So, you followed our previous post from the Windows 101 series and created an account for yourself and another user on your Windows 7 machine.
I talked about how easy it was to add a new user account to your shiny new Windows 7 install and you followed the instructions in that post, added a new account for your friend and he even used it for a couple of days. So, what do you do with a user account when you don’t need it anymore ? Keep it around for eternity ?
In today’s Windows 101 post we take a look at how to delete a user account and save the user’s data.
Open the User Account Manager
Click the Start Menu and type user accounts in the Start search bar and press Enter.
Click on Manage another account.
Select the account that you want to delete.
Click on Delete the account.
Save the user’s Data and Delete the account
This is where Windows asks you if you want to save the user’s data or just delete it along with the user’s account. Click Keep Files if you want to save the data or else click Delete Files.
If you choose the Keep Files option, Windows will create a folder on your Desktop named after the account that you’re deleting and copy the user’s data in that folder.
Congratulations ! You’ve just deleted the user account that you no longer needed and also saved the user’s data.
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