Windows 10: Locked out of Windows 10 PC after changing family features folder name

Discus and support Locked out of Windows 10 PC after changing family features folder name in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; So last night I was trying to focus on my own work and I kept getting a popup saying something along the lines of "Sign in now so you don't miss out!"... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Bobbybenny12, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Locked out of Windows 10 PC after changing family features folder name


    So last night I was trying to focus on my own work and I kept getting a popup saying something along the lines of "Sign in now so you don't miss out!" (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...ut-keeps/32e5e632-8267-4180-ba2e-c1c877bb193d) It kept popping up so I found a solution on Reddit that told me to rename the Microsoft Family Features folder. So I did and forgot to undo the change before restarting my computer.

    So I restarted my computer and got stuck on the "Times Up!" screen after logging in, that's the furthest I can get. I know I can fix this by renaming the Family Features folder back to the original name which was something like "Microsoft Family Features - (String of characters and numbers here". I have tried restarting the computer again and I do not have backup snapshots of the computer to revert back to. My abilities are very limited as I am stuck to the login screen and the "Times Up!" Screen. I have had my parents remove me from the Microsoft Family group, I still got a message saying "Something went wrong" when trying to send a screentime request. So I was added back to the group. Nothing happens. Nothing from outside affects the "Times Up!" and "Something went wrong" screens after I renamed the Family features folder. How can I rename the Microsoft Family Features folder back to its original name? Reinstalling Windows is the only other option I have and that doesn't seem like a very viable option since I would be losing years of work and many important documents.

    :)
     
    Bobbybenny12, Jun 30, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 30, 2019
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  3. change windows 10 pc name

    We appreciate you getting back to us. To change the cmd name, we suggest that you follow this steps:

    • Open a Command Prompt (Adimin) window: Win+X, A, Alt+Y
    • Then run the following command to change your computer name to Donner: WMIC ComputerSystem where Name=COMPUTER-NAME call Rename Name=NewName
    • Reboot your PC.
    • Try to run ipconfig / all command, you should find that the Host Name in Windows IP Configuration list has been changed to the new name.

    Keep us posted with the result.
     
    Marilou Ser, Jun 30, 2019
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  4. Locked out of Windows 10 PC after changing family features folder name

    Change folder name in This PC


    Hi, I just upgrade windows 10 from windows 7 and I'm customizing some default folder to match my settings in my windows 7. I got a little problem and it's really annoying me. Here is the screenshot of my This PC


    Locked out of Windows 10 PC after changing family features folder name [​IMG]


    as you can see, I change the windows default folder for downloads to drive F:\. How can I make it to show the drive name instead of drive letter? I used the same steps I do in windows 7 and it was working, but in windows 10, it change the download folder to drive letter. Does anyone knows how to edit this? Thanks
     
    markblank05, Jun 30, 2019
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