Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Delete C:/Users/#name# folder

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Delete C:/Users/USERNAME folder

    Hello, I've recently installed windows 8 and during the installation I found out I already made a Microsoft account with my email.
    That was no problem, it actually saved me time, so after the installation was finished and windows was set up I opened the windows explorer, where I found out my user folder (in C:/Users) was named sjoer_000. I found it a bit disturbing as it seems windows has made that name up so searched how to change the name (I didn't wanted to break something by changing it manually). The first thing I found didn't work. You had to navigate to the menu you get when you type "lusrmgr.msc" on the startscreen (I think you could access it by pressing win+x+g, then computer management, then system tools and then something like local users and groups). But I couldn't find it and after some searching again I found out it was for Windows 8 Pro only. Great, so that wasn't going to work. Another thing with regedit didn't work too probably because of the same reason; the standard versions lacks the feature.

    So what I tried after that was creating a new user account with the good name (I think it was a local account) and then I lost my original account and tried restored it with some backup from WinTransfer, but cancelled it somewhere in the process. I also made a Microsoft account with a different email (it might have been the same email, I don't remember).

    I did some other things, not sure what, and all that created a big mess. Now I finally have my normal account back with all my settings and programs (and it's currently the only account on the computer). But in my C:/Users folder there are three user account folders, one original folder named sjoer_000 and two empty folders named "sjoer_000.000" and "Sjoerd" (yes I managed to get a folder with the right name but when I had it I couldn't find my original account back.

    Now my problem is: how can I delete those two empty user folders? If I try to do it and I use admin rights it says I need admin rights (logic). I tried to enable the hidden administrator account (something I found while searching for an answer) but that only works with Windows 8 pro didn't work either.

    I also would like to know how to change the name of my original folder, but the other problem first.

    (I didn't install windows 8 as an upgrade, just as a clean install on my new built pc)
    Last edited by 02S; 22 Feb 2013 at 09:42.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi Sjoerd,

    you may find an answer and sollution in this tutorial ==> User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

    At the bottom of that page are some "related tutorials" which may have some relevant information.

    Good luck with it!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I also have the same problem, i have the account names i like, but the old ones i deleted still have their information under C://users/(account name)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Delete C:/Users/#name# folder

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Folder - Delete Folder Content Context Menu
Add "Delete Files in Folder" and "Empty Folder" to Context Menu of Folders in Windows This tutorial will show you how to add or remove "Delete Files in Folder" and "Empty Folder" to the context menu of folders for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. While you must be signed in as...
Problem ! I can't delete a file in my users
I have download a bad files and he have a ''Malware'' or virus, My Malware or my anti-virus have delete the infection but the document I can't erase and he have nothing in ? If he have a clue for that, give me, I appreciate ! :D Regards
General Support
Can't Delete Folder
Hi guys, I can't delete a folder. When I try to in Explorer I get "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in..." I tried deleting the parent folder and received the same message. I tried rmdir using the command line and it says "The system cannot find the file specified." This...
General Support
Can't delete old user name's folder
Hello, I wanted to change the initial user name I created so I followed the instruction from the tutorials here. I also made my name account as an Administrator. Now I went to C:\Users\<old_username> and tried to delete but I get this message: "you require permission from administrators...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Can't delete folder
I was trying to clean up my 8.1 system and encountered a folder that it won't allow me to delete or move. It is in C:\users\\appdata\local\temp and is named rarsfx4. It appears to have been used by my AV pgm., Bitdefender, at install time. When I attempt to delete it, it asks me if I want to move...
General Support
Why can't users delete user pictures?
It is astounding to me that Microsoft would not allow users to delete a user picture, if the user didn't want one at the logon screen. What possible reason is there to disallow deleting the picture. I know you can create a blank jpg, use a different picture, but why not just eliminate the user...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Can't delete a folder
I have a folder called C:\8e2766e5fa559c32dee2f00483e114 that contains a file called MPSigStub.exe. I can't delete it even though I've look at the 'take ownership' tutorials. Keep on getting '....require permission from IAIN-PC\Iain to make changes' error. I am Iain! Any ideas?
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook