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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #110

    You're most welcome.
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       #111

    Brink, I thought I was okay, as I saw OneDrive in my new Users folder. Not so. and you suggested I do step 14. Ha, I had already deleted the old Users folder. I had uninstalled OneDrive, and thought that once it was installed again (sometimes in the future), the problem would be resolved. However, OneDrive is like a bad penny, and it showed up again. Is there any way I can really uninstall OneDrive and thus solve this problem, or is there some other way?

    Sorry for being such a pest.

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    Hans L said: View Post
    Brink, I thought I was okay, as I saw OneDrive in my new Users folder. Not so. and you suggested I do step 14. Ha, I had already deleted the old Users folder. I had uninstalled OneDrive, and thought that once it was installed again (sometimes in the future), the problem would be resolved. However, OneDrive is like a bad penny, and it showed up again. Is there any way I can really uninstall OneDrive and thus solve this problem, or is there some other way?

    Sorry for being such a pest.

    Hans L

    Sure, you can uninstall OneDrive if you like.

    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10

    ...and/or disable OneDrive integration in Windows 10.

    Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration
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  4.    #113

    I get an error message that says the file or the folder wasnt found if i try to change its name from a another user account. I have tried booting in safemode. Also, if i change the name of my folder in regedit, i cant sign into my account anymore, since windows will say that he account doesnt exist.
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    Hello @Cerawy,

    Please go ahead and post some more details along with some screenshots showing what is happening while trying to do the steps to see if anything may stand out.
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  6.    #115

    An excellent tutorial. Thank you.

    I too have some registry entries still referring to the old user name. In particular, all the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders correctly reference the new name, but all the relevant keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders still reference the old name.

    Everything appears to be working properly at present, but I've no idea what uses the Shell Folders. Is this something I should be worried about? (I could, of course, manually amend all the Shell Folders keys, if that were the right thing to do.)
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    Hello @Ubtree,

    The Shell Folders key is for the locations of your account's personal folders (Music, Desktop, etc...).

    Normally, you do not need to modify the paths for these unless you have an issue of it not automatically using the new locations.
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