Username appears top be a subset of original username

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  1. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #11

    macnab said:
    Which means it probably happened with a Repair Install.
    Some form of repair, possibly you did a Reset?. However it happened, you ended up in the situation where the Nigel account did not exist yet or hadn't signed in for the first time, but the folder C:\Users\Nigel already existed.
    1) Nigel already existed, so it appended the computer name? Have I got that right

    Yes...
    2) Which means either I made a bad choice, or Microsoft haven't got it 100% correct yet...

    Windows made the best of the situation it found itself in. It needed to create a new clean folder for the Nigel account when it first signed in so that it could create a fresh new user profile there, but couldn't use the name Nigel for that folder as a folder of that name already existed.

    It shouldn't matter that your user folder is now named username.computername, everything should work normally from now on. I'd leave it that way and put up with it.
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  2. Posts : 97
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Thanks everyone.

    Learned a few things about username and computer name

    Not all the software developers are aware of it using the correct terminology.

    I think I will leave things as they are, and just be aware of the need to sometimes copy/move entries between AppData entries.

    Bree That is what happened. Needed a repair install. Windows did its best. Created complications for me And some software developers.
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  3. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    macnab said:
    I think I will leave things as they are, and just be aware of the need to sometimes copy/move entries between AppData entries.

    You could rename the user folder with the tutorial mentioned earlier, but it is risky as noted in the tutorial: "...renaming a user profile folder name may have unknown side effects. For example, some programs not referencing the new profile folder name.". Safest to leave things as they are now.
    That is what happened. Needed a repair install. Windows did its best. Created complications for me And some software developers.

    You seem to have ended up with some software that was installed before the repairs still having the old account's appdata folder in its registry entry. You could try reinstalling any software that uses the old folder and see if it picks up on the new name.
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  4. Posts : 11,639
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #14

    macnab said:
    That is what happened. Needed a repair install.
    I agree with Bree but please explain why you "Needed a repair install" [in the hope that it sheds fresh light on the problem].

    You also created a user account called admin. Does that work alright?
    Username appears top be a subset of original username-screenshot-179-.png

    The username postgres is not necessarily of any concern - see Postgres Folder In C:\Users - TenForums

    Denis
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