Windows 10: User profiles and File Explorer USERS folders

Discus and support User profiles and File Explorer USERS folders in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; When I started up my new HP laptop it used my signon name to create a "myname" profile but it didn't create any files under /USERS/myname. I than... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by azbarb, Sep 16, 2020.

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    User profiles and File Explorer USERS folders


    When I started up my new HP laptop it used my signon name to create a "myname" profile but it didn't create any files under /USERS/myname. I than created another account profile with"newname" with administrator permission as an emergency backup. That profile name was given a folder by it's name under /USERS/newname. I booted the laptop and when it came up using "myname" for signon it had files under /USERS but no data. Any data is being stored under "newname" Then when you look at the profiles "myname" is there but "newname" isn't. Any data created goes under "newname" in the USERS folders. It acts like the two were merged.


    I deleted the /users/myname folder without a problem. I want to be able to separate my original profile from the second one. I want to have a "myname" profile with data files under /users/myname. I was going to save the files under "newname" to a thumb drive to be copied back if I could delete the "newname" profile and user data but halfway through it started having file can's be copied messages for a lot of files so I stopped. I can't create a profile with "myname" because a profile which can't be deleted already exists even though it uses /users/newname. I talked to a network engineer and he's stumped by how this could have happened and what I should do. I'd leave it alone but I know it'll bite me later. Already updating credentials doesn't seem to be working correctly. I have to keep inputting my credentials when I access things like my network drive.


    I'm sure I haven't described this well but am hoping someone can tell me how to resolve this.

    :)
     
    azbarb, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. File Explorer shows User Profile folder as Documents

    I Accidentally merged the Documents folder with my User Profile folder (actual title is "User"). I could move Documents folder to <User Profile>\Docements folder only by editing Registry. Now Documents folder operates correctly in Explorer (in This PC and
    Quick Access). But there is still issue in Explorer that shows folder C:\Users\<User Profile> as Documents folder meanwhile actual path to User Profile is C:\Users\User.

    Please help to fix appearance of <Profile User> folder
     
    VitaliyTitov, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. How to completely delete the files and folders of the corrupted profile and rename the same user profile name in the newly created user profile in Windows 10?

    Hello Ian,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Method 1: You can delete the files and folders from the corrupted user from
    File explorer by following the steps below:




    • Press Windows logo + E keys on the keyboard to open
      File explorer.

    • Click on This PC located at the left side panel of the window to open the drives of the PC.

    • Go to users folder by opening the
      C: drive.

    • From users folder, locate the user folder you want to delete and
      press Shift + Delete keys on the keyboard.

    • After the process is complete, close the window and check if the files and folders are deleted.


    Method 2: I suggest you to refer to the suggestion by
    Annu Singh from the link below to rename the user profile and check if it helps.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-preview/88033eca-6b32-47c5-90ac-a5e7af17d094



    Write back to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 16, 2020
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    TechGuy737, Sep 16, 2020
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