Windows 10 Local account keeps coming back after being deleted.

Hello,

I have Windows 10 installed on my computer and I have a problem with a local account that won't go away. A friend of mine set up a local account with his name and I now want to delete the account. I have followed numerous suggestions to delete the account. Every time I delete the account, there is about a 12 hour period in which it appears to be gone for good. I will shut down my computer for a few hours, turn it on again and the account s no longer there. Then, the next day I will turn my computer back on and the account I once deleted is back. I can't even count ho many times I have deleted the local account and have yet to have it disappear for good. 

Is anyone else experiencing this issue and have any suggestions as to how to remove the account for good?

Thanks,

Greg

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Hi Greg,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

Please answer the below questions for the better understanding of the issue.

1. How are you trying to delete the account?

2. Are able to access the deleted account once it appears again?

In the meantime, you can try to delete the account simply by following the below step.

1. Press windows key + R key.

2. In the run dialog box type netplwiz.

3. select Delete the Microsoft account.

 

DISCLAIMER: There must be at least one other admin account to delete an existing admin account. And in any case do not delete the in built admin account.

Also, try running the Microsoft Safety scanner as the issue might be related to some malwares and check if it helps.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. Please refer the below link to download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

 

DISCLAIMER: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.

Please let us know if the issue is resolved or you need any further assistance.

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So far I would delete the account through settings, accounts, family & other users, and then removing the account. If I tried to open the user account, it would allow me to sign on, but it would go through all the registration prompts as when you create a new profile. 

I just tried the method you suggested for the first time. Hopefully that will work once and for all. Thank you so much for your help!

Sincerely,

Greg

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Hello,

I tried all the above methods multiple times and it keeps coming back. It is getting really frustrating. Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks,

Greg

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Hello,

I tried all the above methods multiple times and it keeps coming back. It is getting really frustrating. Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks,

Greg

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Hi

I have same issue.

anyone can help us?

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somebody help us

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Hi Jabi,

To resolve the issue, please follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, type cmd.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. On the Command Prompt window type net users.
  4. It will list down the usernames on your system. Look for the username you want to delete.
  5. To delete a username type net user example /delete /domain. Substitute example with the username from the net users list.
  6. Close Command Prompt once done.

Make sure you are logged in as Administrator.

Update us with the result.

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It didn't work and saying this :

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Thank you for the prompt response.

According to the screenshot, jaber is the account name.

To delete jaber, type net user jaber /delete on Command Prompt.

You may remove /domain.

Keep us posted with the result.

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jaber is my microsoft account and it's "Adminstrator".

"Jabi" is a local account and I didnt create it.I want to delete "Jabi".

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