How to Remove all the Files in the Guest Account [Windows 8.1, Windows 10]

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Do you want to remove all the files from your guest account in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10? You will be pleased to know that there is a very simple solution to this particular situation and you will learn how to do it by following  the tutorial posted a couple of rows below.
How to delete files from a guest account in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Removing the files from a specific guest account can be done for several reasons. Perhaps you want to keep the guest account but the user you lend the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device has copied a lot of files and folders to that account and you only want to delete them and not the guest account itself and another issue that may happen is that the user that has accessed the guest account has accidentally copied a virus.

Tutorial on how to delete/remove all the files in the guest account in your Windows 8.1, Windows 10

  1. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device.
  2. When the operating system asks you to log in you will need to use the administrator account.
  3. Now that you are logged in with the administrator account you need to press and hold the button “Windows” and the button “E”.
  4. Open the drive where Windows is installed by double clicking on it (in most of the cases the C: drive is used for the operating system)
  5. Double click on the “Users” folder to open it.
  6. You will have there a list of users for this device and you will need to open the one you wish to delete the files from.
  7. You will have there a list of folders and you will need to double click on them one by one to open.
  8. Now that you are in a folder you will need to press and hold the “Ctrl” button and the “A” button to select all the files and press the “Delete” button afterwards to delete them.
    IMPORTANT: Please do not delete anything in the “App Data” folder as this is required in Windows for the user to run accordingly.
  9. Close the windows you opened so far and reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device.
  10. After the reboot log in with the guest account and check to see if all the files have been deleted.

Simple isn’t it? Now you have a quick method on how to delete all the files in the guest account of your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device and you can do it in just two minutes of your time. If you run into trouble along the way in this tutorial please don’t hesitate to write us below and we will help you further with this issue as soon as possible.

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