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So I wanted to move some user folders that I don't use (favorites, contacts, links, ect..) into a dummy folder. Well, stupid me somehow made the contacts folder replace my user profile, so the location, instead of being C:\Users\User\Contacts, it's now C:\Users\User. Tried to restore default location, but it gave me invalid folder path, so I made another user folder with the same name as the account, gave me access denied. What my users folder looks like:

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  • I assume creating a new user profile and manually transferring the files to this new profile isn't an option?
    – Ramhound
    Oct 19, 2015 at 17:03
  • Maybe i can try that.
    – Jeff
    Oct 19, 2015 at 17:57
  • Update your question when you do that.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 19, 2015 at 18:00
  • Ok, didn't realize you needed a microsoft account to make another user account, I really would rather not do that. Because at the moment I don't need one with my current user account.
    – Jeff
    Oct 19, 2015 at 18:08
  • @Jeff- You absolutely DO NOT need a Microsoft Account to make another user account.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 19, 2015 at 19:09

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(ITYM: "it's now C:\Users\Contacts")

But what does the Contacts folder contain? Everything? (appdata, etc?)

I don't understand how this happened -- or, indeed, exactly what happened. Is your username now "Contacts"?

I can't see this happening without a lot of things being broken. I'd say your safest bet is to use System Restore to take it back to how it was, then try again.

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  • Well, when you go into the contacts folder, all my user profile stuff is there, and the address bar says that it's c:/users/*user*. My username is still normal, it's just the folder that's been changed. Would a system restore work? I thought it was only for system files
    – Jeff
    Oct 19, 2015 at 17:55
  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 19, 2015 at 18:00
  • Sorry if my question is pretty vague, here's some more screenshots to understand better. i.imgur.com/nV9BlRu.jpg, i.imgur.com/vDVl07w.jpg
    – Jeff
    Oct 19, 2015 at 18:13
  • @Jeff - Update your question.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 19, 2015 at 19:09

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