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  1.    16 Mar 2017 #260
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Correct. It won't delete the actual folder.

    You would only want to delete all SID keys if you weren't able to get your profile to load with the correct path though.
    That's great news! Thanks very much for your help.

    I'll attempt this tomorrow.
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  2.    16 Mar 2017 #261
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    You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went, or if you need any help.
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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #262
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    So, I followed the instructions (going the Step 9 route, obviously), and when I rebooted, it created me a new profile. Looking at the registry, the new profile path was set to be the profile name, with the name of the PC appended. I modified the registry value to restore the original path, and now everything seems fine - I have my old profile back!

    From skimming through the thread, I can see that plenty of other people have had this happen. I was wondering - would it be worth modifying the original post to add this extra step, for those who encounter it? It seems pretty common.

    Thanks again for the help - I'm very relieved to be able to have the laptop back the way I like it
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  4.    17 Mar 2017 #263
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    Great news.

    Step 8 is already there for correcting the path, but I'll add to the note to help make it more clear for this.
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  5.    17 Mar 2017 #264
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    Hi Brink,

    I followed these steps for my parents' computer just now. I went through the step where the Registry entry was NOT correct. So I corrected it from Users\TEMP to:
    Users\ROGER
    Then I deleted the .bak entry.

    As other users noted, after rebooting the machine, it now logged in with:
    Users\ROGER.ROGER-PC
    But here's the heart-stopping part. When I look at the C:\Users\ROGER folder, all the data (Documents, Pictures, etc) is gone.

    Have I lost all of their data?
    In a panic, I've fired off a System Restore back to a March 14th restore point hoping it would resolve the Registry issue, but is there any explanation as to why their Users\ROGER folder is now empty?

    Thanks.
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  6.    17 Mar 2017 #265
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    Hello Roger,

    Unless something has previously happened to your C:\Users\ROGER folder, it wouldn't be affected by what you set in the registry. What you have set in the registry is just what Windows references as the location of the account's profile folder location.

    Check to see if the path is currently correct for the ProfileImagePath value of the account's SID key without .bak at the end.
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  7.    17 Mar 2017 #266
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Roger,

    Unless something has previously happened to your C:\Users\ROGER folder, it wouldn't be affected by what you set in the registry. What you have set in the registry is just what Windows references as the location of the account's profile folder location.

    Check to see if the path is currently correct for the ProfileImagePath value of the account's SID key without .bak at the end.
    Currently the ProfileImagePath value is:

    C:\Users\ROGER.ROGER-PC

    Should I change it again back to:

    C:\Users\ROGER

    ?
    I can confirm that before I made any registry edits, the physical C:\Users\ROGER folder contained all of the Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. files as it should.
    It's only now after modifying the registry according to the instructions and deleting the .bak file is that folder now empty. It doesn't even contain the Documents, etc. folders. It just says 'This folder is empty'.

    Thanks again.
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  8.    17 Mar 2017 #267
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    Nar, there wouldn't be any reason to change it to C:\Users\ROGER folder if it's empty. You might double check to see if the folders in it may be hidden instead of deleted somehow.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9168-hidden-files-folders-drives-show-windows-10-a.html

    Do you see any other folder for your "Roger" account that may have all your files in it?
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  9.    17 Mar 2017 #268
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nar, there wouldn't be any reason to change it to C:\Users\ROGER folder if it's empty. You might double check to see if the folders in it may be hidden instead of deleted somehow.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9168-hidden-files-folders-drives-show-windows-10-a.html

    Do you see any other folder for your "Roger" account that may have all your files in it?
    Unfortunately there are no Hidden folders that contain the data.
    I even used the "Search Everything" software to search all the drives for any *.doc files, etc. and there are none.

    I just don't understand how this could have happened.

    Thanks again.
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  10.    17 Mar 2017 #269
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    I can guarantee that deleting any of the SID keys would not delete a profile folder since the registry only references it.

    Did you move your personal folders from within your profile folder to another location by chance? If so, that could explain why they are no longer in your profile folder.
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