Windows 10 – Network Profiles Deletion or Renaming

I have been wanting to clear out my network profiles on my Windows ten computer. Each time I connect it to a different network device it creates a new network profile. I had a total of six local area network profiles and two wireless network profiles.

You can easily delete or rename these profiles using Microsoft Windows registry editor. In Windows ten you can hold down a windows key and R key at same time. A "Run" box will open up.

Type in "regedit" without quotes. Click "Yes" at a User Access Control pop up window. In registry editor, browse to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Under a profiles drop down list, you will notice one or more registry key(s). Each key is for a different network that you connected to. You can double click or right click and select properties to rename.

Change the "ProfileName" sub key to whatever you would like. Also, you can delete the main key under a "Profiles" directory. You can delete or rename as many main keys as you would like.

Anytime you hook up your computer to a different network a new key will get created.

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