If its your first time setting up a profile in Outlook 2013, and you are not familiar with the process of doing it, you may end up configuring the wrong type of account. This will in turn prevent you from loading the Outlook 2013 application itself. In such scenarios, you need to delete the incorrect user profile you created the first time. However, since you are not able to open Outlook to do the deletion, you’ll need to do it via the Control Panel options. In this tutorial, we show you how to delete user profiles in Outlook 2013.
How to Delete User Profiles in Outlook 2013
An email profile is usually made up of email accounts, data files, and information where your email is stored. All Outlook email profiles are stored in the Windows registry. When Outlook starts, it retrieves the profile information from the registry. In case you have incorrectly configured your email account, you will receive an error indicating the fact. In such instances, you can follow these simple steps to delete the incorrect profile. When you have removed the wrong profile, you can go ahead and recreate your account again from scratch.
1. First, make sure that you have completely exited Outlook 2013.
2. Then navigate to Control Panel. In Windows 8, you can right-click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
3. In the Control Panel screen, in the Search box, type Mail and then click the Mail (Microsoft Office 2013) link that shows up in the Results section.
4. This will open up the Mail Setup – Outlook window. In the Profiles section, click Show Profiles.
5. This will open up another window called Mail displaying the incorrect profile you created. Select the incorrect profile and then click Remove.
6. You will receive a warning message that removing outlook profiles will delete its offline cached content. Click Yes to go ahead with the deletion.
Your user profile in Outlook 2013 will now be deleted.
Open Outlook 2013 again. You should now be able to create a fresh profile again from scratch.