Windows 10: Rename the "User" Directory

Discus and support Rename the "User" Directory in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I moved my Users folder from C:\ to D:\ via C:\>Robocopy /xj /Mir /Move /CopyAll C:\Users D:\Users C:\>RMdir C:\Users /s /q and creating a Junction... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by MDSBigPaPa, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Rename the "User" Directory


    I moved my Users folder from C:\ to D:\ via
    C:\>Robocopy /xj /Mir /Move /CopyAll C:\Users D:\Users
    C:\>RMdir C:\Users /s /q
    and creating a Junction
    C:\> MkLink /j C:\Users D:\Users

    All fine and dandy until I had to reinstall windows again. I renamed D:\Users to D:\Old_Users using a command prompt so I could again use the procedure above to move my users without losing their data. Everything worked as clockwork however Windows Explorer now shows two Users directories. If I try to Rename the Users folder to Old_Users, in Explorer, windows tells me that the name already exists.

    I added the ACE(SID) and changed Owner to ensure proper security settings and copied their files into their \Users folder.

    So my question is: How do I make Windows Explorer display the real underlying directory name of Old_Users?

    :)
     
    MDSBigPaPa, Apr 13, 2018
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  2. Lumia " The Future is Here "

    This is a support forum, not a complaints department.

    I suggest you directly submit your complaints about hardware to Nokia and software to Microsoft.



    Also it often helps to read reviews when switching platforms to make sure it suits your needs. From what you've said the Lumia 820 clearly doesn't suit you.
     
    psychomania---01, Apr 13, 2018
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    Lumia " The Future is Here "

    psychomania: This is a support forum, not a complaints department.



    psychomania: Also it often helps to read reviews when switching platforms to make sure it suits your needs. From what you've said the Lumia 820 clearly doesn't suit you.



    What RSXforever wrote was a kind of review, that can help other people to judge, if Lumia is the right phone for them.
     
    fonero, Apr 13, 2018
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