How to get original user 'name' back after Win 10 changed to 'name.000

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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Glad we could help.

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    I'll close with this


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    I just found this thread. I have been dealing with a similar issue for a couple of months. I have been attempting to upgrade from Windows 10 1809 to 1903. After the upgrade completes, I am left with two userid files under C:Users. One is my userid that now contains only one file under Appdata/Local/NPE, a file that did not exist before the upgrade. Everything else is in userid.000. I have restored to 1809 and tried the upgrade again twice. The last time with 1909. The same problem happens. I am not getting an error when I sign into Windows. My profile now points to userid.000. Some things work and other, like Outlook, do not. The programs that don't work are looking for C:Users/userid which is empty.

    I have read and reread this thread and I think I understand what I have to do to rename the userid path in regedit. My ProfileImagePath is pointing to userid.000. Before I attempt this change, I have a question. What happens to all my data that is stored under userid.000? Once I change the profile path what happens to all my data stored under userid.000 or will it automatically be moved back to userid?

    I appreciate any and all help. I have been tearing my hair out trying to fix this. I can revert back to 1809 and all will work AOK, until MS decides to force the upgrade. I don't want to have to do a reinstall and/or reset, I have programs installed that I don't have the source to reinstall them. Thanks again for any and all help.
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