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Can't remove AdWords account

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I have an AdWords account which I created for a now defunct business so I could link it with my Google Partners profile, but now I want to delete that account but I cannot find out how.


I'm at and when I go to Account settings > Preferences I cannot find any button to delete the account.




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Accepted by topic author Will Melbourne
September 2016

Can't remove AdWords account

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Hi @Will Melbourne,


You would need to set up another email address (even a dummy one) and then assign Admin rights to it, then remove your email from that AdWords account. You cannot manually remove or delete one. 


Further, you can also create a secondary AdWords Manager Account (old name: MCC/My Client Center) and then move non-active account to it, or you can use the hide feature in AdWords Manager account, or you can call AdWords and they can help you eliminate it. 


Kind Regards,




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Can't remove AdWords account

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Thanks, James

Can't remove AdWords account

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is this still the case? and if so, will any data be lost?