Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Windows 7: How to delete User Profile

You can do it with the User Profiles dialog in System Properties:

  1. Select Computer -> Right click Properties
  2. Advanced system settings (on the left side) ->Advance tab
  3. Settings for User Profiles (in the middle) -> 
  4. Select the profile you want to delete
  5. and click the delete button.
  6. Delete the user profile folder from C:\Users\mah

To clear user local profile via registry :

  1. Press on Start > Run >Regedit
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  3. Under ProfileList navigate to binary key’s like this :S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500
  4. On the right side under ProfileImagePath you will see the username and profile path.
  5. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long reg key like :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”

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