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How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain?

DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.

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Rename the folder in users first – user160316 Sep 20 '12 at 7:31

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

  • Log in as different user (with admin privileges) than you want to delete
  • Open Properties for Computer
  • Advanced system settings (on the left side)
  • Settings for User Profiles (in the middle)
  • Select the profile you want to delete and click the delete button

Deleting local user profiles

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@emirjonb - Comments are to clarify details/ask questions about the answer/question above them. Looks like yours is a question with a different set of specifics, so utilise to get some answers on it. – user66001 Sep 9 at 20:37
Does the command delete only preferences or it also deletes documents? – Paulo Avelar Sep 21 at 16:46

I have developed an unofficial successor to Microsoft's Delprof called Delprof2. It is syntax compatible to the original but more powerful.

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Great piece of software! – Zac B May 30 '12 at 14:57
Fantastic! Have been looking for a delprof replacement. – pelms Jul 5 '12 at 9:18
Hi Helge, I tested your tool but there is a problem about "not old enough" user thing. The antivirus scan make 1 year old users seems that is active. Is something I'm missing or we can't do anything about it? – emirjonb Jul 30 at 8:17

GPO: Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ User Profiles This seems the perfect answer for deleting old domain usersenter image description here

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there was a bug that has been fixed by microsoft – emirjonb Mar 13 at 11:56

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'll see the profile path.

  5. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long registry key like: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”

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This leave the user's profile still on disk... – Twisty Jun 10 at 20:42

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