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Windows 7: How to fix the problem after rename users profile folder

28 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How to fix the problem after rename users profile folder

I have problem after rename users profile folder like c:\users\ABC change to c:\users\XYX. The problems are :
1. can't search from start menu
2. can't bookmarks in google chrome
3. many program missing in start menu
4. after delete the shortcut which i don't want in start menu, it's still there

I already rebuilt system indexing, delete registry key but the problem still can't be solve...
Please help me to fix all this problem...

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28 Oct 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Suzik0n, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you rename the user profile folder?

If you are able to, log on to another administrator account (step 4 at link below), and see if you may be able to pick up at step 9 to change the registry settings to match the renamed folder since you already renamed the folder.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Hope this helps,
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07 Oct 2015   #3

WIN8.1 64bit

Dear All,

Will the method in this thread be of any use in this situation:

During the last full moon / eclipse I impulsively renamed my C drive folder. I felt "Packard Bell" was far too long, and thought that it was just a label/shortcut, so I shortened it, and of course regretted it within minutes. Now Search and sorting in Windows Explorer are messed up. The system seems to be rebuilding index in the background, but I am not sure. It's Windows 8.1 , I have a deeply-nested folder-tree/hierarchy and 10000s of files, without search function I am stuck, ouch!!!

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07 Oct 2015   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello futuretiger, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

No. It would have no relation.

It does sound like the index is rebuilding. If you have any issues with search results, then you could manually rebuild the index.

Index - Rebuild
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