If you have a user account on your Windows 7 machine that you don’t need anymore, you may want to get rid of it. Today we take a look at how to delete a user account and save their files.
We showed you how to create and manage user accounts in Windows 7 in a previous post. But what if you don’t need it anymore? The process of deleting an account is relatively easy, but you might want to save their files and / or settings in case you need it again.
Delete a User
To delete a user, type user accounts into the Start search bar and hit Enter.
Then click on Manage another account.
Select the user account you want to get rid of.
Now click on Delete the account.
You are then given the option to keep the user files. You may want to do this if they need them for another machine or you want to store them if needed later.
If you choose to keep the files they will be saved in a folder on the desktop.
Then go ahead and delete the account.
This should help you get rid of users you no longer need on your machine, and save their files if needed.
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- Published 11/24/09