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For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 313918
This step-by-step article describes how to delete a user profile from a local computer. If you use the method presented in this article, you delete the SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder that contains the user's My Documents folder, desktop settings, Start menu, Favorites, and cookies. This method also deletes the profile from the ProfileList key in the registry.
This procedure does not remove a user's ability to log back on to the same computer. When a user logs back in, Windows creates a new SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder, but does not re-create the user's previous documents, desktop settings, Start menu, Favorites, and cookies.
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Article ID: 814584 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 8.5