Windows 10: Creating a link to a folder with a generic username

Discus and support Creating a link to a folder with a generic username in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there, apologies if this is obvious but I just can't seem to find the answer! I want to send a series of emails with a hyperlink to a folder but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by simonoma, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. simonoma Win User

    Creating a link to a folder with a generic username


    Hi there, apologies if this is obvious but I just can't seem to find the answer!

    I want to send a series of emails with a hyperlink to a folder but the link contains each person's username.

    e.g. if I send:

    C:\Users\simon\Autotask Workplace\Marketing\Audio

    When they click on the link, it won't work as it has "simon" in it. I want Bob to open it and access

    C:\Users\bob\Autotask Workplace\Marketing\Audio

    Is there a way to create a link along the lines of

    C:\Users\*current user*\Autotask Workplace\Marketing\Audio


    Thank you very much for your help *Smile

    :)
     
    simonoma, Feb 21, 2019
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  2. DeriLoko3 Win User

    Deleting the Links Folder from the Username Folder


    The Links folder is something that I do not use.

    Deleting the Links folder from the Username folder does not crash the computer. It makes the computer no longer having the Links folder. In fact, I do not need help from this one.

    C:\Users\<UserName>\Links
     
    DeriLoko3, Feb 21, 2019
    #2
  3. creating new folder problem in windows 10 creator

    Hi Gudiya,

    The problem you've encountered in creating a folder could be caused by software or program conflict as the issue appeared a few days after installing the Windows 10 Creators update. For us to know if this only occurs when creating a new folder from the desktop,
    we suggest that you try creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut or from File Explorer. Please refer to the steps below:

    Creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut.

    • Click on the desktop.
    • Press CTRL + SHIFT + N.
    • A new folder should be created.

    Creating a new folder from File Explorer.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Hover your mouse on the location where you want to create a new folder.
    • Right-click it, go to New > Folder.

    In case the problem persists, then we suggest that you go ahead and perform a clean boot. Doing so will start your computer using minimal drivers to help us determine what conflict is causing the problem. Check out
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows for the detailed steps.

    Let us know the result so we can further assist you.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Feb 21, 2019
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  4. Creating a link to a folder with a generic username

    Cannot perform backup...Windows asks to create a folder

    I am having problems with the back up files, and every time i get a back up i get this message ( Create the missing folder "
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\OneDrive\CATS 6A", as listed in the error message). Create a missing folder was suggested by one of the community members, Pls let me know the steps to follow in order to create a missing folder.

    Thanks,

    Mac
     
    siamaksadjedi, Feb 21, 2019
    #4
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