There are 3 key steps that need to be taken in order to recreate a local profile on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Log on as a different user, rename the profile folder and remove the profile from the profile list in the Windows Registry.
Restart the computer and log on with another Local Administrative Account
Browse to the Users Profile Folder and either rename it or delete it. This can be found at the following path – c:\users\Username (where username is the logon name for the profile you wish to recreate)
Open up Registry Editor (instructions)
Delete the Registry key under the following location which matches the profile you wish to recreate:
Tip: If you check the “ProfileImagePath” value in each of the keys you will be able to see which key is pointing at the profile you wish to delete
Restart the computer and log back on with the username you were trying to recreate
These instructions are intended for advanced users / technicians. If you are unsure of anything please do not attempt it. As always, when you are making changes in the Windows Registry please make sure you take a backup first.