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Win 10 update keeps creating new user file folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • Every few WIN10 updates or so I end up with my all my settings changed as if it was a brand-new install. no programs, nothing. When I look at the C:/Users directory I get this:

    C;/Users/Jason (original)
    C:/Users/Jason.JASONWIN10 (update 2 months ago)
    C:/Users/Jason.JASONWIN10.000 (update today)

    Each time it adds a new user directory but doesn't copy any of my files or settings. There are still there in the previous folder, but I have to manually move everything. Also, desktop programs disappear (but still on C:/drive. Please help!

    Running V 1709 Build 17017.1000. 

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:41 PM

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  • You are using Insider Preview of Windows 10, the latest.

    You should send a feedback via Feedback Hub, instead of posting here.


    Ashidacchi

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:04 PM
  • No seeing this on Window 10 Insider myself, local account or MS account?

    What is showing under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList in the registry? Any keys with a .bak ending?

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:13 PM
  • MS Account. No bak files. Looks like this

    Key Name:          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time:   10/13/2017 - 11:10 PM
    Value 0
      Name:            Default
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %SystemDrive%\Users\Default

    Value 1
      Name:            ProfilesDirectory
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %SystemDrive%\Users

    Value 2
      Name:            ProgramData
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %SystemDrive%\ProgramData

    Value 3
      Name:            Public
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %SystemDrive%\Users\Public


    Key Name:          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-18
    Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time:   10/13/2017 - 10:48 PM
    Value 0
      Name:            Flags
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0xc

    Value 1
      Name:            ProfileImagePath
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile

    Value 2
      Name:            RefCount
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x1

    Value 3
      Name:            Sid
      Type:            REG_BINARY
      Data:            
    00000000   01 01 00 00 00 00 00 05 - 12 00 00 00              ............

    Value 4
      Name:            State
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0


    Key Name:          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-19
    Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time:   10/13/2017 - 10:48 PM
    Value 0
      Name:            Flags
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0

    Value 1
      Name:            State
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0

    Value 2
      Name:            ProfileImagePath
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            C:\WINDOWS\ServiceProfiles\LocalService

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:12 PM
  • Ok, is there not a key listing under ProfileList that start with S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-1001 and the then a long number? (the as the x's shown in my example).
    One that has your profile directory ProfileImagePath?
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:54 PM
  • Yes there is. It contains the newest profile xxxxxWIN10.000. Is it possible to edit the ProfileImagePath to the previous one?
    • Edited by reevejj Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:37 PM
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:26 PM
  • Would be interesting perhaps to try that if you are prepared too. Be interesting if the PC then uses the older folder or still does not use it (suggesting a problem is the content of the folder)
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:36 PM