Solved Help restoring username to default C:\Users path in Win 7 64

Asus mobo / M5a97 r2.0
January 4, 2014 at 19:01:04
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD FX 6300 \ GSKILL 1600 DDR3
I'm using Win 7 64 bit. I was trying to move Win Library folders to a new location, from an SSD to an HDD. The first I tried to move was the Downloads Folder. When I moved it using Properties>Location>Move I created a new folder on the freshly formatted HDD called Windows Libraries. I selected it and it asked if I wanted to move all files as well. I clicked yes and it moved them. Next I went to move the My Documents folder. When I went to the path Properties>Location>Move to the HDD, the Downloads folder was there, but not the Windows Libraries folder I had created. I tried to create a new folder just to see if it would work. No matter what I named the new folder, I just got an error telling me that there was already a folder named Downloads, even though I was not trying to name it Downloads. I closed out opened a new Win Explorer window and went to the HDD. There was my Downloads folder but not the Windows Libraries folder I had created. When I right clicked the Downloads folder to check properties, it showed the path D:\Windows Libraries\Downloads, even though I could not see the Windows Libraries folder in the Explorer window. No matter what I tried to move after that, it just kept telling me there was already a folder named Downloads in that location. I decided to just move the Downloads folder back to it's default location C:\Users\username. After I did this, when I checked the location C:\Users in an explorer window, my username was gone, and instead there was the Downloads folder with a lock on the icon. Inside were all my other library folders. So now I just want to restore it to defaults. I thought of System Restore, but I turned it off as I got this advice in relation to tweaking the SSD. So I'm at a loss as to how to restore this mess back to it's original profile. Any help appreciated.
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#1
January 4, 2014 at 22:45:05
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See if these help.

Fix a corrupted user profile
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/...
Applies to Windows 7
Fix a corrupted user profile
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/...


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#2
January 5, 2014 at 23:02:16
Thanks JohnW. It ended up being a real mess. Because it was a fresh install and there was nothing else on it yet, I figured the quickest and easiest route was to just re-install. 20 minutes later problem solved the easy way. Thanks for the info anyway.

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#3
January 5, 2014 at 23:13:53
"20 minutes later problem solved the easy way"
Good news Tim_B

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