delete a user account (6 methods)

This tutorial explains how delete a user on Windows 10 thanks to 6 different methods. It doesn’t matter if this user account is a local account or a Microsoft account, the procedure is the same.

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Informations

  • You cannot delete a user account currently logged in. You will need to log out the user first.
  • You must be logged in with an account with the administrator rights to be able to delete a user account.

To delete a user account on Windows 10, you have several options:

N ° 1: via Settings

  1. Open them Settings.
  2. Select Accounts > Family and other users.
  3. Under Other users, click on the user account to delete> Remove.
    4.Click on the button Delete account and data to confirm the deletion of the user account.
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the Settings. 👍

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N ° 2: via the Control Panel

  1. Open the Control panel :
    • via the Start menu> Windows System> Control Panel.
    • away there Run command : control.
  2. Select User Accounts> Delete user accounts.
  3. Select the user account to delete.
  4. Choose if you want remove or keep files of the user. If you decide to keep them, they will be saved in a folder  » [Nom d’utilisateur] On the Desktop of the currently logged in user account.
  5. Confirm the deletion of the user account by clicking on Delete account.
  6. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the Control panel. 👍

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N ° 3: via Local Users and Groups

  1. Open the window Local users and groups :
    • away there Run command : lusrmgr.msc.
    • via Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Local Users and Groups.
  2. Open the folder Users.
  3. Right click on the user account to delete> Remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion of the user by clicking on Yes.
  5. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the window Local users and groups. 👍

N ° 4: with netplwiz

  1. Open Network Places Wizard aka. netplwiz :
    • away there Run command : netplwiz.
  2. Check the box Users must enter a username and password to use this computer if it is not done yet.
  3. Select the user to delete then click on the button Remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion of the user account.
  5. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using netplwiz. 👍

# 5: with the command prompt

  1. Open a Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. View all user accounts on the system:
    net users
    
    comptes d’utilisateurs de \DESKTOP-OUDNFT2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrateur           DefaultAccount           Invité
    La Langouste             Le Crabe                 WDAGUtilityAccount
  3. Delete the user account by entering its last name (eg: « La Langouste »):
    net user "Nom d'utilisateur" /delete
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using theCommand Prompt. 👍

# 6: with PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator.
  2. View all user accounts on the system:
    Get-LocalUser
    
    Name               Enabled Description
    ----               ------- -----------
    Administrateur     False   Compte d’utilisateur d’administration
    DefaultAccount     False   Compte utilisateur géré par le système.
    Invité             False   Compte d’utilisateur invité
    La Langouste       True
    Le Crabe           True
    WDAGUtilityAccount False   Compte d’utilisateur géré et utilisé par le système pour les scénarios Windows Defender A...
  3. Delete the user account by entering its last name (eg: « La Langouste »):
    Remove-LocalUser -Name "Nom d'utilisateur"
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using PowerShell. 👍

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