Question "Users" main folder delete ?

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Hello I have a questions

  1. If the main Users folder is deleted will i need reinstall the OS?
  2. Will a new Main Users Folder generated if you restart the computer?
I still dont understand, i login in my Virtual Machine and the Main Users Folder is Generated but also i fix Documents, Music, Downloads folder to restore default.

Some people say that need reinstall Windows while others say you can fix manually.

Can someone answer my two questions?

Greetings
 

USAFRet

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  1. Why would you be deleting it? Assuming there is another user (an Admin user), you can just create some User to replace that which was deleted
  2. You'd log in to some user. If it is a brand new user, a /User/ folder will be created.

I'm curious...why the question? What are you actually wanting to do?
 

punkncat

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This isn't particularly helpful to the topic at hand, just more of a general operating procedure moving forward.

One of the great things about a VM is the ability to mess around and see what happens. IMO it is basically standard procedure when creating a VM to then "copy" that VM file and put it somewhere safe. That way you can fool around with it, do things you wouldn't dare try on a physical install, and if things go South, blammo, right back to that image.
 
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  1. Why would you be deleting it? Assuming there is another user (an Admin user), you can just create some User to replace that which was deleted
  2. You'd log in to some user. If it is a brand new user, a /User/ folder will be created.
I'm curious...why the question? What are you actually wanting to do?
I only wanna know if its Deleted the C:\Users folder do i need reinstall Windows again?
 
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The whole top /Users/ folder, probably.

An individual user subfolder? No. Just that particular users info is gone.


So again, Why?
I wanna know if i need reinstall windows and i tested it on Virtual Machine to delete the C:\Users folder and i fixed it without reinstall Windows, i just restore the Documents, Music, Downloads and others!

But why is C:\Users deletable? and Why system files are deletable?
 

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