Windows 10: Shortcuts self-update when user renames the target file

Discus and support Shortcuts self-update when user renames the target file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Am I dreaming? (Windows 10 version as 1909, Build 18363.657) After I renamed a file, I checked a shortcut in a different folder, and I was surprised to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Gem43skis, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Gem43skis Win User

    Shortcuts self-update when user renames the target file


    Am I dreaming? (Windows 10 version as 1909, Build 18363.657) After I renamed a file, I checked a shortcut in a different folder, and I was surprised to see that the shortcut's target filename had already been updated. To further verify the shortcut, I clicked it and the appropriate file opened. *Smile
    I had never before noticed such update of shortcut in Windows, so I assume that this remarkable feature is a result of a Win 10 update.

    :)
     
    Gem43skis, Mar 12, 2020
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  2. deving Win User

    User.000 issue after updating to 1909

    I'm one of the many people suffering from issues with user profiles after applying Update 1909 to Windows 10. I've read all the threads I can find on the topic here and have followed the suggestions, all to no avail. Any other thoughts are appreciated.

    After applying Update 1909, the ProfileImagePath was changed to c:\users\User.000
    One file that was always in use and couldn't be removed was left in c:\users\User (can't recall or find the exact file now), so I could never rename or remove the c:\user\User directory.

    I followed the multiple suggestions from Brink and others:
    • Rebooted at least 6 times
    • Enabled hidden Administrator
    • Booted into Safe Mode
    • Changed ProfileImagePath
    • Tried to rename c:\users\User but couldn't because a file was still in use
    • Copied all data from c:\users\User.000 into c:\users\User
    • Rebooted and had temporary profile
    • Followed steps in Brink tutorial to change ImageProfilePath; rebooted with no change
    • Restored using Restore Point from before Update 1909 - returned to single profile state (User.000)
    • Removed each update that was installed individually and rebooted after each update removal - profile state never changed
    • After all updates were removed, repeated the steps above with hidden Administrator, changing profile, etc. - same issue with file in use in c:\users\User
    • Followed all steps above with hidden Administrator but without copying files from User.000 to User - same results

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
    deving, Mar 12, 2020
    #2
  3. Renaming the users folders

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    You are trying to rename the User folder, which can’t be done through the File explorer. Whatever user name you use of your User account, user account folder will have same name. You can rename the Subfolder of the User account folder but not User
    account folder.

    If you want rename the User account folder, change user account name using the suggestion

    Lets’ refer to these steps to rename the User account and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows and X keys together.
    • Click on Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
    • Click on User account, then click on “Change your account name
    • If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on
      Yes.
    • Enter the new user name.
    • Click on change name.


    Reference link for more information.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename



    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Mar 12, 2020
    #3
  4. Shortcuts self-update when user renames the target file

    shortcuts for all users

    Hi,

    Thank you for updating us on the issue.

    To understand the issue better, I would like to know are you trying to create shortcut for all user?

    If you are trying to create shortcut for all user try the below steps and check.


    • Click on start menu and select
      file explorer
      .

    • Click on OS(CShortcuts self-update when user renames the target file :) and click on user folder.

    • Click on view on top of the right pane and check on
      Hidden item box.

    • Now you can copy and paste the shortcut that you want on the folder.
    Hope it this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Mar 12, 2020
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