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"Add or Remove Programs" doesn´t work anymore (in Metro)


alleex

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Hi,

I had an issue with the general user folder name, which was shown as "Alex_000".
Although this was a cosmetic issue only, I wanted to change this to "Alex".
I successfully managed this by changing about 50 entries in the registry (via regedit).

So fine so good.



Now I found out that there are still some leftovers with "Alex_000" in the Windows system, although I have tried to find every bit and peace, where possible:


When I try to open "Add or Remove Programs" in the Metro surface, I get an error message:


Windows cannot find


'C:\Users\alex_000...\Classic_{a lot of weird numbers and chars}.settingscontent-ms'.
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.



From another forum topic, i also tried this command via Metro and RUN to see, if the Remove service has a general problem:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl",Add or Remove Programs
--> With this, i can open the Remove service without a problem.


Somewhere in the system, there must still be the Alex_000 info hidden.


How can i find this? (Tried the registry, tried a simple search on C: disc, but without success)

How can I solve this?


Thanks a lot!

Alex
 

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The obvious answer is to change it all back to Alex_000. Renaming a system folder doesn't usually go well.
 

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alleex

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The obvious answer is to change it all back to Alex_000. Renaming a system folder doesn't usually go well.
Well, as you can see from my first post, I didn´t just change the user folder name. I was also making the changes to the registry.

Everything works fine - except of starting the apps from the metro surface for "remove software", or "user accounts", and maybe some other system apps, which I haven´t discovered yet. If I do the same from the desktop, no problem - all these apps work well.

So where are the referring links for such system apps within the metro surface stored? Obviously not in the registry...

Cheers
 
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Hi there

To get the names of these Metro apps and where they are stored - you don't need any Registry manipul;ations.

If you follow my post on creating cascading menu for metro apps it shows you with screen shots on how to get the names of these things - you can then do with them what you like.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-...ps-desktop-taskbar-create-cascading-menu.html

(You don't have to create the toolbar -- but in the post are shots of how to obtain the names and where they are located - No registry stuff neeed).

Cheers
jimbo
 

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alleex

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That looks very promising - will look at this in the evening, when I have access to my private laptop again. Thanks!
 

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