Windows 10: Why did windows 10 reset all of my user preferences?

Discus and support Why did windows 10 reset all of my user preferences? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I logged onto my pc yesterday and I got an error about losing my user info. After going in, all of the aesthetic options, default apps, backgrounds,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MyGuyHonroy, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Why did windows 10 reset all of my user preferences?


    I logged onto my pc yesterday and I got an error about losing my user info. After going in, all of the aesthetic options, default apps, backgrounds, desktop setup, certain drivers, logins, and even the data of most applications were deleted. Is this because of a corrupted file?


    Thanks, Honroy

    :)
     
    MyGuyHonroy, Sep 20, 2019
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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Windows 10 resets preferences on start up

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to login to safe mode and check if the issue persist.

    Step 1: Refer the link below to login to safe mode.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-startup-settings-in-windows-10#v1h=tab02



    Step 2: To remove the password follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    Check and verify if you have unchecked the correct option under correct user in netplwiz. Follow the below given steps and check if issue is resolved:


    • Press Windows key + R to open Run.

    • Type netplwiz into the Run bar and hit Enter.

    • Select the User account you are using under the
      User
      tab.

    • Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox and click on
      Apply.

    • Sign-out and sign-in again to check.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Sep 20, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 20, 2019
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  4. Anna Bon Win User

    Why did windows 10 reset all of my user preferences?

    Windows Keeps resetting app preferences

    Hi DanielGibbons,

    We understand that you are having issues with your Windows app preferences. Please answer the questions below so we can assist you further:

    • What specific update was applied on your Windows 10?
    • Did it also reset your PC settings configuration, or just the app preferences specifically for videos and picture files?
    • Did you make any changes prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, you can also try the steps below and check if it will work:

    1. Perform a clean boot.
    It will start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. Also, it helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program, or an update, or when you run a program in Windows.

    2. Once done, try to set again your preferences for videos and picture files.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks,
     
    Anna Bon, Sep 20, 2019
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