You would think that it would be easy to delete a user profile in Microsoft Edge browser… and it is, but it is not obvious:

how to delete a user profile in ms edge browser
  1. Click the 3 dots (Settings) in the top right corner of Microsoft Edge
  2. Click SETTINGS
  4. OPTIONAL: Click SWITCH on the profile you want to delete
  5. Click the three dots (Settings), to the left of the SIGN OUT button
  6. Click REMOVE

Note that you cannot delete the last profile. Edge needs at least one profile to operate, so if you want to kill your profile, just create a new profile named something generic like USER1, and then go a back into settings to delete your profile.


Hum · February 15, 2024 at 9:57 am

24.0215, Does not work! As soon you log out and log in again, your profile with your email will appear again.

John · February 8, 2024 at 12:40 am

Like several other users have already said, this does not work anymore, Please, remove or update this guide. IT DOES NOT WORK.

    Ian Matthews · February 9, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Hi John. We just tried this process again (on 3 different computers, all runing a current version of Microsoft Edge browser) and we found this process did work. As noted, in the article, you cannot delete the last profile. Soooo, if you really want to delete the last profile, you need to create a new profile, then toggle to the old profile and delete it. If you still have problems please email us a screenshot and we will figure it out 🙂

unknown · July 18, 2023 at 12:15 am

This does not work if you have a ‘Profile 1’ that has never been registered or logged into!

    Ian Matthews · July 18, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Well that is annoying. Thanks for the comment Lone.

unknown · July 17, 2023 at 9:01 am

Doesn’t work when there is one profile for work and an unused ‘Profile 1’ that is not used or logged in! I need to delete the extra ‘Profile 1’ which is blocking simple access.

Abass · May 23, 2023 at 4:37 pm

This is a very helpful guide to completing a profile removal. The style of numbering the steps and actions to take is outstanding.

Joel · March 25, 2023 at 5:29 pm

Doesn’t work anymore. Edge just shows my login info ready to click no matter how many profiles are available.

    Ian Matthews · July 18, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Joel;

    This does still work. Can you provide more details on your situation? Perhaps we can help.

      abdulrahman · August 7, 2023 at 7:42 am

      My accounts still appears and anyone can use it and login directly

        Nelson · August 11, 2023 at 9:08 am

        My organization has the same issue. An account set up on Profile 1 does not delete when following this exact procedure.

        kIM · September 6, 2023 at 10:59 pm

        I have the same issue! I can’t remove my personal MS account from Edge on a public computer. Even if I sign out, anyone can sign in with my account without knowing the password only by clicking once.

David Batson · March 23, 2023 at 12:38 am

Awesome instructions thanks so much, update… It let me delete both profiles so I have zero edge profiles now. No longer required to have one… Thanks again I looked forever and was about to go crazy trying to find the place to remove a profile lol lol.

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