Remove a profile

A profile consists of accounts, data files, and settings that specify where your email messages are saved.

  1. Exit Outlook.

  2. Open Control Panel by doing one of the following:

    • In Windows 8 and Windows 10, choose Start and type Control Panel.

    • In Windows Vista and Windows 7, choose Start > Control Panel.

  3. Open Mail by doing one of the following:

    • In Windows 10, choose User Accounts > Mail.

    • In all other versions of Windows, choose Mail.

    Note:  The Mail icon appears after Outlook starts for the first time.

  4. Choose Show Profiles.

  5. Select a profile.

  6. Click Remove.

Note: Outlook may warn you that deleting your profile will remove offline data. You won't lose any information stored in your Outlook Data Files (.pst) or any information stored in your online accounts, for example Outlook.com, Exchange, or Office 365 accounts.

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