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Windows 7 - How to Delete a User Account


On shared computers which are regularly used by two or more people, it's a great idea to have separate user accounts. Having your own user account helps to keep your files organized and secure so that only you can access them, unless you make them sharable. Each user account provides its own selection of folders to store documents, music, videos, downloads, pictures and more. If a user account is no longer in use, you should delete it, since you may be able to free up quite a lot of space by doing so. Be aware, however, that once you delete a user account, there's no way to get it back again, although you can save the files if you wish to.

Open the start menu and type "user accounts" into the start menu search box. Press Enter. The User Accounts page of the control panel will appear. Click "Manage another account." Ignore the User Account Control warning if you get one and enter your administrator password if required. Click on the thumbnail for the user account that you want to delete. Click "Delete the account" on the next page.

You will be asked if you want to keep the files from that user account. If you choose to delete the files, everything contained within the folder for that user account will be permanently removed. This includes multimedia files, documents, downloads and more. If you're sure that you want to delete the files, click "Delete Files." Alternatively, click "Keep Files" and a folder containing all of the content from that user account will be created on the desktop of your own account. Click "Delete Account" to confirm.

 

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