Quick guide on how to remove a user in Windows 11

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  • If you don't want clutter on your system, learn how to easily remove users in Windows 11.
  • After you do so for an account, also delete the user’s profile folder, as described below.
  • Whether you want to do any of the procedures, note that administrative privileges are a must.
Quick guide on how to remove a user
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As you most likely know, we have a new chapter in the OS book called Windows 11. Microsoft subtly changed a lot of features and the looks of it, but the system’s mechanics are pretty much the same.

If you are curious, just take a closer look at the build 22000.71 review that will take you through all the details about this new version.

Moreover, our guide will show you exactly how you can remove a user in Windows 11. Just take a closer look below.

What is a local user account and why do you need them?

A local user account is practically another instance of the operating system with its own settings, software, and, most of all, different management rights.

In other words, as an administrator of the system, you can create different local accounts for different users and at the same time, limit their rights to manage some resources.

For instance, you can block their right to install apps or set some rules. This is particularly important when you set up a local account for your children or family.

So, if you’re using the same computer as your family, it’s best to have an account for each one. This way, you will avoid clutter, and everyone will have their own privacy.

However, when you buy an extra computer, you will have to delete the account of that person from the old computer to free some space in the process. Our guide below will show you just that.

How can I easily remove a user in Windows 11?

  1. Log in as an administrator in Windows 11.
  2. Click on the Windows button and then select Settings.
  3. Choose the Accounts option from the left, then select Family and other users from the right.
  4. Go to the Other users section and click on the user you want to delete, in our case, WindowsReport, to expand it.
  5. Click on the Remove button to delete it.
  6. Next, click on the Delete account and data button.
  7. Click on This PC and double-click on the C: drive.
  8. Now double-click on the Users folder.
  9. Right-click on the user account folder that you want to delete, in our case, WindowsReport, and select the Delete icon.

It’s important to know that it’s not enough to delete a user’s account from the Computer Management console, you also need to delete the user’s profile folder.

By doing so, you will free a lot of space in the process. The procedure is pretty easy to follow, so just apply the steps above to get it done quickly.

The procedure of deleting a user account didn’t change much in Windows 11 and we hope that our guide made it clear on how to do that.

If you want to customize your experience, you can also check our guide on how to change password and username in Windows 11.

Did you succeed in deleting the user account? If you need more information, don’t hesitate to leave us a note in the comments section below.

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