After the creators fall update I noticed that my user folder account was changed from distante to distante.000 keeping for some reason the original folder too. So I have

  • /distante/ (with a couple of folders inside appdata)
  • /distante.000/ (with all my appdata)

I have no idea if the old folder (distante) is needed. All works ok but it disturb me when i work with command line tools like npm or git. Is there a way to merge both again into /distante/ ?

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    You should revert your installation back to 1703 to restore your original user profile. You should then only upgrade to 1709 if it is offered through Windows Update. – Ramhound Oct 26 '17 at 21:21
  • Do you remember which folders remained in your old /distante/ folder? The ones that remained may give a clue why the directory was renamed. – Jorrit Schippers May 3 '18 at 13:02

As you had mentioned that all app data are stored on new user account folder. Instead of delete the old user account folder directly, please manually re-name it, such as distante.old. If there is no problem after folder rename, you may try to delete it.

Note: Please back up system/important data before any change.

Or, if you do not want to use distante.000 folder, you may try to create a new user account, give it a local admin permission, and manually copy all data from distante.000 to new user account folder.

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