Changed User Folder name, now my account refuses to load


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Hi, I changed my name recently and wanted to change my user folder name to reflect that. I did so using the following guide:


I am on Windows 11. I did make a system restore point before doing this, so in case my only option is to restore then I can do so, but I'd rather not.

Anyway, whenever I try and sign back into my account, it just says "Preparing Windows" for about 10 minutes and then loads into a windows desktop with a completely empty taskbar (no start button, no apps, nothing. Can't access settings or windows start menu). Anyone have solutions? I did follow the above guide to the letter. Many thanks :)
 
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Windows 11 - Can't check which build version but it's the latest insider beta build

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You must have done some of the step wrong, without seen the changes you have made it will be hard to fix the problem.

 

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