Windows 10: I changed the name of my computer & all I have in it is the users file Solved

  1. mkj307's Avatar
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home Ver 1803 Build 17134.228
       22 Mar 2016 #1

    I changed the name of my computer & all I have in it is the users file

    I am having some problems after changing my laptop's name. I changed it under System in the Control Panel. The only folder in it is the users folder. My user name is incorrect & I have several NTUSER.DAT files under my user name. Where are all of my files under my computer name? Everything is still under my C: drive. I'm having a problem using the Homegroup now too. Anyone that can tell me how to fix this & my user name. I tried changing it with netplwiz but it didn't change it under users folder.

    This is my laptop info:

    Toshiba Satellite L775D PSK4OU-OOGOOP

    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1511 Build 10586.71 IE Version 11.63.10586.0CO
    Chrome Version 48.0.2564.103 m
    Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI
    Secure boot not supported

    Board: Pegatron Corporation TKBSS 1.50
    Bus Clock: 100 MHz
    UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. 1.50 10/18/2011

    1.40 Gigahertz AMD A6-34OOM APU with Radeon HD graphics
    Graphics Chipset:AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G
    512 KB primary memory cache
    4096 secondary memory cache
    64=bit ready
    BIOS Version:
    BIOS Part Number:BR40547.bin
    BIOS Date:04/07/2011

    HGST 1Tb hard drive, 7200 RPM, Advanced Format
    P/N H2T100032725 SATA 6 0Gb/s FW: 350
    HL-DT=ST BDDVDRW CT31F Optical Drive
    PCI to USB host controller 3x
    Standard open HCD USB host Controller 3x

    8 GB RAM
    C: NTSF

    ATA Channel 0
    ATA Channel 1
    Standard dual channel PCI IDE Controller
    Standard SATA AHCI Controller

    MS Storage spaces controller.
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host
    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Display Adapter
    Generic PnP monitor 17.1” vis.

    AMD HD Audio Device
    Realtek HD Audio
    Microphone Realtek HD Audio
    Speakers Realtek HD Audio
    Toshiba Web Camera – MP

    MS AC Adapter
    MS ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery
    HID-Compliant Consumer Control Device 2x
    HID-Compliant Wireless Radio Controls
    Toshiba Hotkey Driver
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad Mouse
    Send to OneNote 2010
    MS Device Association Root Enumerator
    MS GS Wavetable Synth
    MS IPv4 IPv6 Transition Adapter Bus
    MS Radio Device Enumeration Bus
    MS RRAS Root Enumerator
    USB Composite Device
    USB Root Hub 6x
    Generic Volume Shadow Copy

    Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802
    Teredo Tunneling Psuedo-Interface

    HP Envy 100 All-in-One D410 Series
    HP Officejet Pro 8600 All-in-One

    Windows Firewall & Defender
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,678
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       23 Mar 2016 #2

    Before you changed the name of your laptop did you do a system restore point
    Or do a backup
    If you have a Restore point before you changed your laptop name you should be able to roll back
    Hopefully you will then be able to get your files/folders back

    System Restore Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. mkj307's Avatar
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home Ver 1803 Build 17134.228
    Thread Starter
       23 Mar 2016 #3

    Yes, I have a restore point but it will roll back to the old name won't it? It's something weird the computer made up.
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  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       23 Mar 2016 #4

    Yes but then you should be able to then get your files and folders you want to retrieve
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  5.    23 Mar 2016 #5

    I've changed the Computer Name many times with no side affects. Exactly for the reason you mention. Now Windows gives it a weird name during install with no option to change it during setup? Then I go to System > Advanced system settings to set what I want it to be. I've never lost any user files in the process though? My User name under C:\Users is Kerry, which is just the first 5 characters of my Microsoft ID. Yours may be the same. Depending on what your Microsoft ID is, it could end up being weird? Changing your username will not rename the C:\Users folder. It will change everywhere else in Windows but the actual folder name will not change. You would have to create a new user (new folder) to do that.
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  6. mkj307's Avatar
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home Ver 1803 Build 17134.228
    Thread Starter
       23 Mar 2016 #6

    Create a new user or new folder?
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  7.    23 Mar 2016 #7

    mkj307 said: View Post
    Create a new user or new folder?
    To create a new user folder you need to create a new user. If you set it up as a local account instead of a Microsoft ID, you can name it anything you want. Then switch to a Microsoft ID and the folder name will stay what it was.
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  8.    23 Mar 2016 #8

    Thank you!
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