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Windows 7: Old User Profile Folder Being Constantly Recreated

15 Sep 2015   #1
CntrlAltDel

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
Old User Profile Folder Being Constantly Recreated

Hi there,

I recently downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and on installing Windows 7 I made a spelling error in the name of my profile. I followed a tutorial thread on this site that help me change my profile folder name in directory C:> Users>"User Name" which was a complete success however now I have an issue where the folder of my old profile name gets recreated constantly when I install new software like Dropbox or anything.

How do I fix this?


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15 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Run: netplwiz
See if you can rename with this.
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15 Sep 2015   #3
CntrlAltDel

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Run: netplwiz
See if you can rename with this.
Its already been renamed its just the folder in C: > Users that keeps getting recreated.

EXAMPLE:

If my original folder/username was called "User1" and I changed it to "User2" and I delete "User1" the PC keeps recreating "User1" for cache and small unimportant things
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16 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you run netplwiz?

It may be possible the old user name is still present in some registry keys. So if you see the old name in Netplwiz, change there too.
Then also check this out - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2454362
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