I've created a new user xxx by running net user "xxx" /add. The command completed successfully, but when I navigate to "C:\Users" folder there is no xxx user folder.

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    They may need to login first before the folder is created.
    – Darius
    Nov 16, 2017 at 10:58
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    Just as a side note: Changing a user's name doesn't rename their profile folder either, so you can't assume they have the same name. Nov 17, 2017 at 13:12

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User profiles that are stored in C:\Users are created when someone logs in. Just creating a user using net user "xxx" /add will not be enough. It allows you to login with that user, but only after the first successful login will the user's profile folder be created.

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