Windows 10: Adding User to Correct User Folder Name

Discus and support Adding User to Correct User Folder Name in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; So when I did a system restore on my computer to return it back to factory default...I logged in using my Microsoft account which is an email starting... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Arily, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Arily Win User

    Adding User to Correct User Folder Name


    So when I did a system restore on my computer to return it back to factory default...I logged in using my Microsoft account which is an email starting with "Boo......." However my name on my Microsoft account is "Summer"...It's always been "Summer" all my folders in the past have been "Summer"...this time however it named my User Folder "" *cry
    So I went in and hit login with a local account instead...and I changed my username to ""...and then I was going to create a second user account named "Summer" and make it an administrator so I could switch everything over to the "Summer" name as it was supposed to be. I'm getting an error message though when trying to create the account saying "please type a different user name". This is when attempting to create a local account with "Summer" as the username.
    My only guess is there is still evidence of "Summer" somewhere that's preventing me maybe of using the same name on two accounts, even though I've renamed the first account "".

    Any Suggestions?

    :)
     
    Arily, Jul 25, 2018
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  2. User Account folder name

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with changing the folder name under Users folder in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the File Explorer and double click on C drive.

    2. Open Users folder from the list.

    3. Click on the user name folder and then tap on F2 Key.

    4. Change the name of the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    5. It will ask for Administrator Permission and click on Ok.

    6. Folder name will be changed.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jul 25, 2018
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  3. KidmanPE Win User
    User Account folder name

    Well... that accomplished absolutely nothing! F2 alone brought up my volume bar. Ctrl-F2 = nothing! Fn-F2 = nothing! And, finally, Alt-F2 = nothing! What's supposed to happen when I "click" the User [my (sorta) name] folder and press the F2 key?!
     
    KidmanPE, Jul 25, 2018
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  4. Ryan_2013 Win User

    Adding User to Correct User Folder Name

    Change User Name Folders

    "The change the name on the Account folder is more difficult because it is more heavily protected. See this tutorial:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-chang..."

    On this link, the details show renaming another account. I'm wanting to change the Admin account. It's a good thing I had another user setup on my computer, also as an Admin, because after changing the SID in step 8. And, unable to change the name in step
    11. As "Rename" wasn't in the list. I restarted the computer, since the Admin user account name was changed I was unable to load windows. I had to log into my other account, which was setup as Admin and change the SID back to the 5 letters the user name was
    titled.

    My computer, Admin account, works again.

    I wasn't wanting to just change another account user name, which this is possible to do. I wanted to change the main user, myself.
     
    Ryan_2013, Jul 25, 2018
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