Windows 10: Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive?


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       16 Dec 2016 #1

    Renamed a file C:/Users/TEST and Windows goes unresponsive?


    Long story, not so short...I was recently going through my files cleaning out oldjunk and wanted to rename a file directory to get rid of the store display filename setting. The file was C:\Users\TEST which I tried to rename it theTEST folder into MyComputer. During the process of it renaming all the subfolders (i did not realize the size of the files under this directory)Explorer.exe crashed and I restarted the computer. When everything loadedexplorer.exe was still not working, could not access the start menu or anyaspect of the taskbar (thank God for keyboard shortcuts). Certain files wouldnot open at all, programs wouldn't run, all there was to do was a systemrestore, which I did. After completing the restore I am still having numerousfile access and program issues and my main problem is that I can not get myMicrosoft Account linked up to my Windows 10 laptop. I have exhaustively pouredthrough the internet looking for solutions and trying many 'Fixs' to no successand I am hoping by turning to actual professionals which their products someonecan get me in the right direction to solve this issue.
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64-based
    Manufacturer: ASUSLaptop Model: R554LA
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1696 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    RAM: 6GB DDR2
    Graphics: Intel HD



    Thank you for your help in advance! And let me know any other information you mightneed.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello, you appear to have tried to rename a user profile. That's not a meaningful thing to do and won't result in a good outcome, as you've discovered.

    Was that your user profile or a different one?

    Note that any files in Videos/Documents/Photos etc in that account will also have been moved. These are not protected by System Restore.

    If it was your only user account, you might be able to make some progress by creating a new user profile and going from there. I really can't promise a good outcome.

    Please note we strongly and repeatedly recommend the routine use of disk imaging. If you have such images, you can quite quickly and easily restore your PC to a previous working state - even if your drive fails. Please look into Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images.

    That way you can probably save yourself from most disasters without technical help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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