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SOLVED: How to Remove a Damaged User Profile In Windows 10

If you have a corrupt profile in Windows 10 there are two easy ways to remove it and rebuild it:

1: REMOVE CORRUPT WINDOWS PROFILE USING GUI:

  1. CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM AND SECURITY > SYSTEM > ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS (from the menu on the LEFT)
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  2. Click SETTINGS button in the USER PROFILES section
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  3. Click on the user that has issues and click the DELETE button (note that you can not delete the profile you are using)

2: REMOVE CORRUPT WINDOWS PROFILE MANUALLY:

  1. Open File Explorer (This PC) and go to C:\USERS\
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  2. Right click on the profile you want to remove and select DELETE
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  3. remove-corrupt-windows10-profile-manuallyOpen RegEdit
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  4. Expand HKLM > SOFTWARE > MICROSOSFT > WINDOWS NT >  CURRENTVERSION > PROFILELIST
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  5. Click on each entry until you see the PROFILE IMAGE PATH that matches the one you want to delete
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  6. Right click on that entry and select DELETE

Reboot and sign in with the username you just removed and a nice new profile should be created.

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