Apparently my user account (I'll call it username) is corrupted: in full screen apps cursor is not visible. I decided to create a new user account (named temporary), created a folder onto its desktop (called data), gave myself permission to access files from temporary user and copied all data from inside C:\Users\username\ to C:\Users\temporary\Desktop\data. I have intention to delete username with its folder, create a new user account (same name) and copy all the data I transfered back into C:\Users\username. Is this safe? Will Windows and my apps work fine or are there going to be issues?
I've done that and it worked. However, there are three things to note:
- Your (user) registry settings will be gone
- Some directories in your home folder are hidden (most notably AppData, where all your Software preferences live - except those in the registry)
- Your SID will change - that's the string that windows uses to identify your account - not that account's name! That means, if you've "tweaked" any permissions, you should make sure before that at least the Group "Administrators" has full access to those folders and files.