Windows 10: Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive?

Discus and support Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Long story, not so short...I was recently going through my files cleaning out oldjunk and wanted to rename a file directory to get rid of the store... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kanibal, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. kanibal Win User

    Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive?


    Long story, not so short...I was recently going through my files cleaning out oldjunk and wanted to rename a file directory to get rid of the store display filename setting. The file was C:\Users\TEST which I tried to rename it theTEST folder into MyComputer. During the process of it renaming all the subfolders (i did not realize the size of the files under this directory)Explorer.exe crashed and I restarted the computer. When everything loadedexplorer.exe was still not working, could not access the start menu or anyaspect of the taskbar (thank God for keyboard shortcuts). Certain files wouldnot open at all, programs wouldn't run, all there was to do was a systemrestore, which I did. After completing the restore I am still having numerousfile access and program issues and my main problem is that I can not get myMicrosoft Account linked up to my Windows 10 laptop. I have exhaustively pouredthrough the internet looking for solutions and trying many 'Fixs' to no successand I am hoping by turning to actual professionals which their products someonecan get me in the right direction to solve this issue.
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64-based
    Manufacturer: ASUSLaptop Model: R554LA
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1696 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    RAM: 6GB DDR2
    Graphics: Intel HD


    Thank you for your help in advance! And let me know any other information you mightneed.

    :)
     
    kanibal, Dec 15, 2016
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  2. User name problem

    Microsoft technical support helped me resolve a problem whereby my user name was somehow corrupted during the Windows 10 upgrade. (Microsoft incident number 1303359225).

    During the process they created a user named 'TEST' and had me copy all of my files from the corrupted C:\Users\GEORGE user to user 'C:\Users\TEST' and then delete everything from C:\Users\GEORGE and then rename the TEST user in the Control Panel. Everything
    worked great except one thing. I now have my GEORGE login back but everything is still under 'C:\Users\TEST'. I would like it to be under 'C:\Users\GEORGE'. Is there any way to change it to 'C:\Users\GEORGE' without going through the entire process of creating
    a new user and moving everything again. It took three days to move things the first time.
     
    HarpinGeorge, Dec 15, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 file explorer always scans a ts file on right click, why?

    Here's a quick test:

    Via a Command Prompt, rename all the .ts files in your test folder to a 'known unknown' file tyoe, eg. your zip code:

    C:\Users\Whoever\Videos\TestFolder>ren *.ts *.90807

    See how File Explorer handles those.

    Keith
     
    Keith A. Miller, Dec 15, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive?

    Hello, you appear to have tried to rename a user profile. That's not a meaningful thing to do and won't result in a good outcome, as you've discovered.

    Was that your user profile or a different one?

    Note that any files in Videos/Documents/Photos etc in that account will also have been moved. These are not protected by System Restore.

    If it was your only user account, you might be able to make some progress by creating a new user profile and going from there. I really can't promise a good outcome.

    Please note we strongly and repeatedly recommend the routine use of disk imaging. If you have such images, you can quite quickly and easily restore your PC to a previous working state - even if your drive fails. Please look into Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images.

    That way you can probably save yourself from most disasters without technical help.
     
    dalchina, Dec 15, 2016
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