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Old 04-03-2020, 04:04 AM   #1
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This detailed thread (with attachments & screenshots) was closed but it's not resolved.

https://www.techsupportforum.com/for...p-1239574.html

The last advice was to refresh W10. The advice given was that I would not loose my apps, but that is not true. They will be lost as noted here:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

There must be a simpler solution. Everything on my pc works fine. I just find that my user folder get's renamed to "searches" and some searches files duplicate every time I do any significant Windows Update.

Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:44 AM   #2
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The User Search file is an Index. If that's your only concern, it's harmless.
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I had this problem too. I moved my C:\[username]\Users files to a secondary drive called in a folder called USER. Everything was fine until I chose the USER file Icon to be 3D objects, because I have none of these. That kept changing the name USER to 3D Objects I renamed the folder back to USER and changed the Icon picture to something else, but after each update, it keeps changing back to 3D Objects and that Icon. Once I change the Icon and rename it, it keeps the name USER until the next Update. This doesn't affect accessing the User files at any time whatever the folder is called. I don't know how to fix it.
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Old 04-06-2020, 04:47 AM   #4
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That's just about the same problem I have, Spunk. But my user folder somehow renames itself to "Searches" and it duplicates the "Everywhere" and "Indexed locations" as well. Then, the real Searches folder is within my wrongly named user folder. It only happens on a Windows update.

There's got to be a simple fix. What do you think about this proposed fix?

https://www.wintips.org/how-to-renam...indows-10-8-7/
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That link is for changing the whole User file User Name to somebody else, not one user file.
Did you try changing the Icon after renaming the folder?
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I did, actually. I didn't see any benefit from that.
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