You will also lose your current theme which you should backup as well if you want to continue using it. To do so, easily execute the following command. The user folder has been renamed, but you need to edit the Registry setting as well as the old folder path is still stored in the Registry. Modify it according to the new path to the profile you have renamed. Win7: how do I move user folder to a different drive: how do i place user directories on a separate drive? User Profile Service error screen The error message is: The User Profile Service failed the logon. They could have just used a reference to the user profile setting which would have been changed in the renaming process. But wading through all of them to fix issues could take a very long time!!!! Get the recent offline installer package of your Antivirus software and, if supported, save your settings.
I am in a constant state of learning about new products, and new versions of products. Editing the Registry Open the Windows Registry editor with the shortcut Windows-r, then regedit and the enter key. I am going to create a nother user called User2 and I will show you the profile location for that user. You are using Windows 7 Professional For purposes of this article, we will assume the version is Windows 7 Professional. Conclusion Using a symbolic link to trick the system to think that the user profiles are still at the same default location certainly works better. Advertisement This old article addresses an issue I ran into on Win X v1803. Hackers were unintentionally given unauthorized access to some accounts, where they were then able to view subject lines, email addresses, and folder names.
Type regedit and hit Enter. I could print notepad, but not anything else. Those instances are the only times that the images are created or updated. User profile cannot be loaded. Ken quick question if i may and sorry if i missed this while reading through the tutorial. If not click on manage another account, select it from the list and then pick the Change the account name option. I love the idea behind this.
User Profile Tiles in Windows 7 and Later In Windows 7 or later, each user profile has an associated image presented as a user tile. Now test by logging in as User, creating a new folder on the desktop. I lost my desktop background image, never to be found again. If you only have 1 folder name with. First, create a new temporary user called Mover.
A registry hack is required to fix. Go to to download this tool. I am really interested in why it happens on your computer, and would like to have a few screenshots of your system settings to troubleshoot. My method to change the default location of user profiles involves post-operating system install registry edits. You cannot use the account that you want to change the user name for. No solution or even acknowledgement of the issue provided by Microsoft.
Also verify that the newly created folder is stored in the right location. If you change the account name from Martin to Bob, you will see Bob during login. But this time, I am also introducing a maybe easier way to do it without involving any registry change. In addition, tiles for all other users on the computer are shown. But, at least in my case, the risk is not worth the effort. Conclusion It has become a common need today to change user profile path and name in registry. Well, the simple fact is that it works.
Often time, if your computer has a reserved partition that stores the manufactory installation image files, it will take over C, instead of your system drive. A mandatory user profile is a type of profile that administrators can use to specify settings for users. Tutorials I was uninstalling windows live essential on my profile and added ms office outlook 2007 for email. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Right-click on the folder and deleted the key. This has further made most of us depend on the default settings by Windows, either willingly or otherwise. I went back to the new admin acct, and changed the password for the changed acct.