How to Delete a Windows 7 Users Folder

By Steven S. Warren

Microsoft has replaced Windows Vista with Windows 7 as its flagship operating system (OS). Many enhancements and improvements were placed in Windows 7 to make it simpler and more intuitive to use. Deleting user accounts in Windows 7 allows you to remove access to users on your computer.

Step 1

Click "Start," "Control Panel," "User Accounts and Family Safety," "Add or remove user accounts." Alternatively, you can click "Start" and type "user" in the instant search field; "User Accounts" appears in the list for you to select.

Step 2

Click on the account you want to delete.

Step 3

Select "Delete the account." You have the option of saving the contents of the user account to your desktop by clicking the "Keep Files" button.

Step 4

Select "Delete Files" to remove the account. A confirmation appears asking you if you are sure you want to delete the account. Select "Delete Account" to remove the account from Windows 7.