Windows 10: Critical Error due to renaming a C:/users file

Discus and support Critical Error due to renaming a C:/users file in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi,I'm getting a critical error every time I sign in on my main account because I logged into another admin account, changed the name of my main... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Oliver[, May 8, 2021.

  1. Oliver[ Win User

    Critical Error due to renaming a C:/users file


    Hi,I'm getting a critical error every time I sign in on my main account because I logged into another admin account, changed the name of my main account C:/users/[Name], then changed it in RegEdit so it could link together.However, I now cannot do anything on my main account because I get a critical error every time I sign in.Ive tried to revert it back to its original name but nothing. I have no clue what to do, I can't open PowerShell or use the taskbar at all on my main account, all I have it my other Admin account in which i'm writing this now on it.Any help to fix this would be appre

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    Oliver[, May 8, 2021
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  2. Renaming C:\Users\<user>, then saving to it

    Hi,

    I have a local Windows account.

    I did the following (after logging in):

    1. Rename C:\Users\MyName to C:\Users\SomeOtherName
    2. Move files to it
    3. Name it back to the original C:\Users\MyName
    Now I can't access my files, even after trying to rename again.

    What should I do?
     
    RobertAnkle, May 8, 2021
    #2
  3. Renaming C:\Users\<user>, then saving to it

    Windows will not let you rename your own profile folder while you are logged on.

    What exactly did you do, and why?
     
    Frederik Long, May 8, 2021
    #3
  4. deving Win User

    Critical Error due to renaming a C:/users file

    User.000 issue after updating to 1909

    I'm one of the many people suffering from issues with user profiles after applying Update 1909 to Windows 10. I've read all the threads I can find on the topic here and have followed the suggestions, all to no avail. Any other thoughts are appreciated.

    After applying Update 1909, the ProfileImagePath was changed to c:\users\User.000
    One file that was always in use and couldn't be removed was left in c:\users\User (can't recall or find the exact file now), so I could never rename or remove the c:\user\User directory.

    I followed the multiple suggestions from Brink and others:
    • Rebooted at least 6 times
    • Enabled hidden Administrator
    • Booted into Safe Mode
    • Changed ProfileImagePath
    • Tried to rename c:\users\User but couldn't because a file was still in use
    • Copied all data from c:\users\User.000 into c:\users\User
    • Rebooted and had temporary profile
    • Followed steps in Brink tutorial to change ImageProfilePath; rebooted with no change
    • Restored using Restore Point from before Update 1909 - returned to single profile state (User.000)
    • Removed each update that was installed individually and rebooted after each update removal - profile state never changed
    • After all updates were removed, repeated the steps above with hidden Administrator, changing profile, etc. - same issue with file in use in c:\users\User
    • Followed all steps above with hidden Administrator but without copying files from User.000 to User - same results

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
    deving, May 8, 2021
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