I found a Windows 10 & File History flaw

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  1. brkkab

    brkkab Senior Member

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    I just found a huge Windows 10 flaw and it has impact on File History, too.
    All us previous Windows users that login with a Microsoft Account have all noticed how Windows 10 names our user accounts after our Microsoft Account.
    I just noticed this flaw in File History.
    In previous Windows versions my account was Keith. In 10 it changes that to keith.
    After I installed Windows 10, I changed my personal folder on my hdd to that name. The first time before I moved my documents, etc. off my ssd. I renamed and applied and ok'd it. I then renamed it to keith like 10 likes and took ownership of everything.
    I then pointed 10 to my Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, Pictures, Saved Games, Searches and Videos to my hdd.
    File History and Windows 10, too are showing 3/4 of these folder in D:\Users\Keith\* and 1/4 in D:\users\keith\*.
    Huge blunder Microsoft
    That's just like a Store blunder, I've found. Has any other past Windows 8/8.1 users like myself found that 10 only installs the pre-installed modern app's and not the 8/8.1 apps that still work in 10.
    That's a huge pain in the neck, that it doesn't install the most rece.nt modern app's that do work in 10, that we used in 8/8.1.
     
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    brkkab Senior Member

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    I'll have to upload some screenshots to show the Windows 10 & File History flaw. I've got File History running now.It will probably take a few hour's to run.
     
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    Maybe I take a different path, at the end of the installation, when the Q&As start, I skip the request for signing in with a MS account and on the next page, sign in with a local (David). At a later stage I resign in with the MS account. This name has not changed for me, in the File Explorer - users. Subsequently, none of the other problems you have experienced, have occurred. Why, I know not, but it does seem that the only fault is why you would have the two different usernames.
    I cannot comment on the Store problem. I can only say that I have only two "Apps" running, both of which I was using in Windows 8.1.
    But I confess that I am not certain what you mean by "Has any other past Windows 8/8.1 users like myself found that 10 only installs the pre-installed modern app's and not the 8/8.1 apps that still work in 10."
     
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    It's definitely weird in C:\Users it has me named keith. Then if setup File Explore to show Libraries on the left and then I click on Libraries, it's shows my first and last name, capitalized properly.
    Ever since they put out January & February's updates, I've noticed some weird stuff.
    I'm really hoping this doesn't happen on the new pc I'm buling next moth. I was gonna hook the pc up today with just my 2 video cards, M.2 ssd, Intel SSD, Barracuda3TB hdd, the DDR4 ram my mobo, cpu, Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 and the psu that arrives later today.
    That way so I could have Windows, my drivers and the cpu/ram overclocked.
    I'm skeptical with how 10's been recently for me.
    I do know when I get the case next month' this will take forever, but I'm going to make my user folder on my external hdd and then cut/paster each folder where they go after making those folders, too. Documents, etc. Then I'm gonna format my Seagate hdd & Intel ssd on this pc, before they move to the new case/pc.
    Then, hopefully the issues will disappear. If not, it could also be my OneDrive synched settings.
    If things aren't how I like them, I'll go back to 8.1 Pro. I had everything 10 has, except for Cortana and the Xbox app.
    Thanks to Stardock, I had a start menu (Start8) that booted to the desktop since Windows 8 and could run modern app's in resizable windows on the desktop (ModernMix).
     
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    Here are some screenshots.
     

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    brkkab Senior Member

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    Here's what C:\Users and my data drive looks like.
     

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