Apps confused between username and username.computername

  1. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Apps confused between username and username.computername

    Version 10.0.19041

    I originally installed Windows 10 as user username. At some stage, probably with a non-destructive repair, I was changed to username.computername.

    Most of the time this is not a problem, but occasionally apps decide to install to username and the there are problems when the app is running under username.computername and wants access to AppData under username.

    If I delete Users\username Windows creates it again.

    I can't uninstall the apps because the uninstall info is in username.

    I can't access the registry under username.

    Is there any way I can delete username and prevent Windows from creating it again?
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1
    Win 10 Home EN-NO x64

    I had the same problem due to failed network install. I did it the hard way, saved data and reinstalled, but it seems that this person does it easier:
    User Profile folders get created as UserName.MachineName for a new - Microsoft Community
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Big problem. That gets rid of username-machinename. I have hundreds of apps under that.
    But I will do my usual backup - I clone the bootdrive, and maybe from then on there will only be username and all my apps still work.

    Worth a go.

    EDIT: That gets rid of username-machinename and leaves username. Solution must be used before you install anything.
    Last edited by macnab; 29 Dec 2020 at 12:49.
      My Computer


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