Windows 10: Changed Folder Permissions To My User Name In Safe Mode.

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  1. Changed Folder Permissions To My User Name In Safe Mode.


    Hi all

    I do not have a great knowledge of folder permissions. I hope i have not made a silly mistake, if this is the case then i am fine with my decision to change the folder permissions out of curiosity.

    Here is what i did.

    After noticing some changes in folder permissions, which i did not do myself, i went ahead and started Windows 10 in safe mode. After that i right clicked the local disk C:\ and went into security/Advanced/Auditing and put my user name in, checked names etc. I did the steps and replaced all ownership of every file to be my user name.

    About half way through the process of the files being changed i clicked cancel because i remembered something from a place where i once worked. Where my boss told me to be very careful replacing ownership of operating system files. I got the windows message about "inconsistent state" and i should run the process in full.

    I just want to know will this cause any problems with the operating system? Should i restart in safe mode and let the process run in full? I felt i should ask someone who knows more, if what i have done is fine? I am not having any trouble with the computer or OS.

    Is it ok to replace ownership of every file with my user account? Sorry if i could have cut this text into short but for now i will leave it as is.

    Thanks for anyone's help.

    :)
     
    Christopher109, Jan 6, 2019
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    DSD Win User

    Need help with changing name of user profile folder


    I would like to change the name of the user profile folder. I have found and tried a few methods including one from Microsoft forums. None of them worked. I kept getting something about my User needing to sign out and back in again that there was a problem, so I would sign out and back in again and it didn't work. I think the reason is because Windows created a TEMP user and would log me in under that so there would be a folder named C/User/TEMP and still the original named folder of C/User/myuserfolder.

    I found this on the forums here: Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    The instructions are very similar to what I have tried. In the above post John W used safe mode. Do I need to go through all the steps again as listed in the post and then go into safe mode, or can I just use safe mode to change the folder name?

    Also, are there newer instructions for how to do this with updates to Windows since the above thread was posted over a year ago?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. 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, Jan 6, 2019
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  4. Changed Folder Permissions To My User Name In Safe Mode.

    Folder won't open due to permission issue

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft community. I understand your concern. Let me help you.

    I suggest you to sign out from the current account, restart the computer and log in with Administrators account and

    check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to refer to the steps below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.


    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then click
      Properties.

    • Tap or click the Security tab.

    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.

      To open a file, you have to have the Read permission. To change the permissions of a file or folder, follow these steps.

      Important you must be logged on as an administrator to change permissions on files and folders.

    • Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, and then tap or click
      Properties.

    • Tap or click the Security tab.

    • Under Group or user names, tap or click your name to see the permissions that you have.

    • Tap or click Edit, tap or click your name, select the check boxes for the permissions that you must have, and then click
      OK.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us with more information and we’d be happy to help.
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Jan 6, 2019
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