Nov 14 2019 07:13 AM
Nov 14 2019 07:13 AM
I have an older Dell XPS desktop. When the 1903 update came it somehow messed up my profile. For example my profile went from C:\Users\Rod to C:\Users\Rod.000. I learned how to work around it, but that's the way it is now. Having seen what happened last time I'm very concerned what might happen this time when the 1909 update gets installed. Especially since I'm guessing applying the update means it can't use a temporary profile, like Rod.000, since for the last several months that is now my profile.
Should I be concerned about this? Should I prevent the 1909 update, and all subsequent updates, from being installed?
Nov 14 2019 07:29 AM
Nov 14 2019 08:05 AM
@HotCakeX Remove Rod.000? Everything I have is under that profile. The old C:\Users\Rod only has 1 thing in it, the AppData folder. But C:\Users\Rod.000 also has an AppData folder as well as everything else, such as the Documents, Downloads, Desktop, Dropbox, Favorites, Pictures, Music, etc., under it.
Nov 14 2019 08:15 AM
Nov 14 2019 10:17 AM - edited Nov 14 2019 10:18 AM
@HotCakeX oh WOW. Man, I wish that applying 1903 hadn't screwed me as badly as it did.
About 2 months ago I started to try to do something like what you said. I tried copying everything out of Rod.000 into someplace else (I don't remember where). However, my Rod.000 profile has over 150K files in it and the size is at least 50 GB in total size. File Explorer reported that it would take over 24 hours to perform the copy. Since this desktop is used by several people, that's very inconvenient. I do have a second HD in this machine with plenty of space, so I could start to do that. But it's going to be very slow. Both HD's are the old style platter drivers, they're not SSD drives. If I try to do as you suggest, then is it possible to get the copy going in a local admin account using File Explorer, then log out of that account so others can use this machine? Or should I just say this is it, everyone leave the machine alone while it tries to make a copy?
And what of all the apps I've got installed on this machine? Will I lose access to Visual Studio, SQL Server Developer Edition, the whole Office 365 suite, etc?
Nov 14 2019 11:44 AM