This can be done without folder renaming and messing with registry:
Create a local account with the user name you wish.
Local account creation is well hidden; here is how to find it:
Settings > Accounts > Family & Other users > Other users > Add someone else to this PC > The person I want to add doesn't have an email address > Add a user without ...
Microsoft has actually documented a very simple and clean way to rename a user profile folder.
There is no need to create a new user account, so all the settings associated with the existing user profile are preserved. And the only registry change required is to edit a single string value (the one that tells Windows the path of the user profile folder):
NTFS has a feature called reparse points, in which a file or directory can be tagged for special processing by the operating system. It's used to implement quite a few features – e.g. volume mount points (the Unix-ish alternative to drive letters); junctions and symlinks; GitVFS sparse directories; files that are actually stored inside a WIM image; files ...
While not a direct answer to the question, a symbolic link can be a risk-free solution if the problem is not just aesthetics, but that restored or legacy configuration files or links refer to the user directory.
Open an elevated command prompt
Change to the user directory
Create a directory junction targeting the real name of the user directory
I had the same problem and I have solved it as follows (using information that I found on a few other websites):
Just to be safe, create a restore point. Open the Control Center, type in System Restore and click on Create System Restore Point. Select the C: Drive and click on Create.
Click on the Windows Button (at the bottom left), type regedit and click ...
According to Microsoft Forum Moderator Ruizell Rey:
To resolve your concern regarding duplicated OneDrive entry, follow
the steps below:
Search for regedit, and then press Enter.
Check if you have several folders under NameSpace.
If there are ...
According to the Microsoft Support article linked by vembutech, you can use the following workaround.
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might
occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it,
back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
I would advise running the OneDrive Troubleshooter first. You can download that from here.
If you are still having issues or would still like to perform a reset then you can issue a set of commands in an elevated command prompt. SkyDrive.exe exists in the system32 folder (Don't worry about the name; It's still SkyDrive even if you're using OneDrive included ...
You need to uninstall the stand-alone Microsoft OneDrive for Business 2013 sync client. [Edit: As noted in the comments, this issue is caused by any version of the stand-alone sync client, not just the Business version.] It looks like this in Add/Remove Programs:
The stand-alone sync client is the Incompatible Office product installed on your machine ...
To access the Advanced User Accounts panel type netplwiz in Search the web and Windows box next to your Windows button then click or tap on Netplwiz (Windows application).
In the Advanced User Accounts panel, select the user you want to modify and click Properties
In the properties window for the user, enter the new user name and click OK.
Restart for the ...
This is a known issue since End of June 2017 when users have non English/ASCII values in their username and therefore their profile paths (C:\Users\André, C:\Users\András or Cyrillic user name). OneDriveSetup.exe hangs with a single processor thread hogging one logical processor of the computer because it keeps retrying file operations that are failing ...
Your Desktop directory has been moved to a different location. To find its new location:
Create a new file on the Desktop
Right-click the file and click Properties
On the General tab make note of the file's path. It will include the Desktop directory's current location.
I just did this myself and found Oesten Nelson's answer helpful. However, there are some details that should be added (I can't comment on the other answer since I'm a fresh user). This was done on Windows 10 with OneNote 2016 for desktop. The mac version doesn't seem to support exporting notebooks.
Choose the notebook of interest in OneNote and make sure it'...
I experienced this issue today. I'm still not sure what caused it, but here's how I managed to fix the problem:
Open Credential Manager (go to the Start screen and start typing "credential", it should be among the first results).
Click "Windows Credentials".
Under "Generic Credentials", find the entry that starts with "MicrosoftOffice15_Data".
Expand that ...
I had a similar problem and tried all the suggested answers here without luck. What worked for me was the following :
It will ask you to sign in with your Microsoft account. After that it will start the sync process and the tray icon will be available again.
Open OneNote, then open the OneNote file in the online location. Then click File > Export > Notebook and export the notebook to a local folder.
This copy will no longer be in sync with the online copy of the notebook.
What worked for me is following the steps in the link https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-10/there-was-a-problem-connecting-to-onedrive-windows-10.html.
In an elevated prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset
Short answer: you can't in a proper way at the moment.
However, you can get partially "rid" of it - note the quotes!
Disabling SkyDrive entirely via local GPO
This option requires that step one works; if not, go to the registry editor method.
Launch gpedit.msc via Windows + R.
Navigate to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows ...
EDIT: New technique.
Since 2 upgrades ago, you can now simply uninstall Microsoft OneDrive if you don't plan to use it.
To do so, open Settings->Apps and from the list, search for "Microsoft OneDrive", then click uninstall.
Because this is an app not a program, it is not listed as program in the Control Panel.
EDIT: Small addition to this update: Given ...
I was able to get rid of my old OneDrive folder by opening Powershell(admin). Then going to parent directory and using the command
Remove-Item "OneDrive folder name" -Recurse -Force
To open Powershell, press the Window key and X
In Windows 8.1 RTM this is possible
In the default This PC view, right-click on SkyDrive in the navigation pane and select Properties.
Navigate to the Location tab. To change the location where SkyDrive syncs its files, simply click the Move button and choose a new location.
According to the SkyDrive FAQs (see below) you cannot use the SkyDrive desktop client with multiple accounts simultaneously, but you can serially, aka if you are willing to log out of one account on SkyDrive (outlook.com) and log back in.
There are a few caveats regarding the local configuration and one is that the procedure doesn't work with Windows 8. I'...
This article How to Completely Disable OneDrive explains your various options.
For Windows 8, you can uninstall OneDrive as explained in the link:
Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area and then select "Settings"
Select the "Settings" tab and then select "Unlink OneDrive"
Click OK and then close the OneDrive ...
I know this is an older question, but I ran into the same issue. The solution I came across was to first create an empty node_modules folder and then sync that with the cloud.
Once the empty folder was synced, I then went into
OneDrive settings → Choose folders
and deselected the node_modules folder.
Then when you run npm install in the project root ...
Look for the OneDrive icon in the System Tray (bottom RH corner of the screen). Right click and select Settings. On the Settings, goto office Tab and uncheck "Use Office to sync office files". Reboot. Cross fingers.
You will get your life back.
Download NirSoft ShellExView from here
You're searching for the entries highlighted in this screenshot:
Then restart Windows Explorer with Task Manager. Overlay icons should not appear from now on.
Disabling this overlay also fixes Documents folder being duplicated in Windows Explorer navigation sidebar.