Windows 10: Cannot delete an Outlook account created but not used

Discus and support Cannot delete an Outlook account created but not used in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; So I installed a new copy of Windows 10 to a new PC. As I had gotten a new MS Office license, I figured it might be good to create a new account for it... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Tigerman82, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:22 PM.

  1. Cannot delete an Outlook account created but not used


    So I installed a new copy of Windows 10 to a new PC. As I had gotten a new MS Office license, I figured it might be good to create a new account for it (so that the old MS Office license I have wouldn't interfere) so I created an an Outlook (email) account. Things took another turn and I did not end up using that account to install MS Office although I did login to it via Edge (might have done so via MS Office installation page). I did not in any way add it to Windows.

    Well, right now I'm seeing that Outlook account when I go to Settings - Accounts, just under my administrator account with which I'm logged in (have done the netplwiz thing to get straight to desktop without having to give a password or PIN). When I try to delete it, it always re-appears the next time I open that submenu. The funny thing is that it doesn't seem to be appearing in anywhere else, including netplwiz (which seems to be the place to solve all of these phantom account issues) or when I check user accounts via Control Panel.

    Does anyone have a clue what I should do? It was asking me to activate Windows Hello the other day so I'd imagine it will not be the last I hear of it. I seem to remember once having a phantom account that interfered with the login procedures but that was taken care of with the netplwiz trick (where in properties you replace the user name is the Windows account name). I do have to mention that in the properties of my Windows account in netplwiz the user name does have my name as shortened but when I tried to add the account (email) address to Full Name, it said that the user cannot be renamed.

    :)
     
  2. Jayzilla Win User

    Delete mails in Outlook but want to keep mails untouch in webmail

    When I deleted an email in outlook and my webmail got deleted too. I want to keep all the inbox mails from the webmail even I complete deleted in outlook. I spend hrs can't think it out how. Any step by step instruction? I'm using IMAP account btw. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
     
  3. alvez Win User
    outlook account config

    SO today my friend asked me if i could post this question on the forum:



    He wants to configure a outlook account with 1 email, with that outlook account he wants to run the same account in 2 diferent computers he wants the both computer to be connected in network, for example:



    • he receives a email and that email is sent to each computer;
    • he deletes a email from one computer and it also deletes on the other;
    • he moves a email to a folder it also moves on the other computer;
    If you guys can help me would be nice!
    Cannot delete an Outlook account created but not used [​IMG]
    thanks!
     
  4. Time Lady Win User

    Cannot delete an Outlook account created but not used

    Deleted Outlook account please help

    Need a little clarification, did you delete his outlook account by choosing to delete his Microsoft account or did you just delete the account from outlook.com?

    If you deleted the MS account this is how to reactivate it:

    To reopen your Microsoft account, follow these steps:

    • Go to account.microsoft.com and sign in with your Microsoft account email address and password.
    • You'll be asked to receive and enter a security code so that we know we're reopening the account for you and only you.
    If you deleted the outlook email via outlook.com have you tried recreating it via outlook.com? However I suspect that even if you can all the emails within will no longer be there.

    You could try the suggestion on this page https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-restore-a-removed-outlook-account but I don't know
    whether it will restore the webmail version.
     
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