Like Windows 10, Windows 11 can create multiple local user accounts, allowing users to create a separate account for each user using the computer.

While creating a user profile is straightforward, what if you want to remove any existing user profile in Windows 11?

Deleting a user profile on Windows 11 doesn’t require installing third-party apps or using advanced tools like CMD/Powershell. To delete the existing user profile, use the Windows 11 Setting app, Control Panel, Registry Editor, or the User Account Wizard.

1. Delete User Profile via Settings App

In this method, we will use the Windows 11 Settings app to delete a user profile. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. First, click the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.


2. On the Settings app, click on the Accounts option located on the left pane.


3. On the right pane, click on the ‘Family & other users’ option.

Family & other users

4. On the Other user’s section, click on the user profile name to expand the section.

5. Once expanded, click on the Remove button.

click on the Remove button

6. On the confirmation prompt, click the Delete account and data option.

click on the Delete account

2. Deleting a User Profile via Control Panel

We will use the Windows 11 Control Panel to delete a user profile in this method. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Control Panel.

Control Panel

2. On the control panel, click on the User Accounts option.

User Accounts

3. Click the Remove user accounts link on the next page.

Remove user accounts

4. Now, you need to select the account that you want to delete.

select the account

5. On the next screen, click the Delete the account link.

click on the Delete the account

6. Now, you will be asked whether you want to keep the files saved by the user. Click on the Delete Files button if you don’t want the files.

Delete files

3. Delete a User Profile via User Accounts Wizard

User Account profiles can be used to delete user profiles in bulk. This one is easier compared to the previous two methods. However, this option is not available on every Windows 11 build. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. Press the Windows Key + R button to open the RUN dialog box. On the RUN dialog box, enter netplwiz and hit the Enter button.

enter netplwiz

2. On the User Accounts wizard, click the Users tab and select the account you want to remove.

3. Now click the Remove button, as shown in the screenshot below.

click on the Remove button

4. On the confirmation prompt, click on the Yes button.

click on the Yes button

4. Delete User Profile from Advanced System Properties

The Advanced System Properties of Windows 11 lets you manage your user profiles. You can also use it to delete a user profile on Windows 11. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click on Windows 11 search and type Advanced System Properties.

2. Select View Advanced System Settings from the list of available results.

View Advanced System Settings

3. This will open the System Properties. Switch to the Advanced tab.


4. On the Advanced, click the Settings button under the User Profiles.


5. On the User Profiles, select the profile you want to delete and click the Delete button.


If the Delete option is grayed out, the user account is currently in use and logged in. Switch to a different user account and delete it.

5. Delete User Profile Using the Registry Editor

You can also use the Registry Editor to delete a user profile. The steps to delete a user profile using the Registry are a bit complicated; hence, follow them carefully.

1. Type in Registry on the Windows Search. Next, open the Registry Editor from the list of best match results.

Registry Editor

2. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

navigate to this path

3. Next, expand the ProfileList folder. You will find many subfolders; select the last one.

select the last one

4. On the right side, find and right click the ProfileImagePath key directing to the profile name you want to delete. On the context menu, select Delete.


5. On the Delete confirmation prompt, click Yes.

Creating and deleting a user profile in Windows 11 is pretty straightforward. You can rely on any of these four methods to delete existing user profiles in the operating system. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.


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