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Windows server 2019, how to delete a clients homefolder?

I use Windows server 2019, and I do some tests on the server. I made two accounts. Jan Svensson and Olof Johansson. I made a Home folder in my NTFS on my server. I then shared the home folder with the domain users. So everyone can see the folder. Then I made a Homefolder for Jan and Olof. \\servername\Home\%username%


Then I logged in as Jan on my hyper-v and connected the homefolder path.


But now I roleplay as that Jan isnt working at the "company" anymore. And I want to delete Jans homefolder. How do I do that the best way?


I seems that just going to C:\Home\Jan Svensson


and deleting it seems to easy to do.

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Hello @jakjan-8028,

Thank you for posting here.

Usually, we can set up Home Folder for domain users on their user Properties as below.
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Have you also set up Home Folder for users the same way?

1.If so, we can remove the shared path for this user on his/her user Properties.

2.And /or remove the permissions (NTFS permission and shared permission) of the user you want on the shared folder if the home folder is shared path.

3.And /or delete the folder C:\Home\Jan Svensson.


Hope the information above is helpful.

Should you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.


Best Regards,
Daisy Zhou



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Yes I did the exact thing. It was set default to Local path. So should I just set it to local path and then delete the Jan Svensson folder in Home on the server?


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Hello @jakjan-8028,

Thank you for your update.

Yes, if you do not want the home folder for Jan Svensson any more, you can delete it on the server.




Best Regards,
Daisy Zhou

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Yes, thank you for your help:)

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