Windows 10: Desktop Location issue

  1.    24 Mar 2016 #1

    Desktop Location issue


    Good day

    I tried to change the location of the desktop. Unfortunately windows put my whole user profile on my desktop and renamed C:\users\myuser to C:\users\desktop

    If i try to change it back, it says "wrong directory" or "no access"

    Did you guys ever had a similar problem?
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.969
       24 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello and welcome

    It looks to me as if you have somehow changed the name of your user folder. You might be able to restore to a previous version if you have restore points set up or have set up backups with File History.

    Navigate to your C:\users\desktop folder and right click on it and select properties; there is a Previous Versions Tab which might enable you to restore to a previous version of the folder.
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  3.    24 Mar 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    Hello and welcome

    It looks to me as if you have somehow changed the name of your user folder. You might be able to restore to a previous version if you have restore points set up or have set up backups with File History.

    Navigate to your C:\users\desktop folder and right click on it and select properties; there is a Previous Versions Tab which might enable you to restore to a previous version of the folder.
    Unfortunately it's not possible. So tat means i have to reinstall my windows or reset the user account?
    Thank you for help
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  4. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.969
       24 Mar 2016 #4

    Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to rename your users folder. None of the usual methods work because it is a system folder. You basically have to create a new user account and then copy over all your files etc to the new user.

    Create a new local account with the user name you want, make it an administrator account, and sign in to it. This way the "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder will have the name you want.

    User Account - Add in Windows 10

    Afterwards, you can delete your old account after copying what you want to the new local account. Rather a pain to do I know!

    User Account - Delete in Windows 10
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