Windows 10: 2 User accounts but 1 has no folder in Users

Discus and support 2 User accounts but 1 has no folder in Users in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Created another user account, called Mac, also an admin, in case I need it. In User Accounts when I click on 'manage another account' it then shows 2nd... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Mustachio, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Mustachio Win User

    2 User accounts but 1 has no folder in Users


    Created another user account, called Mac, also an admin, in case I need it. In User Accounts when I click on 'manage another account' it then shows 2nd account, Mac.

    But under C:\Users there is only main Dave folder and Public. Why would there be no folder for Mac?

    Can't figure this one out.


    Thanks,



    :)
     
    Mustachio, Apr 5, 2019
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  2. User Account folder name

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with changing the folder name under Users folder in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the File Explorer and double click on C drive.

    2. Open Users folder from the list.

    3. Click on the user name folder and then tap on F2 Key.

    4. Change the name of the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    5. It will ask for Administrator Permission and click on Ok.

    6. Folder name will be changed.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Apr 5, 2019
    #2
  3. Lost User Account

    After upgrading from Window 7 to 10, I lost my wife's User Account got messed up, using my email address and login password, with no ability to change them. I received the reply below, but still have problems:

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with user accounts, we will help you to resolve this issue.



    I would like to inform that there can be only one Microsoft user account on one device, and that might be the reason you are unable to change the email address for the user account.



    I suggest you to create a new account (Local account) on your computer and transfer the content to newly created user account.



    Step 1: Creating a new user account

    • Type cmd in the Search bar form the desktop.
    • Now, Right-click on cmd.exe from the result and select Run As Administrator.
    • User Account Control or UAC dialog box will appear, click on Yes.
    • Type net user username password /add

      [Replace ‘username’ and ‘password’ with your desired username and password]


    Step 2. Copying old files to newly created User Profile

    • Go to C:\Users\(Your-Corrupted-
    • Copy all files except three files:

    • NtUser.dat

    • NtUser.ini

    • NtUser.log
    3. Go to C:\Users\(New-User-Profile-

    4. Paste all those copied files here.

    I tried to create a new user account as in Step 1, but when I put in the command as written above, I kept getting messages about correct syntax for the command. No matter what I tried, it wouldn't work. I
    then tried to set up a new account using the Settings/Accounts/"Add someone else to this PC" menu. I set up the account, but no folder was created under C:\Users\. I tried adding a folder using the new accounts user name and transferred the files from the
    other account. When I tried to log in, I received the same error message. I am at a loss as to how to get back the user account with the correct username, email address, and password. HELP!!!
     
    LouisHafken, Apr 5, 2019
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  4. Anne Ros Win User

    2 User accounts but 1 has no folder in Users

    user accounts

    Thank you for your response. If you've created a new profile and you have admin privileges, try these steps on how to transfer files from one user to another and see if it will work for you:

    • Open File Explorer and go to C:\Users.
    • Look for the account you want to copy the files from.
    • Select the folders/files you want to copy, right-click on it and select Copy.
    • Go to the new user account folder and paste the folders/files you copied.
    • Repeat the steps if needed.

    Give us an update on how it goes.
     
    Anne Ros, Apr 5, 2019
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