Friday, 13 January 2017

How to delete windows users profile from registry?

Or, Deleting users profile from registry settings.
Or, Users Profiles registry path/location.
Or, Deleting temp profiles from registry.

Descriptions: This very common issue with windows user’s profiles that, sometime even if you delete them from C:\ drive, they still exist in registry entries. This also leads to temp profile creation of the affected users at every logon.  In many cases, temp profile becomes show stopper... It may not let you browse things properly, may encounter error while or after document savings etc...

In this kind of situation, most of the tech guys, delete user’s profiles from windows. Deleting temp profiles are required to be done at least at two level to make sure it is completely removed.

1. C:\ Drive’s Users Profiles folder and
2. Registry

Paths References:

C:\ Drive: “C:\Users

Registry:  “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”

Steps: Deleting Users profiles from Windows C:\ Drive

Go to path “C:\Users” > Delete the User Profiles you want (in my case Techies_Sphere).

Steps: Deleting User Profile from Registry

Go to Run > Type Regedit > Press Enter > Navigate to registry path: “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”  > Check the keys entries one by one and looks for your user name > I found the techies_Sphere as shown in below screenshot > Delete complete Key folder(s-1-s-21-xxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx) associated with your problematic user.

That’s it. You are done.

Cheers, if you have any query or feedback on this, please write me back...

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