Windows 10: username.000 issue - deleting a profile

Discus and support username.000 issue - deleting a profile in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I would like to know how to safely delete my old profile,after experiencing the username.000 problem. Apologies, if I am using account/profile/folder... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Paul O'C, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Paul O'C Win User

    username.000 issue - deleting a profile


    [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1]I would like to know how to safely delete my old profile,after experiencing the username.000 problem.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1][/COLOR]
    Apologies, if I am using account/profile/folder expressions,incorrectly here.



    Anyway, originally, the username Paul was my only [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1]account folder. One day, I found that this folder only had an'AppData' folder in it, and everything else photos, documents, etc had beencopied to the 'Paul.000' folder. I tried a few things suggested here and endedup creating a new account profile, "PaulNew". I have beensuccessfully using it for a year now.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1][/COLOR]
    It appears that original copies of all my photos/documents etc areall still in the Paul.000 folder. I was wondering if anyone could advise me how to delete it and the original Paul folder, to free up space.

    Thanks


    Paul

    you had probably guessed my name, by now

    :)
     
    Paul O'C, Apr 7, 2021
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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, Apr 7, 2021
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  3. v444 Win User
    script to delete users profile

    A1- i guess local. (please check the attachment,i'm following those steps to do it, if it helps you to figure out if it's on PC or local)
    A2- no i don't need logs.

    Full user delete.docx
     
    v444, Apr 7, 2021
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  4. username.000 issue - deleting a profile

    CCC Profiles that disappear

    id suggest a spyware check
     
    eidairaman1, Apr 7, 2021
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