Windows 10: Help - W10 lost the user folder path. not possible to login

Discus and support Help - W10 lost the user folder path. not possible to login in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have an intel NUC, with a 120 Gb SSD and external 2To 2,5" HDD. When i installed W10, i followed this tutorial Users Folder - Move... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Louis75, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Louis75 Win User

    Help - W10 lost the user folder path. not possible to login


    Hello,

    I have an intel NUC, with a 120 Gb SSD and external 2To 2,5" HDD.
    When i installed W10, i followed this tutorial
    Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums - i only moved user folder to the HDD on D:\User\
    I set up autologin with netplwiz command.

    It all worked fine... until i decided to change the computer name today.
    I used the classic windows option : option 1 here Computer Name - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Now Windows cannot logon because it doesn"t find the user profile.
    I've tried to step back with the option 3 (command line) and other options such as recovery from systemp do not work.
    What can i do ?
    Thanks for your help.
    Louis

    :)
     
    Louis75, Aug 20, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 OneDrive

    Aditya,

    Download and apply the REG fix #3 here:
    Windows 10 User Shell Folders Restore Default Paths
    . This restores the default paths for all shell folders, in the registry. Logoff and login back, and then try to redirect the folders.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Aug 20, 2016
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    Hi,

    I'm new on W10, I have folders in my documents so on my old W7 any folder in my documents would be C:/Users/My Name.....

    in w10 its C:/Users/User... even though I have changed my computer and account name to"My name"but it still shows User.

    How could I change user to "my name" to be reflected in the path?

    Many thanks
     
    Othman1937, Aug 20, 2016
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  4. Louis75 Win User

    Help - W10 lost the user folder path. not possible to login

    Solution : reboot as administrator + verify External drive letter + restore old name if necessary.
    In my case, external hdd moved from D:\ to E:\
     
    Louis75, Aug 22, 2016
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