Windows 10: Unable to remove unwanted user profile

  1.    02 Jul 2017 #1

    Unable to remove unwanted user profile

    My son has an old user profile he needs to delete, when he tries to do this he gets a message saying some user files may be left.....sorry it's a bit vague, but he tells me it will not let him delete it.

    is there an alternative method please

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  2. Hydrate's Avatar
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    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit
       02 Jul 2017 #2

    Firstly, deleting user profiles under C:/Users and then selecting "Delete" is extremely dangerous. May I ask why you are deleting a user account?

    Not only this, but it can corrupt the profile completely.

    Have you already tried deleting it via Control Panel? This should be the ultimate and primary way to delete a user account with as a normal user.


    Finally, all you must do is select the account, delete and delete all files with it.

    Do you receive any error?
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  3.    02 Jul 2017 #3

    Hello, yes sorry he was doing it from control panel, but it didn't work.....don't think there was an error message....this profile became corrupted and needs removing...

    going to try


    Delete user profiles from the command line
    Download DelProf2 1.6.0 for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

    hopefully that will end the issue

    foumd this at Remove User Profile Correctly in Windows 10 - Technig

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  4. Hydrate's Avatar
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit
       02 Jul 2017 #4

    Sure, you may go ahead and try using that software, please report back how it goes.
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