Windows 10: Empty 'User Pinned' folder created at startup. Stop it!

Discus and support Empty 'User Pinned' folder created at startup. Stop it! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Immediately after startup, a "User Pinned" folder is created on my desktop. The folder is empty, marked read-only, and hidden. This started about a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BoomerM3, Jan 11, 2019.

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    Empty 'User Pinned' folder created at startup. Stop it!


    Immediately after startup, a "User Pinned" folder is created on my desktop. The folder is empty, marked read-only, and hidden. This started about a week ago, without any obvious cause.

    I can delete the folder, but it is re-created at the next startup.

    I am running Windows 10 (1809 - 17763.194).

    How can I stop this?

    :)
     
    BoomerM3, Jan 11, 2019
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  2. Can't create pin for login. Pin stopped working

    Hi Kevin,

    To resolve your concern about creating pin to your computer, we suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Navigate to C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC (click to get permission when prompted).
    • Delete the contents of that folder (delete everything in that folder, but leave that folder and everything above it).
    • Go back to settings, accounts, sign in options.
    • Your non-working pin will now be gone, and you can just click 'add a pin' and set it again.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    PreciousLeb, Jan 11, 2019
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  3. Can't create pin for login. Pin stopped working

    Try the steps here:

    • Navigate to PC Settings -> Accounts -> Sign-in options. Click on I forgot my PIN link.
    • Next, click on the Continue button in the Are you sure you forgot your PIN? screen.
    • You can now add a new PIN and click OK.
     
    Gina_on_the_thread, Jan 11, 2019
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  4. Empty 'User Pinned' folder created at startup. Stop it!

    Setting New Location Of User Folder to another User Folder

    Hi Renee,

    Having an easy access to the Desktop folder can give you a convenience on opening your files. Regarding your concern about the Desktop folder that was moved to the Downloads section, we recommend that you create a new local user or administrator account to
    resolve the issue.

    To create a local user or administrator account, follow the steps listed on this
    link
    .

    In addition, to move your files from the Downloads folder back to the Desktop folder, we suggest that you manually copy and paste the files to avoid any data loss.

    Feel free to post back if you need more help.
     
    Eileen Gal, Jan 11, 2019
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