important, as stated above. As such, you should carefully read the following methods:
- Delete user profile using advanced system properties
- Delete the user profile via the registry editor
Lets see this in more detail.
1) Delete user profile using advanced system management
The first step is to open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R key on your keyboard. From there, type the following in the box, and then press the Enter key:
Right now, the System Properties dialog should open with all the options available at your fingertips.
You will want to click the Settings button in the User Profile section.
Then, select the correct profile, and then click Remove.
Confirm the deletion, and that will be it.
2) Delete the profile of the user via the registry editor
Open the File Explorer and navigate to C: Users. From there, locate the folder of the user name that you want to delete and delete it.
You must now use the Registry Editor to remove the appropriate user name keys from the following registry key.
Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion ProfileList
Develop ProfileList. Click on each of the subfolders until you find one that has ProfileImagePath directed to the profile name you want to delete.
The last step is to delete this subfolder, which should complete the whole thing.
Delete ALL user profiles
If you want to delete all user profiles, you can simply delete the Windows Profiles Explorer folder, and then delete the entire ProfileList folder from the registry.
I hope this helps you.