Windows 10: Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10  

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  1.    08 Jan 2018 #30

    Hi Brink,

    Nope, that's how I restored the Documents folder from the drive on the partition back to the C drive. The path shown in "Location" is "C:\Users\druek\Documents." I used the same procedure for all the other user folders (Downloads, etc.).

    Okay, when I am in Explorer and look at the user folder in the navigation panes (left or right), it is listed as "Documents." And when I read it in the address bar, it is listed as ">(folder icon) > This PC > Windows (C:) > Users > Documents."

    But when I click in the address bar to get the actual path, it reads, "(folder icon)>C:\Users\druek" as expected.

    SOOO WEIRD! Hopefully there is a simple solution. Should I get out my Sharpie?

    Thanks again for the lightning-fast reply.

    PS Sorry about the emoticon above. I was trying to type "C : [backslash]"
    Last edited by druekberg; 08 Jan 2018 at 19:26. Reason: C:\ replaced by emoticon
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       08 Jan 2018 #31

    In that case, lets see what you have at step 6 on the first page here for the ProfileImagePath expandable string value.

    In addition, lets see what it shows in the C:Users folder.
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  3.    08 Jan 2018 #32

    OMG I fixed it; it was simple. After all the steps above, I had tried to change the name of the user folder from "Documents" to "druek" while I was still in the druek account. I couldn't change it because it was grayed out.

    When I went to get the screenshots you asked for from the Admin account, I changed the user folder name there. It persisted, even after a restart. Easy.

    Thanks for your patience and quick responses. I feel so dumb.
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       08 Jan 2018 #33

    Great news.
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