Windows 10: windows 10 1709 has changed my default user profile Solved

  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
       22 Nov 2017 #1

    windows 10 1709 has changed my default user profile

    The update seems to have installed fine, except, my default desktop and user folders don't open like they used to. It seems that the update has created a new user profile and is using that one instead of my old one!

    My original folders were under:

    This PC/Users/Mark but it now defaults to This PC/ Users/Mark.MY-LIFE

    Can someone PLEASE explain to me, in very simple terms, how to to get all my desktop icons and folders back without having to search for them all the time?

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,175
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       22 Nov 2017 #2

    Hello Mark, :)

    If you like, you could use the same method in the tutorial below to change the ProfileImagePath value to use the correct full path of your "C:\Users\Mark" user profile folder.

    Fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks Brink. You're a life saver. Very much appreciated :)
    Can I now safely delete that profile?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,175
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       22 Nov 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. :)

    Yes, you can safely delete the other profile folder, but I would recommend to double check to make sure there's nothing in the folder you may want to keep.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2017 #5

    Checked and dumped!! :) Thanks again Brink.
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  6.    25 Jan 2018 #6

    Thank you very very much, Brink!

    brink, I just wanted to thank you very very VERY much indeed for your wonderfully clear instructions for fixing a user profile.

    Having spent well over a day trying to sort the problem out on my home pc last month (i.e. my user profile having been replaced by a new one following a Windows 10 update) - including hours on chat with Microsoft 'support' and a lot of tearing of hair, etc - I was extremely dismayed to find on Tuesday that the office computer had suffered from the same fate.

    So great good fortune indeed that I came across this thread plus the tutorial link!

    It was a nerve-racking business, as I'm not particularly tech-savvy, but the clarity of your instructions enabled me to edit the registry and - thank god - things are finally back to normal.

    Now just need to persevere with the ongoing problem of why the brand new office Logitech webcam refuses to work on this machine! :)
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,175
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       25 Jan 2018 #7

    I'm glad it could help Rose, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
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